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12 Best-Fitting Jeans For Mid-Sized Women

November 1, 2021

Jacqueline Parisi
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From high-rise straight leg jeans to stretchy skinnies, these are the best jeans for women in the 8-14 size range.  

We love the fact that more and more retailers are creating dedicated lines and inclusive sizing for plus-size and petite frames. But what if you fall somewhere in between? Enter “mid-sized.” Although the size chart is wildly inconsistent and varies brand by brand, mid-sized women tend to fall in the 8-14 range — a size that’s entirely normal but has somehow become distorted due to the double whammy of the fashion industry and social media. 

Below is a roundup of a dozen of our favorite jeans that are particularly suited to curvy women — but remember, no list can compare with the personalized recommendations in your Revelle store (if you’re not signed up, get on that stat!).

Just the right amount of stretch (courtesy of a cotton-polyester-rayon-spandex combo) plus frayed raw hems make these one of our favorite high-rise skinny jeans, available online at Nordstrom.  

Pistola Audrey Frayed Hem Ankle-Length Skinny Black Jeans_best mid-sized jeans_revelle

Behold the ULTIMATE throwback courtesy of the faded wash and knee rips, which would pair perfectly with a casual, retro T-shirt. 90s vintage never looked so good.

GRLFRND Isabel Ripped High-Waist Organic Cotton Straight Leg Jeans_best mid-sized jeans_revelle

Pistola makes another pair of jeans in the straight leg style that we love. For reference, a size 29 has a 26” inseam, 17” leg opening, 12 ½” front rise, and 15” back rise.  

Get comfy in these tapered, super-high waist jeans (without a pesky waist gap, thank you very much). We love the front scoop pockets and wide back pockets.

BDG Urban Outfitters 80s Seamed Mom Jeans_best mid-sized jeans_revelle

Madewell combines denim with Tencel lyocell for jeans that are ridiculously soft…not to mention stylish (shout-out to that mini-flared leg!). 

Madewell Curvy Cali Demi Boot Jeans_best mid-sized jeans_revelle
Curves 360 by NYDJ Slim Straight Leg Ankle Jeans_best mid-sized jeans_revelle

There’s NYDJ jeans, then there’s *Curves 360* by NYDJ jeans, which are made with four-way stretch denim to shape your beautiful mid-size curves from front to back.

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 and preferred fashion brands. 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 jean style even better so you can find your perfect pair.

Light-wash. Loose fit. Slightly faded. Subtly distressed. COUNT US IN. 

Add this to your list of reasons to love Frame jeans: they use a mix of post-consumer recycled materials and pre-consumer sustainable fabrics for eco-friendly jeans.

Frame Le Pixie Slouch Jeans in Rumbled Blanc Grind_best mid-sized jeans_revelle

These jeggings strike the perfect balance between the comfort of leggings and the functionality (pockets included) of jeans.

Sound:Style Juniors’ Jamie Jeggings_best mid-sized jeans_revelle

Bootcut jeans are BACK. This is the perfect pair for mid-size women, but if you’re lookin’ for more, we’ve got you covered. Oh! And we’ve got some handy styling tips and outfit ideas too.

Paige Leenah High-Waist Ripped Jeans_best mid-sized jeans_revelle

Boyfriend jeans take a cue from the relaxed fit, masculine look. First spotted on actress Marilyn Monroe back in the 60s, they’ve been seen on everyone from Katie Holmes (who used to actually wear Tom Cruise’s jeans!) to Margot Robbie, Diane Kruger, and Jessica Chastain. Although they’re, by definition, a bit slouchy, that doesn’t mean they’re not sleek. In fact, more and more brands are designing boyfriend cuts with a slight taper to lend the look a touch more structure. 

Madewell Slim Fit Boyfriend Jeans_best mid-sized jeans_revelle

This classic pair of skinny jeans is made of high elasticity fabric for a comfortable stretch and the perfect fit.

Everlane The Authentic Stretch Mid-Rise Skinny_best mid-sized jeans_revelle

Wondering how to wear jeans to work and still look professional? Whip out your blazer, friends. We’ve got some handy tips up our sleeves.

You’ve likely heard the term “pear-shaped women” before — and while we HATE labeling body types in any way, shape, or form, we’re also not going to pretend that we haven’t been conditioned to use these labels. That’s why we rounded up the best jeans for this body shape to discover what denim brands and jeans make you feel comfortable and at home in your body when you get dressed in the morning.  

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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