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Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.
 


Last Update: September 18, 2017

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Levi's 415
Relaxed Fit Bootcut Jeans
Size 16 - 24W

Stayshape Straight Leg
Curvy Fit JEans
Size 2 - 24W
Petite to 16, Tall to 20
 

Knit Bootcut Jeans
Size 4 - 24W
Petite & Tall to 16P
 

Jeans have become such a wardrobe staple that very few people own just one pair.  While they've become appropriate attire for many more social occasions leading to trendier styles with fancy washes, colors and embellishments, and high end designer labels with premium fabrication, sometimes basic favorites are all a curvy woman needs or wants.

A modern classic, jeans are found in every closet for dressed down casual wear, messier tasks, and for those who prefer clean, sporty looks.   Less trend conscious and often more functional in their appeal, comfort details can take center stage.  Leg types run the gamut from skinny to wide leg, with bootcut and straight leg styles the most popular.  Dark and medium washes are the most classic. Mid rise and natural waists are common.

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Denim Trousers
Size 6 - 24W
Petite to 16P

CHAPS Ralph Lauren
4 Way Stretch Denim Jeans
Size 16 - 24W

Super Stretch Skinny Jeans
Size 12 - 28W
Avg - Petite - Tall

Luxe Stretch Denim
Straight Leg Jeans

Size 12 - 26W
Petite to 22W

 

Often worn with a wide variety of t-shirt styles with blazers and jackets, or with more classic tops and sweaters, a classic jean can provide the core foundation piece for other looks, as well.

For example, a Bohemian Princess might choose a simple, dark wash pair of jeans to go with an embellished or patterned top with a more eclectic appeal, or a trend setter might choose the same jeans and mix them instead with a graphic print tee and (faux) leather jacket.
 

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Size 16 - 34W
Avg - Petite
 

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Classic Wash Jeans

Size 14 - 24W
 

Denim Knit Leggings
Size S - 3X

 
 

Shopping Resources for Classic Style Plus-Size Jeans

Many of the department stores are a good resource for multiple brands of classic style plus-size jeans available from a single place. Among the most popular department store labels is the premium brand  Not Your Daughter's Jeans which made their reputation based on well-made classic styles with longer rises, simple washes, and classic leg styles.  Trendier styles in recent years have added to their repertoire, but the core basics are still regularly well stocked.  Widely distributed in catalogs, boutiques, and major retailers, this line also has tremendous popularity for its tummy taming and fanny boosting design qualities.

Macy's and Dillard's both regularly offer a wide variety of fits and styles from Levi's. Certain fits work best for apples while others work better for smaller waist, larger hipped figure types and are noted in the style descriptions.  Macy's is also a good place to find other classic brands such as Lee Jeans and their in-house INC label.  Dillard's regularly stocks more upscale classic styles from Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, and Eileen Fisher.  Nordstrom will also frequently carry classic designer labels including both those already mentioned, and other brands such as CJ by Cookie Johnson in size 14 to 24W.

 

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5 Pocket Jeans

Size 12 - 30W
 

 High Rise
Straight Leg Jeans
Size 4 - 26W
Petite & Tall to 18

Good American
High Rise Skinny Jeans
Size 0 - 24W
 

Lee
Monroe Straight Leg Jeans
Size 16 - 28W
Avg - Petite - Tall
 

 

Kohl's carries both Lees and Levi jeans, in addition to the popular Gloria Vanderbilt line and their in-house brand Croft & Barrow.  Lucky Brand jeans are available from department stores such as Macy's, but their more classic boot cut and straight leg styles in dark washes are regularly available directly from the company website with free shipping included in all orders for size 2 to 24W.  Silver Jeans carries more inseam lengths and cuts for different body builds on their company website than can many times be found at the department stores that offer them.  Classic washes and five pocket styling make these a very popular label with bootcut and straight leg styles in styles to flatter curvy, apply, or straighter body types in size 12 to 24W. 

Eddie Bauer is quite popular for it's well made, yet moderately priced, classic clothing in natural fibers.  Classic straight leg and bootcut styles are frequently available in basic washes in misses, petite, and tall size 0 to 18 and women's size 14 to 24W.

 

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Size 14 - 24W
 

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Size 6 - 24W
 

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Size 16 - 24W

Classic Bootcut Jeans
Size 14 - 24W
 
Avg - Petite - Tall

 

Value Priced Classic Denim Options

Basic, inexpensive jeans are sometimes given the dismissive label of "Mom jeans", but the fact is that they are very popular, especially with women who need practical, casual clothes for messy occupations, chores, or lifestyles.  Who wants to spend $100 on a pair of jeans worn while painting the kitchen, gardening, or getting down on the floor to entertain small children?

Modestly priced, basic denim options are available from a number of catalogs and value priced retailers.  Blair offers a number of easy waist and elastic styles with straight and tapered legs.  Basic washes and an assortment of colors are available in size S to 3X, with petite to 2X.  Just My Size also has elastic waist options, along with flat front and tummy tamer jeans.  Legs range from slim, pull on jeggings to bootcut styles in size 1X to 4X, with some petite options also available.

Deep discounts on more upscale brands and labels are frequently available at the department store clearance shops Last Call and Nordstrom Rack

 

 

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Tapered Leg Jeans
Size
14 - 24W 

Curvy Skinny Jeans
Size 10 - 30W
Avg - Petite - Tall
 

Pull On Jeans
Size 1X - 4X
Avg - Petite

Butter Denim Skinny Jeans
Size 14 - 32W
 
Petite & Tall to 26W

Extended Plus-Sizes

The best resources for basic denim jeans larger than size 24W are the plus specialty retailers.  They also are the denim lines that are most likely to have a variety of cuts specifically for different plus body shapes, or for more apple rather than hourglass or pear shapes.   Lane Bryant pioneered the multiple cuts for different figure types at the same size in plus-size jeans in size 14 to 28W.  Their current "Genius Fit"  comes in a variety of inseams for petite, tall, and average women with classic five pocket styling and basic washes.

Catherine's, the Lane Bryant sister retailer, extends sizing further with size XL to 5X, and petite inseams available.  Jeans there have maintained the "Right Fit" system with notes for curvy and moderately curvy for larger hour glasses and pears, while the remainder of the inventory is cut for women with more around the middle and slimmer hips and thighs.  Elastic waist styles are available along with flat waist bands, catering to a variety of tastes and needs.

Wide leg styles, straight leg, and crops in classic cuts are available in size 12 to 38W with average, tall, and petite inseams at Ulla Popken.  Pull on classic denim jeggings styles are also frequently available.

  

 

 

 

 

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Plus-size clothing featured is hand selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site.