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March 09, 2020 11:46 am
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There is no denying the figure-flattering power of a really good pair of jeans, but when it comes to just which parts of your figure they flatter—not all denim is created equal. Brands have come a long way in personalizing fits and fabrics to provide jeans that work on a multitude of body types (hello, Lycra!), but whenever the time comes to get a new pair, every woman knows that tiny pit of dread, wondering if the zip will zip, if the button will button. It’s a bond we share, for better or worse. For some women though—those of us gifted with especially glorious derrieres—finding jeans that fit well can be a challenge.

Not that we really needed further evidence, since Amy Schumer declared 2015 the year of the butt (in so many words), it’s become increasingly clear that our jeans need to do way more than simply contain our ample posteriors. They need to make them look amazing, too. Like, Kim Kardashian-level amazing.

From lounging around your house on a casual Sunday (boyfriend jeans) to date night on a Thursday (high-waist flares), there’s a perfect and butt-benefitting pair of denim to suit the multitudes of occasions on which you might need them. When it comes to actually shopping for your jeans though, the process can seem daunting. So, in an attempt to help you find your perfect, traffic-stopping pair of jeans, we scoured the market and pulled together a selection of the best jeans out there for woman with a bit more junk in the trunk. (Lucky you!)

Shop our guide to the best jeans for woman with bigger butts below.

1Good American


The contour waistband on this style fits comfortably at the waist and offers a smooth and sleek look.

27 For All Mankind

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This style is made from fabric with a modern fit technology. It offers elasticity for some much-needed comfort but still looks authentic, like a classic pair of denim should.



Mid-rise stretch denim helps eliminate any unwanted gaping, creating smooth lines and a more flattering silhouette.



The beauty of a boyfriend jean is that it provides more room for comfort.

5Kut From the Kloth


A high-waist skinny can accentuate your waist and flatter a wider hip, showing off your curves in all the best ways.

6Curves 360 by NYDJ

$109 Curves 360 by NYDJ available at Nordstrom Opens a new window SHOP IT Opens a new window

If you have J.Lo-level curves, this jean is for you. Perfectly placed pockets and a contoured waist make the most of your shape. The dark wash helps slim your legs to model-esque proportions, and the denim hugs you in all the right places.



The stretch material and this clean wash holds everything in place and creates a streamlined figure. Also, the higher-placed pockets on this style offer an instant lift.



A cropped flare jean is great for balancing out your proportions. The vintage stretch on this style is slightly heavier and less stretchy, which will hold everything in place.



A dark wash without any sanding or whiskers creates a sleek and smooth silhouette.



You can’t go wrong with a high waist. It nips you in at the smallest part of your midsection, creating a beautiful hourglass shape.

This story originally appeared on by InStyle Staff and Laura Reilly.