The curvy woman’s guide to the perfect pair of jeans

The curvy woman’s guide to the perfect pair of jeans

Addition Elle Author: Ummema Chutani


The curvy woman’s guide to the perfect pair of jeans

These expert tips will help you find jeans that fit and flatter your curves. 

“The key to finding the perfect jeans is to try on a lot,” says Jennifer Patterson, communications manager at Addition Elle. “Set aside some time and try on 20 different pairs so you know what looks best.” If you've been wearing the same cut of jeans for years, broaden your horizons and try on a range of silhouettes. You never know how a pair of jeans will look on your body until you try them on. Fabric is also important to consider. “Most curvy women love the power-stretch fabric because it moulds to your shape and stretches where you need a little more room.”

Keep these top tips from Patterson in mind the next time you go shopping for jeans. 

If you’re heavier on top with lean legs

Patterson suggests going for a straight-leg jean. “It’s just a really nice, classic shape. They aren’t tight but they have a narrower leg so that balances your proportions,” she says. She also believes that if you love your legs, there’s no reason why you can’t wear skinny jeans. “It’s a great way to show off what you got.”

If you’re heavier on the bottom with a lean upper body

Try a straight or boot-cut jean that can give you a leaner look. Patterson also recommends the universally-flattering flare style for curvy and plus-sized women. “I find that flare can really elongate your legs and make your legs look ten miles long. All it needs is a great heel and it’s a fabulous trend for plus-sized women.”

If you’re on the shorter side

Some women who are short and curvy think they should steer clear of cropped pants, but Patterson assures us that it's ok to ditch this fashion rule. “The ankle is a very sexy part of the woman and anyone can show it off.”

Here are a few denim brands we recommend for curvy and plus-sized women.


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Our favourite denim brands

Addition Elle

We love Addition Elle for offering jeans for all types of curves; best part is they've added a size 26! The sculpting jeans are a fan-favourite because it lifts and sculpts in all the right places.

Read more: L&L curvy dark wash sculpting jeans, $69,
By: Ummema Chutani Source: Addition Elle

Our favourite denim brands


Levi's 300 shaping series is our favourite for offering all styles in regular and plus-sizes. They're made of a stretch heavyweight denim that offers tummy-slimming technology.

Read more: 310 Shaping super skinny jeans (plus), $86.50,
By: Ummema Chutani Source: Levi's

Our favourite denim brands


Siwy doesn't actually carry plus-sizes but it's great for women with curvy hips and legs. The Felicity jeans are made without a side seam to offer maximum stretch and maximum comfort.

Read more: Felicity in Help, $255,
By: Ummema Chutani Source: Siwy

Our favourite denim brands

Silver Jeans Co.

There's something for everyone here! All styles are offered up to size 24 with a variety of inseams and best of all, three different body types: straight, defined curve and well-defined curve.

Read more: Suki mid boot dark wash (well-defined curve), $132,
By: Ummema Chutani Source: Silver Jeans



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