Jeans for Big Thighs but Small Waist? Some Tips and Ideas!

Jeans for Big Thighs but Small Waist

Shopping for pants and especially jeans is not an easy task, and for curvy women with bigger thighs it is less so. Especially if you happen to have a small waist, as well.

From jeans that won’t make it up past the thighs, to those who just won’t zip up because your thighs stretch them out, we feel you! And that is why we put our heads together and looked high and low for some of the best jeans for women with curves. And we are very happy to bring you 13 different designs, for you to choose and pick from.

As a general guide, before we get into this selection, when you have a small waist and bigger hips or thighs, we would recommend looking for jeans that have some elasticity to them. They should have elastane in them, and preferably have some viscosity, too.

Not only will this make them easier to put on and the fabric more stretchable, it will also make you look much better. Another plus of that, is that they will last longer, because the fabric won’t be forcibly stretched out.

That’s a nifty trick to keep in mind when shopping for jeans. But, if you wouldn’t mind adding some more information to your shopping knowledge, below you will find additional tips. They will come in handy next time and will save you time and money.

The choices we’ve included vary for different types of curvy shapes, including those for slimmer legs, as well as more muscular ones. With that out of the way, it is time to get started.

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* Keep in mind that: The availability, colors and sizes of the products below may change at any time. Also please check the products features on the various shops before buying. The product images shown are for illustration purposes only.

Best Jeans for Big Thighs but Small Waist: 13 Ideas Reviewed

Simply Chic Outlet Skinny High Waist Tube Denim

Simply Chic Outlet Skinny High Waist Denim




Simply Chic Outlet‘s skinny jeans for women have a high-waist that will highlight the beautiful pear or hourglass body shape.

They are made of 70% Cotton, 22% Polyester, 6% Viscose and 2% Elastane. The legs are longer than usual, so they create that stylish wrinkling at the ankles.

There are only two pockets on the back and there are no belt loops either. This is because of the high-waist and elastane. They are sure to fit properly.

The closure is a combination of a zipper and a button, as it is common with denim pants.

They are soft on the skin and will compliment your curves, as well as make everything look smooth and beautiful. You can find this design in 14 different colors, some of which are: Black, Blue, Wine, Khaki and Grey.

Barfly Fashion High Waisted Stretchy Skinny Denim

Barfly Fashion High Waisted Stretchy Skinny



Barfly Fashion brings us this gorgeous pair of jeans, which also have a high-waist, with no belt loops. The material is 75% Polyester, 20% Cotton and 5% Elastane.

Because of the high elastane ratio, they are very suitable for thicker girls, as they stretch considerably.

This design is also a skinny jeans, with proper-length legs, so there are no wrinkles at the ankles. They close up with both a button and a zipper and have only two pockets on the back.

You can wear them with both heels and flats as they are casual enough for sports shoes, but all the while elegant and sensual for heels.

They come in four colors, two Dark blue shades and two Light blue ones.

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Dream Garden Stretch Ripped Skinny Trousers

Dream Garden Stretch Ripped Skinny



For the “bad girls” among you, this next pair of jeans will totally win you over. They are by Dream Garden and it’s one of their skinny ripped jeans design.

Ripped jeans are quite popular nowadays and they bring out the rebel in you. This design is made of 80% Cotton, 17% Polyester and 3% Elastane.

They are a tad loose on the thighs than typical skinny jeans and have folded ankles. The waist is just slightly higher than in normal-waist jeans and there are belt loops around.

For the pockets, there is the classic 5-pocket style.

The rips are placed in front, with two wide ones on the knees and several on the thighs. You can find them in the color Light blue.

Love L Ripped Skinny Jeans

Love L Ripped Skinny Jeans




Yet another stunning pair of distressed jeans, this one is by Love L.

They are made of 98% Cotton and 2% Spandex, so they are closure to the classic denim jeans.

The waist is higher than normal-waist pants and it closes with a button and zipper. If a belt is needed, then not a problem, there are belt loops around the waist.

There are two front pockets and two back pockets, as well as the tiny front pocket on the right side. The rips are placed along the thighs and below the knees, for a very modern look.

The length is slightly longer, creating subtle wrinkling at the ankles. They come in two colors: Light blue and Dark blue.

Nicetage Women’s High Waist Hippie Skinny Ripped Jeans

Nicetage Women's High Waist Skinny Ripped Jeans




These gorgeous Hippie skinny jeans by Nicetage are made of a blend of Cotton, Polyester and Elastane. They are high-waisted and with wrinkling at the ankles, which gives them a very trendy look.

These are ripped jeans, with front ripping and distressing. The closure is the typical button and zipper, with belt loops around the waist. The pockets are 5, the classic jeans’ style.

