Shopping for denim is a struggle for everyone, but that rings especially true for gals looking for a pair of curve-hugging plus-size jeans. You have to contend with weird gaps at the waist, styles that don’t hold up against thigh rub and weird sagging at the knees and/or rear after just a few wears. Fortunately, more brands are rethinking the way they approach plus-size clothing, starting from scratch with new fit and fabric technologies that are made to complement your body. So, we set out to round up the best of the best, polling curvy women on the brands they shop over and over again.
Read on for recommendations from 12 stylish women on the best plus-size jeans they’ve ever bought, plus 12 additional brands worth checking out.