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9 Best Jeans For Love Handles (And Why We Hate That Phrase)


Let’s get one thing straight: we HATE labeling women’s bodies. The fashion industry has done a number on the way we look at ourselves… from the labels (love handles, muffin tops, pear shaped…), to the f*cked up size chart, and the ads that only feature slim, retouched models… It’s no surprise that shopping for jeans in person leaves us feeling disappointed. 

Here at Revelle, we believe that every body is beautiful… and that jeans shopping should be easier (I think we can all agree on those two things, right?). Since denim is kind of our thing, we’ve pulled together this list of jeans and some tips for the next time you go shopping. Because you deserve to wear jeans you feel confident and comfortable in.

If you want even more jeans recommendations, join the Revelle community (it’s free!). When you answer a few short questions, you’ll get access to an online jeans store filled with jeans just for you. Your store will be populated with jeans based on your body shape, preferences, and budget! We’ll even recommend which size to buy based on how each brand fits.

What Types Of Jeans Are Best For Love Handles?

Finding the right jeans is all about finding what makes you feel comfortable and confident. However, if you’re looking for a pair that easily fits and flatters your midsection, here’s what we recommend.

  • High-waisted: High-waisted jeans sit high above your hips, so they’re more likely to be comfortable and flattering. Low-rise jeans and mid-rise jeans, on the other hand, might cut into your hips (depending on your proportions, of course).
  • Stretchy: Who doesn’t love a pair of stretchy jeans? Stretchy jeans will work with your body to comfortably fit and smooth your curves.
  • Curvy fit: Curvy fit jeans are made with slightly different proportions than other jeans, so they have more room in the hip and leg areas. They’re more likely to highlight your gorgeous body shape and fit your proportions.

9 Best Jeans For Love Handles

When it comes to jeans shopping (or any clothes shopping, for that matter), it’s important to know what works for you. 

Love skinny jeans? Can’t wait to try the baggy jeans trend? Regardless of what you’re looking for, we’ve pulled options we know you’ll love.

This pair meets every criterion on our list. Stretchy? Yes. Curvy fit? Yes. High-Rise? Yes, again. If you’re a skinny jeans lover, you’ve got to give this pair a try.

JS Adored High Rise Skinny Jeans

A  bootcut silhouette works for every body shape. The high-rise waistline and the slightly flared leg openings elongate your gorgeous bod and draw the eye up and down (not to your love handles!).

Style & CO High Rise Curvy Fit Bootcut Jeans

If you’re looking to master the relaxed but put-together look, these jeans are for you. They come in a vintage-inspired light blue and are made with stretchy fabric. We also love the frayed hem at the bottom!

Madewell The Perfect Vintage Jean

These are not your average skinny jeans. They have an elastic, pull-on waistband (read: super comfy!), slits in the hems, and they’re extra stretchy. We love. Plus, the dark-wash color is so classic and sleek! New favorite work jeans? Definitely.

NYDJ Plus Size Skinny Ankle Jeans

Khloe Kardashian’s denim brand, Good American, is great at developing jeans that fit and flatter women’s bodies. This pair has flattering fading throughout and is made with stretch denim.

Good American Good Legs Cropped Skinny Jeans

This pair of jeans from INC proves that jeans can be super comfortable and stylish at the same time. The slouchy boyfriend silhouette is extra cozy (especially since these jeans use stretch denim), yet the high-rise waist looks structured and put together.

INC Plus Sizy Tummy Control Boyfriend Jeans

If you’re looking for something a little more form-fitting than boyfriend jeans, but you’re not into skinnies… allow us to introduce you to straight-leg jeans. These black jeans will hug your figure until the knee and then straighten out. They’re a sleek, high-rise option that will go with everything in your closet!

NYDJ Plus Size Marilyn Straight Leg Jeans

These are the only non-stretch jeans on our list but we’ve included them for good reason! They’re super high-rise, so the waistline will sit well above your love handles. Plus, the loose-fitting silhouette is perfect for the latest baggy jeans trend (while still looking very put together!).

AGOLDE Criss Cross Jeans

Find Your Perfect Fit

At Revelle, we like to think of ourselves as jean experts. We know that a woman’s body isn’t defined by one body shape. That’s why we use our algorithm to find the best jeans for your individual proportions. So whether you order mom jeans, jeggings, or wide-leg jeans, you know they’ll fit the first time you try them on. 

Sign up now to gain access to a personalized, online jeans store filled with jeans from your favorite brands and retailers (including Madewell, Good American, Levi’s, and more!). We’ll even recommend which size to buy at checkout based on how each brand fits.

Revelle is on a mission to make women feel beautiful in their bodies every day by helping them find clothes that actually FIT, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that if you do purchase something by clicking on a link, we may receive a small commission. 

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