Denim is as American as apple pie, but sometimes that iconic fabric doesn’t seem to fit well over our Latin-American curves. Thankfully, over the years, designers have mastered the art of jeans, and creating them for all body types. Here, we highlight nine pairs of jeans that will work with your fabulous figure, instead of against it.
Not Your Daughter’s Jeans touts itself as the “original slimming jean.” They promise to make you look one size smaller, with a stretchy denim (in this case Super Sculpting Denim) that won’t bag, and a higher than normal rise (about 9”). NYDJ also has an exclusive Lift Tuck® Technology that flattens in the front while lifting and shaping in the back.
True Religion Jennie Curvy Womens Jean, $179
The Jennie is made with more room through the hip and thigh to fit all your curves, from a stretch denim that contours to your natural waistline. The high rise (8.75”) is also great for smoothing out the stomach area.
Parker Smith Bombshell Bell in Smokey Blue, $135
This Bombshell jean by Parker Smith takes the high-rise jean to new heights with a 10.5” rise, which will create the illusion of a longer, leaner leg. The stretch denim makes for a comfortable, sleek fit.
Levi’s 811 Curvy Skinny Jeans, $40
Levi’s were the first jeans ever, and the brand has evolved over the decades to maintain their status as the jeans of the people. Their 800 Curvy Series were designed with you in mind. These stretch denim jeans feature a special mid-rise waistband that prevents any bagginess and gapping.
Kut from the Kloth Catherine Boyfriend (Dark Royal Wash), $89
A classic, dark-wash boyfriend jean is a closet staple. Kut from the Kloth’s Catherine Boyfriend comes in a variety of washes, is made with 1% spandex for comfort, and has a relaxed fit that isn’t too overwhelming on the figure.
Fashion Nova Super High Waist Skinny Denim Skinnies – Light Blue, $30
Fashion Nova has built their success on creating clothes that showcase–not hide–las curvas. This is definitely true of their Super High Waist Skinny Denim Skinnies in light blue. Super sleek, super high waisted, stretchy, and super light. These are basically the denim equivalent of a flashlight pointing to your enviable shape.
PZI JEANS India Straight, $69
This denim brand makes “jeans for women with a streamlined waist, more in the hips, thighs and rear with no gaps at the waist.” Added bonus? They have jeans with extra-long inseams! These India Straight jeans offer all the benefits of a straight-leg jean, without looking matronly or too loose.
Slink The Easy Fit – Maggie, $98
Slink stands for Sexy-Lovable-Intelligent-Noticeable and Kind, and they are a proud part of the Body Positive Revolution. The brand features denim in sizes 0 to 24 (organized as “Curvy” and “Curvier”), including these fabulous distressed boyfriend jeans.
Gap Mid rise curvy perfect boot jeans, $70
Gap is another brand that has been creating denim for decades. They, too, have evolved with the times, and strive to create jeans that fit everybody. These curvy boot cut jeans have a contoured waist, and have more room for curves, through the hip. Added bonus? The wash techniques of their medium stretch 1969 denim “have helped save 60 million liters of water, while cutting down on energy use.”