The Fittest Booties Dish Out Fave Jeans Picks
Question: Why do women who lift always wear workout clothes?
Answer: Because nothing else fits.
I know, fit girl problems, right? But when Black Eyed Peas asked me what I was going to do with all that junk in my trunk, I honestly did not know the answer.
So, I turned to the fittest butts in the business to give me the scoop on their favorite brands of jeans. Each one of these ladies face the same issues: strong muscular legs and glutes, trim waist, and the need to sit down and stand up without flashing the world or splitting a seam.
I was delighted to share their answers with you!
Brand and style: AG Jeans, The Middi Mid-Rise Legging
Price: $176 online
Favorite color: Indigo Stone
Why I love them:
1) They’re butt huggers. This is a must — you’re like a walking billboard for hip thrusts.
2) They have a reinforced waistband (this means they won’t stretch out or “quit” on you after one wear (even though I prefer to wash them after every wear, but that’s just me).
3) They’re made in the U.S. of A.
Brand and style, price, and favorite color:
– Buckle – Big Star “Maddie” Dark Wash $100-$150
– 7 For all Mankind – Dojo – Midnight New York Dark $170
– White House Black Market – Blanc Trouser or Bootcut Jean ( Dark Wash) $80-$100
Why I love them:
Buckle has a HUGE variety in jeans and they come in long and extra-long lengths! Yeah Buckle!!
7 for mankind is a designer brand that all my non lifting skinny friends wear and I thought I would never be able to until I discovered the Dojo. Perfect fit.
I also love white house black market’s jeans. They have stretch and long lengths.
So there ya have it. If you are tall and like to squat and deadlift heavy –these jeans may just work for you too.
Shanna didn’t always love jeans: Jeans. Almost as bad to go shopping for as a bikini. Actually bikini shopping is more fun. Jeans suck. I started lifting super young mostly because I hated my swim coach and he gave us the option to work with a personal trainer instead a couple mornings a week. This was great for me because am club swim practice was 35 min across town and the personal trainer was 5 min away. Made for a much better morning. Except for the fact that this guy thought I had the craziest quads for 14 year old and had me do squats until I literally dropped. 2-3 mornings a week. So I have had BIG legs and booty my whole life because of my early start with squats. Jeans have always been the bane of my existence. Well not really. But skinny girls always looked good in jeans and I never did. At least I thought I didn’t. Anytime I found them to fit my quads they might as well have been maternity jeans they were so big in the waist. Manufacturers make jeans for pregnant spiders. Skinny legs big bellies.
Then there is the height issue. Standing at 5’10” most of which is inseam not only do I have to find jeans to fit my quadzillas but also my length. I might as well just shop at Sally’s big and tall. But those are all “mom jeans” and no one wants to wear those. I envied the girls that fit into designer jeans. Every now and then I attempt to squeeze into the biggest size of Citizens or Joes only to be able to get them barely past my knees. #sadface
A couple years ago I discovered a couple brands that worked well enough. One is a designer brand! (Still the biggest size of it but hey whatever). I figured that wide leg/trouser cut was best for me. I still have the gaposis issue going on with the waistband (Nothing a cute belt cant fix or a trip to a tailor to adjust it without the cost of having custom made jeans). Plus all of these jeans have what all fit girls need. A little spandex in them so they stretch. No one wants to feel like a stuffed sausage. No one.
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Brand and style: H&M Skinny Low Jeans
Favorite color: Dark denim blue
Why I love them: They hug my butt and legs and are forgiving for those with muscles. They stretch and my butt doesn’t spill out when I sit down—allowing me to avoid the shameful builder’s crack.
Brand and style: Victoria’s Secret, The VS Hipster Flare
Favorite color: Well Worn Blue Wash (i.e. distressed)
Why I love them:
As a very tall woman with an athletic build, long legs, a non-existent torso, a smaller waist, and, umm… plentiful hips and booty, jeans shopping has always been my nemesis. Jeans are always too big in the waist and gape open in the back, they are hard to pull over my hips and thighs, and don’t even get my started on length (or lack thereof). Most jeans are highwaters on me before I even think about slipping on anything with a heel. :::sigh:::
Molly gets real about jeans: It’s so rare for me to find a pair of jeans that I like, that one of my favorite pairs is a pair I got in 2005! I would have shown you that pair, but it’s long been discontinued, and unfortunately, I believe my other current fave has been as well, but I found a similar pair.
I get it, I get it. Skinnies and leggings are all the rage, but I’ll always have a place in my heart for a nice pair of jeans with a decent flare at the bottom. It’s a classic cut, and very flattering for those of us with plentiful backsides. Like I mentioned, I think my exact pair has been discontinued (dang the skinny jean trend!), but here is a similar pair. Mine are more flared than this bootcut style, but everything else looks about the same.
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Favorite brand and style: Toss up between Citizens of Humanity ‘Thompson’ Skinny jeans (pictured) and Seven for All Mankind ‘Kimmie Contour’ Straightleg
Price: Citizens $198, Sevens $189
Favorite color: medium or dark wash
Why I love them:
My love for denim borders on obsession, as I basically collect designer jeans. I get a ton of wear out of them so I’m not afraid to drop some serious cash.
My favorite cut are skinnies or straight leg, however I hammer my legs in the gym multiple times per week so developed thighs and glutes can make this challenging, but not impossible!
Jen’s top tips: buy jeans with some stretch in them (preferably 7% or more of spandex, lycra, etc) and find an excellent tailor! If you find wonderful jeans in a boot-cut but you want skinny or straight-leg jeans, take them to your tailor and have them skinnified! Works every time!
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Brand and Style: All Saints Ashby Slim Fit
Price: approx $150
Favorite Color: Black
Why I love them:
I love skinny jeans but some brands/styles are difficult to move in do to my muscular legs and butt. These allow for a more breathable fit. I can also dress them up or dress them down.
Price range: $78-$200
Quick note: I caught Alicia the day she returned from an event in Australia and she sent me a quick message about her favorite brands.