You want your butt to look good in jeans—no surprise there. But when it’s time to shop for new denim, we know that 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, the very same woman who enlightened us on the biggest denim-shopping mistakes we all make) 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 emphasise your assets, according to Paige, one style reigns supreme, “The most flattering yoke detail is the classic soft V-shape.” To help illustrate what that looks like, we created a handy graphic below and shopped out jeans with V-shaped yokes so you can find the pair that will make your butt look good.
Read on for a guide to finding the most flattering jeans for your butt, and shop the ideal style.