Plus Size Fashion Spotlight: Beija Flor (And Tips on Shopping for Jeans)

We can all agree that finding that right pair of jeans can be a super pain in the butt!  From the infamous booty crack to ghastly muffin top, jean shopping can turn into a nightmare!  So for this Plus Size Fashion Spotlight, I’m featuring Beija Flor, a jean company that designs for us ladies with booties, hips, and thighs.  Their jeans feature lightweight Brazilian stretch denim, designed not to stretch out regardless of how many times they’re worn.  They also have what’s called a vertical illusion wash, with darker shades on the outsides and lighter shades around the mid-thighs for a slimming effect.  Offering sizes up to 16, their jeans have been featured in mags such as Weight Watchers, , and Good Housekeeping.




Stephanie Jegging

Added bonus!  Here are four great tips from the folks over at Beija Flor when it comes to finding the right pair of jeans!

Pocket placement

You want your pockets to be sized, angled, and placed to flatter your rear whether you need to minimize lift or just break up the landscape

Take risks

 Don’t think that because you’re curvy you can’t wear jeggings or skinny leg jeans. A pant that hugs and fits your curves always looks better than a pant that is sagging or gaping.  

 Be informed

Research brands that grade their jeans to look good in larger sizes, support local specialty stores who have fit experts to help you find the right style

Tailoring and design

Most designer jeans will require hemming. Find a professional tailor to do a jeans hem.  Look for darker washes or if it’s a lighter wash look for wash effects with darker edges and lighter middle to slim the thigh.

What are your secrets to finding the right pair of jeans?



Photos courtesy of:  Beija Flor

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  1. I’m still pretty nervous about wearing jeggings, but I love the one’s you chose for this post, they’re really nice.

    • Lisa, I know what you mean but once you put on a pair you will love it! Add that on you New Year’s resolution for 2011 — you will be amazed!

    • MJ

       /  December 9, 2010

      Thank you! I haven’t tried them out either but I’m willing to give them a go if the fit is right!

  2. I think this is true, but hard for a lot of women to understand:

    ” Don’t think that because you’re curvy you can’t wear jeggings or skinny leg jeans. A pant that hugs and fits your curves always looks better than a pant that is sagging or gaping.”

    Looking great in casual plus size clothing means showing off those gorgeous curves!

    • MJ

       /  December 2, 2010

      You are absolutely right. It’s all about accentuating the positives i.e those curves! 🙂

  3. I don’t have secrets, I just try on every possible pair in the store until I find one that actually fits (somehow it always takes me a while to reach that point). Choosing jeans is tricky and you really have to take time for it as a lot of us spend so much of our time wearing jeans.

    P.S. Can you please tell me which plugin you’re using for the “Notify me of site updates” thing? Thanks 🙂

    • Yes, buying jeans is tricky and I tend to stick to stores where I know the fit is good and I don’t have to really try them on.

      For the plug in, this blog isn’t self-hosted, so it’s a feature that comes with the free blog.


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