Tummy Control Jeans That Give You a Flat Stomach

Woman in jeans looking in mirror at stomach
Learn which jeans will give your tummy a flatter look. ronstik/Getty Images

 If your jeans give you a muffin top, it's time to upgrade to a better pair. Today, in the age of high-tech denim construction and new advances in stretch denim and shapewear in general, it's perfectly reasonable to expect your jeans to deliver body slimming benefits along with style. Some denim brands have focused specifically on the needs of women seeking tummy control in their clothing, offering jeans that promise to dramatically diminish a pot belly and fake the look of flat abs. Here, we've rounded up the best tummy control jeans that you can wear to boost your confidence when you're wearing denim. 

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Not Your Daughter's Jeans (NYDJ) - Regular, Petite and Plus Size

NYDJ Sheri Plus Size Skinny Jeans. NYDJ

The NYDJ denim brand has made their name by selling jeans that are designed to flatter curvy, womanly figures. The magic starts right in the fabric — NYDJ jeans have an unusually high percent of elastane (also called by its brand name, Lycra or Spandex) in their patented Lift Tuck fabric blend. Some NYDJ denim style have up for 4% elastane, as compared to the 1-2% that's the norm for most stretch denim jeans. The result is an extremely stretchy denim pant that conforms tightly to your curves to hold everything in place — including a flabby tummy — while being comfortable to wear.

To target the tummy specifically, all NYDJ jeans styles feature a signature panel and cross-stitching construction in the front that's designed to flatten out a woman's middle. NYDJ styles generally are cut to sit just above the natural waist, for a comfortable medium rise fit and a flattering, slimming silhouette. A contoured waistband also helps to eliminate other fit problems at the waistline, including the dreaded muffin top effect (when your tummy spills over your waistband) and gapping in the back when you sit down. 

NYDJ brand jeans are available in a variety of fits, including cropped jeans, skinny jeans, trendy straight leg, wide-leg, bootcut and classic trouser styles. NYDJ offers stylish, trendy finishes, too, including leather-look coated jeans, printed jeans and sueded styles available. You'll find petite jeans, regular and plus-sized denim (up to size 22W) at this brand.

NYDJ jeans retail for about $90 to $160.

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Spanx Jeans

Spanx 5-Pocket Skinny Crop Jeans in Hunter
Spanx 5-Pocket Skinny Crop Jeans in Hunter. Spanx

Women all over the world love the Spanx brand for its ability to smooth their silhouettes and make them look slimmer — and even sizes smaller — in their clothing. While Spanx originally began as a maker of body shaping undergarments, today the brand offers other clothing options that feature the same body-slimming benefits, including a fashionable jeans collection that is updated seasonally with trendy new styles.

Spanx Jeans tackle tummy issues with concealed shaping technology that's built right into the denim. The real secret of Spanx, though, of course, is in the stretch. The Spanx cropped skinny jean style pictured here, for instance, boasts a whopping 28% elastane, for maximum tummy control and body contouring benefits, while their other available style, a fashionable boyfriend jean that's designed for a slouchier fit, has 3% elastane — still high on the scale of stretch denim blends.

You can shop for Spanx jeans in sizes from 26 to 32, starting at about $130 retail.

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Miraclebody Denim - Regular, Petite and Plus Size

Miraclebody Jeans
Miraclebody Jeans with built-in tummy control. Miraclebody Jeans

The Miraclebody clothing line was created by the makers of Miraclesuit, a leading brand of body shaping swimwear. Miraclebody Denim is manufactured from lightweight, premium stretch denim fabric that's comfortable to wear and won't add bulk.

A cleverly hidden, tummy-flattening panel is sewn into every pair of Miraclebody jeans. This is designed to suck in and flatten a softer belly and create a smooth, slimming effect across the midsection. Miraclebody jeans are also cut in a slightly higher mid-rise fit at the waistband, to eliminate muffin top and back gapping issues. With reliable tummy control, in a fabric that retains its shape over long wear, these are solid performing jeans that really help to minimize a mushy middle.

Miraclebody Denim comes in a wide range of styles, including skinny jeans, bootcut, boyfriend jeans, wide leg, straight fit, cropped lengths, coated, embellished and printed styles. You can choose from classic dark wash or vintage, colored, pastel and white denim. Regular sizes are 2 to 16, with select styles are available in petite and plus sizes.

Miraclebody jeans start at about $90.

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Old Navy Smooth and Slim Jeans - Plus Size

Old Navy Smooth & Slim Mid-Rise Boot-Cut Jeans
Old Navy Smooth & Slim Mid-Rise Boot-Cut Jeans. Old Navy

Fashion retailer Old Navy caters to the plus size market with a wide range of stylish jeans, in a variety of plus size fits and washes. The Old Navy Smooth and Slim line is a great, affordable option for plus size women wanting to create the look of a flat stomach.

These jeans feature a hidden, smooth, stretchy inside lining that's designed to flatten a tummy. The fit is strong enough to hold in a protuding pooch, but stretchy so you can breathe when you're sitting and bending. The Smooth and Slim is currently available in two styles, a skinny jean and a bootcut fit, in plus sizes 16 to 30. You can choose between a mid-rise fit, with the waistband sitting just below the belly button, or a trendy high-rise style. The darker washes offer a clean, sophisticated look that's dressy enough to wear to work.

This jean style comes in a slimming dark wash rinse with contrast top-stitching and retails for about $50.

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