Finding the *perfect* jeans can feel next to impossible. So many pairs either stretch out too quickly, aren’t stretchy enough, are too tight, too loose, too stiff, etc. etc. We’ve all been stuck wearing an uncomfortable pair, and it’s not fun. But luckily, we did the hard work for you and did a shopping deep dive, looking for all of the best denim reviews and customer favorites. Because, honestly, there are more options than ever, with so many different styles for everyone (high-waisted,, mid-rise, distressed, cropped—the list goes on).
But no matter what cut, fit, length, and wash you prefer, there is definitely a perfect pair out there for you. Here are 24 of the best jeans for women in almost every style, shade, and rise that will (hopefully!) help you find your new favorite pair. Even though it’s hard to come by, there’s really no greater feeling than putting on denim that seems like it was made exactly for you. Here’s to finding your one true pair below.
1-High-Waist Raw-Hem Straight-Leg Jeans
This light-wash pair will become your go-to this season thanks to its vintage look and the fact that it doesn’t stretch (if that’s what you’re looking for). FYI: Topshop can run a bit small, so you’ll probs have to size up, but you’ll be so glad you did.
Why they’re great: They don’t have stretch if you prefer a stiffer material, can be dressed up or down, hit the leg just right.
2-Ripped Straight Leg Jeans
Distressed denim gives you more ventilation in warmer months, and these are also edgy enough to wear on a night out. They’re comfortable with just the right high waist to keep everything smooth without being too restrictive.
Why they’re great: rated 4.4 out of 5 stars and they have only a little stretch.
3-Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Fleetwood Wash
Madewell can’t go wrong when it comes to jeans, and these demi-boot ones fit the bill if you’re looking for a subtle flare. Plus, as one reviewer noted, they make your butt look great.
Why they’re great: rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, made with sustainable cotton, and super stretchy for extra comfort.
4-724™ Ripped High Waist Raw Edge Crop Jeans
In case you didn’t already know, Levi’s are the holy grail of jeans. The color is a must for summer and the slight crop with distressing makes them low-key but stylish.
Why they’re great: rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, hug your body, not overly distressed, color goes with everything.
5-711 Skinny Jeans
You can’t beat the price on these Levi’s considering the overwhelming amount of positive reviews they’ve received. (They have 453 5-star reviews, to be exact!) People love the soft material and the medium wash, which makes them great for everyday wear.
Why they’re great: rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, have over 800 reviews, available in three other washes, you can choose from four different pant lengths.
7-Farrah High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans
Black denim can be just as versatile as true blue, and this pair from AG has just the right amount of stretch and feels comfortable against your skin. They’re also uncropped if you prefer your ankles to be covered.
Why they’re great: rated 4.4 out of 5 stars with more than 100 reviews.
The Good Legs jeans from Good American are one of the brand’s top-rated pieces due to their diverse sizing and soft-stretch fabric. Plus, they don’t bag out after multiple wears.
Why they’re great: A 4.7-star rating out of 5 with more than 80 reviews, available in sizes 00 to 24 and three different lengths, have ample stretch.
9-High Waisted Light Wash Slim Flare Jeans
Looking for a retro high-rise flare? Consider these jeans. Just know that they can run a little long, according to the reviews. But they come in different lengths and have that perfect flare—with a leg opening that’s not too small or large.
Why they’re great: All 5-star reviews, have stretch, fit true to size.
10-Barbara Stretch Bootcut Jeans
This stretch denim feels like leggings (without looking like them) and shapes exactly to your body. However, reviewers say they can run a bit large, so consider sizing down.
Why they’re great: Rated 4.2 stars out of 5, and they have stretch.
11-Ab-Solution Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans
This amazingly soft fabric and hugs your body in the best way—although reviewers say you might want to take one size down.
Why they’re great: Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, nice and stretchy.
12-Mid Rise Perfect Boot Jeans
If exaggerated flares aren’t for you, try a more tapered boot cut, like this pair from Gap. The stretch cotton provides a snug fit, and they offer regular, tall, and petite.
Why they’re great: Rated 4.1 stars out of 5, available in sizes 25 to 35.
13-High Rise Wide Leg Jean
Reviewers are obsessed with the fit of these babies. People rave about their fit and comfy stretch.
Why they’re great: Have a near-perfect 4.9 out of 5 star rating, no gaping in the back, have stretch.
13-Wide-Leg Long Jeans
If you don’t like super-tight jeans, try Wrangler’s high-waisted, wide-leg pair. They’re snug at the top but breezy throughout the legs and toward the ankles.
Why they’re great: Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars and are avail in two other washes.
15-Sailor JeansE-LEG JEANS
These Rolla’s jeans always sell out thanks to their retro vibe. They’ll hit either right at your ankle or slightly above, depending on your height, but the medium-blue wash makes them versatile for any season—try them with sandals, wedges, or boots.
Why they’re great: Rated 4.6 stars out of 5, reasonable price, retro style.
16-Ribcage Wide Leg Jeans
If you REALLY want to commit to a dramatic wide leg, this Levi’s pair is totally for you. The wide leg lets them slide right on, and they’re a little longer so you can wear a cute pair of heels with them.
Why they’re great: Comfortable at the waist, won’t stretch out, don’t gape in the back.
17-Bae Boyfriend Straight Leg Jeans – Black
If you’re in the market for a classic straight leg that feel like a comfy pair of boyfriend jeans, opt for these relaxed ones by Universal Standard and allow your life to be transformed.
Why they’re great: Have an almost perfect 5-star rating, available in sizes 00-40, available in three washes and in a cropped silhouette.
18-Marilyn Straight Jeans
Jeans that elongate your figure? Say no more. NYDJ’s Marilyn pair seems to lengthen your silhouette, if that’s what you’re going for. If the super-soft material doesn’t have you hooked, the vivid blue wash totally will—just follow the brand’s recommendation to order a size down.
Why they’re great: Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, available in sizes 00 to 28W as well as petite.
19-The Super-Soft Straight Leg Jean – Distressed Indigo
Everlane is known for its stellar basic denim pieces, and these slim-straight jeans are no exception. Roll ’em up for a low-key look, or roll them down for more coverage.
Why they’re great: Rated 4.39 out of 5 stars with more than 400 reviews, available in four other washes.
21-High Rise Stretch ‘Slim’ Straight Leg Jeans
If the high-waist life is the life for you, these straight-leg jeans are worth a try. They have slight stretch but don’t sag after washing. Plus, the deep-blue wash makes them ideal for dressing up or down.
Why they’re great: Stretchy and inexpensive.
22-High-Rise Super-Skinny Jeans
Next up: 5-star-rated jeans that won’t make your wallet cry! This Free People pair has a range of sizes, and reviewers couldn’t get over how well they fit throughout the waist and hips, although many suggested to buy a size down.
Why they’re great: Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, available in sizes 24 to 35 and two other washes.
23-Maria High-Rise Photo-Ready Jeans
Looking for deep-blue denim that also contours to your shape? J Brand’s Maria jeans run true to size and have a slight stretch that hugs your frame.
Why they’re great: Near perfect 5-star rating, subtle stretch, true to size.
If you love yourself a button fly, these jeans are calling your name. The slight distressing on the legs makes these a perfect casual jean that’ll become your go-to during summer.
Why they’re great: Rated 4.8 stars out of 5, and come in five other washes.