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17 pairs of jeans that are both flattering and comfortable for thick thighs

Gone are the days of suffocating thighs in uncomfy denim.
Good American / Everlane / Old Navy / Gap
/ Source: TODAY

If you have thick thighs or a curvy shape, you know the struggle of finding a good pair of jeans. As a woman who was blessed with athletic thighs, I’m particularly excited about the move from skinny to loose denim. At the same time, I refuse to give up my high-rise skinnies because it took my years to find pairs that make me feel confident.

In honor of my fellow thick-thighed friends, I rounded up jeans designed to flatter our curves. Not only will they fit both your legs and waist like a glove, but they can withstand the dreaded chub rub. Nearly all the brands I included are size-inclusive, so everyone can find their perfect fit.

Best jeans for women with thick, curvy thighs, according to shoppers

Lane Bryant Signature Fit Body Icon Straight Jean

They key to jeans that fit well is finding a pair that's made to work with your body instead of staying stiff or rigid in shape. According to the brand, these are designed to contour to your shape and hug your body in all the right places. It describes the denim as "your body-boosting wardrobe hero."

Venus Bootcut Jeans

Slimmer at the top with a flare at the bottom, these jeans easily complete a look at any time of year. They even come in nine different colors so you can have a pair for every day of the week (and an extra pair for two days a week). One reviewer with self-proclaimed "chunky" thighs said that even the white pair fit perfectly.

Torrid Boyfriend Straight Jean

Reviewers are raving about how well these jeans fit their thick thighs. Inseams are offered from extra short to extra tall so everyone can have their perfect fit.

Universal Standard ComfortDenim Drawstring Jean Trouser

If you want something with even more giver — like almost a jogger, but not quite — we won't judge. Swap your sweats for this trendy and super-soft drawstring pair from Universal Standard. Though they pair perfectly with sneakers, you can also wear them with heels!

Old Navy High-Waisted O.G. Straight Ankle Jeans

"I haven't felt this comfortable in a pair of jeans in probably a decade," a verified shopper exclaimed after slipping on these Old Navy jeans described as "part '90s nostalgia, part new-normal comfort." Its classic style isn't the only thing to rave about — this pair includes the brand's Never-Quit Shape Retention that ensures you're being hugged in all the right places.

Democracy Women's Ab Solution Jegging

With nearly 9,000 verified five-star ratings on Amazon, these jeggings are hard to pass up on. Several shoppers who have thick, muscular thighs even noted how nicely these felt around the area without leaving a waist gap in the back.

AE Ne(x)t Level Super High-Waisted Flare Jean

Embrace those groovy vibes with this pair of soft, stretchy American Eagle flare jeans that are truly "next level." With a slim silhouette, high-rise fit and button fly, shoppers adore how flattering and complementary these look.

Universal Standard Bae Boyfriend Crop Jeans

Keep things relaxed in these boyfriend jeans from Universal Standard. Available in 22 sizes (up to 40!), this inclusive pair is made with a secretly stretchy, engineered fabric and is supposed to fit perfectly around your waist and hips.

Levi's Ribcage Straight Ankle Women's Jeans

These ribcage-grazing, button-fly jeans draw attention to your waistline. They boast an ultra-high (12-inch) rise, a classic straight leg and the perfect amount of structure.

Sofía Jeans by Sofia Vergara Plus-Size Melisa High-Waist Flare Jeans

Reviewers rave about these high-waist, button-up closure flares from Sofia Vergara's Walmart line. As one reviewer wrote, "They are extremely comfortable and stretchy." I totally agree!

Abercrombie & Fitch Curve Love 90s Ultra High Rise Straight Jeans

Despite being made with a more rigid material, these Abercrombie jeans are designed to complement curvy bodies. According to reviewers, they tend to run large so if you want a snug fit, order one size down but if you want a looser fit, order your normal size. "My entire life I've never had a pair of jeans fit me. They fit perfect on the waist, there's adequate room in the thighs and they DON'T FLATTEN YOUR BUTT," one reviewer raved.

DU/ER Four Way Flex High-Rise Skinny

I recently discovered DU/ER, a Canadian performance clothing company that specializes in denim that feels as comfortable as yoga pants. This waist-hugging, high-rise pair perfectly hugs my thighs, and the pocket positioning is on point. In other terms, they fit like a second skin.

Gap High-Rise True Skinny Jeans with Secret Smoothing Pockets

I recommend these skinnies to absolutely everyone. They fit my hips and waist without gapping or being too tight and make me feel instantly put-together.

Levi’s Wedgie Straight Women’s Jeans

These cult-favorite jeans from Levi's have just the right amount of stretch and do exactly what they were designed to do: accentuate your waist, hips and backside. Don’t worry — they won’t actually give you a wedgie.

Good American Good Legs Crop Extreme V

If I had to save one pair of jeans in a fire, it would probably be my Good American's. They come with a gap-proof contoured waist and a bum-lifting V-shaped back. The material is a mix of denim and stretch and they slide on glove. All Good American jeans are crafted with a fabric designed to hold their shape, no matter how often you wear them.

Everlane Original Cheeky Jean

I snagged a pair of Everlane's Curvy '90s Cheeky Jean after reading rave reviews online and they did not disappoint. I love the flattering straight leg and the back pockets, which are set high and close together for a natural, lifted look.

DL1961 Bridget Boot: High-Rise Instasculpt Crop

I have a friend with thick thighs who will only wear DL1961 denim — she loves how they hold her in without constricting. This pair smooths and conforms to your body, so you can ditch your shapewear.