Pictured above: me in light gray Ashley Stewart stretch jeans
There is a huge controversy about plus-sized women wearing skinny jeans. Most people say that skinny jeans are for skinny people. WRONG! That is a fairly ignorant and discriminate remark. Skinny jeans can look incredible on teens and women between sizes 16 and 24. They shape out a woman’s figure nicely because they are skin-tight from the waist to the ankle.
For plus sized women size 14 to 18, light wash skinny jeans can look really cute. If you have a big chest, light jeans paired with a dark colored shirt will tone down yourupper body. (WARNING: Some light wash skinny jeans make a woman look much heavier than they really are so be careful when buying them!) If the issue is the complete opposite and you want to slim down your big thighs, dark blue to black skinny jeans are helpful.
A couple of things to keep in mind:
Beware of the muffin top! Trust me, I know that finding the right jeans for a large waist is so difficult. The pants itself might be perfectly but the waist could be too wide (which makes the crotch area look horrible when you wear a belt), too tight (which gives you a muffin top look that’s even worse when you sit down) or too tight AND high-waisted (which can give you a muffin top and hurts when you sit down or bend over). If you’re like me and have a belly, the best type of jeans for you must come up right below or at the belly button; anything higher is just too high-waisted. This conceals and keeps the lower belly in. No girl wants their gut all out there. If you can’t help the muffin top (which is common), attractive loose tops are great to cover them up and look awesome with skinny jeans as well.
Although wearing high heels for most plus-sized women (especially me!) can really hurt because of the weight pressuring on their feet, some people can actually deal with the pain. So for those who love pumps, strappy sandals and stilettos, skinny jeans are your best friend (especially if your height is under 5’5’’)!
If your butt is not in the greatest shape, avoid skinny jeans. Skinny jeans are tight enough to show off your figure so if your butt is on the flat side (which most girls face at least once in their lives), I suggest to buy padded underwear. It’s just like a push-up bra except it’s for your bottom. There’s nothing wrong with padded underwear. They give your butt a little boost. (WARNING: If you are about to have sex, make sure you take off the padded underwear in the bathroom. You don’t want the guy to see your secret weapon!)
Spandex and stretch jeans are magical. The best jeans for a plus sized woman are something stretchy and durable. Stretch jeans are extremely comfortable to walk in, bend over and sit in. I live for stretch jeans and dark leggings!
I recommend Rainbow, K Mart, Sears, Wet Seal, and Ashley Stewart for skinny jeans if you’re a plus sized woman.
The best skinny jeans brands for me are Levi’s, Baby Phat, Apple Bottoms, Route 66, Ashley Stewart brands and K Mart brands.
Shopping for skinny jeans as a plus sized female is a hassle and takes a lot of time and patience but once we find the right pair, we’re set for life! Skinny jeans were made for us. They slim us down, keep everything in place and look sexy!