Q&A: The Perfect Jeans for Thick Thighs

December 14th, 2007

Q:  I recently bought a pair of trouser jeans. I have a pear-shaped body (slim upper body and heavier bottom), so where should the flare of the jeans start? What looks the best on a thick-thighed girl like me?

Baby Phat Original 5-Pocket JeanA: 
The perfect pair of jeans fits you both at the waist and at the hips.  Furthermore, this perfect pair of jeans:
(1) Doesn’t gap at the waist (so when you lean over, you don’t reveal your underwear),
(2) Contours your bottom so that the seat of your pants doesn’t sag, and
(3) Avoids unflattering whiskering around the crotch area.

If you have thick thighs, camouflage them with looser fitting jeans. These jeans should still fit snugly at the waist and through the hip (and contour your behind), but the flare should start at the top of the thigh for optimal figure flattery.  What to wear with these trouser jeans?  Pair them with a looser-fitting top for a big-over-small look.

Pictured: Baby Phat Original 5-Pocket Jean | $59 at Macys.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. watergirl78  |  December 18th, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    I’ve found that “relaxed fit” jeans can be a good choice for thicker thighs. My thighs are athletic and slightly muscular, and I have trouble finding jeans that are roomy enough between the crotch and right above the knee. This year, I’ve really liked the Gap flares and Lucky Brand Sweet N Lows (which have a great contoured waist – higher at back and lower at front to prevent gappage). Hope this helps!

  • 2. Mick  |  December 18th, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    Do these styles also work for women with skinny thighs that want them to look even skinnier?

  • 3. Mancible  |  December 19th, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Mick, for reals? A good bet would be huge bell bottoms. lol In case you wanted a more flattering look, the skinny fit was made for thighs like yours.

  • 4. Trisha  |  December 22nd, 2007 at 11:07 pm


    Mancible is right–the contrast with the wide bell bottoms would make your thighs look even skinnier.


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