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

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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 jeggings

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.  

10 Best Jeans For Women With Strong Thighs

Learn everything you need to know about our picks below!

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 slimmer fit along the hips.

  • Size Range: 2 to 18
  • Inseam: 3 inseam lengths: short (30.5”), regular (32.5”), long (34.5”)
  • Price (when blog was published): $24.99
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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.

  • Size Range: 24 to 34
  • Inseam: 34.75”
  • Rise: 9”
  • Price (when blog was published): $189.00
7 For All Manking B(Air) Dojo Mid Rise Flare Jeans

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.

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.

  • Size Range: 00 to 14
  • Inseam: 27”
  • Rise: 12”
  • Price (when blog was published): $295.00
Cinq A Sept Cropped Azure Jeans

This ankle-length pair 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.

  • Inseam: 30”
  • Rise: 11”
  • Price (when blog was published): $49.99
Levi's 720 High Waist Super Skinny Jeans

For a more relaxed fit, it doesn’t get much better than these loose-fit jeans from AGOLDE. Although they’re, by definition, a slouchy jean style (and, thus, roomier for larger thighs!), that doesn’t mean they’re not sleek.  We love styling these with a graphic T-shirt for a go-to trendy street-style look.

  • Size Range: 23 to 32
  • Inseam: 27” 
  • Rise: 11.5”
  • Price (when blog was published): $198.00
AGOLDE Lana Mid Rise Straight Leg Jeans

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

  • Size Range: 24 to 34
  • Inseam: 30” 
  • Rise: 8”
  • Price (when blog was published): $48.65
Levi’s 311 Shaping Skinny Jeans_best jeans for women with big thighs_revelle

Classic, comfy, and slightly distressed? Yes, please. These super high rise jeans are made with stretchy denim, so your strong legs will be extra elongated and comfy all day long.

  • Size Range: 24 to 34
  • Inseam: 28” 
  • Rise: 11.125”
  • Price (when blog was published): $55.65
Levi's Womens 501 Skinny Jeans

Not into ultra high-waisted jeans but definitely not going for low-waist? Voilà…the mid-rise cut is for you. This pair of jeans is made with a cotton/spandex blend for ultimate stretch and comfort, so even though they’re skinny, they’ll be perfectly comfortable if you have thicker thighs. They also come with a tummy control panel for extra support around the waistband (that means no waist gap!).

  • Size Range: 14 to 24
  • Inseam: 30.5” 
  • Price (when blog was published): $34.65
Plus Size Mid Rise Skinny Jeans

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, and spandex), and the ankle opening is exactly what our calves have been begging for. Perfectly roomy.

  • Size Range: 0 to 16
  • Inseam: 30” 
  • Rise: 9.5”
  • Price (when blog was published): $36.48
INC Petite Bootcut Jeans

Like bootcut, straight-leg jeans leave space for your thighs and calves to breathe. This high-rise pair with a 27.5” inseam is made with eco-friendly material and lends a relaxed look courtesy of the crisp white color.

  • Size Range: 23 to 34
  • Inseam: 27.5” 
  • Rise: 9.5”
  • Price (when blog was published): $149.25
FRAME Le High Straight Leg Jeans

For personalized jeans recommendations, join the Revelle community! We know the traditional women’s jeans shopping experience is, well, less than ideal. So instead of spending hours finding jeans at the mall or on the internet (we see you, Amazon shoppers!), we’ll curate jeans FOR YOU and your body shape from your favorite denim brands and retailers (including Madewell, Agolde, Everlane, Good American, and more!). We’ll also recommend which size to buy based on how the brand fits and reviews from other women.

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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