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10 Best Jeans For Pear-Shaped Women (and why we hate that phrase)

October 21, 2021

JoAnna Hartzmark
JoAnna Hartzmark
Part of Revelle’s purpose is to dismantle these labels and help every woman realize that her body is beautiful just the way it is. BUT, in order to achieve that goal, we need to acknowledge certain things about the world that we currently operate in. So in the meantime, we hope this article helps you begin exploring some new styles and rediscover the joy of shopping. 

Look, over at Revelle, we do NOT believe in labeling our bodies. We are vehemently against labels in general, but especially when they have underlying connotations of comparison or judgement. 

It’s my personal belief (hi, JoAnna, founder of Revelle here) that body shape ‘labels’ (apple shape, pear shape, hourglass shape, etc) do exactly this. They encourage us to categorize ourselves, and inherently lead to comparisons about what shapes are ‘better’ or ‘more desirable’ than others. Honestly, fuck that.

Part of Revelle’s purpose is to dismantle these labels and help every single woman realize that her body is absolutely beautiful just the way it is. Every day, every moment, every year. BUT, in order to achieve that goal, we need to acknowledge certain things about the world that we currently operate in.

And one of those things is that we’ve been taught to categorize our bodies for years — by magazine articles telling us what we should or shouldn’t wear based on our body shapes, by brands trying to sell us the latest diet craze, even by our mothers and grandmothers who frankly hadn’t been taught any better and probably thought they were doing us a favor. 

So rather than pretending that we haven’t been conditioned to use these labels, we want to help you work within them to discover what clothes actually make you feel comfortable and at home in your body when you get dressed in the morning. And if that means we need to use these labels from time to time to help you understand and feel more comfortable with what we’re discussing, then so be it. But I want to be crystal clear that over at Revelle we hate these labels — they diminish the complexity of true women’s bodies and frankly make us feel bad about ourselves. We hope you’ll join us in rejecting these rules by joining our community that helps you find clothes that make you feel beautiful WITHOUT the need for labeling each other’s bodies. But in the meantime, we hope this article on the best jeans for a pear-shaped body helps you begin exploring some new styles and rediscover the joy of shopping.

If you identify with this body shape, your hip and thigh area is probably wider than your upper body, making it difficult to find the perfect pair of jeans that fit your defined waist the way YOU want them to. To make things easier, we’ve compiled a list of jeans that are particularly suited for pear-esque triangular shapes — although keep in mind that the best way to get tailored recommendations is via your personal Revelle store

When putting together this list, we prioritized jeans that widen below the knee in order to streamline the silhouette — in this case, bootcut and wide leg/flared jeans. This cut helps divert attention away from the hips, which some may be looking for. We also kept an eye out for stretch fabric and roomier cuts so the jeans can better shape around your beautiful curves. 

So without further ado… 

Available at Nordstrom, this classic bootcut is made with exclusive LiftTuck Technology that helps flatten the tummy and lift the rear. The high pockets and deep yoke (aka the part of your jeans in the back just below the waistband — essentially right where your butt goes) don’t hurt either. Because they stretch with wear, we recommend ordering one size down for the perfect fit around wider hips.

NYDJ Barbara Bootcut Jeans_best jeans for pear shape_revelle

In the world of wide leg pants, these are on the slimmer side, meaning they’ll pair beautifully with everything from a fitted blazer to a crop top.  

ASOS makes some of our favorite wide leg denim jeans, especially this pair in off-white ivory.

ASOS EDITION Organic Cotton Blend Wide Leg Jeans_best jeans for pear shape_revelle

Co-founded by Khloé Kardashian, Good American has innovated since day one with size inclusive jeans that span 00 to 24. Also, every product is shown on three size ranges of models to make it that much easier to find the right jeans that make you feel the most at home in your pear body shape. These straight leg jeans have a contoured waistband (so no waist gaps) and are made with elastane. There’s also subtle embellishments via rips at the knee, which we LOVE. 

Good American Good Curve High-Waist Raw Hem Straight Jeans_best jeans for pear shape_revelle

This sleek, slimming pair of bootcut ankle jeans won’t feel like a second skin hugging your body but will still be form-fitting around your legs and hips (except for a narrow ankle opening).

NYDJ Plus Size Slim Bootcut Jeans_best jeans for pear shape_revelle

Looking for a way to make the whole jean shopping process WAY easier?

That’s where Revelle comes in. When you join — which, BTW, doesn’t cost you anything — we’ll ask you a few questions about your beautiful body. From there, we work our magic (and by magic, we mean technology) to build your personal store. As you like (heart) and dislike (broken heart) jeans, we’ll get to know your tastes, preferences, and style even better so you can find your perfect pair.

Can’t go wrong with a classic pair of high-waisted bootcut, especially when they’re sustainably made with 29% recycled cotton/polyester, as well as stretch-friendly viscose and elastane to hug your waistline.

Style & Co High-Rise Bootcut Jeans_best jeans for pear shape_revelle

We may be biased, but we’re pretty sure there’s nothing better than a pull-on waistband. But what TRULY takes these straight cut jeans to the next level is the fact that they’re made with a machine-washable trifecta of cotton, polyester, and spandex

JAG Plus-Size Peri Straight Leg Jeans_best jeans for pear shape_revelle

Made with 4-way stretch denim with built-in recovery, these Lola jeans certainly err on the snug side. They’re one of the few mid-rise pairs on the list, which means they fit right along the waist rather than above your belly button. 

Lola Jeans Mid-Rise Straight Jeans_best jeans for pear shape_revelle

We LOVE the fact that Everlane calls their line of mom jeans “cheeky jeans.” Made with premium Japanese denim, these high-rise, butt-boosting, straight-leg jeans have earned a well-deserved spot in modern-day closets. Oh! And they also come in curvy sizes. 

Everlane The 90s Cheeky Jean_best jeans for pear shape_revelle

These dark wash stretchy jeans are made with a blend of cotton, rayon, polyester, and spandex, these high-rise black jeans from Dollhouse will beautifully hug your pear-shape figure. Front pockets are decorative, back are patch.

Dollhouse Juniors’ Curvy-Fit High-Rise Skinny Jeans_best jeans for pear shape_revelle

Interested in adding some distressed details to your jeans? Discover our top tips for DIY whiskering

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 jeans we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that the recommended products are based on availability as of the date the article was published. You can always get personalized recommendations by joining our community. Also, if you do purchase something by clicking on a link, we may receive a small commission.

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