Best jeans for curvy women that are seriously flattering

Denim that fits and flatters? Enter the best jeans for curvy women...

Best Jeans for Curvy Women: Street Style
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Hunting down the best jeans for curvy women can feel like mission impossible. That's because despite jeans being a core piece in most capsule wardrobes, shopping for denim on the high street is one of life’s most frustrating tasks, whatever your size.

From vintage mom styles to reliable skinny jeans, aside from all these different designs, there’s also the nightmarish job of finding a pair that actually fits our thighs, waist and finishes at the ideal length. Not to mention the knock to our confidence when we reach for our normal size to discover they don’t fit properly. We’re exhausted just even thinking about it.

Luckily, fashion technology has come a long way in recent years and there are now a plethora of jeans that promise to lift, sculpt and flatter our curves, without any bunching or gaping.

And despite online shopping making the whole trying on process a little trickier, it’s actually much better to try on your jeans in the comfort of your own home, with your own mirrors rather than the intense lights and pressure of a shop changing room. Plus it gives you the opportunity to try your jeans on with different tops and shoes so you get the full experience.

As a general rule, high-waisted jeans offer the most flattering fit as they help to create or enhance that hourglass figure. But of course the choice is yours and you know what fits you best so don’t be put off by mid-rise cuts if that's what you like.

So if you’re on the hunt for a new pair of jeans, we’ve rifled through the cyber shelves to find the best jeans that hug our curves, give our bums a boost and generally make us look and feel our best.

The best jeans for curvy women to shop now

M&S Magic Shaping Straight Leg Jeans

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M&S Magic Shaping Straight Leg Jeans

Specifications
Price: £39.50
Sizes: 6-24
Material: 96% Cotton, 4% Elastane
Care: Machine Wash at 40
Reasons to buy
+Very comfortable+Shaping technology
Reasons to avoid
-Can come up long

These jeans really do work their magic. With tummy flattening technology and shaping darts for extra lift, they sculpt and shape for a super smooth silhouette. Made from breathable cotton with a little stretch, they are incredibly comfortable too. Available in indigo, light indigo and black.

New Look Curves Elasticated High Waist Tori Mom Jeans

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New Look Curves Elasticated High Waist Tori Mom Jeans

Specifications
Price: £25.99
Sizes: 18-30
Material: 100% Cotton
Care: Machine Wash
Reasons to buy
+Comfy elasticated waist+Trendy design
Reasons to avoid
-No stretch

We love a pair of mom jeans for a flattering fit with a cool retro edge and this pair ticks all the boxes. They sit high on the waist and have a tapered leg, plus they’re made using less water making them eco-conscious too. Wear on weekends with a tucked-in tee and boots.

Levi’s 720 High Rise Super Skinny Jeans

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Levi’s 720 High Rise Super Skinny Jeans

Specifications
Price: £100
Sizes: 14-24
Material: 74% Cotton, 15% Lyocell, 6% Polyester, 5% Elastane
Reasons to buy
+Holds shape+Long-lasting
Reasons to avoid
-More pricey

Skinny jeans still deserve a spot in our wardrobe and this figure-hugging pair from denim pros Levi’s will give you a super sleek silhouette. Designed to flatter, hold and lift, they emphasise your waist and the stretch technology makes movement easy too. Dress these beauties up with a silky blouse and barely-there sandals.

See the full Levi's jeans collection review here

H&M+ Barrel Leg High Jeans

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H&M+ Barrel Leg High Jeans

Specifications
Price: £24.99
Sizes: L-4XL
Material: 100% Cotton
Reasons to buy
+Recycled materials+Budget-friendly+Vintage aesthetic
Reasons to avoid
-More casual, harder to dress up

If you love mom jeans, why not try this barrel leg pair? A similar cut, but a little more extreme, they have a high waist and tapered leg. A good choice if you’re after a more relaxed fit. The cotton fabric is soft on the skin and partly recycled too. Show off your waist and help balance the wider leg by teaming them with a fitted tucked-in top.

