The 9 Best Jeans for Wide Hips That Are Comfortable and Accentuate Your Curves

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Best Jeans for Wide Hips

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It's easy to accentuate wide set hips in a ribbed dress or slip skirt, but when it comes to denim, finding a pair of jeans that accommodates your curves can be a challenge. Thankfully, the stiff styles of old are no longer the only options on the market. Today, fabrics are designed to smooth, sculpt, and stretch for a comfortable and flattering fit — you just need to know where to find them. 

After interviewing a few celebrity stylists, we learned a few tips for dressing wide set hips. While they offered a ton of recommendations, they all agree that Good American Good Waist Crop Raw Hem is the ideal pair for nearly everyone thanks to its timeless fit that is comfortable and accentuates curves. 

Read on for the 9 best jeans for wide hips.

Best Overall: Good American Good Waist Crop Raw Hem

Good American Good Waist Crop Raw Hem

Good American

What We Love: Available in a wide range of sizes, made from recycled materials, and designed to lift and sculpt, this pair of jeans does it all. 

What We Don’t Love: These start off a little tight, but after a couple wears, they become more comfortable.

After chatting with multiple stylists, one thing was clear: Good American denim is a force to be reckoned with. For those with fuller thighs, the Good Waist collection functions like a waist trainer but wears like a normal pair of jeans. The specially designed waistband cinches around your middle without annoying gapping in the back. For celebrity stylist Kat Eves, Good American has become a go-to when dressing her clients. “I love that you can choose which size model you want to see when you shop on the website,” she says. “I wish more brands understood how important this is to their success in selling to plus size customers, and really, anyone who is above a size 6!” 

Lengths: 1 | Sizes: 00-30 | Washes: 1

Price at time of publish: $99

Best Value: H&M Conscious Wide High Jeans

H&M Conscious Wide High Jeans

H&M

What We Love: Priced at just under $40, these jeans are a great value for the cost. 

What We Don’t Love: They're a bit stiff at first, so you have to wear them a few times to break them in.

According to Brooklyn-based celebrity stylist, Joiee Thorpe, H&M Conscious Denim is a hidden gem for jeans. Available in six washes, including dark gray and white denim, these wide leg pants deliver a laid back feel. Thorpe suggests styling with a blazer and bra top to spice things up or an oversized sweatshirt for something more casual. While we love their effortless look, these jeans have a longer inseam (around 30 inches), so petite ladies may have to get them hemmed. 

Lengths: 1 | Sizes: 0-20 | Washes: 6

Price at time of publish: $35

Best Splurge: Re/Done Comfort Stretch High Rise Stove Pipe

Re/Done Comfort Stretch High Rise Stove Pipe

Re/Done

What We Love: For current, modern denim styles, Re/Done never lets you down.

 What We Don’t Love: While we love these jeans, we wish the material had a little more stretch.

Dreamt up in Los Angeles, the stylish yet simple denim brand was inspired by giving new life to luxury, heritage brands. Initially, they repurposed classic men’s Levi’s into more modern fits. Their first drop was so popular that it sold out almost immediately, and the brand was born. A favorite of editors and stylists alike, Thorpe recommends Re/Done for their cinched waists and smoothing, structured denim. While not every style will work for wide hips, this ’70s inspired high rise offers a little more room wrapped into a classic fit that is made to last. 

Lengths: 1 | Sizes: 23-32 | Washes: 10

Price at time of publish: $170 (originally $285)

Best Mid-Rise: Levi’s Premium 711 Skinny Jeans

Levi’s Premium 711 Skinny Jeans

Levi's

What We Love: The fabric on these jeans is so soft you won’t want to change out of them. 

What We Don’t Love: The sizing on this pair runs a little different than other Levi’s options. We recommend trying them on in store if possible.

For jeans, the higher the rise usually equals a better fit. We love high-rise cuts for their waist cinching abilities, but mid-rise are the secret weapon of the denim world. The waistline is designed to flatten and the fabric is made to sculpt. Not to mention, it works with just about every top. Made with a higher percentage of stretch than most of Levi's other styles, this jean is designed to love your curves. Available in four lengths and five washes, this option has something for everyone.   

Lengths: 4 | Sizes: 24-34 | Washes: 5

Price at time of publish: $90

Best Flare: Warp + Weft Mia High-Rise Flare

Warp + Weft Mia High-Rise Flare

Warp + Weft

What We Love: With the perfect amount of stretch and structure, these jeans hold their shape even after a few washes. 

What We Don’t Love: We wish this style had a wider size range.

Flares can sometimes intimidate those with thick thighs, but our stylists love how they can elongate legs when properly fitted. For Eves, Warp and Weft is her go-to for flares, especially this specific style which she owns herself. “If you have thick thighs and calves, you may struggle to find vintage-style flares that bell out at the right spot,” she says. “The Mia High-Rise hit just right, though: No saggy bottoms here! With minimal stretch but still comfortable wear, these jeans maintain their shape over time, too.”

Lengths: 1 | Sizes: 00-14 | Washes: 7

Price at time of publish: $58 (originally $98)

Best Straight Leg: Abercrombie & Fitch Curve Love Ultra 90s High Rise Straight Jean

Abercrombie & Fitch Curve Love Ultra 90s High Rise Straight Jean

Abercrombie & Fitch

What We Love: An extra two inches added through the hips is genius. 

What We Don’t Love: The waistband is slim, so if you have a straighter frame, these may not work for you.

