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Your Favorite Internet Shopping Guide to Stylish Plus-Size Clothing: Size 12 +

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Plus-size Jeans and Denim
Designer, Specialty Washes, Gauchos, Classic and Trendy Styles

Finding the perfect pair of jeans for both your unique body size and shape is possibly the most challenging and frustrating shopping challenge out there.

Junior sizing reported in odd numbers ( 13/15/17, etc) and runs slimmer through the hips and thighs with less definition between hip and waist compared to classic women's or plus-sizes reported in even number sizing (14,16,18, etc), so keep that in mind when trying to find the perfectly fitting pair of jeans for your body type.  A few jeans lines also cut for body shape, not just size.  Those designated as curvy fits generally fit pear and hour glass figure types the best with smaller waists and fuller hip and thigh areas.  Those with fuller tummies and less difference between waist and hips, generally also have less full back sides and slim thighs and legs.

Most plus-size jeans are made with at least some stretch to them, but all cotton denim is still available in more classic styles and retailers on occasion, for those that prefer it. 

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6PM is a discounted flash sale site with inventory changing on a daily basis. Name brand jeans such as Michael Kors, Levi's, and Not Your Daughter's Jeans along with designer labels are frequently available with a good inventory regularly stocked in larger sizes.  Size 0 to 24W.

Appleseed's this casual, classic retailer carries a small selection of quality basic jeans from basic 5 pocket styles to pull on and comfort waist styles. Prices are moderate with free shipping on $50+. Size 6 to 24W.

Ashley Stewart carries moderately priced, trendy fashion with inventory that changes frequently.  Denim offerings are in the latest cuts, washes, and trends with body conscious, skinny styles a particular strength.  Size 12 to 16W.

Avenue is a good spot for affordable denim basics in a range of washes and colors. Leg and rise styles are also available in a good variety.  Prices are moderate with frequent sales available directly from website bringing them into most budgets. Many styles are available in petite, average, and tall inseams. Size 14 to 32W.

Bedford Fair  has a small collection of classic denim. Can often find Gloria Vanderbilt styles in addition to classic 5-pocket jeans, and pull-on jeans. Value prices.  Size 6 to 28W.


Blair carries a small collection of classic style jeans in basic colors and washes in a variety of leg openings. Some styles have elastic waists for an easy fit. Can also often find tummy control styles here. Denim shorts, capris, skirts and jean jackets commonly available. Petite to 3X. Size XS to 5X.


Bon Ton carries a range of jean styles, labels, and price points. Classic labels like Gloria Vanderbilt and Jones New York can be found alongside trendier labels like DKNY and Silver Jeans. More unusual, harder-to-find labels often include Laura Ashley, Earl Jeans, and Rough Hewn. Prices range from value to moderate with frequent and deep mark-downs a boon for bargain shoppers . Free shipping on orders $50+. Size 0 to 24W.

Catherine's carries a variety of denim jeans, jackets and skirts for the full-figured woman who likes classic comfort with a little bit of style. Trendier and artsier styles also sometimes can be found here. Prices are moderate with offers and sales frequently available available directly from the website. Petite XL to 3X. Size 16 to 34W.

Coldwater Creek specializes in contemporary classics in natural fibers. The jeans and denim collection follows trends without being trendy, including specialty washes and detailing with a fit that is more moderate and sits at or just below the waist line.  Prices are moderate.  Petite to 16P, Size 4 to 24W.

Dillard's has an excellent selection of moderately jeans from labels like Levi's, in addition to more upscale labels like Ralph Lauren, Not Your Daughter's Jeans, Silver Jeans, and Eileen Fisher. Select jeans available in petite and tall. Size 0 to 24W.

Kohl's is a reliable source for sturdy, classic jeans at moderate prices.  Some more trend conscious styles are also available in the junior plus department.  If you are looking for simple, 5 pocket, straight leg styles with a modest rise this is the spot.  Size 4 to 24W.

Lands' End carries classic straight leg, boot cut, and slim leg styles - some with tummy control.  Washes can be dark, stone washed, white, or colored with some trendier patterned jeans stocked some seasons. Prices are moderate. Free shippin gon $50+. Customized inseam lengths from 26" to 34" in size 0 up to 26W.

Lane Bryant carries jeans in the latest colors, patterns, and washes specifically designed for the plus-size figure. Often also carries designer labels like Seven7 and DKNYC. Select styles in petite and tall. Size 12 to 28W.

Last Call Neiman Marcus frequently has bargains on designer jeans available.  Find labels such as Not Your Daughter's Jeans, Tahari and others.  Size 0 to 24W.

Long Tall Sally is THE spot for long legged fashionistas.  Rises are also proportioned for taller women, making this a true tall style destination.  Sizes 2 to 20.

Macy's usually carries an extensive selection of trendy and stylish designer jeans for plus-sizes from labels like Calvin Klein, Z. Cavarricci, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Levi's, Silver Jeans, Ralph Lauren and Lucky Brand to name a few. Free Shipping on $99+. Great variety of cuts, washes and designer detailing in size 0 to 24W.

Melissa McCarthy bought the Seven7 line and expanded it, but kept one of the core features: denim!  Along with classic washes in a variety of leg styles, all engineered especially for curvier figures, this line follows many of the latest style trends including specialty washes, colors, patches, deconstruction detailing, and embellishments. Developing a loyal following for fit and fashion, the price point tends to be moderately upscale although sales bring them into more budgets. Available from many well known retailers and department stores, the brand website carries the full line in all sizes from 14 to 28W.

Nordstrom  carries both in-house and designer denim labels for the stylish contemporary woman. You'll find labels like James Jeans, Lucky, Silver, and Michael Kors here, along with the very popular tummy slimming panel "Not Your Daughter's Jeans" brand. Trendy and contemporary cuts, colors, styles and washes. Free shipping. Free returns. Select styles available in petite. Size 0 to 24W.

North Style offers jeans and other denim separates in classic to contemporary styles, sometimes with an artier edge and detailing such as embroidery. Not Your Daughter's Jeans in classic cuts and washes are regularly stocked. Size 4 to 24W.

Old Pueblo Traders carries classic and basic style apparel, including denim and jeans. Pull on denim and lighter chambray styles for summer, in addition to classic styles are available. Prices are value to moderate. Size 6 to 28W.

Saks Fifth Avenue is an excellent resource for high end designer jeans   Look for labels such as James Jeans, Not Your Daughter's Jeans, Marina Rinaldi, Eileen Fisher and others.  Size 0 to 24W.

Torrid carries the latest styles and trends in jeans for the plus figure.  On trend washes, cuts and embellishments are a specialty.  Labels frequently include Silver Jeans and Vigoss, in addition to their own brand. Black jeans in a variety of leg openings are reliably stocked, in addition to trendy washes, deconstructed styles, and looks with hardware details.  Prices are moderate with frequent sales and free shipping offers available directly from the website. Selected styles available in petite and tall. Size 10 to 30W.

Ulla Popken  has an excellent selection of classic to contemporary style denim jackets, skirts and jeans for the plus and super size figure. Some elastic waist styles are available, in addition to set waistbands. Prices are moderate.  Some jeans also come in plus petite and plus talls - in their full size ranges of 12 to 38W.

Zappos has turned into a super store for not just shoes, but also women's apparel. Jeans labels available often include Not Your Daughter's Jeans, Calvin Klein, DKNYC, Michael Kors, and Levi's.  Free Shipping. Size 0 to 26W.






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