Being skinny, makes these jeans more enhancing, as they show off the curves and shapes a lot more than wider pants. However, the elastic helps smooth things out and makes them look great.

To kick things up a notch, put on a pair of high heels and rock your outfit. They come in four colors: Black, Blue, Light blue and White.

Lusty Chic High Waisted Slim Fit Trousers

Lusty Chic High Waisted Slim Fit Trousers




A super slim and skinny design, this beautiful jeans alternative by Lusty Chic is a great option for curvy ladies. They are made of 71% Cotton, 17% Nylon and 12% Spandex.

The waist is really high and elastic, with 3 buttons for closure. There are no belt loops at the waist, but the elastic will help keep everything neat and fit. However, there are loops at the hips, should you want to accessorize with a fashionable belt.

They are long pants, suitable for both tall and short women as the style is naturally wrinkly at the ankles. There are 5 pockets, as per usual.

And another best thing is the color selection, which includes 10 lovely options: Burgundy, Green, Grey, Light blue, Blue, Mustard, Navy blue, Pink, White and Brown.

Vibrant Women’s Classic High Waist Denim Skinny Jeans

Vibrant Women's Classic High Waist Denim Skinny Jeans



Also with a very high-waist, Vibrant’s elastic skinny jeans are a great choice, as they will smooth and make your thighs look long and sexy.

They close with one button and the zipper, with belt loops at the waist and the 5-pocket style. These jeans make a good option for both casual and more sensual outfits, as they give the impression of a slimmer silhouette. Plus they go great with heels, as well as flats.

The material is 49% Rayon, 32% Cotton, 17% Polyester and 2% Spandex. You can get them in the color: Dark denim, Medium denim and Vibrant blue.

Guess Power Curvy Mid-Rise Jeans

Guess Power Curvy Mid-Rise Jeans



For a more casual style, Guess‘ Power jeans for curvy women are what you’re looking for. They are chic and stylish, with the 5-pocket styling.

The fabric is a combination of 73% Cotton, 14% Rayon, 11% Polyester and 2% Elastane. These jeans have a normal waist, with belt loops around and zipper-button closure.

What adds to their look are the copper-tone stitches that really make the color of the pants pop out. They easily stretch out for a comfortable wear and are normal in length and skinny in cut.

There is only one color available, a blue jeans shade called Reller wash.

Simply Chic Outlet Stretch Skinny Jeans

Simply Chic Outlet Stretch Skinny Jeans



Also by Simply Chic Outlet, these skinny jeans are a must-have. They come with a high and wide waist, that has a three-button closure, apart from the zipper.

There are wide belt loops to go with the width of the waist, as well as the classic 5-pocket styling.These are long and double-wrinkled, on the knees and at the ankles.

The material is 65% Cotton, 33% Polyester and 2% Elastane. They fit nicely on the body, enhancing your feminine curves.

On the front and back there is the “natural light” effect that complement the contrasting color of the pants. Speaking of which, you can find them in the color: Indigo, Faded blue, Black and Blue.

However, in total there are seven options, because some of them are distressed jeans, such as: Faded blue multi slash, Multi slash, Black lace distressed, etc.

Lily Lulu Disco High Waisted Skinny Jeans

Lily Lulu Disco High Waisted Skinny Jeans




Remaining on the distressed jeans, this next design is by Lily Lulu, the Disco skinny jeans.

They are made of 95% Cotton and 5% Elastane, making them highly stretchable and better form-fitting. For some options, the ripping is on the knees and they look subtle but clearly saying “notice me”.

For others the rips are placed along the length of the thighs. There are also non-distressed options. These are high-waist jeans, with belt loops around the waist and 5-pocket style for the pockets. The closure is a single button with a zipper.

They create wrinkles at the crotch, but are normal length otherwise, ending just above the ankle.

There are stitching details on the front and back, which not only look trendy but also help the jeans stretch out better and fit properly.

They are available in the color: Black, Beige, White, Burgundy, Blue stone, Vintage blue and many more.

Bess High Waisted Skinny Stretch Denim

Bess High Waisted Skinny Stretch Denim




Bess brings us these cute skinny jeans, with ripped knees and a high waist. They are made of stretchable denim, comfortable on the body, as well as durable.

These are very tight-fitting skinny jeans looks-wise, but don’t worry, you will be free as a bird to move around with them on. However, they are better suited for those of you with slim legs and bigger hips.

For those with muscular thighs, choose the size accordingly.

There are no front pockets and no belt loops on the waist. This makes them very suitable for cropped tops and tucked in T-shirts.
You can choose from four color options: Black, Blue, Dark blue and Grey.

By – Tex Skinny High Waisted Jeans

By - Tex Skinny High Waisted Jeans




By-Tex‘s high-waisted skinny jeans are so chic and sexy, you cannot overlook them.

