If our past denim guides for women with flat butts and big butts are any indication, we’re well aware that finding that magic pair of jeans to make you feel amazing is no easy feat. We know, we know: Trying on pair after pair is draining and exhausting, not to mention potentially ego-bruising when you come out empty-handed.
The next problem area we’re going to tackle? A round tummy. If your midsection is your biggest issue when trying to find a pair of flattering jeans, we hear you. Perhaps you’ve tried wearing shapewear under your denim to no avail, or maybe you’ve given up on jeans altogether because that midsection constriction isn’t worth the trouble.
From high-rise jeans, stretch denim, boot-cut silhouettes, and boyfriend jeans—we asked experts from Current/Elliott, AYR, Levi’s, and more to share their tummy-friendly denim picks. Streamlining your look with dark, clean washes was one of our biggest takeaways, but there’s more where that came from. Ahead, shop our guide for the best jeans for women with a round tummy.
A black jean is super slimming, while the low-rise cut lets you pair it with a long, loose top.
Current/Elliott The Fling Relaxed Fit jeans, $248; currentelliott.com
A slightly higher rise hits just below the waistline. It has a V-shaped waistband, which breaks up the midline for a more flattering look.
AYR The Zippy jeans, $185; ayr.com
Mid-rise boot-cut jeans help lengthen the leg, while hiding the tummy and balancing proportions.
Gap Authentic 1969 Perfect Boot jeans, $42 (originally $70); gap.com
4. Frame Denim
Made of premium stretch denim, this style is crafted to hold in the tummy and lift the butt, creating an ultra-flattering silhouette.
Frame Ali High Rise Skinny jeans, $239; frame-store.com
6. Citizens of Humanity
Minimize your midsection with a pair of high-waist jeans in a dark wash.
Citizens of Humanity A Gold E Sophie Skinny jeans, $108; revolve.com
7. 7 For All Mankind
A high waisted style really helps to flatten and lengthen any torso. It holds you in and creates the illusion of longer legs, taking the focus away from anything extra.
7 For All Mankind Slim Illusion Luxe High Waist Skinny jeans, $189; 7forallmankind.com
8. J Brand
The high-def stretch fabric of these jeans is not only super comfortable, but it also smoothes the torso area.
J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny jeans, $228; jbrandjeans.com
These jeans boast stealth technology that slims, smoothes, and enhances.
Levi's 311 Shaping Skinny jeans, $65; levi.com
10. Lucky Brand
This style comes with a hidden tummy-tucking panel.
Lucky Brand Hayden Skinny jeans, $65 (originally $109); luckybrand.com
This cropped skinny style has flattering curved pockets that scoop at the front, as well as a waistband that dips ever so slightly, which slims down your front.
McGuire High Waist Crop Newton Unfinished Hem jeans, $220; revolve.com
The thin vertical stripes on this style will help elongate your shape. Plus, the Lift Tuck Technology that's in every NYDJ denim style will smooth and slim.
NYDJ Rachel Roll Cuff Ankle jeans, $124; nydj.com
13. Mother Denim
A high-waisted style is perfect for extra coverage.
Mother Denim Stunner Zip Ankle Step Fray jeans, $220; motherdenim.com
These skinny styles sit lower on your hips making things more comfortable for your tummy. The Exboyfriend style has a looser fit, which ensures more room and comfort.
15. True Religion
With a smooth waistband that gives you an overall seamless look, and an iconic construction that creates the illusion of never-ending legs, no one will even notice your tummy.
True Religion The Runway leggings, $148; truereligion.com
16. Parker Smith
Be a bombshell with these ultra high-rise jeans that are made to hold you in all the right places and will not lose shape over years of wear.
Parker Smith Bombshell Skinny jeans, $193; parkersmith.com