The pairs of women’s jeans you want to live in are the ones you can wear repeatedly and that get better with each wear. They are the kind of fashion that, while they may need a little outlay, will pay off handsomely and endure for many seasons. If you’re looking for new denim, remember that while fads come and go, timeless pieces never go out of style. It’s up to you to select the ideal silhouette and stick with it (as Tonne Goodman did with her stark white, straight-leg, non-stretch denim Levi’s) or have a few go-to pairs in your rotation to alter up the wash or cut.
If you don’t know where to begin, here are a few silhouettes that are always appropriate and that every woman should have in her closet. Consider a traditional stovepipe or boot-cut denim as a starting point (both of which can be dressed up or down). For the weekend, consider a pair of wide-leg or ankle-length jeans that have a more relaxed fit. A baggy or relaxed-leg style will make you happy if your main priority is comfort. Even pairs created from recycled materials and ethically produced fibres are available for those who value sustainability.
Whatever your preferred fashion or purchasing preferences, for more versatility, go to straightforward, vintage-inspired washes with little to no distressing. Of course, the vast array of options available can be intimidating. Below, you’ll find 24 ideal pairs of the greatest jeans available right now after we looked through them all.
Make a high-waist, wide-leg silhouette your go-to jean this autumn for an upgraded take on denim. It might surprise you how versatile the style is, but you can wear a pair with whatever shoes or top you like. Consider this style as a pair of denim trousers; Triarchy’s pair makes a slight pleat to allude to tailoring.
The High-Rise Straight
Classic straight-leg jeans may be paired with everything from a blazer and heels to a T-shirt because they are understated and slightly vintage-inspired. Look to downtown brand Khaite for a spotless pair in jet black that exudes eternal cool.
Wear a pair of cropped flared jeans to show off your ankle (or your new fall boots). Or add a pair that puddles at the ground, like these Made in Tomboy jeans, to give your denim outfits a gently western touch.
Consider the huge baggy jean if you’re looking for something roomier than a typical wide-leg jean because it has established itself as a denim classic following a rebirth in 2021. Look no farther than Balenciaga’s pair that hangs low on the hips for a look that is runway-approved.
Those who are tired of denim may want to investigate these non-jean, jeans styles because these soft, loose-fitting jeans rival the level of comfort of lounge pants while looking so much cooler. We recommend Everlane’s Slouch jean for a loose fit at a reasonable price.
While not quite “skinny” jeans, these are unquestionably the closest thing. With a slim leg silhouette from companies like Le Jean, who are still putting stretch in their jeans, you can have that leggy appeal without the legging look. Put them on with, say, a pair of knee-high boots, just as you would your previous slender ones. This edit provides rises from mid to high and ankle and cropped lengths.