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
Expertly placed pockets and patented Reform fabric lifts and sculpts.
McGuire Denim 'Newton Skinny' jeans, $209; shopbop.com
2. Citizens of Humanity
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.
3. Lucky Brand
This dark-wash skinny clings to all your curves, giving your butt an extra lift.
Lucky Brand 'Hayden Skinny' jeans, $109; luckybrand.com
The higher pocket placement outlines your backside.
Iro 'Alyson Short Adjusted' jeans, $200; iroparis.com
The waistband on this style is countoured for a perfect fit without gaping at the back.
3x1 'W3 High Rise Channel Seam Skinny' jeans, $235; 3x1.us
A higher rise jean frames and shapes your butt in all the right ways.
AG 'The Phoebe' jeans, $255; agjeans.com
8. True Religion
A super skinny fit hugs your curves and offers a flawless silhouette that highlights your legs.
True Religion 'Halle Super Skinny Crop' jeans, $179; truereligion.com
This high-rise skinny jean pulls everything in and creates shape. It smooths, holds, and lifts to create a flattering backside.
M.i.h. 'Bridge' jeans, $255; mih-jeans.com
The curve of the back rise and expertly placed back pockets work together to lift and flatter your backside.
AMO 'Twist Side Slit' jeans, $238; shopbop.com
A lower rise straight-leg style hugs and enhances your behind.
Frame 'Le Color' jeans, $184; frame-store.com
Look like you have more, even when you have less. A contrasting topstitch yoke helps accent your backside.
AYR 'The Skinny' jeans, $185; ayr.com
14. Earl Jeans
This mid-rise denim is super skinny throughout the hips and thighs, flattering your backside.
Earl Jeans 'Released-Hem Ankle Skinny' jeans, $38 (originally $54); macys.com
15. Mother Denim
The pocket placement on these jeans are slightly higher than a traditional style, giving the illusion of a rounder butt.
Mother Denim 'High Waisted Looker' jeans, $196; motherdenim.com
Mid- or high-rise flares with larger pockets and special detailing can create the illusion of a bigger butt.
Gap 'Authentic 1969 Patch Pocket Flare' jeans, $49 (originally $70); gap.com
17. J Brand
This super skinny high-rise style is made of a soft Tencel fabric that gives the perfect amount of definition and comfort.
J Brand '23110 Maria' jeans, $198; jbrandjeans.com
The low-rise contoured waistband on this style accents and highlights the booty.
L'Agence 'Low Rise Skinny Chantal' jeans, $225; barneys.com
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 'Skyline Ankle Peg- Liza Destructed' jeans, $239; paige.com
21. 7 For All Mankind
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 'Ginger Flare Leg' jeans, $139 (originally $198); 7forallmankind.com
23. Genetic Los Angeles
With pockets placed just above the curve of the booty, this pair perfectly accents your shape.
Genetic Los Angeles 'Shya Skinny- Seattle' jeans, $129; geneticlosangeles.com
These jeans are made with an exclusive UpLift Technology that creates the illusion of a higher and rounder rear view.
NYDJ 'UpLift Alina Legging in Future Fit Denim' jeans, $134; nydj.com.