The best plus-size jeans that flatter, fit and frame your shape

Because jeans are a wardrobe staple for everyone.

The hunt for the perfect pair of jeans is no easy one, add into the equation shopping beyond traditional sizes and you likely have a downright unenjoyable experience on your hands.

Luckily, we have progressed beyond those who are plus size having to forfeit the search for the perfect pair, because there are now plenty of top-quality, stylish and most importantly comfortable options out there.

There is nothing more important than feeling comfortable and confident in your clothes as a plus-size woman, and no that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style in order to do so.

Whether you’re after the perfect straight-leg silhouette, a mom jean to throw on every day or are a fan of a classic boot leg and flare style, we have found our top picks that offer diverse sizing and don’t feel frumpy or unfashionable.

2024’s top plus size jeans

  1. Harley Bootleg Petite Jean, $49.98 (usually $99.95), City Chic (here’s why)
  2. Good Waist Palazzo Jeans, $310, Good American (here’s why)
  3. Levi’s Curve 501 Crop Jeans, $159.95, The Iconic (here’s why)

The best plus size jeans of 2024


Harley Bootleg Petite Jean

$49.98 (usually $99.95) at City Chic

Best for: a bootleg style

A classic bootleg jean is a timeless silhouette, they’re easy to style and can be dressed up or down with just the switch of some accessories. They’re also particularly flattering on plus-size bodies as they emphasise those curves to create an hourglass shape.

Sizes: 12-24

Colours: Mid-wash denim.

Materials: 70% cotton, 28% polyester and 2% elastane.

Key features:

  • Mid-rise waist
  • Belt loops
  • Five pockets
  • Single button and fly fastening
  • Petite length
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Good Waist Palazzo Jeans

$310 at Good American

Best for: a Palazzo silhouette

Undeniably flattering these high-waisted, flared Palazzo leg jeans will become a fast favourite in your wardrobe. Expertly made with diverse body shapes in mind they have features such as a gap-proof waistband and smoothing technology. Style with pointed-toe boots and your favourite knit for a sultry and sophisticated ensemble.

Sizes: 00-32.

Colours: Indigo, Blue, Bone, White.

Materials: 72% cotton, 20% recycled cotton, 6% polyester and 2% elastane

Key features:

  • Ultra high-rise waist
  • Tummy smoothing design
  • Clean hem
  • Added stretch with a denim look and feel
  • Belt loops

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Levi’s Curve 501 Crop Jeans

$159.95 at The Iconic

Best for: a straight leg style

501’s are one of Levi’s most iconic jeans silhouettes, and there is no surprise as to why. A classic straight-leg line they’re extremely versatile and flattering on the body making them a worthy investment, in addition to that they’ll likely last you years to come as the quality is unmatched.

Sizes: 16-22.

Colours: Must Be Mine and Black Sprout.

Materials: 100% cotton.

Key features:

  • High-rise waist
  • Button and zip fastening
  • Side and back pockets
  • Belt loops
  • Cropped leg line

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Side Pocket Jean in Ecru

$149.95 at Commonry

Best for: white jeans

Switching out your usual denim washes for a unique colourway is an easy way to mix up what can at times feel boring and dare we say basic. We love this warm ecru tone that is perfect for those who love neutral tones or perhaps are trying to add some lightness to their wardrobes.

Sizes: 8-22.

Colours: Ecru and Raisin.

Materials: 97.5% cotton, 2% polyester and 0.5% elastane.

Key features:

  • Wide leg silhouette
  • In-seam side pockets
  • Belt loops
  • Back darts

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Flare Jean in Ice Blue

$230 at Bohemian Traders

Best for: a vintage flare silhouette

Perhaps you’re a lover of vintage silhouettes and styles, in which case a good pair of flare jeans should be on your wishlist. They are a classic 70s design with a fitted shape on the leg before flaring out below the knee. Pair them with a pair of chunky boots and a wrap top for a chic vintage-inspired outfit.

Sizes: 24-40.

Colours: Ice Blue, Mid Blue and Light Blue.

Materials: 100% cotton.

Key features:

  • Wide cuff at hem
  • Tan topstitching
  • Heavyweight, no stretch fabrication
  • Zip and button fastening

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Frame Le Mini Boot Mid-Rise Jeans

$405.84 at Net-A-Porter

Best for: a splurge-worthy purchase

If you’re looking to splurge out and invest in a pair of designer jeans then we cannot recommend Frame enough. Not only do they have a wide range of styles and silhouettes but their sizing range is expansive. This slight bootleg style is made from a heavy weight but still slightly stretchy material for your comfort but still has that classic denim look and won’t lose its shape.

Sizes: 23-34.

Colours: Mid Denim and Black.

Materials: Mid Denim and Black.

Key features: 44% cotton, 42% Lyocell, 13% polyester and 1% elastane.

  • Bootcut hem
  • Mid-rise waist
  • Thick denim material

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What jeans are most flattering on plus-size?

It all boils down to personal preference, but if you’re looking to highlight those fabulous curves, we’ve got some tips for you. High-waisted styles can enhance your shape and offer a comfortable fit, while wide-leg and bootcut jeans can balance your silhouette for a relaxed yet stylish look. Additionally, straight-leg jeans provide a timeless appeal that complements any wardrobe.

Look for jeans with stretch for added comfort and consider tailored fits with shaping panels for a smooth, contoured appearance. Ultimately, the key is to embrace your body and choose jeans that make you feel amazing.

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