The Right Jeans For Wider Hips
Alright girls, I've consulted my denim specialist from Gap and she's given me some good tips to share with everyone. If you've been blessed with a J.Lo booty and then some, or have wider hips, do not stuff them in mom jeans. Mom jeans are high waisted and never looked good on anyone. If you have a curvier shape below your waist, always go for a low rise. Otherwise, if you have wider hips and you go high rise, there will be a lot of denim that contours around your hips, drawing more attention to the area. If you go with a low rise, the jeans start lower, cutting your hips in half. My friend also suggested trying the Long and Lean or the Curvy from Gap:
Long and Lean - Sits low at contoured waist, relaxed at the hips and thighs, allowing you more room. Recommended if you're just slightly wider at the hips (not quite J.Lo status).
Curvy - Sits low at waist and curvy through hips and thighs. Thay way, you won't feel like a sausage because you're overstuffed.
If you're the usual fan of boot cut and flare jeans, those work just as well, especially if they're a low rise. The only difference between boot cut and the long & lean or curvy is the extra room in the hips and thigh area.
As far as the wash goes, always go for a continuous dark wash or a very semi destructed wash. Otherwise, if you have bigger thighs, it will draw attention to unwanted areas. You don't want jeans that are dark with a big faded area on both thighs...or worse, right on your butt. Keep it simple.