Nostalgia aside, societally, we’re in the best era of fashion to date. Fashion girls are voting with their dollars and refusing to support brands that negatively impact the environment.
The response from the fashion community was many brands stepping up to be more transparent about their practices and more space for fresh brands like Reformation, Madewell, and Everlane to grab the spotlight.
We’ve got more brands creating genuinely cute clothing for all body types than ever before. And, more than ever before, women are hearing and seeing a near-constant celebration of body positivity.
This is the best time to be a style-addicted curvy woman. Specifically, it’s a really good time to be a fashion girl with a muffin top. The phrase “dress for your body type” no longer means “limitation”, but truly finding the most comfortable fit within a plethora of cute designs.
For decades, jean styles were primarily low-rise with some sprinkles of mid-rise styles. This meant ladies with big butts, or a small waist to hip ratio, and ladies with love-handles were S.O.L.
Then, both groups received some reprieve in the form of high-waisted and ultra-high waisted jeans. Suddenly, curvy women had a solid option for sporting the hottest jeans styles without the dreaded spillage -no shapewear required.
Mid-rise and high-waist jeans are your best friend and should become a standard staple in your wardrobe. Below, we’ve scoured every brand and explored the best jeans for muffin tops, for your style and comfort pleasure.
Levi’s Ribcage Wide Leg Jean
A vintage-inspired pair of Levi’s that feature an ultra-high waist. This style is made from a rinsed rigid denim which feels stiffer – also a hail to 70s and 80s jeans styles.
The waist height will tame your midsection while the relaxed hip section ensures they feel good on. The pant legs flare into a wide leg that lands below the ankle. So, you’ll have a lot of fun styling these jeans with some cute heels, if that’s your style jam.
AE Ne(X)t Level Curvy High-Waisted Jegging
These distressed high-waisted jeggings hug your legs and butt while cinching at the midsection which draws your waist in. These jeans turn heads in an edgier ensemble. Try styling them with a white basic top, blazer or bomber jacket, and a cute pair of strappy heels. Throw in over-the-top rings or ear cuffs to finish the look.
Stradivarius High Waist Skinny Jean
An affordable pair of love-handle friendly black skinny jeans – every fashion girl needs a good pair of black jeans on stand by.
Levi’s Wedgie High-Waisted Jean
Levi’s has invested an exhaustive amount of product research and their results have been stellar. These are some of the highest quality jeans on the planet and they’re really cute, which doesn’t hurt.
Levi’s wedgie-fit jeans are all about loving your booty and hips while giving you extra waist height for comfort. This pair is slightly distressed, which is perfect for an effortlessly bohemian look. Team them with a flowy top or baggy sweater and cute flats for a chic outfit.
High Rise Skinny Jeans In Dark Indigo
DSTLD knows what they’re doing when it comes to jeans, it’s who they are. Their high-rise skinny jeans are a staple addition to your wardrobe and will last a lifetime.
The Authentic Stretch Skinny Bootcut
Everlane’s jeans are revered in the fashion industry, not only for being well-made but also well-fitting and eco-friendly. What’s not to love? Style the authentic stretch skinny bootcut jean with a basic tee and a cute pair of Chelsea boots.
Liza High Straight Jean
Reformation knows how to create designs that celebrate the female form. Their design process is intentionally much slower to ensure that pieces meet your size expectations and feel good on.
And, the boho brand’s jeans are no exception. The Liza High Straight Jean has a classic denim aesthetic that looks delightful with a classy blouse or bodysuit and kitten heels.
Ultra High-Rise Slim Flare Jeans
Anthropologie’s Ultra-High Rise Slim Flare Jeans are the perfect nod to 70s style and they’ll tame your muffin top in the process. The stitching design further emphasizes a western feel so really play with that.
Pair these jeans with cute western boots, a loose-fit tank and a wide-brimmed hat for a cute late-summer look. Or, wear them with a cropped sweater that lands just at your high waistband for a chic fall ensemble.
Mid Blue Mom Jeans
Every fashion girl needs a good pair of mom jeans, this affordable mid-rise pair at Topshop is ready to step up to the challenge. Dress them down with an oversized tee and flats, or style them with a loose-fit bodysuit and pair of heels for cocktails.
Baggy Regina Jeans
These off-white, ultra-chic, and high-rise Baggy Regina Jeans will be your best style companion. Colored jeans are a well-known style hack in business casual settings. So, don’t be surprised when you sport this classy pair throughout the office unopposed.
Citizens of Humanity Emerson Boyfriend Jeans
Designer denim brand Citizens of Humanity never compromises on comfort and fit. Their often weathered denim designs offer a really charming and chic aesthetic perfect for any outfit. The Emerson Boyfriend Jeans both control your waist area while delivering a relaxed-slouchy silhouette perfect for casual outfits.
Ulla JohnsonStorm Jeans
Ulla Johnson’s Storm Jeans come in a brilliant burgundy color that they call “Syrah.” Their baggy fit is incredibly flattering and comfortable. The interesting stitch detailing and inverted side pleats provide a unique design that’ll get loads of compliments.
And, you’ll enjoy the oversized waist tie which will give you the appearance of a tight waist. Pair these jeans with a daring blouse and pumps for a high-fashion look.