The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Denim

Keep reading to find the perfect jeans for a curvy figure!

Victoria from Fashion Alec

1. What’s your go-to denim silhouette, rise and wash?

The City Chic flared jeans that I received in my last Stitch Fix hit all the boxes on my checklist! They’re high waisted, have the right amount of stretch and have a flare silhouette (my current favorite)  flared. Also, can we talk about the two-button detail? Small details like that get me every time.


2. What qualities do you look for in a perfect pair?

I always ask myself, “do the jeans stretch?” This is a big thing for me. I feel when there’s spandex involved, it fits my body better. You can go throughout the day and the jeans stay the same as if you just put them on. The weight of the denim is also a big thing for me. It may sound silly, but when you find a jean that is thicker and weighs a little more, you know it will hold up and not become raggedy a couple wears in.Finally, length. I’m on the taller side, so I try and find jeans that aren’t going to be high waters on me. Also, a little extra length is great for cuffing my jeans when I feel like it.

3. How do you feel when you find the perfect pair of jeans?

Elated. The word excited just doesn’t seem big enough. I jump for joy (you can literally see my jumping for joy in stores when the perfect jean is found) and then immediately wanting to slip them on after purchasing.

4. Any tips for other curvy girls when it comes to finding that perfect pair?

More and more companies are coming out with awesome jeans for curvier girls. So, don’t be scared to try a new style or even a new size. I tend to stay in my comfort zone—I shop at the same brands, go for the same style jean and always get a size 18. But recently I have found when venturing out to new brands, trying different styles and sizes, I love denim more and more and do find that perfect pair. Go out and explore, I promise those gems will pop out!

Alex Michael May

1. What’s your go-to denim silhouette, rise and wash?

I am SUCH a sucker for high-waisted jeans! I love a good stretchy, skinny in a fun wash and recently, with a flared silhouette. In my first Fix I got these AMAZING paint splatter skinny jeans that are SO fun.


2. What qualities do you look for in a perfect pair?

For me, jeans are the foundation to any look, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring! I LOVE denim with details! I love distressing, rips, patches, appliqués, embroidery, pearls, you name it! But they definitely have to be comfortable and fit well above all else! I can’t survive without a little stretch in my jeans, and the length and rise have to be just right. I think a high-rise is so flattering and shows off my curves! It also feels effortlessly stylish when you tuck in a tee. 

3. How do you feel when you find the perfect pair of jeans?

To be completely honest, it is SUCH a new experience for me! But when I saw the photos I took in these outfits I felt SO good! I have avoided denim for so long, feeling like nothing would fit me right with this booty but now I feel like so many great outfits begin with jeans. 

4. Any tips for other curvy girls when it comes to finding that perfect pair?

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again…high waisted jeans are like magic! But it’s most important to highlight what YOU love about YOUR body! Whether it’s showing off your great ankles in ankle length jeans, jeans that hug your awesome booty or showing a little of your gorgeous skin with distressed denim. It’s all about feeling sexy, confident, and put together, so don’t be afraid to try and experiment with different jeans! Eventually, you’ll find that perfect formula like I did! You got this, girl!

Frankie Tavares

1. What’s your go-to denim silhouette, rise and wash?


I typically go for a high waist and dark wash. I was excited that my Fix had 2 pairs of dark-wash denim! I feel as though darker washes can be worn so many ways and still look put together and classic.

2. What qualities do you look for in a perfect pair?

I look for denim that is well structured and not too flimsy. I also go for jeans that will really hug my curves and hold me all day long.

3. How do you feel when you find the perfect pair of jeans?

I love jeans so when I find a good pair it’s like Christmas morning for me! Well-fitting denim in your wardrobe is always a must.

4. Any tips for other curvy girls when it comes to finding that perfect pair?

Make sure you try on everything! Even if you think it may not fit or look well. You never know. I tend to spend a lot of time trying on pieces. A lot of the time the pieces I don’t expect to look good are the ones I end up loving the most!

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