The 3 Types of Jeans That Are Best for Flat Butts

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Shopping for jeans is always a tough feat—there’s the wash, the length, and the right fit to worry about, and if you have a small butt, filling out a pair of jeans is one more concern on top of the rest. Obviously you’ll want to find a style that’s snug and flattering (no pun intended) while giving your derrière a little definition, but what should you be looking for exactly?

Paige Adams-Geller, Paige co-founder and creative director, was interviewed by Refinery 29 and advised that when shopping for the best jeans for flat butts to look for “denim that has pockets with details, like zippers and welts, that add extra thickness to the back pocket.” She also notes that the wash of the denim plays an important factor and that sanding is your best friend: “The sanding acts as a highlighter and gives the illusion of volume.” 

Mother designer and co-founder Tim Kaeding adds that high-waist styles are ideal because they “promote the idea of a fuller silhouette.” Below are the top three denim styles that are guaranteed to enhance the flattest of derrières.

1. Sanding on Back Pockets

It doesn't get more classic than these vintage-cut high-rise jeans.

Available in sizes 24 to 32.

Pair with your favorite ankle boots and a light sweater. 

Available in sizes 16 to 24. 

This statement style is especially flattering due to the added dimension provided by its sanded finish.

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

2. High-Rise

The most flattering fit from Citizens of Humanity. 

Available in sizes 24 to 32.

The perfect pants for achieving the model-off-duty look. 

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

The raw-cut hem gives these high-rise jeans a lived-in feel and looks great with loafers and mules.

Available in sizes 24 to 32.

3. Welt Back Pocket

Try out these cool frayed pants with unique pockets and slits. 

Available in sizes XS to M. 

Opt for a velvet take on denim jeans. 

Available in sizes 00 to 12. 

This industrial take on two-tone denim makes a statement yet still pairs well with most wardrobe staples.

Available in sizes IT40 to IT44.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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