It’s safe to say that denim is a must-have item in your wardrobe. And with so many jeans on the market, it can be a little daunting to find the perfect pair. You want them to look good and feel good and fit your budget. But even with these parameters, the possibilities are limitless.
This is where we come into play. To save you countless hours, we talked to famous designers and researched the best women’s jeans based on fabric quality, size range, style and fit. There are different styles, from skinny, cropped, straight, boyfriend and more, so you can buy one, two or three of your favorite styles.
Come on, the best women’s jeans you’ll want to wear all the time.
- Best ensemble: Everland The Original Cheeky Jeans
- The most comfortable: White Jeggings and Wisdom
- Best value for money: AE Stretch Mom Jeans
- Best Spray: Jeans Mother The Hustler Ankle Fray
- Best Skinny: Ankle-length pants with good American legs
- Best High Waisted Jeans: Levi’s Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans
- Best crop: Topshop Straight leg jeans with raw hem
- Best Boyfriend: Dark blue mid-rise old straight boy jeans
- Dear Mom: Madewell, the perfect vintage jeans
Best ensemble: Everland The Original Cheeky Jeans
What we love: The brand’s signature “Happy Pockets” are strategically placed for an elevated look.
What we don’t like: Sizing can be inconsistent.
While there aren’t many universally flattering denim styles for a variety of shapes and body types, stylists agree that Everland rules the denim game. The brand’s Original Cheeky Jeans have an extra high waist and lengthen the legs, while the raised crochet seam on the back lifts and tightens the back. The back pockets – which the brand calls Happy Pockets – are positioned higher and closer together, giving a lively, raised look. Japanese denim has only a hint of stretch, so you still get the feel of stiff denim without giving in. Available in ankle length and regular as well as curvy, everyone can find their favorite cheeky jeans.
The most comfortable: White Jeggings and Wisdom
What we love: getting the jeans look without the potential drawback.
What we don’t like: Thinner fabric can wear out faster.
If you find a nice pair of jeans that fit you well and are comfortable, you’ve hit the winner. These soft, stretchy jeggings look like traditional denim but give you the feel of wearing leggings. They have a light mustache and fade to look like real jeans. Available in small sizes, you don’t have to worry about these skinny jeans piling up on your ankles. The snug fit makes them perfect for boots.
Pair With: Take on the winter weather in style with Nordstrom’s rimmed boots.
Best value for money: AE Stretch Mom Jeans
What we love: These classic mom jeans come in a wide range of sizes at an affordable price.
What we don’t like: They are a little more flared than some mom jeans.
They are flexible, hold their shape and look good on almost any body type. And since these jeans are available in sizes 000-20 and in short, regular, long and extra long, there is a jeans for everyone. And at a great price, these pants have so much to love. The combination of their relaxed silhouette and high waist makes them comfortable and supportive without feeling baggy.
Best Spray: Jeans Mother The Hustler Ankle Fray
What we love: The comfortable fabric, trendy washes and curved fit make these jeans worth the price.
What we dislike: The ankle length may be too short on some.
There’s a reason both Meghan Markle and Jennifer Lopez swear by the brand. Perfect for summer and winter, these cropped flared jeans will showcase the shoes you wear that season. The stretchy fabric is wonderfully soft and flexible, which makes these trendy jeans surprisingly comfortable. These jeans come in bold prints and colors so they never feel boring.
Best skinny: Ankle-length skinny jeans with good American legs
What we love: These skinny jeans shape your body with tummy control and a split waistband.
What we don’t like: They’re small.
Chrissy Teigen, Ashley Graham and Kelly Rowland are all obsessed with Good America jeans, and for good reason. Jeans designed by Khloe Kardashian are made to enhance all physiques and sizes. The Good Legs style is a slim fit jean with added stretch and flat stomach technology. It doesn’t matter if you are round on top and slim on the bottom, you won’t experience holes in your belt. They’re tight to the ankle and women say they look great on both petites and curves, and the model has a short and long inseam in addition to the usual.
Pair with: Black patent heels from ASOS give simple skinny jeans a boost.
Best High Waisted Jeans: Levi’s Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans
What we love: Levi’s higher waist is loved by celebrities for its leg-lengthening fit.
What we don’t like: The 12-inch inseam can swallow small frames.
Everyone from Hollywood It Girls Addison Rae to Hailey Bieber will love these Levi’s high waisted jeans. Because the jeans are the brand’s highest waistline, they hit the chest, creating the illusion of extremely long legs and ripping you from the waist. Low stretch fabric looks and feels like authentic vintage denim. Available in multiple washes and two lengths, finding the perfect pair online is much easier than searching thrift stores for the perfect pair of vintage Levi’s.
Best crop: Topshop Straight Leg Raw Hem Jeans
What we love: The short leg goes with any shoe and wears in gradually.
What we don’t like: They’re small.
There is so much to love about cropped jeans. You can wear them no matter the season and they go perfectly with almost any shoe (sandals, boots, you name it). The best thing about a short haircut is that you don’t have to worry about annoying pockets or curls if you want to wear it with boots. Reviewers praise the fit of Topshop’s raw-hem straight-leg jeans, praising their ability to fit without being restrictive. The raw-cut hem wears gradually over time for a personalized and lively look. We understand that the style is available in tall, petite and regular sizes, but please note that some people recommend going up a regular jean size as they are not designed to stretch.
Best friend: Navy Old Boys Mid Waist Straight Jeans
What we love: These boyfriend jeans are cute and super comfortable.
What we don’t like: They work well.
Boyfriend jeans are comfortable and casual, and in reviews of Old Navy’s range of boyfriend jeans, you’ll find plenty of women echoing those sentiments. These mid-rise boyfriend jeans feature a fitted waistband and are designed with a comfortable stretch that flatters a variety of body types, not to mention they come in tall and petite sizes. Stylish mustaches, fades and tears give a vintage and lively atmosphere.
Dear Mom: Madewell is the perfect vintage jeans
What we love: The fitted leg makes mom jeans look sexy instead of sloppy.
What we don’t like: They’re small in the hips.
This “perfect” style from Madewell is vintage, cool and chic. It sits at the hips and thighs and tapers at the bottom with a raw edge. As a denim specialist, Madewell also offers style in small and large sizes. As the brand says, these are “mom jeans”…if your mom was a ’90s supermodel.