My Favorite Plus Size Jeans

April 6, 2016 25 Comments

My Favorite Plus Size Jeans

April 6, 2016 25 Comments

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Plus Size Denim //

You’ve all been asking for this post for a long time, and the time has finally come! I get SO many questions about plus size jeans! Shopping for denim isn’t easy and if you’re plus size it’s damn near a nightmare. I’ve got a lot of patience when it comes to online shopping, but I have a mild anxiety attack when trying to find a pair of “skinny” jeans that are everything I’ve ever dreamed of. ps- who the hell called these “skinny” jeans? Haven’t we been calling them “tapered” jeans forever? Why the sudden name change? I would like to submit a petition to change it back, please.

I’m going to show you my five favorite pairs, and tell you why I love them. My best piece of advice for shopping for the elusive perfect pair of jeans is to make a commitment to trying on at least 3 pairs. If that means you have to order a pair, send it back, order another one, send it back, and order another,

that’s ok! If you have to, only shop places with great return policies. If the first pair you try doesn’t fit, don’t be discouraged! Remember that there is nothing wrong with your body just because a silly pair of jeans doesn’t want to get right! You are perfect. Your body is perfect. Shopping is really hard and tiring, and being tough on yourself doesn’t make the denim fit any better. So if they don’t fit, don’t stress, and absolutely don’t beat yourself up about it!

Recently, someone asked me where they could find a true plus size boyfriend jean. You know, the kind that look perfectly straight legged and not super tight. You can roll them a little bit and they look effortless. Like maybe you just left your house after a morning of casually sipping tea and going to the farmer’s market, and now you’re on your way to look at paint swatches for the

art studio your partner is building in the backyard out of reclaimed wood. You know the look. Well, I like these SimplyBe jeans for that. They’re comfy and you can move in them, and they come in three different colors so the people at the farmers market will totally think you have a closet full of all sorts of effortless looking jeans.

What’s that? You’re dreaming of a great everyday tapered leg jean that is comfortable and looks great with damn near everything! Fashion to Figure is killing it with their denim. They’re now offering sizes up to 26 (which is what I’m wearing in this pic). These are the jeans I spend most of my days in. They’re cute with evetrything. Everything!

My Favorite Plus Size Jeans //

My Favorite Plus Size Jeans //

My Favorite Plus Size Jeans //

My Favorite Plus Size Jeans //

The boyfriend jeans counterpart, the girlfriend jean. These are from Torrid and they’re amazing. They have really nailed this style and I hope everyone loves them as much as I do, because I want them to make way more styles in this fit so that I can own all of them!

I am not one to spend a lot of money on my jeans, as I’m sure you can tell from the ones listed so far. I have a $100 max, almost always. Enough people told me about James Jeans that I was convinced I needed to try them. Let me tell you, it was an out of body experience when I put them on. I literally threw one leg up on my bed while the other remained on the floor

My Favorite Plus Size Jeans //

My Favorite Plus Size Jeans //

and started doing squats while  yelling at my husband “look how much I can bend in these, my body feels like moldable butter!”. I can’t describe why or how these jeans are so comfortable, they just are. They’re probably made of unicorn hairs or some shit, which would explain the price tag. I can wear these all day. I actually keep them on when I get home for the day because they’re so comfortable. The only downside to these is that they don’t seem to come tapered enough for me, but hell if i’m going to spend $200 on the most comfortable pair of jeans on earth, I guess I can spend another $20 to get them altered.

My Favorite Plus Size Jeans //

My Favorite Plus Size Jeans //

I don’t have a butt. It just, isn’t there. I’m totally ok with it, especially because I have this interesting illusion going on where my lower back is just fat enough to make it look like I am packing some major booty. The fact remains, there’s just no butt. I am definitely not mad at this amazing booty enhancing denim! I never expected to find my absolute favorite pair of

plus size jeans on HSN, but lo’ and behold that’s where these babies came from. They’re the jeans I’m wearing in my sidebar image, and the jeans I’m wearing in all of my product pictures for the Fat Girl Flow merchandise. These jeans do not play around. They fit my fat bod like a glove and have mercy, I feel fine as hell in them!

That’s the plus size jeans scoop! I’ve got denim for days and I love them for all different reasons, but my main goal is always comfort. I hope you guys find some amazing denim, and remember if you’re looking for other guides for plus size shopping, check out the “where to shop” tab!

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  • Krystal April 6, 2016 at 7:26 am

    I got a pair of tapered jeans from Fashion to Figure in my first Dia&Co box (thanks for the heads-up on that badassness, BTW). They are the best jeans I’ve ever owned – they fit like a glove, look cute if you roll up the bottom or leave them down, and they don’t “bag out” after wearing them all day. I’ve told EVERYONE I can find that they need a pair. Thanks for this great round up – I’m excited to add some more denim to my wardrobe.

    • fatgirlflow April 6, 2016 at 10:16 am

      They are SO GOOD, right?!?!?!? I love them SO MUCH!!!! I’m glad you liked Dia&Co too!!! xoxo

  • Elizabeth S. April 6, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Thank you so much for doing this! I’m plus size and 6′, so double whammy for me, but this gives me a great place to start. Really getting sick of being confined to Lane Bryant!

  • B April 6, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I know this post is meant for jeans but I couldnt help but notice those shooessss!!! Where did you get them from?

