10 Stylish Jeans That Won’t Give You Pesky Back Gap

  Finding jeans that fit is one of life’s constant style pains, along with finding the perfect red lipstick and flats that won’t kill your feet

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Finding jeans that fit is one of life’s constant style pains, along with finding the perfect red lipstick and flats that won’t kill your feet. Big or small, butts affect sizing, along with hips and thighs, making the hip-butt-thigh ratio such a crucial factor when finding jeans that truly look and fit amazing. In fact, if you have hips, thighs, and booty, chances are you’ve experienced the dreaded back gap —or waist gap — with the majority of jeans you’ve tried on. Back or waist gap is when your jeans fit nice and snug in the butt, hip, and thigh area but gap at your waist and lower back area — leaving way too much space. So what’s a girl to do? Fortunately, there are a number of pairs out that that make your butt look great while combating back-gap and they are all just a click away. The best part is these work for a majority of shapes and sizes — regardless of how big or small, your booty may be. 


American Eagle


Say hello to your new favorite jeans. American Eagle’s new Curvy Jean Collection is everything you’ve always wanted in a pair of jeans — truly. With a 360-degree Ne(X)t Level Stretch and extra comfort throughout the hip and thighs, it provides that good kind of snug that you can actually fit into without wanting to die. The reviews say it all — honestly — and with three high-rises, five lengths, several washes, and a size range from 00 to 20, it just got upgraded to the holy grail of jeans. It’s a definite must-try. Plus, did we mention the price? For only 50 bucks, these are a true win. 

American Eagle Curvy Jeans, $49.95, AE.com


Good American


Good job, Khloe Kardashian! The relative newcomer Good American has set a new standard for inclusivity, and their denim is A+++. With gap-proof waistbands and a range from 00 to 24 (including a new size 15, to bridge the gap between “standard sizing” and “plus” to further include all sizes), these jeans are everything you could ask for. Just make sure to follow the sizing guidelines so you can really get the best fit for your body because it might be a little different than what you’re used to. I can get over how good these feel and look. It can’t be overstated — these jeans are amazing!

Good American Good Wait Skinny, $99, GoodAmerican.com




Everlane has set the bar for amazing and modern fashion essentials that last. Their Authentic Stretch Denim features soft-yet-durable denim that’s designed to lift, snap back, and never bag out. The shape-flattering stretch is specifically designed not
to lose its shape or loosen up on the wearer. Unlike most stretch denim, this pair is made with a unique yarn that has high stretchability that never loses its shape, regardless of how many times it’s been worn. How amazing is that?  It’s basically a mover and shaker’s dream. Do yourself a favor, get a pair already and thank me later!

Everlane Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny, $68, everlane.com



Madewell’s Curvy High-Rise Jeans were made with curves in mind — meaning a narrower waist with a contoured band, a longer rise (for a rounder booty), and a little extra room at the hips and thighs. Amen! Don’t worry — it also comes in petite and tall sizes, making these jeans work for a number of different body types, heights, and sizes. Not only do they fit nice and snug but Madewell jeans are also high quality. The construction lasts a long time, so you can be sure that these will be sticking around for a while. 

Madewell’s Curvy High-Rise Jeans, $70, madewell.com


Joe Fresh


Not every super flattering pair of jeans for curves has to be high-rise. Joe Fresh’s Classic Fit Jeans are mid-rise (though they also do come in high-rise styles for those who can’t be converted), which means they hit right below the belly button, keeping everything looking snug and preventing any potential plumber-butt appearances. The brand is also hella affordable, making it the wardrobe staple you’ll end up stocking up on and recommending to all of your friends, loved ones, colleagues, bus drivers —you get the idea. Did I mention they also come in a variety of bright colored shades? Yeah, about that stockpile…

Joe Fresh’s Classic Fit Jeans, $29, JoeFresh.US


Citizens of Humanity


Citizens of Humanity jeans are a beloved staple in pretty much every girl’s closet — curvy, slim, or otherwise — and for good reason. Their Harlow High-Rise Slim style is truly one of their bests. It tucks in your tummy without squeezing you like a sadistic snake — like a lot of skinny jeans tend to do. It makes your booty look toned and lifted and it always lasts for years. While the price point does tend to be on the higher side, these classic jeans are beyond worth it. Just one pair will quickly convert you — trust me!

Citizens of Humanity Harlow High-Rise Slim $228, citizensofhumanity.com


Old Navy


Say it with me: Curvy Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans. Write it down. Look it up. Add to cart. These jeans check all the boxes — stretchy,  comfy, figure-flattering, and stylish. They come in a variety of washes and price at only $25. You don’t have to stop at just these either. Old Navy features other curvy styles and cuts, so make sure to check them all out for a much-needed jean haul, should you need one. You’ll probably end up adding $5 flip-flops and a load of tank tops to your cart too. But no one is judging — not me anyway! 

Old Navy Mid Rise Skinny Jeans, $25, oldnavy.com


Forever 21


Forever21 may not be known for their denim but you’d be surprised how many great options you can actually find. In fact, they have some of the best and most affordable skinny jeans around. Every person I know — tall, small, skinny, curvy — has been converted after their first purchase. Plus, starting at $13, you really can’t misstep too badly, can you? Their black jeans, in particular, are super flattering, but they also have a number of figure-flattering styles in a number of different washes. It’s hard to get over the amazing price point. Have you added to cart yet? I just did and already have 4 pairs ready to be purchased. 

Forever21 High-Waist Skinny Jeans, $13, forever21.com




Levi’s newest high-rise denim — the Ribcage Jean — is their highest rise in jeans yet. Translation: It rises way past the waist, and will not droop, sag, and makes anyone’s butt look really good. The reviews are great, and it comes in different washes and crops for us short gals. Plus, the classic leg means it will actually fit your thighs, so you don’t have to find yourself doing the most just to get them past your calves. We’ve all been there. Let’s not have to do that again. Solidarity.   

Levi’s Ribcage Jeans, $98, levis.com


True Religion


Solid construction alert: True Religion’s Jennie Curvy Skinny Jeans feature a shorter front rise and a longer back rise — meaning that curved waistband will stay where it is without sacrificing the fit and hem of the jeans. While the curve also straight up eliminates annoying back gap. With polyester and elastane for stretch, these jeans also feature some embroidery on the pockets for when you want to go casual but also want to attract some attention. (to your good side). These are sure to quickly become your go-to “It’s Saturday but I don’t want to try too hard” jeans and we can all use a good pair of those.  

True Religion’s Jennie Curvy Skinny Jeans, $50, truereligion.com

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