Found: The Best Plus Size Trouser Jeans

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wide-leg, trouser style jeans are a hot denim trend, and they are worth all of the hype. The generous style falls off of the widest part of the body -- the hips -- to create a fluid line from waist to toe. The more sophisticated fit also makes trouser jeans perfect for a casual, yet refined work look -- just pair with a blazer or crisp button-down shirt. The result is a pulled together look that camouflages everything that lies beneath.

Are your frantically searching for a plus size version of the trouser jean? Search no longer. We've pulled together six fabulous pair of plus size trouser jeans that have all of the best parts of the wide-leg, higher waist trend, but in cuts that are designed for curves that come in sizes 14 and up.

Our pick for best of the bunch? The Lafayette 148 New York Five-Pocket Jean. Widely regarded as one of the top plus-size designer clothing labels, Lafayette 148 jeans are available in sizes up to 24W.

Lafayette 148 New York Salon Z Five-Pocket Jeans

→ Buy the Lafayette 148 New York Salon Z Five-Pocket Jeans, $328.00, at

Thanks to a radical shift in the concept of plus size clothing, "mom jeans" are no longer the only game in town when it comes to clothing for the size 14 and up set. Check out these equally fabulous plus size trouser jeans:

For an equally flattering cut, but slightly more refined wash, check out these James Jeans Straight Leg Jeans. These are ideal for casual Friday, and available in sizes up to 24W.

James Jeans Salon Z Straight Leg Stretch Jeans

→ Buy the James Jeans Salon Z Straight Leg Stretch Jeans, $207.00, at

The welt pockets on these NYDJ Michelle Trouser Jeans create a clean line from hip to hem -- a great look for pairing with party tops for a night out, or with a simple button-down for work. These jeans, which feature NYDJ's "lift and tuck" fit, are available in sizes up to 24W.

NYDJ Michelle Plus Trouser Jeans

→ Buy the NYDJ Michelle Plus Trouser Jeans, $120.00, at; shipping and returns are free.

For a more affordable trouser jean that doesn't sacrifice in the dressier, work-appropriate look department, check out these jeans from Eloquii. They have a similar style to the NYDJ jeans above, but at about half the price. They're available in sizes up to 24.

Eloquii Refined Trouser Jeans

→ Buy the Eloquii Refined Trouser Jeans, $80.00, at

Get the flattering trouser fit in a more casual, weekend-style wash with these flared jeans from Lane Bryant. These jeans feature Lane Bryant's "right fit" technology, which allows you to pick a customized fit based on body shape, and they're available in both petite and tall inseams up to size 24.

Lane Bryant Lightly Flared Jean

→ Buy the Lane Bryant Lightly Flared Jean, $59.95, at

We'll be the first to admit that the fashion industry, while getting better about creating chic plus-size clothing, is still a little behind on creating those clothes in a true range of sizes. So, hats off to Ulla Popken for creating a stylish, flattering plus size trouser jean that is available in sizes up to 38W.

Ulla Popken Wide Leg Denim Trousers

→ Buy the Ulla Popken Wide Leg Denim Trousers, $59.00 - $64.00, at

This post originally appeared on September 16, 2007. It has since been updated.