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The best jeans to fit your body type

When it comes to wearing jeans, the term “one size fits all” should never be used. Jeans are the essential pant choice when it comes to everyday wear, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the right pair that complements your body features. But not at Monroe and Main!

Our different styles and cuts are widespread so you’re sure to find something that’s right for your shape. In fact, our jeans are so flattering that we wear them ourselves. Don’t believe us? See for yourself.

Here are a few tips when it comes to shopping for jeans that will fit comfortably while abiding your overall fashion sense—along with some of our own ladies at Monroe and Main sharing the jeans that they feel amazing in.

Plus-size curves

For those with wider hips and fuller thighs, searching for jeans that fit comfortably while still balancing out your curves can sometimes prove to be a tiring task. Instead of trying to cram into a pair of skinny jeans, try slipping into more of a boot-cut style that will help slim down your hips and thighs while still adding poise your curves.

For Sue, our Fashion Director, our Lolita Bootcut is perfect for her body type. The bottoms have a subtle flare so you can showcase your shoes but still get that desired long and lean look. The blue shade is dark enough to wear casually if you’re just heading to the grocery store, but the black shade can be accessorized for a night out on the town. They’re the best of both worlds.

“The slight flare of these jeans below balances my proportions above” the fashion director explained. “So, I feel pulled together and perfect!”

And remember, it’s also a good idea to stay away from jeans that feature a fading effect or have minor rips and holes, which typically tend to draw more focus to your thighs.

Flat bottom

If you’re in pursuit of jeans that will enhance your butt rather than flatten your shape, try looking for pants that feature flap pockets along the backside, which will help add a little padding and provide you with more volume across your rear. Back pockets that are placed higher than usual can also help round out your butt. Make sure you avoid jeans that are equipped with flat pockets, which don’t add any shape to your behind. Instead, you can also opt for jeans with slit back-pockets, which can add a sense of natural curve to your bottom.

Woman wearing maroon slim colored jean

Thick thighs

Women with fuller thighs tend to face the challenge of buying a pair of jeans that will work with their curves, not against them. If you’re trying to flaunt a thinner waist while attempting to downplay or complement your thighs, check out tapered jeans for a more relaxed fit.

Melissa, our Fashion Merchandiser, adores Monroe and Main’s Slim Distressed Girlfriend Jean. This pair blends the classic look of denim with a trendy decal to create a pair of jeans that works with just about any outfit. The jeans sit just below the waist to highlight a longer torso. The best news? This style also comes in skirt and shorts versions, so you can rock them during the warmer months, too. These jeans are relaxed, fun and casual – the perfect assets for the ultimate denim. The girlfriend cut is similar to boyfriend, but the jeans are roomy enough to let you walk comfortably while staying just fitted enough to elongate your legs.

You can also look for jeans that feature a no-gap hidden elastic waistband. Try to stick to jeans made of stretchier fabrics, which will show off your shape while playing down the thickness of your thighs. Also try to wear jeans with a darker wash, which tends to be more slimming than lighter-colored pants.

Brenda, our Social Media Analyst, loves the Control Lola Jean. These amazing jeans have a bit of stretch to them so you can move with ease wherever you go. No more stiff fabrics! In addition, their waistline has slimming nylon/spandex tummy control so you’ll feel comfortable and slender and stylish – all in one.

Brenda says, “I can dress up or down easily thanks to the darker wash of our Control Lola Jeans, and they’re super slimming, too! Plus, they feel so comfortable and look great on me. What’s not to love?”

Model in Skinny Jeans

Hourglass figure

Women who are trying to balance their large chest and hips with a narrow waist might face difficulties finding a comforting jean selection that still accommodates their shape. Try looking into more of a loosely fitted straight-line jean that’s extremely versatile when it comes to complementing an hour-glass figure. Straight-legged jeans work to smoothen out your body lines while hugging your hips, so you can achieve an appeal that also stabilizes your frame. If it’s a muffin-top look you’re trying to eliminate, try going with high-waisted jeans that will even out your features.