  • Tessa April 10, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Thanks for the article! Question, do you have any particular go-to brands for longevity? I’ve been buying cheap jeans the past few years (Target, Old Navy) and the fabric wears on my inner thighs pretty quickly, I’ve had to patch jeans that I’ve had for only a year and half or so. These days I could justify investing in a few more expensive pairs, but I don’t want to pay more if they’re going to wear out just as fast. Much appreciation in advance for any advice you can offer!

    • fatgirlflow April 11, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      I DEFINITELY love the James Jeans and they will certainly last a long time. That being said though, my trick for making jeans last is just making sure I have more than 2 pairs that I love. I used to always have like ONE pair of jeans that I loooooved and now that I have several I actually wear all of them and don’t over wash, or wear through them nearly as fast. If I were you I would go with a mid-range price point, find a pair that you LOVE, and buy it in like 3 washes 😉

      • Tessa April 11, 2016 at 6:06 pm

        Cool, thanks!

  • Alana April 12, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Would it be possible for you to do a rain jacket haul? I’ve started the search for a decent rain jacket under $50, and I can’t find anything that doesn’t make me feel like a marshmallow–thought it was time to ask a professional.

  • Nichole May 5, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I love this post! I have such trouble finding jeans! I really want to try those jeans from torrid, but haven’t been to their store lately. Have you ever tried the plus sized simply vera wang jeans from kohls? I bought capris this year and absolutely love them! I’m in between a 22/24 but went with a 20 because they ran so big on me. I know they don’t have 26’s but the 24’s may be worth a shot 🙂

    • fatgirlflow May 6, 2016 at 11:55 am

      I’ll definitely check them out! Thanks for the heads up babe!!!

  • Valerie May 12, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Wearing jeans is a huge struggle for me because my stomach is the biggest part of my body and I know its bad but i wear my jeans below my stomach. It sucks because they always fall down and I can’t go anywhere without wearing a belt. That’s also why its so hard for me to buy clothes online because I don’t know if they’ll cover up my stomach. Basically what i’m wondering is, how do i get jeans to fit comfortably on my stomach instead of below it? Do I have to just get used to it? Is this a stupid question? Idk.
    Btw LOVE you!(:

    • fatgirlflow May 13, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Ugh this is definitely a constant struggle for me. My jeans that look great and fit well above my belly are not exactly the most comfortable things in the world. The james jeans (the expensive ones EEK) are TRULY INCREDIBLY comfy on my belly, and don’t fall underneath my belly but ehy’re just SO EXPENSIVE. I’m sorry I don’t have great advice for you :(((

  • Samantha October 1, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks for the post! I just bought my first pair of jeans off the HSN. First time for everything! Hope I love them as much as you do.

  • Kevin Williams October 7, 2016 at 5:18 am

    You look hot in those plus size jeans. I have a pair of Alfred Dunner 16w jeans. They are the most comfortable jeans I have ever put on my body. So into plus size jeans.

  • Victoria November 20, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Love you girl!
    looking for boot cut jeans-hate pant shopping but thanks for making it easier.
    Know where to go for best plus size black friday sales???

  • Linda November 26, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I’ve had good luck with the pencil jeans from Melissa McCarthy. They are a bit pricey at retail but I’be gotten them on sale at Macy’s for about half the price. They’re very well-made and have lasted a long time! I also like some of the skinny jeans that Torrid has.

  • Jess December 2, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Love this! I just searched “best plus sized jeans” and found you! I’ve been wearing Cato’s jeans (b/c they’re cheap!) and they’ve started getting too bagged out, and just feel yucky any more. I also feel like most of the jeans don’t have big enough back pockets or they’re poorly placed, so they just look weird. Is that just me???

    • fatgirlflow December 3, 2016 at 12:23 am

      OMG One of my absolutely BIGGEST complaints is that back pockets look like shit on plus size jeans, I AM WITH YOU! Several of the pairs I’ve mentioned have great back pockets, though so that makes me happy 😀 Welcome to the blog!!!

  • Donna Pierce December 8, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Ok, I need some serious help. I have been looking for years and I cannot find a pair of jeans that actually fit. I am only 5 ft, and plus size and cannot find a pair of jeans unless I want to pay a fortune to get them altered, Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

  • Noah May 17, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Trans dude in desperate need of help….I have an unholy level of ass that is just Vastly above and Beyond anything men’s jeans in Australia can handle…and women’s jeans have become more and more ‘womanly’ and less and less androgynous lately. Is there any way to find something high waisted that can fit my rump and that doesn’t taper so hard that my calves can’t fit, without being obviously Femme? I’m tired of wearing sad man shorts that are all that’s available here ;A:

    • fatgirlflow May 17, 2019 at 8:35 am

      I would try the james jeans if you can afford them. They are very androgynous and have LOTS of stretch in the tush without looking like… jeggings? Also a new denim brand called Fat Trunk is out and they’re making jeans for fat dudes and they’re GREAT! Also also, asos has some styles that could work!!!

  • Kahli H February 1, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Please tell me where you got your shoes from?

    • fatgirlflow February 7, 2020 at 12:13 pm

      Hi! They’re dansko’s from

  • Elaine Black July 8, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    How about bell bottomed, flared, hell, bootcut jeans? That’s my style. They’ve been hard to find since, “tapered” became “skinny”. Old Navy is the best place I used to get them. That store closed about 6 months ago.

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