We Found the 12 Most Comfortable Pairs of Jeans for Every Woman

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Finding a good (as in soft, slightly stretchy yet still structured) pair of jeans can be a tall order (sometimes quite literally). The good news is that many traditional—and some nontraditional—brands are upping their denim game, with a range of designs, crops, and inseams designed for different body shapes and preferences. From butt-boosting skinnies to modern-retro bootcuts (and plenty of sophisticated straight-legs along the way), we found the best jeans for short women, tall women, curvy women, and more. Read on for the most fashionable and comfortable pairs that will help you power-walk through colder weather.

Best-fitting jeans for women: Levi's 501® Original Fit Women's Jeans

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It would be difficult to imagine a denim world without Levi's, which put the sturdy, riveted pants style on the map and paved the way for many other brands to follow. This 'original' design is the brand's first-ever made and most iconic to date, proving a classic cut (high-rise, with just the right amount of give) and wash (there are seven) never go out of style.

Best jeans for curvy women: Good American Good Curve Skinny

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"The best jeans for curvy body types are the ones that provide adequate coverage, hug all the right parts in a comfortable way, and do not create a gap in the back when you sit down," says Brooke Rounick, a fashion stylist and blogger based in Philadelphia. Among her personal picks is Good American's Good Curve line. "The jeans are high-waisted, stretchy for comfort, and come in a range of crops/hems for adding a touch of personal flare and mixing things up," she adds. This versatile blue wash can be paired with just about anything.

Best jeans for apple shape: Maurice's m jeans Black Flare High Rise Jean

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Giving new meaning to the term athleisure, this fit-minded skinny from Maurice's boasts a special flex fiber designed to move with the body, allowing for maximum comfort with every curve. The flare silhouette on this pair also helps elongate the legs.

Best jeans for big thighs: Mid-Rise Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans for Women

Old Navy Mid-Rise Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans for Women
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For bigger thighs, you'll typically want to look for fabric that has a good amount of controlled give. "A skinny can usually provide comfortable hold," says Rounick. Old Navy's Rockstar line has developed a cult following from curve-loving ladies who are looking for a little extra support and stretch without having to forgo style.

Best jeans for flat butt: White House Black Market Ultimate Sculpt High-Rise Skinny Ankle Jeans

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These top-rated jeans were designed with a special sculpting fabric and wide rear pockets for highlighting—or creating—curves. A high waist and wide rear pockets serve to further enhance its booty-boosting capabilities.

Best jeans for tall women: Madewell The Tall Perfect Vintage Jean in Melgrove Wash

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Avoid having to compromise length—or overall fit due to alterations—by opting for a brand that offers its bestselling fits in tall sizes. This classic mom jean style (if your mom was a '90s supermodel, according to the brand) from Madewell can be worn with clogs, boots, or even sneakers for every day, and dressed up with ankle-strap sandals or pumps for proper play (wide-leg jeans are also a great way to show off long gams).

Best jeans for short women: Gap High Rise Vintage Slim Jeans with Secret Smoothing Pockets in Washwell

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Similar to those who are tall, prioritizing brands that cater specifically to petites will allow those with shorter frames to enjoy the latest and greatest designs without having to settle for an awkward fit. This 'cigarette' offers the sleekness of a skinny, combined with the sophistication of a straight-leg (and crops at the ankle to create the illusion of added length).

Best plus-size jeans: Torrid Luxe Boot Jean

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Finding a great-fitting pair of jeans for plus-size figures was once almost impossible, but the tide has been turning in recent years. Case in point: Torrid offers styles for women sized 10-30. The stretchy fabric on these dark-wash jeans contours your body for a gap-proof fit every time.

Best skinny jeans for women: Reformation High and Skinny Jean

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Who says skinny jeans have to be over? Described by the brand as 'the sustainable jeans your butt prefers,' Reformation's popular high and skinny jean is known and loved for its stretchy fabric that glides on easily. In addition to being comfortable and consciously crafted, there's a spectrum of shades, washes, and styles for a variety of aesthetics and occasions.

Best black jeans for women: Rag & Bone Maya High-Rise Slim Jeans in Black

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Cut from Italian organic cotton in a pitch black shade, this classic option from Rag & Bone sits just below the waist and cuts at the ankle. Not only will you be able to get more mileage out of the dye, but the high-rise style and looser fit is perfect for pairing with all of your favorite bodysuits and beyond.

Best timeless jeans: Banana Republic High-Rise Slim Wide-Leg Cropped Jean

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Rounick says those looking to transcend trends can't go wrong with the two Cs: classic and comfort. "Look for a straight or cropped design in a standard wash, ideally in a mid or high rise, and try to keep the details simple to avoid having to keep up with rotating fads. I also love a flared leg for a somewhat retro, yet still fashion-forward feel," she advises. This ankle jean from Banana Republic boasts a body-framing yet breathable shape.

Best bootcut jeans for women: Everlane The Way-High Jean

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Especially great for giving the illusion of longer legs, the 70s bootcut gets a modern makeover in this sustainable style from Everlane, which has a near five-star rating from customers who hail its butt-hugging fit and 'perfect flare.' Scoop it up in one of five washes (we're currently eyeing the Dark Blue for fall).

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