These days it’s hard to talk about bodies and fashion without mentioning our current and undeniable obsession with butts. In our last denim fit guide, we sourced all the most flattering pairs for those gifted with bigger derrieres—so this time we’re addressing the other end of the spectrum.
For woman out there who weren’t naturally gifted with Marilyn Monroe curves, I feel your pain. From a young age I found myself lacking from below the waist as well, and was often frustrated when it came to shopping for denim. But, I have since realized that there are jeans out there for woman with more boyish frames and that with the right denim, any woman can feel like she’s got a killer bum. Finding a go-to pair of denim though, one that fits you perfectly and flatters you in all the right ways can be tough.
We scoured the market and asked some of our favorite denim brands to recommend the best denim for woman with smaller butts. The results? We learned that larger back pockets are great for accenting your backside, as are jeans that provide more coverage, making your curves appear lager than they are. Below, shop our guide to the best jeans for woman with flatter butts.
1. McGuire Denim 'Newton Skinny' jeans
Expertly placed pockets and patented stretch fabric lifts and sculpts.
2. Citizens of Humanity Rocket High Waist Skinny Jeans
These styles use a denim technology named SCULPT. The one-of-a-kind lycra weaving technique has the power to shape and hold your natural body silhouette. These high-rise skinny styles cinch at the waist, making for a beautiful, long figure and a well-shaped booty.
Citizens of Humanity | $198
3. Lucky Brand 'Hayden Skinny' jeans
This dark-wash skinny clings to all your curves, giving your butt an extra lift.
Lucky Brand | $76 (Originally $109)
4. IRO Biba Mid Rise Slim Straight Jeans
The higher pocket placement outlines your backside.
Iro | $207 (Originally $295)
The waistband on this style is contoured for a perfect fit without gaping at the back.
3x1 | $109 (Originally $245)
6. 'The Phoebe' jeans
A higher rise jean frames and shapes your butt in all the right ways.
AG Jeans | $176 (Originally $325)
8. Halle Super Skinny Crop' jeans
A super skinny fit hugs your curves and offers a flawless silhouette that highlights your legs.
True Religion | $127 (Originally $169)
9. Niki cropped high-rise skinny jeans
This high-rise skinny jean pulls everything in and creates shape. It smooths, holds, and lifts to create a flattering backside.
MiH Jeans | $255
10. Signature Bootcut Jeans
These styles have flap pockets, which add volume to enhance your backside.
Hudson Jeans | $198
11. Twist Side Slit Jeans
The curve of the back rise and expertly placed back pockets work together to lift and flatter your backside.
AMO | $238
12. Le Color Skinny Jeans
A lower rise straight-leg style hugs and enhances your behind.
Frame Denim | $134 (Originally $184)
13. The Riser High Waist Skinny Jeans
Look like you have more, even when you have less. A contrasting topstitch yoke helps accent your backside.
AYR | $151 (Originally $225)
14. Skinny Jeans
This mid-rise denim is super skinny throughout the hips and thighs, flattering your backside.
Earl Jeans | $40 (Originally $54)
15. 'The Looker' Frayed Ankle Jeans
The pocket placement on these jeans are slightly higher than a traditional style, giving the illusion of a rounder butt.
Mother | $154 (Originally $205)
16. Mid rise long & lean jeans
Mid or high-rise flares with larger pockets and special detailing can create the illusion of a bigger butt.
Gap | $70
17. Maria High Waist Skinny Jeans
This super skinny high-rise style is made of a soft Tencel fabric that gives the perfect amount of definition and comfort.
J Brand Denim | $141 (Originally $188)
18. 'Low Rise Skinny Chantal' jeans
The low-rise contoured waistband on this style accents and highlights the booty.
L'Agence | $225
19. 'Skyline Ankle Peg- Liza Destructed' jeans
This indigo style has a hand-sanding finish on the butt, which acts as a highlighter to give the illusion of a fuller behind.
Paige | $215
20. The Fling Distressed Skinny Jean
This mixed-wash style is great because it helps accentuate the butt.
Current Elliott | $90 (Originally $288)
21. Tailorless - Icon Bootcut Jeans
A longer flared style makes your legs look super long, drawing attention away from your backside. The lighter, vintage-looking wash also helps make your butt appear bigger.
7 for All Mankind | $159
22. Kam Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans
A mid-rise skinny jean provides more coverage and gives your flat booty a lift. While a looser fitting distressed style has more fabric which camouflages a flatter butt.
Parker Smith | $179
23. Shya Mid Rise Skinny in Seattle
With pockets placed just above the curve of the booty, this pair perfectly accents your shape.
Genetic Denim | $129
24. Alina Legging Jeans in Islander
These jeans are made with an exclusive Lift Tuck Technology that creates the illusion of a higher and rounder rear view.
NYDJ | $94 (Originally $134)