Shoppers swear by these flattering denim picks from Levi’s, Madewell, and more

By Bridget Degnan
Updated January 13, 2021 11:46 AM
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Finding a pair of jeans that make you feel confident is not always an easy task. Hang tight, we’ve scoured the internet and found the best jeans to flatter all body types, so you can finally add a favorite pair of jeans (or a few) to your closet.  

The Best Jeans for Curvy Women:

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Best Overall: Everlane Original Cheeky Jean

If you're like us, you know it can be a struggle finding a pair of jeans that achieves the trifecta: flattering, comfortable, and stylish. Based on 4,800 rave reviews celebrating their impressive fit for all body types, this pair of Everlane jeans delivers standout results. One reviewer wrote, "I ordered the super straight, curvy skinny, and skinny jeans along with these. I ended up returning all but these jeans, which I got two pairs of. They’re perfectly slim but shaping and stay fitted in the waist while the butt and thighs relax to your body." Available in three shades of blue as well as black and white, Everlane totally nailed it when it made these jeans. And thanks to their under-$80 price point, we wouldn't blame you if you stocked up in multiple colors.

Buy It! Everlane Original Cheeky Jean, $78; everlane.com

Most Comfortable: Signature Levi's Shaping Skinny Jeans

Who doesn't love to be comfortable — especially while looking stylish? For this reason and many more, we are obsessed with these best-selling Levi’s jeans from Amazon. One five-star reviewer said, "Literally ditching every other pair of jeans I have and stocking my entire wardrobe with these." These jeans are stretchy yet snug enough to hug the waist — you might want to grab a few pairs because they're that amazing.

Buy It! Signature Levi's Shaping Skinny Jeans, $24.11—$66.80; amazon.com

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Best Affordable Option: Signature Levi’s Modern-Skinny Jeans

Sizing available in regular, petite, and tall is always a win — and with a wallet-friendly price tag as low as $17, this pair delivers an even bigger win. These classic Levi’s are an ideal choice when you want to flaunt a fashionable look while also feeling comfy. We recommend styling these skinnies with leather booties and a puff-sleeve top.

Buy It! Signature Levi’s Modern-Skinny Jeans, $16.28—$59.94; amazon.com

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Best Designer Option: Agolde Criss Cross Upsized Jean

 Quality over quantity is something worth considering, especially when shopping for a pair of jeans — which is exactly why we have to spill the tea on this pair by Agolde. If you’re searching for a unique pair of jeans, the criss-cross style is a no brainer. Plus, many reviewers praise the fit. “Bought these in March and have been wearing them ALL of quarantine,” one five-star reviewer said. “They’re so unbelievably comfortable, [they] literally feel like sweatpants. Not to mention they are extremely flattering at the waistline.” Grab a pair while they still have your size in stock! 

Buy It! Agolde Criss Cross Upsized Jean, $188; revolve.com

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Best for Short Women: Madewell Petite Perfect Vintage Jean

Vintage-style jeans, also known as "mom jeans," have been around all this time for a reason: They're stylish, enhance your figure, and are the perfect option when you're going for a cool, casual look. While true vintage jeans are usually narrow in the leg, hip, and thigh areas, leaving little to no room for movement, this pair of curvy Madewell jeans nails the classic style with a reconstructed design for all body types. One reviewer said, "I love that they feel like a sturdy denim while giving you a comfortable and stretchy fit. They complement your figure so well without making you feel like you couldn’t eat a good meal without unbuttoning them (anyone else judge jeans this way??)." Tip: Most reviewers recommend sizing down in this style.

Buy It! Madewell Petite Perfect Vintage Jean, $135; madewell.com

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Best for Tall Women: Madewell Tall Curvy High-Rise Skinny Jeans

Versatile and refined, skinny jeans are a wardrobe must-have. Not only is this denim option super cute, it's specifically designed for ladies with hourglass figures. Plus, Madewell has lengths suitable for all heights, so you can finally own a pair that complements your long legs just right. For a cozy weekend outfit, add a crewneck sweatshirt with platform sneakers.

Buy It! Madewell Tall Curvy High-Rise Skinny Jean, $135; madewell.com

Best Flares: Vibrant Bell Bottom High-Waist Jeans

In addition to a solid pair of skinny jeans, you’ll also want a pair of flares in your closet. This style goes great with heels and a blouse, making it a sophisticated option for dressier occasions like an at-home date night. Available in a variety of denim shades including black leather and gray, these flares are a smart option if you’re looking to switch things up from your usual blue jeans.

Buy It! Vibrant Bell Bottom High-Waist Jeans, $28.90—$64.09; amazon.com

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Best Straight: Agolde Cherie High-Rise Straight Jeans

Featuring a high waist that hugs your curves in all the right places and pairs perfectly with cropped sweaters, we can see why these customer-approved jeans are a best-seller. One reviewer said, “I have a small natural waist with hips and a bit of a butt,” adding, “Great cut, as if they were made for me.” For a laidback look, pair them with a faux shearling jacket. 

Buy It! Agolde Cherie High-Rise Straight Jeans, $178; revolve.com

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Best Skinny: Good American Always Fits

Thanks to Khloe Kardashian's jean line, Good American, women across a range of shapes and sizes can own a pair of quality skinny jeans that feel and look good. With a one-size-fits-four design, this five-star jean fits comfortably regardless of weight fluctuation. This means you can finally have a pair of jeans in your closet that adapts to all the normal changes your body goes through. Bonus: The website showcases models of several shapes and heights to give an accurate representation of how they'll look on customers — we stan!

