How to Find the Perfect Plus Size Jeans

Shopping for plus size jeans can be challenging if you don’t have a game plan. But, once you learn what makes a great jean, you’ll easily be able to find the perfect plus size jean to add to your wardrobe.


The perfect jeans need to fit perfectly. They should be neither binding nor baggy. Look for jeans with a little bit of Lycra or Spandex in them. A small amount of stretch will help to ensure a perfect fit. Too much stretch and the jeans may not maintain their shape throughout the day.

Take the time to look at yourself in a three way mirror. Make sure the jean’s waist band isn’t creating a muffin top effect. If it is, try a style with a little higher rise. When trying jeans on, check to make sure that you are as comfortable while sitting as you are while standing in them.

If you plan on wearing your jeans with high heels, consider taking a pair shopping with you. This way, you will know right away if the jeans are long enough or if they need hemming.


Jeans come in many different shades and finishes. Darker colors have a more slimming effect. Jeans with a deep indigo color are especially versatile. They can go from day to evening with just a change of top and accessories.

Pocket Placement

The size and shape of the pockets, and their placement on the jeans, can have a large affect on how flattering the jeans will be. Pockets that are angled slightly inwards, and paired with a V shaped yolk, will give your bottom a smaller perkier look than pockets that are set straight across. The wider the space between the pockets, the wider your backside will appear.

Leg Openings

Another thing to consider when shopping for the perfect plus size jean is the leg opening. You will find options ranging from leg hugging skinny jeans to wide leg jeans, and everything in between. The straight cuts and boot cuts are versatile classics. But, don’t be afraid to try on other styles.

Hidden Shapers

Some jeans have cleverly concealed shapers in them. These jeans are engineered to flatten the tummy or lift the bottom.

Be Persistent

It may take trying on several jeans to find that perfect one. You will want to take at least 3 or 4 pair into the dressing room with you. This way you won’t be constantly running in and out to get another style or size. Better yet, shop where they have good customer service. Another option would be to take a good friend with you. Take someone who is willing to bring you other jeans, when you’re stuck in the dressing room, and will give you honest feedback about how you look.

Finding the perfect pair of plus size jeans may take a little work, but it is well worth the effort once you do. Happy Shopping!


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