Petite

While women of petite size can effectively work with most types of jeans, showing off curves and adding length and height to their appearance can at times be tricky. This is where skinny jeans can work t

While women of petite size can effectively work with most types of jeans, showing off curves and adding length and height to their appearance can at times be tricky. This is where skinny jeans can work their magic – they combine a curve-hugging fit with a sleeker and more modern look that’s better suited to flatter your shape.

Mary, our Internet Merchandiser, is particularly fond of our Lola Stretch Slim Jean. These jeans are more fitted to showcase your curves. They come in different colors so you can rock them during any season. Mary loves how they create long, lean lines. “They also counter-balance my longer torso for a symmetrical look overall,” she says.

Also consider a pair of bootcut jeans, that will look great for your frame while implementing trendy colors into your jean selection.

To find the right shoes to pair with your pant choice, read our article on what shoes to wear with women’s jeans.

And just for fun, be sure to check out the Behind the Scenes video to meet Sue, Melissa, Brenda and Mary for yourself!

heir magic – they combine a curve-hugging fit with a sleeker and more modern look that’s better suited to flatter your shape. Consider a pair of bootcut jeans, that will look great for your frame while implementing trendy colors into your jean selection.

To find the right shoes to pair with your pant choice, read our article on what shoes to wear with women’s jeans.

Comments (12)

Melinda S Williams

Great information for the normal side of things. So my question is to anyone who has a good answer or suggestion…How do you fix the problem of this. 5′ 3″…200lbs (but has pretty even good weight distribution among the body) yet still struggles with the waistline cut of jeans to not be tight once on…has a well rounded butt and deep dip natural curve on the lower back which allows gaps in all jeans ever worn… also has a slight curve to the hips and still has a very good meaty leg all the way down to the ankle..my only real problem I have is that I have a tummy (and muffin top) that is not cooperating very well with me. (keep in mind I just turned 50 2 weeks ago this month) all suggestions welcome. Any answers?????

Monroe and Main

Hi Melinda! Thank you for your comment! We have a sizing chart on our website which we hope can answer some of your questions: https://www.monroeandmain.com/cm/how-to-measure.html 

Robin

This is great information and I love the look of your jeans. But you don’t offer anything over a 30″ inseam? what about us tall girls? Can we get some 34″ inseams please?

Monroe & Main

Hi, Robin! Thank you for your feedback on our Jeans. We’ll make sure to pass your request on to the team.

Sherry Rogers

How does one camufloge a large overhanging stomach.

Monroe & Main

“Hi, Sherry. Thanks for your comment. Have you tried any shapewear? You can view some of our options here: https://bit.ly/2v9OsAL
You could also try wearing jeans that sit a little higher on your waist. We hope this helps!”

barbara

could you reprint the advice for the women with no but fat stomach. I saw those words of wisdom on march 13. SORRY .I work everyday thru the night. I had a few days off for personal business .So if you don’t mlind could you do that favor for us..

Monroe and Main

Hi Barbara, we haven’t deleted any of our blogposts if you wanted to click through on previous posts to find the one you originally saw. We’re not sure which post you are referring to so hopefully you are able to locate it if you just scroll through the posts on our homepage here: https://www.monroeandmain.com/blog/, and then on the bottom, click Next to see previous posts. Thanks for checking out our blog!

Joan Mardhall

Tips were right on time for my shape, keep coming with the advice. Thanks

Monroe and Main

Thanks for the comment Joan! 🙂

Billy

Very good tips regarding the jeans. I fall in the flat behind category. So great info! But what do you recommend for flat behind & full stomach.?

Monroe and Main

Those tips are coming! Be sure to keep coming back for more valuable flattering fit info! 🙂

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Published on May 18 2022

Last Updated on May 26 2022

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