River Island Plus Blue Skinny Bum Sculpt Molly Jeggings

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River Island Plus Blue Skinny Bum Sculpt Molly Jeggings

Specifications
Price: £46
Sizes: 18-28
Material: 88% Cotton, 5% Elastane, 7% Polyester
Care: Machine Wash at 30
Reasons to buy
+Bum-sculpting+Comfortable fit
Reasons to avoid
-Jegging material, rather than jean

For a classic skinny that’s budget-friendly, these are a no-brainer. With bum sculpting technology and a super stretchy fit, they’re as comfortable as leggings but with a smarter denim finish, making them easier to dress up for the evening. Your new everyday faves.

Mango Violeta Jeans Wide Leg

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Mango Violeta Jeans Wide Leg

Specifications
Price: £49.99
Sizes: 14-26
Material: 99% Cotton, 1% Elastane
Care: Machine Wash at 30
Reasons to buy
+Flattering flare +Built-in belt
Reasons to avoid
-Little stretch-Only two pockets

Wide-leg jeans are known for their leg-lengthening powers, especially when teamed with a pair of killer heels. We’re getting some major 70’s vibes from this stunning pair. The built-in belt helps to cinch you in at the middle so take advantage and team with a tucked in blouse and heeled boots.

Calvin Klein Plus Size High Rise Skinny Jeans

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Calvin Klein Plus Size High Rise Skinny Jeans

Specifications
Price: £85
Sizes: 34-42 (waist)
Material: 89% Cotton, 6% Polyester, 5% Elastane
Care : Machine Wash
Reasons to buy
+Long-lasting+Comfortable stretch
Reasons to avoid
-Limited sizing

Add some designer style to your denim collection with this snazzy pair from Calvin Klein. The stonewash finish gives them a cool, vintage aesthetic that would perfectly match a slouchy sweater and a pair of trainers for your lazy Sunday ensemble. They are super stretchy so comfortable to wear all day too. 

Good American Good Curve Straight Jean

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Good American Good Curve Straight Jean

Specifications
Price: £138.99
Sizes: 00-30 (US)
Material: 66% Organic Cotton 33% Lyocell 1% Elastane
Care : Machine Wash Cold
Reasons to buy
+Inclusive size range+Organic fabric
Reasons to avoid
-More expensive 

These high rise jeans have a curve-enhancing fit to make your bum look its best! Top marks for the inclusivity of this range which has sizes from 00 to 30. When going for distressed jeans look for rips in places where your jeans would naturally rip, such as the knees, for an authentic finish.

Boden Slim Straight Jeans - Mid Vintage

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Boden Slim Straight Jeans - Mid Vintage

Specifications
Price: £60
Sizes: 6-22
Material: 99% Cotton, 1% Elastane
Reasons to buy
+Stretchy cotton+Easy to dress up and down
Reasons to avoid
-Limited sizing-Mid-rise waist

Judging by the hundreds of top reviews, customers love these Boden jeans and we can see why. Made from a stretchy cotton for the perfect fit, they are slightly cropped so you can show off your shoes too. They fit snugly around the thigh (but not as tight as skinnies) and straight down to the ankle for a comfy fit that can easily be dressed up or down.

Gap Sky High Rise True Skinny Jean with Secret Smoothing Pockets

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Gap Sky High Rise True Skinny Jean with Secret Smoothing Pockets

Specifications
Price: £54.95
Sizes: 2-20
Material: 94% Cotton, 4% Elasterrell, 2% Elastane
Care: Machine Wash
Reasons to buy
+Moulds to fit shape+Vintage finish
Reasons to avoid
-Only up to size 20

These black wash jeans feel snug at first but soon form to fit your unique shape, leaving them oh-so-comfy. They have a high waist and a black wash for a vintage feel. The raw hem gives them a cool, unfinished edge. Created as part of Gap’s Washwell programme which uses 20% less water than conventional wash methods.