10 Best Jeans for Muffin Top 2017

There are plenty of guides out there that help you find jeans to you rock a pear-shaped figure, a plus size figure, or petite figure, but which jeans help control the muffin top?

It can be frustrating and depressing to try on pair after pair without finding one that fits, so rather than wasting your time and emotions on repeated failures, refer to our guide so you can cut straight to the right pair.

Here, we discuss some of the best jeans for muffin top control and provide you with useful tips that will help you choose the right pair as you shop. Read on to see which brands made the list and what our experts have to say about the top three pairs.

Top 10 Jeans for Muffin Top Table

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1. Signature by Levi Strauss & Co Women's Skinny JeanMid-Rise Skinny$4.5
2. Silver Jeans Women's Suki High-Rise Baby Bootcut Jean High-Rise Bootcut$$$$4.4
3. Vibrant Women's Classic High Waist Denim Skinny Jeans High-Rise Skinny$$4.3
4. Levi's Women's 529 Curvy Bootcut Jean Mid-Rise Bootcut$$4.3
5. Jag Jeans Women's Petite Paley Pull On Bootcut Jean in Comfort Denim Elastic Panel Bootcut$$$4.1
6. KUT from the Kloth Women's Catherine Boyfriend Jean Mid-Rise Boyfriend$$$$4.1
7. Levi's Women's Slimming Skinny Jean Mid-Rise Skinny$$4.1
8. LEE Women's Plus-Size Relaxed Fit Straight Leg Jean Mid-Rise Straight Leg$4.0
9. Riders by Lee Indigo Women's Relaxed Fit Straight Leg Jean Mid-Rise Straight Leg$4.0
10. Dickies Women's Relaxed Straight Leg Jean Mid-Rise Straight Leg$$3.9

Choose the Correct Rise

Jeans come in low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise styles. Which one should you choose when you have a rounder tummy?

Mid-rise jeans and high-rise jeans will definitely give you more control.

Low-rise jeans, even if they fit you well in the leg, will not offer you any control over the muffin top. We suggest that you avoid these and opt for mid-rise or high-rise jeans only.

What About the Cut?

Bootcut, boyfriend, straight, skinny, or cropped? Here are some tips to help you find the right style based on your height and shape.

  • If you have an apple-shaped figure and you’re tall, try some bootcut jeans or even a pair of skinny jeans with a high waist.
  • If you have short legs and full thighs, try some boyfriend jeans.
  • If you have an hourglass figure, be sure to avoid the flare and bootcut as they can exaggerate your curves. Do try some mid-rise straight leg jeans or skinny jeans.
  • Pear-shaped figures look great with a skinny jean or straight leg jean.

You Might Enjoy an Elastic Panel

If you hate the button bulge on the front of your jeans, then you might enjoy wearing a pair that has an elastic panel at the top.

We recommend the Jag Jeans Petite Paley Pull On Bootcut Jean if you are tall and need a little extra tummy control. The waistband is wide and sits higher up on the waist to help prevent the muffin top effect while offering you a bit of tummy control with its stretch.

Top 3 Best Jeans for Muffin Top Reviews

Out of all the jeans we tried, we found these to be the most successful at controlling the dreaded muffin top effect.

Not so sure that these will work for you? That’s OK because we included seven other pairs of jeans on our list that we also loved and would recommend if these don’t work for you.

1. Levi Strauss & Co Women’s Skinny Jean

Some of the best jeans for muffin top control come from Levi Strauss and man, do they feel good when you slip into them!

One of the reasons why we love these jeans is that they offer sizes for short, regular and long legs so that everyone will find a length no matter how tall (or how short) she is.

They’re stretchy thanks to the elastane mixed in with the cotton and polyester, and as a mid-rise jean, they will give you a light amount of control if you have some small love handles that have a mind of their own.

If you aren’t in need of a pair of skinny jeans for your wardrobe, then check out the next pair.

2. Silver Jeans Women’s Baby Bootcut Jean

Pear-shaped figures with a few extra curves around the tummy will love the Suki jeans from Silver.

These high-rise jeans come in a variety of waist sizes with two different inseam options, including 31 inches or 33 inches if your legs are longer.

The cut is very flattering, especially if you have fuller thighs and a fuller backside. You don’t have to worry about over exposing yourself when you bend down to pick up something or when you sit in a chair!

We do realize that they’re a bit more expensive than some of the other brands, so if your weight fluctuates often, then you might want to think twice before investing in them.

Too bad they don’t come in very many washes because we probably would have purchased a few more pairs.

3. Vibrant Women’s Waist Denim Skinny Jeans

The ultimate high-rise skinny jeans on our list come from Vibrant. If you’re looking for something stretchy, you will love these because they have a bit of Spandex mixed with the rayon, cotton, and polyester.

Pear-shaped figures and women with plenty of curves look and feel fabulous in these jeans. It doesn’t matter if you have a narrow waist or if you’re a bit wider, just find your size and slip it on to experience ultimate tummy and butt control.

Be careful when you are selecting a size because, as you will notice, they only offer sizing in odd numbers. If you’re a 6 or an 8, for example, you are going to have to choose the next size up or down. The problem with this is that most women either tend to get a pair that fits in the leg but not in the waist or a pair that is just too small.

All jeans have a 29-inch inseam, and if you manage to find your size, you will love what they do for your tummy.

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