The Secret to Making Your Butt Look Good in Jeans


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You want your butt to look good in jeans—no surprise there. But when it comes time to shop for new denim, we know it can feel like it takes a million misses to find a single pair of jeans that fits you like a glove. Turns out there's a better way to find that perfect pair of true blues, and it's all about taking one important thing into account: the yoke of your jeans.

What exactly is the yoke, you might ask? It's the patch of jeans between the waistband and butt pockets, and the shape can have a major effect of how jeans fit from behind. To help explain, we tapped Paige Adams-Geller (yes, that Paige) to break it down. "The back yoke in a pair of jeans is essential in determining the fit of the jeans and how flattering they are on your bum," she notes.

While there is a range of shapes, some more relaxed, others that emphasize your assets, according to Paige, one style reigns supreme: "The most flattering yoke detail is the classic soft V-shape," she notes. To help illustrate what that looks like, we created a handy graphic below and shopped out jeans with V-shaped yoke so you can find the pair that will make your butt look oh so good.

Read on for a guide to finding the most flattering jeans for your butt, and to shop the ideal style.

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For your most flattering pair of jeans, Adams-Gellar suggests keeping one thing in mind: "The V-shape should be positioned around the top part of your bum, and the bottom of your back pockets should sit where your cheek and thigh meet."

Shop Jeans With a Soft V-Yoke