No two women were created the same, so it really comes as no surprise that every time we go shopping for denim, it can be a difficult—occasionally nearly impossible—process. In our last few denim fit guides, we searched the market and pulled together the most flattering pairs for those with bigger derrieres as well as those with smaller derrieres. Next, we've decided to address another very common fit issue: larger thighs.
For women with muscular thighs, we feel your pain. When there's a disparity between your thighs and waist, what you often end up with is a pair of jeans you can shimmy up your legs only to end up with a huge gap when you zip-and-snap. On the flip side, slipping on a jeans that fit your waist but not your thighs is a problem, too. To shop for denim without having to size up, we turned to the denim pros from Levi’s, AG, 7 For All Mankind, and more, who have wrangled their picks for the best jeans for women with larger thighs. The results? Wide-leg flares and those made of a special stretch denim should be your go-to options. Below, shop our guide to the best jeans for woman with larger thighs.
This wide-leg style is super spacious and loose. No chafing or irritation here.
Current/Elliott The Culotte jeans, $258; currentelliott.com
2. Citizens of Humanity
A high-rise relaxed fit jean accentuates the waist and hides larger thighs.
Citizens of Humanity Parker Relaxed Cuffed Crop Jeans, $248; anthropologie.com
3. J Brand
Designed in Photo Ready Denim, the fabric lifts and contours to your body and has exceptional recovery, providing comfortable hold in the thigh area.
J Brand 811 Photo Ready Mid-Rise Skinny jeans, $185; shopbop.com
4. Paige Denim
A larger leg opening, like this flared crop style, helps to balance out the thighs.
Paige Denim Colette Crop Flare jeans, $219; nordstrom.com
5. 7 For All Mankind
A skinny boyfriend style can do wonders for those with larger thighs.
7 For All Mankind Josefina Boyfriend jeans, $139 (originally $189); 7forallmankind.com
This premium stretch fabric and relaxed fit offers plenty of room and a comfortable fit for someone with larger thighs.
NYDJ Ella Relaxed Ankle jeans, $99 (originally $124); nydj.com
7. Earl Jeans
A dark wash mid-rise style elongates your legs while simultaneously slimming down your thighs.
Earl Jeans Skinny Ankle jeans, $54; macys.com
Constructed with stretch denim, this style is engineered for comfort. With stealth technology this jean slims, smooths, and enhances.
Levi's 314 Shaping Straight jeans, $50 (originally $65); macys.com
This straight—not skinny—style balances out larger thighs for a slimming effect.
AMO Kate jeans, $260; fwrd.com
10. Parker Smith
This wide-leg flare balances out larger thighs.
Parker Smith Felicity Flare jeans, $198; amazon.com
The Flex Tech is a flattering silhouette because it sits higher on the waist and elongates the legs.
AYR The Flex Tech jeans, $225; ayr.com
A contoured inner thigh compression and a slim-fit leg makes your legs look long and lean.
McGuire Valetta Straight jeans, $238; revolve.com
14. Mother Denim
A slightly relaxed tomboy jean is roomier through the thighs.
Mother Denim The Dropout jeans, $215; motherdenim.com
A straight leg diverts attention away from the thighs and gives you a long and lean look.
AG The Stilt jeans, $164; nordstrom.com
16. Lucky Brand
Super skinny styles slim down your thighs and show off your best assets.
Lucky Brand Sasha Super Skinny jeans, $99; amazon.com.