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10 Best Jeans For Women With Strong, Athletic Thighs & Calves

April 12, 2021

Jacqueline Parisi
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There is NOTHING fun about buying and returning and buying and returning over and over (and over) again until you find that perfect pair of jeans. And yet, for us women with strong, athletic, bigger thighs, that — more often than not — is what we end up doing. And it all boils down to the wild inconsistencies in sizing

For some brands, we’re plus-size. For others, we’re “curvy.” Some jeans don’t leave nearly enough room for our athletic calves, and others leave far too much. Some claim to be “stretch jeans” but are made with fabric that, let us tell you, is anything BUT stretchy. While others are borderline leggings

Sound familiar? SAME. So what’s a girl to do?  

We’ve hand-picked our favorite jeans for women with strong calves and thick thighs.

But remember, what works for some will not work for everyone. Every woman has her own unique preferences for how she wants her clothes to fit her body. That’s why we created Revelle — a personalized shopping experience for YOU and you alone. But these 10 picks are a great place to start.  

Because of their narrow ankle opening, bootcut jeans are a go-to option for women who need a tad more space in the calves and thigh area. These, which were created for Macy’s with a combo of cotton and elastane, are low-rise with a curvy fit along the hips.

Style_Co_Curvy_Fit_Bootcut_Jeans_best jeans for women with big thighs_revelle

This high-rise cut is made with super comfy stretch denim. We’re particularly partial to the dark-wash deep indigo hue since it pairs well with so many different tops and shoes.

Levi’s 720 High Waist Super Skinny Jeans_best jeans for women with big thighs_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.

Who’s ready to go big and bold with a two-tone print? Classic blue in the front and black in the back, these jeans — made with a combo of cotton, modal, elasterell-p and elastane — will remain in place but also move with you all day long.

Like bootcut, straight-leg jeans leave space for your thighs and calves to breathe. This high-rise pair with a 29” inseam is durably made with 100% cotton and lends a relaxed look courtesy of the faded hue.

Grlfrnd Devon High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans_best jeans for women with big thighs_revelle

Yet another bootcut pair of jeans that we’re *swooning* over. But can you blame us? The color is classic, the materials are spot-on (cotton, polyester, viscose, AND spandex), and the ankle opening is exactly what our calves have been begging for. Perfectly roomy.

When it comes to supportive stretch, it doesn’t get much better than these skinnies. They come with a comfort waistband and ultra-soft fabric, so if you never wanted to take them off, well, we’d understand.

Levi’s 311 Shaping Skinny Jeans_best jeans for women with big thighs_revelle

Flared jeans are the ultimate throwback. This cut — which widens starting at the knee and flares outward just above the ankle — was initially popular in the 1960s during the hippie era and is now back with a vengeance. Think of it as the opposite of a skinny jean, with flare that can vary from subtle to exaggerated. 

This pair from 7 For All Mankind is made with both cotton and spandex. The whiskering, fading, and flared-leg silhouette lends a laid-back touch.

7 For All Mankind Dojo Mid-Rise Flare Jeans in B(air) Authentic Fate_best jeans for women with big thighs_revelle

Not into high-waisted jeans but definitely not going for low-waist? Voilà…the mid-rise cut is for you. Everlane uses fabric with a high elasticity rate, which means you get all the style of a skinny fit but with a touch more comfort. These are just shy of ankle-length.

Everlane The Mid-Rise Skinny Jean_best jeans for women with big thighs_revelle

For a more relaxed fit, it doesn’t get much better than baggy boyfriend jeans from Khloe Kardashian’s denim brand, Good American. Although they’re, by definition, a bit slouchy (and, thus, roomier!), that doesn’t mean they’re not sleek.  We love styling these with a graphic T-shirt for a go-to street style look.

Good American Good ‘90S in Black 222_best jeans for women with big thighs_revelle

Behold the wide leg jeans of our dreams. These sit high on the waist before extending outward to fit like the letter A. Unlike flare jeans, wide leg are narrower at your hips with a gradual (rather than dramatic) flare extending down to your ankles for a trouser leg style that’s perfect for us curvy women with stronger thighs.

Liverpool Los Angeles Cut Hem High-Rise Cropped Wide Leg Jeans_best jeans for women with big thighs_revelle

Finding the perfect pair is one thing. Figuring out how to wash and dry ‘em? A whole new ball game. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. 

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 the recommended items 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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