We’re Obsessed with these Best-Selling Tummy Control Jeans from Kohl’s!

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We love a great pair of jeans! 👖

Staying home as of late has our team searching for the perfect pair of tummy control, high-waisted jeans that will have us feeling like some of us didn’t succumb to too many treats during quarantine.

Luckily, no matter your shape or size, Kohl’s is full of affordable, great finds in the women’s clothing section! Even better, we recently got the scoop on some fantastic Apt 9 jeans recommended by a couple of our amazing readers and we’re totally loving our new layers.


Here’s what readers were saying about their Kohl’s Apt. 9 tummy control jeans:

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“I found Kohl’s Apt 9 tummy control jeans a couple of years ago and I have literally stocked up! They have many versions: bootcut, skinny, capris & shorts. I’m not skinny – I’m curvy with thicker hips & thighs with leftover baby tummy fat. They even offer tall sizes, which I’ve always needed.

I hated the muffin top feel in jeans but also didn’t want super high wasted. I feel so comfortable & sexy in these Kohl’s jeans, they’re very flattering & so comfortable that I forget I’m even wearing them! I pray they never stop making them!” – Stacy 


“I agree with Stacy! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Apt 9 tummy control jeans!!! They have so much stretch to them but still are able to keep their shape – no saggy butt or knees at the end of the day. And the high waist & wide, stretchy waistband means no muffin top either!

I’ve been ordering this brand in the skinny style for a couple of years and they are my go-to jeans. They are flattering to my shape (I’m apple-shaped, thick waist & butt, smaller legs & certainly not skinny lol). Give ’em a try ladies!” – Susan

With raving reviews like that, we were running to the store to grab a pair for ourselves.


Here’s what 3 of my Hip sidekicks had to say about their experiences:

Irene tried the Petite Apt. 9 Tummy Control Straight-Leg Jeans in medium wash

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Irene looks absolutely stunning in her Kohl’s Apt. 9 jeans! She went with a traditional wash and lucky for her, Apt. 9 even comes in petite sizes, which is just what she needed! To say she knocked these out of the park is an understatement!

Not only will her jeans go with just about anything in her closet, but she knows she’ll be able to wear them year-round, too.

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Here’s what Irene had to say about her new petite Kohl’s Apt. 9 jeans:

“This is the first time I’ve tried these jeans and I’m beyond impressed! The fit is perfect and the fabric is soft with just the right amount of stretch. The tummy control panel looked like it would be uncomfortable, however, there was no digging in the waist and it proved to be supportive, giving me the hold where I needed it.

I’m a double-digit petite and normally have difficulty finding jeans that fit. These are the perfect length, stretched with me, and retained their shape. Overall, these are one of the most comfortable and well-made jeans I’ve purchased. I highly recommend them!”

*Irene is 5’2” and said her size 12P pants are true to size.


Jen tried the Women’s Apt. 9 Tummy Control Curvy Midrise Straight-Leg Jeans in Maya Mauve

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Jen has recently been kicking butt on her own keto journey so she was in need of some new jeans. Since she’s a bit taller than Irene, she opted for a slightly different pair of pants, however, they’re still the Apt. 9 brand that all our readers have been raving about!

She went with the “Maya Mauve” color – perfect for summer and really lets her personality shine. Although, if colored pants aren’t your thing, hers also come in 8 other beautiful and neutral colors! 😍

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Here’s what Jen had to say about her Kohl’s Apt. 9 jeans:

“These Apt. 9 jeans have become my favorite jeans hands down! I was a Rock n’ Republic fan before but these are even better and cost less. They honestly feel like a second skin – and even better than a pair of great leggings! They are so comfortable and don’t pinch the extra skin from my recent weight loss and having kids.

The tummy panel makes me feel like I never had kids at all! It holds my tummy in so well (no muffin top) and I feel like I’m 30 years younger whenever I wear them! I love this pair so much, I’ve already bought two more pairs of these jeans in different colors and two pairs of the tummy control Bermuda shorts! I love all of them!”

