While trends tend to entertain the masses for a short while, jeans are here to stay — especially as the turn of a new decade has consistently proven it.
And, while there certainly isn’t a shortage of brands offering denim bottoms that’ll accentuate everything you want them to, selecting the perfect pair can be a challenging feat at times.
Any way you slice ’em — from TikTok-famous mom jeans to the seamless high-waisted — the best places to buy jeans offer an array of cuts that’ll meet your preferred style, wash and budget.
Scroll through the only jeans style guide you’ll need. Whether you want to pair your look with one of our favorite bodysuits or winter sweaters or simply add some fresh denim to your wardrobe, we’ll have you dressed to the nines.
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What are mom jeans, exactly? Made popular in the late 80s and early 90s, this on-trend pair is known to make your booty appear flatter and longer, while having a slightly relaxed fit toward the hem.
Not to mention, they’re one of the most versatile designs of denim to date. We adore Abercrombie’s Curve Love High-Rise Mom Jeans ($79.20), along with Urban Outfitters’ pair ($41.40) and Wild Fable’s Super High-Rise Distressed Mom Jeans ($22) available at Target.
High-waisted, otherwise known as the “tuck-it-in,” seamless pair, is, as its name suggests, are on the rise.
As one of the most popular with an incredible number of hem picks — from skinny all the way to fit and flare — the options are endless. Our favorites include NYDJ’s Ami Skinny Jeans ($119), Lovers and Friends’ Ryan High-Rise Loose Straight ($148) available at Revolve and Free People’s Boyish The Ricky Jeans ($158).
If we’re being honest, we’ve never been dealt with such a derisive debate none other than the skinny versus straight leg phenomenon as of late. But, they’re still a classic, notably for hugging your booty and ankles in just the right places.
We’re all about Lulus’ Too Trendy Raw Hem High-Rise Skinny Jeans ($72), Citizens of Humanity’s Chrissy Long High-Rise Skinny ($198) available at Revolve and 7 For All Mankind’s Aubrey Skinny Jeans ($129) you can shop at Bloomingdale’s.
The boyfriend jean, otherwise known as the slouchy and relaxed fit, are great for a number of reasons — one being the unmatched comfort.
For this reason (and then some) we adore AGOLDE’s Tapered Baggy Jeans ($188) available at Free People, Frame’s Le Garcon Mid-Rise Distressed Slim Boyfriend Jeans ($220) at Bloomingdale’s and Levi’s New Boyfriend Jeans ($31.46) you can score on Amazon.
You can’t go wrong with straight-leg, the non-negotiable for wearing with your favorite booties or heels.
Our top three pairs include Free People’s Maggie Mid-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($78), Good American’s The Weekender Jean ($155) and Mother’s The Ditcher Cropped Jeans ($248) available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Bootcut ain’t just for the boots, folks. This fashion-forward yet simplistic cut is here to stay, especially with GRLFRND’s Melanie High-Rise Bootcut ($225), Express’ Mid-Rise Supersoft pair ($80), and Lee’s Flex Motion Regular Fit Bootcut Jean ($27) available on Amazon.
From Abercrombie’s Curve Love High-Rise Mom Jeans ($79.20), the star of the show, to head-turning pairs — like Citizens of Humanity’s Calista Curve Jeans ($258) and Madewell’s Curvy Stovepipe Jeans ($135), the world is your oyster. Or rather, fashion show.
Though plus-size jeans can be difficult to score at times, we ran through the mill (retailer websites, that is) to find the most flattering fits that’ll hug and flaunt all the right places.
We recommend Madewell’s The Plus Perfect Vintage Jean ($128), Ava & Viv’s Plus Size Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans ($19.99) from Target and Bandolino’s Plus Size Mandie Five-Pocket Perfect-Fit Jean ($23.62) on Amazon.
And, if you’re looking for one of the most flattering light-wash options, look no further than Levi’s 501 Original Cropped Jeans ($87.98)
No, you don’t have to live in swing dresses and sweats while bopping around with your baby bumb. Jeans are some of the most flattering looks when you’re carrying, not to mention the growing amount of cuts and washes available.
For petite frames, the most important item to avoid when scouring the shelves for jeans is unwanted bunching around the back leg area. Though we support straight-leg and baggier fits, you want to ensure the pair you choose accentuates your frame.
That said, The Loft is, by far, the best place we found to buy petite jeans. Its curated shop of petite jeans sets the bar hide, especially with the Petite Chewed Hem Button Front High-Rise Skinny Jeans ($79.50).
But, we also deem the Levi’s Wedgie Icon Fit Distressed High-Rise Cropped Jeans ($89.50) a great option, along with GRLFRND’s Karolina Petite High-Rise Straight Crop ($195) a splurge-worthy pair from Revolve.
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