The waistline is wide and has four buttons for closure, as well as a short zipper. The material is 95% Cotton and 5% Elastane, very comfortable and soft on the skin.

There is the classic 5-pocket style, however the front ones are decorative pockets.

Apart from the main color, there are intricate stitches around the waist that truly complement the style of this design.
What sets them apart from the others we’ve included, is the color selection. Not only are there 15 different colors, but some of them are really bold and vibrant.

These include: Green, Royal blue and Red, while the rest are: Black, Dark blue, Light blue, Batik, Blue batik, Camel, Leather beige and Leather brown, with some shades in between.

Lee Curvy Bootcut Jeans

Lee Curvy Bootcut Jeans



And lastly, Lee‘s boot-cut jeans for curvy ladies bring out the sass and class. They are made of Cotton, Rayon, Polyester and of course, Elastane. However, the ratios vary in different options, so you can check that out for each one.

They are midrise jeans, with a button and zipper closure, as well as belt loops on the waist. These are longer than normal, especially suited for heels. This length goes great with the wider-cut bottoms.

There are five pockets on these jeans and they are a normal fit, loosening at the knees and down.

The “natural light” effect goes well with the colors and also makes the legs look slimmer and longer. At the hips and waist it creates fake wrinkling, which goes so well with the casual look of these jeans.

The colors available are: Lakeshore, Black sky, Black, Majestic, Meso, Rinse, Dallas, Soar and Cascade.

Some More Tips for Choosing Pants

Time to get smarter, ladies. The tips you will find below are helpful for choosing pants as a curvy woman, be it jeans or any other type. By the end of this, we are sure you will have a pretty clear picture of what types of pants to look for, that fit a woman with curves best.

1. Know Your Body Shape

This is a tip for picking clothes in general and it is a very helpful one. Generally speaking, a curvy woman falls under two body shapes:

  • hourglass;
  • or pear.

Body shape is a must-know for anyone, in order to learn how to dress yourself properly. Not all clothes fit everyone the same and, as you know by now, this is a far bigger issue with pants.

An hourglass figure, is the most proportional one. The busty woman, with a small waist and full, gorgeous hips. A great example is Salma Hayek or Sophia Loren.

Salma Hayek

A pear body shape is not too different, either. What sets them apart is the upper body. Women with a pear shape have a small bust, an even smaller waist and wide hips, with big thighs. Think Beyonce!

2. High Waist Is The Best Waist

Especially important for shorter women who would like their legs to appear longer, this goes for women with thicker thighs too. This is because a higher waist will create the impression that your legs begin much higher than they actually do, making them appear not only longer, but also slimmer.

This tip is also useful, especially with jeans, because it will highlight all the right curves and bring all the attention to your hips, while the waist looks much smaller. It also helps tuck the tummy in a bit, for a better and smoother figure.

But, if you have a fuller bust, try and keep the waist medium-height and not too high, as it will make your torso appear shorter. However, the right top will help avoid this issue altogether.

3. Lose With Loose

Exactly what that means! If you would like to look like you have lost a few inches, loose pants are your best friend. Even better if they are straight pants.

Now, skinny jeans are beautiful and very sexy, but if you would prefer to not have every detail of your legs brought forth and dislike tight clothes, then loose pants are the way to go.

What this type of pant does is make the legs look slimmer, because there is no clear view of how big your thighs are. For women with a bigger backside, these pants look absolutely gorgeous as you will have all the attention on the back.

4. Sturdy Fabric, Steady Curves

Ok, let’s be honest for a second. Unless you spend your day at the gym and work on that lower body exclusively, most likely those beautiful curves are more on the fleshier than muscular side. No shame in that, but look out for fabric that is a bit sturdy, that will help avoid the “jiggle”.

That’s why jeans are great for this, as denim is a very flattering fabric that helps hide any issues in sight. Plus, you’ll look better and feel better knowing that everything is contained and in place.

Denim Fabric

We did mention in the beginning about the fabric being elastic and why that is important. Combined with a fabric that will help with jiggle control, you have yourself a winner right there.

5. Crop Is Never In Season

Girls, avoid cropped pants at all costs. Yes, they are comfortable and cute with a cropped top, especially during summer, but you will go from sun to hail with cropped pants in a breeze.

They will shorten the legs and shorter legs, when combined with thicker thighs are a no-no. Everything will look much bigger than it actually is and in turn, you will look disproportionate, as the upper body will appear considerably smaller in contrast.

This is not a flattering look for anyone, but if you are a curvy woman, it is a lot less so.


That is all for today! You have the knowledge, you have the tips and now there is only one thing left to do: make smart choices, look fabulous and rock those curves!

For more, here is a video that shows some other tips about how to pick denim:


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