Before we dive into each unique denim silhouette and how it fits and flatters various body types, let’s debunk a few plus size jeans myths, shall we?
- Fashion Myth #1: You must be skinny to wear skinny jeans.
It’s no wonder that this myth came to be, as the word “skinny” is in its descriptor. Keep in mind that the word “skinny,” is a descriptor of the jean itself and not of the person who wears it. Skinny jeans for plus size women look amazing. All body types can rock them, including yours!
- Fashion Myth #2: Women sizes 14 and above can’t find jeans that fit well.
As a matter of fact, denim is a favorite category among Dia&Co customers. Even if you’ve never had a great denim shopping experience, we promise that we have the perfect pair of stylish plus size jeans for you. Plus, you can have one of our stylists pick out a pair for you to try on at home instead of in a poorly lit dressing room.
- Fashion Myth #3: Boyfriend jeans can only be worn by thin women.
While it may be a challenge for those of us with hippier figures to wear boyfriend jeans, it doesn’t mean you can’t pull off this silhouette (which is designed for women). There are plus size boyfriend jeans out there created with hips and curves in mind, and you will look fabulous in them!
If you’ve stuck to one silhouette of denim in the past, now’s the time to embark on your jeans journey—you just may find a new favorite silhouette!
Skinny jeans for plus size women are fitted all the way from the waist to the ankle.
Get the fit:
If you are top or midsection-heavy, you may struggle to find stylish plus size jeans that are roomy enough at the waist but also fitted enough through the leg and at the ankle. Let your Dia Stylist know that you prefer plus size skinny jeans with stretch so you can find a pair that will fit you everywhere.
If you are hourglass or bottom-heavy, it might be tricky to find jeans that fit over your hips and rear without gaping at the waist. Look for denim with spandex or stretchy materials so you’re not constantly pulling up your jeans.
Plus size straight-leg jeans only slightly taper from the waist to the ankle. Unlike skinny jeans that are fitted throughout the leg, straight leg jeans should not be tight on the calf or ankle.
Get the fit:
If you have wide hips, it might be tricky to find the right straight-leg jeans—sometimes our curves can compromise the silhouette of the jean. That being said, you still just might love the way you look in straight leg jeans.
Women’s plus size bootcut jeans are designed to fit seamlessly over a pair of boots, thanks to a flare starting at the knee. The flare is not as extreme as the bellbottoms of the 60s and 70s—instead, think about the jeans of cowboys from the Wild West.
Get the fit:
If you have a hippy figure, you may have been told to wear women’s plus size bootcut jeans to balance out your hips. While bootcut jeans that fit the proportions of your body may look great on you, we also believe you should try out other silhouettes, too. Don’t get stuck in a denim rut!
Often distressed and worn cuffed, plus size boyfriend jeans have a looser, more straight-leg fit. Instead of being fitted at the knee like bootcut jeans, they have a relaxed fit throughout the leg and get their name from their menswear-inspired style.
Get the fit:
If you have curvier hips and calves, you may be disappointed to discover that your curves change the silhouette of boyfriend jeans from a straight-leg look to something a bit more fitted like a skinny jean. It happens, and it’s totally okay. Embrace your curvy figure and enjoy this borrowed-from-the-boys silhouette!
Looking for more plus size denim inspiration? Check out our guide to wearing jeans every day of the week. Denim is incredibly versatile and is a wardrobe staple for good reason—it even can be dressed up for work. Make sure to try out new silhouettes so you can put a spin on your everyday outfits!
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