Abercrombie has made a comeback. Chances are you’ve seen this pair pop up on your favorite style blogger’s Instagram feed. Sure, the criss-cross waist creates an hourglass effect and the built-in stretch adds extra comfort, but the extra two inches through the hip and thigh is the real star. But don’t just take my word for it — New York City-based stylist Audree Lopez swears by Abercrombie's Curve Love line. “It is good quality for a more affordable price point,” she says, “but my favorite call out is that they have length options ranging from extra short to extra long which is great for all heights.”

Lengths: 5 | Sizes: 23W-37W | Washes: 20

Price at time of publish: $90

Best Stretch: NYDJ Waist-Match Relaxed Flared Jeans

NYDJ Waist-Match Relaxed Flared Jeans

NYDJ

What We Love: The super stretchy fabric feels more like workout wear than denim. 

What We Don’t Love: We wish there was a wider range of washes.

NYDJ stands for Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, meaning they aren’t ripped, rigid, or risque. These jeans are so stretchy they almost feel like leggings, but, unlike leggings, they have both a zipper and pockets. Lopez recommends these for a no frills, everyday pair of pants. Comfortability aside, we do wish there were more washes available as there’s currently only a light, dark, and a cream color on the site.

Lengths: 1 | Sizes: XXS-XL | Washes: 3

Price at time of publish: $83 (originally $119)

Best Sustainable: UnSpun Feminine Slim Fit Space Blue Jeans

UnSpun Feminine Slim Fit Space Blue Jeans

UnSpun

What We Love: This pair is designed to fit your exact measurements. No gapping, pulling, or sagging. 

What We Don’t Love: We wish these jeans were more affordable.

What if there was a pair of jeans out there that fit your body perfectly, didn’t require sizing, and had a positive impact on the environment? Too good to be true? Not anymore. Instead of keeping warehouses full of inventory, Unspun makes every pair of jeans to order to eliminate excess waste. Eves calls Unspun “the future of denim.” The process is simple. Download their app, take a video of your full body, submit your measurements, choose your style, and then wait for your pair to arrive. This customization ensures a perfect fit even if you are wider in the hips.

Lengths: N/A | Sizes: N/A | Washes: 2

Price at time of publish: $200

Best For Curvier Figures: Madewell The Plus Curvy Perfect Vintage Jean

Madewell The Plus Curvy Perfect Vintage Jean

Madewell

What We Love: The tapered waist makes gapping a thing of the past. 

What We Don’t Love: Multiple sizes sell out quickly.

Another one of Lopez and Thorpe’s faves, this hip hugging style works with your curves instead of against them. The stretchy denim minimizes gapping, but holds its own enough to avoid the post-snack slump. With a couple extra inches built into the hips, your glutes get enough give.  Bonus: This pair is made with recycled materials as well as less water than other jeans.

Lengths: 3 | Sizes: 14W-28W | Washes: 1

Price at time of publish: $128 

What to Keep in Mind

Material

Denim is made out of cotton, but many jeans are infused with stretch fabrics like elastane or polyester to increase flexibility. “The most important thing is to look for a little stretch in the denim,” says Lopez, “With a little extra give, you don't have to size up in order to fit jeans over your hips which helps avoid a large gap in the back.” Though many of the picks on this list are stretch, Re/Done Comfort Stretch High Rise Stove Pipe and NYDJ Waist-Match Relaxed Flared Jeans are two of the most comfortable.

Rise

An easy rule of thumb: the higher the rise the better. Mid to high-rise jeans usually taper in at the waist, eliminating the infamous waist gap. Lopez suggests sticking to these cuts as they are usually the most flattering. If you like the look of high-rise jeans, try our best overall pick Good American Good Waist Crop Raw Hem, but if mid-rise is more your style you can’t go wrong with Levi’s Premium 711 Skinny Jeans.

Color

Ultimately, color is based on personal preference. However, a solid dark hue helps elongate the legs while a lighter wash across areas like the hips, thighs, or backside emphasizes and increases focus on those areas.

Your Questions Answered

What Are The Most Common Mistakes When Picking Out Denim?

Don’t be afraid to size up to fit your hips. “Never buy a pair of jeans that will fit in a few pounds from now,” says Eves. “If a pair of jeans doesn't zip or button, don’t rely on the 'wearing in’ period to fix the problem. Nobody looks as confident and comfortable in a ‘make it work’ pair of jeans that don’t really fit.” Thorpe advises picking a jean style that works for you rather than something trendy. “Too many people pick jeans because it’s cute rather than for the fit. Not every jean is made for every body. I have to try on many jeans before I find the perfect pair for my figure.”

What Are Some Tips For Shopping For Jeans Online?

Deciding on the right pair of jeans is hard. Deciding on the right pair of jeans while surfing the web is even harder. To find your best fit, Lopez recommends knowing your measurements. “Too many women don’t know enough about their shape. If you know your waist and inseam, you can match your denim much more easily.” While this practice is not yet widely accepted, sites like Good American are embracing a variety of fit models, so you can see what a piece of clothing looks on someone with similar measurements.

How Do You Best Care For Your Denim?

To help keep the shape of your denim for as long as possible, it’s important to know how to care for it. “Wash your denim in cold water,” says Lopez. “Then, turn them inside out to protect the color, and finally air dry.” She also recommends not washing after every use. “I typically wash once a month unless they need to be washed more frequently.”

Why Trust InStyle

Anneke Knot is a full-time fashion and beauty freelance writer. Before freelancing, she wrote for Real Simple and Health magazines. Now, she writes about beauty and fashion for multiple publications. In order to find the best jeans for wide hips, Knot put top pairs from trusted brands to the test. In addition, she interviewed professional fashion stylists, so they could provide their top recommendations.

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