*Jen is 5’6” and said her size 8 pants are true to size.


On the other hand, Amber had a totally different experience with her Kohl’s jeans:

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As I mentioned in the beginning, Kohl’s is a great resource for ALL shapes and sizes and Amber on our team recently had her 3rd baby so for her, shopping for some new, flattering jeans has been a bit of angst – something all of us moms can relate to!

“I started out ordering the SAME pair of jeans that our team loves – the Apt 9 jeans in the white/light wash. I was so excited because they look so great on Irene and Jen! However, when I tried them on I thought they were literally the opposite of tummy control for me.” 

“I was feeling so defeated.” 😩

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“I started rambling to the team about it and they recommended trying a different style/color as they sometimes fit differently. So, that’s what I did! The new darker wash skinny jeans fit much better but I still can’t say they are my favorite jeans I own. 😕

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“So… I went on the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans from Kohls…”

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“I was so ecstatic and ultimately landed on totally LOVING the Lauren Conrad skinny leg jeans with the fun & trendy fraying at the bottom – they truly are so comfortable! (And that’s coming from a gal who wears leggings basically every single day!)

It REALLY feels like Lauren Conrad was thinking about a woman’s body type when designing these jeans since they hug me in all the right places and forgive all the wrong ones!

I would stick with your true size on these jeans as they seemed to align in size perfectly and the length was perfect too which is typically a struggle for me. If you’re looking for a solid pair of trendy jeans- go with these babies, I love them so much!”

*Amber is 5’7″ and said that her size 12 is true to size and that pre-baby the 10’s probably would be been perfect on her.


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Want a great deal on your jeans? Another reader shared her savvy shopping tips with us:

“When I was in Kohl’s the other day, I found 3 pairs of Lauren Conrad jeans on sale for $10 each, plus I had a 20% off coupon making them only $8 a pair! So I spent around $26 and saved about $126!” 😍

Hip Tip: Check out these other Lauren Conrad jeans that our team loves.

Here’s another savings tip for ya:

You can score a coupon for 15% off your purchase when you text SAVE02 to 56457 and sign up for Kohl’s mobile sale alerts. Note that if you want to use this coupon in-store, you will need to add it to your Kohl’s app!

Also, when you spend $75 or more, you’ll score free shipping or you can pick up your order at the store by opting for free limited-contact store drive-up (if available at your location).

HIP TIP: If you are already receiving Kohl’s text offers, first text STOP to 56457. Then, text SAVE02 to 56457 again to receive your new, unique discount code.


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Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 44

  1. KimNell

    FYI: The SUMMER25 code listed at the bottom of the post is not working.

    • Vivi

      Code not working for me either 😕

    • Chelsey (Hip Sidekick)

      So sorry about that KimNell! That code is expired, I’ll update the post now!

  2. Michelle

    My fave jeans!

  3. KCha

    I bought these shorts and they’re amazingggg. Will definitely be getting jeans once Florida summer is done with!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      So glad you love them! I think they are great, KCha!

  4. traptfairy

    I have these in shorts, capris, and jeans. They are so comfortable and true to size.

    • LaDonna

      Me too! Love this style

      • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

        What a well kept secret! I think they are pretty amazing!

      • Deb

        I to absolutely love the product but they never start the sizes anymore online or in the store unless €0 2 or 4. I’ve tried for months

  5. Gin

    Do they really work if you actually have a tummy?

    • eadybakegirl

      Not sure but it made me look more bulky from the stomach because of the stretch material. I’ll say it’s great jeans for weight loss because it adapts to you stomach but they don’t compress you in. They are comfortable though.

      • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

        I wear them (I’m in the post) and after I loved them, my mom got them. She’s 69 and has had a recent 30-pound weight loss. She’s a lot shorter and curvier than me and has more of a tummy. She loves them as much as I do and feels like it really holds you in without pinching and feeling uncomfortable. She’s 5’2″ and a size 12 and they were true to size. Hope this helps, Gin!

  6. Alyssa

    I have these jeans and capris. Love them!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you! So glad you love them, Alyssa!

  7. dmesra

    I bought a pair last year and love them!! The are so surprisingly comfy.

    • Amber R. (Hip Sidekick)

      I will say one thing, they were comfy!

  8. Tracee

    These are my favorite as well!!!

  9. Beautysleep

    Yes!! I LOVE these! I have the shorts and they are by far my favorite. They don’t stretch out when you wear them. Many jeans lose their shape and you have to wash them after every time wearing them. These keep their shape! I feel thinner when i wear them because the tummy control makes it look nice. I don’t have fat that goes over them.

    • Amber R. (Hip Sidekick)

      I will totally have to try the shorts! Great suggestions! 🙂

  10. Alex

    Yes!!!! These are the ONLY jeans I have ever worn that do NOT stretch out and they absolutely hold your tummy in- been wanting to get some shorts in this style.

  11. Kathleen fennelly hartman

    Too bad they do not have plus size!

    • Amber R. (Hip Sidekick)

      Kathleen, I know they have a “curvy” style so, maybe try something in that style! We have some gals who were raving about those! 🙂

  12. Kat

    These are truly the best jeans ever!!!

  13. Brooke

    You gave away my secret. These have been my absolute favorite jeans for the last year or so!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      The secret is out! Glad you love them, Brooke!

  14. Tracee

    These are my favorite as well!!!

  15. Lmb

    I ordered 2 pairs of shorts. Thanks for posting☀️😁

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You bet! Hope you love them, lmb!

  16. Evie

    Humm, no pockets at all! I suppose, if it is considered fashionable to wear ripped or torn Jeans , I can patch my old clothes and make due.

    • Wendy

      I got mine over a year ago and they have pockets. I keep my cell phone in my back pocket. Maybe they changed the design?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      These do have pockets, Evie!

  17. Nicole D.

    These are the first pair of jeans I have ever owned that I actually LOVE. The tummy control is so comfy, they actually cover my ankles (I’m 5’7 so not a giant but tall enough that many tight fitting pants don’t quite reach long enough). and don’t stretch out as you wear them. Got some for a really good deal last Black Friday but they’re worth any price you pay. The shorts on the other hand don’t fit quite right in any size so a disappointment there, but the pants are all I will wear now. ❤️

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks, NIcole D.! I’m glad I saw your comment. I love the pants, but you are right about the shorts. They don’t feel quite right and I don’t like them either. I’m sticking to the pants!

  18. Genie

    Thanks for the review. Just ordered some for $21.00 and free shipping after 30% off.

  19. Janice Thompson

    I can’t find then in my size. Sold out every time I check. I have been checking for awhile.

  20. Georgia L Packnett

    are we talking about the Lauren Conrads or the APT9 that are so good?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      These are the APT 9 jeans.

  21. Maria

    I have two pair and LOVE these. They no longer have my size. I keep checking and no more 🙁
    I need more pairs of these in my life. I did some searching and cant find any but i noticed this thread and figured Id add my comments. 5’2″ 142

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Glad you have loved them too! Hoping you find the size you need again soon!

  22. Mavis

    I bought several pairs recently and they were all on clearance. I’m afraid they’re no longer carrying them. I’m soooooo bummed!! I’d feel a whole lot better if I knew another store was selling them now. They are my absolute favorites.

  23. TK Lang

    Where oh where did these fabulous jeans go? Really, I have 7 pairs! I love themmm!! Now Kohls seems to not be restocking them. Does anyone know if it is a supply chain issue or is kohls doing away with them?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh bummer! I wonder if they are out of stock and that is why they are no longer popping up. Hoping they are in stock again soon!

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