August and September are good months to purchase jeans in the US. It’s right at the start of Autumn collections and fresh inputs of denim silhouettes in all styles, cuts, sizes, washes and lengths are aplenty. This is the time when I focus on shopping for jeans with clients because we can get the best picks of the crop, just in time for cold wet weather.
This season, my curvier clients have had great luck with the styles listed below. It doesn’t mean that these jeans will automatically fit, but they are a good starting point if you’re after a higher rise to combat muffin top, a contoured waistband for extra structure, a longer leg length and a slightly fuller cut on the thigh.
- David Kahn stretch boot cuts
- Paige Premium “Hidden Hills” boot cuts
- Citizens of Humanity “Amber” boot cuts
- Citizens of Humanity “ Elson” straight legs
- Joe’s “Honey” bootcuts
- Banana Republic classic skinny jean
- Gap Curvy fit boot cuts
- Anne Taylor modern denim trousers
The premium denim suggestions offer superior denim quality and won’t stretch or bag out after several wears. But the non-premium options haven’t stretched out that badly either. Remember that you can also have the waistband adjusted to fit if the styles gape at the back of the waist.
Interestingly, some of these styles work just as well for straighter body types. For example, I have a pair of COH Ambers and David Kahn boot cuts. I don’t own Paige Premium “Hidden Hills” and COH “Elsons” but they fit well too. So don’t rule out the styles if you’re not that curvy on the lower half of your body. You might be pleasantly surprised.
We all know how stressful jeans shopping can be, so I was hoping that you could add to this list. Curvy gals, let’s hear about your favourite brands of denim jeans.