Buy It! Good American Always Fits, $139; goodamerican.com

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Best Cropped: Madewell Curvy Cali Demi-Boot Jeans

Crafted to flatter your curves, this pair of cropped denim warrants a permanent spot in your closet. This style is a fan favorite due to the fact you can wear them all year long with the right footwear. The best part? They’re available in petite, regular, and tall lengths to suit every height.  

Buy It! Madewell Curvy Cali Demi-Boot Jeans, $128; madewell.com

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Best High-Waist: Levi’s High-Rise Super Skinny Jeans

Once again, Levi’s wins our vote — what's not to love? From the way they hold their shape to the perfect amount of stretch in the hip, butt, and thigh areas, this is arguably one of the best jean collections. Plus, they’re available in a wide variety of colors. We recommend pairing these super high-waisted jeans with a black turtleneck bodysuit for a bunch-free finish.

Buy It! Levi’s High-Rise Super Skinny Jeans, $15.12—$69.50; amazon.com

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Best Stretch: Nine West Heidi Pull-On Skinny Jeans

 Say goodbye to stiff jeans forever — this pair of top-rated stretch denim provides unbelievable comfort whether you’re sitting at a desk or getting fresh air. Smooth as butter and ultra-slimming, these jeans will suddenly become a favorite in your rotation, as they already have for several customers. The hardest part will be deciding which of the five colors you should get.      

Buy It! Nine West Heidi Pull-On Skinny Jeans, $23.67–$44.99; amazon.com

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Best Bootcut: Levi’s Curvy Bootcut Jeans

If you have a closet full of skinnies, try adding a pair of bootcut jeans into the mix. With a clean, chic structure featuring just the right amount of flare, Levi’s Curvy jeans instantly give you the appearance of longer legs. One five-star-awarding shopper said, “I don't know if I just have bad taste in buying jeans in-store, but these jeans fit better than any other jeans I've ever bought, so I'm pleasantly surprised. [This style] hugs everything just right but it isn't tight, and the bootcut look is very flattering since it doesn't draw too much attention to my *slightly* large hips/behind.”

Buy It! Levi's Curvy Bootcut Jeans, $33.85–$47.49; amazon.com

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Best Mid-Rise: Madewell Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans

This gorgeous pair of blue jeans has a natural fit at the waistline and slimming structure throughout the entire silhouette: Madewell has once again won us over. The skinnies are made with buttery-soft fabric called Tencel lyocell, which several shoppers say helps them keep their shape between washes. Like other denim options on Madewell’s site, the jeans come in petite, regular, tall, and taller lengths with sizes ranging from 23 to 37, so you can find a pair that suits your body to a T.   

Buy It! Madewell Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans, $135; madewell.com

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Best Boyfriend Cut: Free People Maggie Straight Jean

Featuring a relaxed fit and worn-in detailing, these are the ultimate boyfriend jeans — and they’re under $80! When paired with a bodysuit, you can achieve a stylish contrast by combining a tighter top with looser pants. Add a pair of statement heels to complement the ankle-length hem. 

Buy It! Free People Maggie Straight Jean, $78; revolve.com

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Best Fitting: Good American Good Legs Crop

With just the right amount of stretch to hug your shape while giving you the freedom to bend comfortably, these timeless jeans check all the boxes. Featuring a gap-proof waistline and a stretchy, sculpting fabric to enhance your lovely curves, we won't judge if you end up wearing them every day.

Buy It! Good American Good Legs Crop, $155; goodamerican.com

Best White: Madewell High-Waist Crop Skinny Jeans

Whoever made the "no white after Labor Day" rule clearly never wore white jeans this amazing. Turn heads and look super stylish all year long in this pair of Madewell jeans. Featuring a high waist and cropped length, the outfit possibilities are endless. If it's chilly, pair these size-inclusive jeans with a sweater and boots, and on warmer days, try an all-white ensemble with tennis shoes and a tee.

Buy It! Madewell High-Waist Crop Skinny Jeans, $54 (orig. $135); nordstrom.com

Best for Petite Curvy Women: Madewell Petite Curvy Roadtripper Jeans

It's time to cut ties with your tailor; this pair of petite jeans will make your fit issues disappear. Featuring a flattering silhouette designed for hourglass figures, this dark wash denim meets all the needs for short women with curves. Complete this posh look with flats, a white button-down shirt, and a cute clutch.

Buy It! Madewell Petite Curvy Roadtripper Jeans, $75; madewell.com

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Best Super High-Waisted: Good American Good Waist

Most of us praise high-waist jeans for their power to accentuate our figures. Thanks to Good American's inclusive sizing, not only does this pair provide a flattering fit at the waistline, it also embraces curves. Wear these must-have jeans with a band tee and booties for a cool, relaxed outfit.

Buy It! Good American Good Waist, $149; goodamerican.com

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Best Splurge: Agolde '90s Mid-Rise Loose Fit Jeans

If you’re in the mood to treat yourself, we found the most fabulous pair of jeans to do so: Agolde’s '90s Mid-Rise Loose Fit Jeans from Revolve. You can easily dress them up or down with heels or sneakers. The majority of reviewers rave about the quality and style, but inform new customers to order down a size or two from their normal jean size. One shopper said, “These jeans are worth the investment! I wear a 27 in all of my jeans, and I’m on the curvier side when it comes to my thighs and butt. I kept the 25 in these Agolde jeans and they fit great!”

Buy It! Agolde '90s Mid-Rise Loose Fit Jeans, $188; revolve.com

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