Shop Our 23 Favorite Jeans For 2023, From Flared to Baggy Styles
No matter how the trends and seasons change, there's just one wardrobe essential we will never retire from our closets — and that's a classic pair of cool, trendy jeans. When it comes to denim, we all know there are an endless number of washes, cuts, and sizes to shop. From deciding between light-wash versus dark-wash jean styles to finding your perfect silhouette in the form of skinny jeans, stretchy jeans, flared jeans, bootcut jeans, and even straight-leg jeans, there are so many factors to take into account, which is why our team of shopping experts is here to help you find the best women's jeans just in time for the summer-to-fall transition.
Whether you're searching for an of-the-moment denim style, like a boyfriend pant or cropped bottom; something flattering and high-waisted; the perfect pair of vintage-looking denim; or even a POPSUGAR-editor-approved style (trust us, we have some top-tier recommendations), there are some seriously cute jeans for women that are worth shopping and adding to your collection ASAP!
Our favorite picks for 2023 range from brands like classic Levi's to affordable choices from Target and other popular names like Good American, Abercrombie & Fitch, Agolde, and Old Navy. The best part is that prices start at just $21, so maybe you can even pick up two pairs. All of these styles are timeless, so you can feel good knowing you're getting a pant that will serve as a staple for years to come — and pair beautifully with all of your favorite basics, like a classic tank top or a must-have sneaker. Keep reading to find the ones you want and shop our picks for the best jeans for women this year!
— Additional reporting by Anvita Reddy and Krista Jones
Best Straight Leg Jeans For Women
Levi's Classic Straight Jeans ($21–$70)
Straight-leg jeans are a wardrobe staple for their versatility and timeless silhouette, and there's nothing more fitting than a tried-and-true pair like Levi's. These Classic Straight Jeans from Levi's come in plenty of different washes and a wide range of sizes: from 26 to 42 in short, long, and regular sizing. These jeans have a mid-rise waistband and are incredibly easy to style, so you can dress them up or keep it cool and casual.
Best Wide-Leg Jeans For Women
Old Navy Extra High-Waisted Wide-Leg Jeans for Women ($39, originally $45)
If you're in the market for breezy jeans that are comfortable yet trendy, going for something that's wide-leg is ideal for your needs. We're obsessed with this dramatic pair from Old Navy. It's got a loose fit from the hips down to the ankle, yet it will make you look put together. It's even an editor favorite; read our review of the Old Navy Extra High-Waisted A-Line Wide-Leg Jeans.
Editor Quote: "I love that they make a statement but are still versatile, which is a hard balance to strike. With the extra-high waistline, they're perfect for pairing with a bodysuit, crop top, or even my slouchiest French-tucked sweatshirts to accentuate my waistline. While the legs have volume, the A-line cut is really flattering and helps to create that legs-for-days illusion." — Angela Elias, Contributor
Best Mom Jeans For Women
Levi's Women's Low Pro Jeans ($40-$55)
Teamed effortlessly with a chunky dad sneaker, you'll give off late '90s/early 2000s vibes in these Levi's mom jeans that have a relatively relaxed fit throughout the entire straight leg. We're particularly smitten with the shade, Charlie Glow Up, which is a lighter wash with retro flair.
Best Bootcut Jeans For Women
Stick to the basics with these Mid-Rise Kicker Boot-Cut Jeans from Old Navy. Unlike other pairs of trendy jeans, this minimalistic style keeps it simple with a flared, bootcut-frame design and true-blue denim wash that are chic enough to be paired with just about anything in your closet. They come in short, regular, and long inseam sizing and in sizes ranging from 00 to 30.
Best Jeans For Petite Women
Topshop Jamie High-Waist Black Jeans ($44-$74, originally $74)
Customers seem to have nothing but high praise for these bestselling Topshop Jamie High-Waist Black Jeans — and for good reason. The pant is hailed for being one of the best jeans for women because of its breathable material, comfortable, high-waisted design, and endless styling versatility — there's even well over 100 rave reviews to prove it.
Best Non-Stretch Jeans For Women
In terms of seriously cool jeans that not only pair beautifully with everything, but also look undeniably good when worn, you really can't go wrong with Old Navy's Extra High-Waisted Non-Stretch Balloon Ankle Jeans. While the pant is crafted from a non-stretch material, the balloon design of these black ankle jeans gives them an elevated flair that's easy to move around in. Need further convincing? Read our review on the Old Navy Balloon Black Ankle Jeans to learn more.
Editor Quote: "These jeans are best for someone looking for a denim style that's equal parts timeless and trendy, that you can wear year-round. If you're a fan of minimalist basics, I think you'll love them as much as I do." — Marisa Petrarca, Contributing Editor
Best Comfortable Jeans For Women
Comfortable jeans don't have to be loose-fitting and baggy, especially if you're looking for something more tailored. These Levi's jeans prove that a fitted pair of denim can be super comfortable, too. Offered in regular and long sizing, these jeans have a straight fit and a high-rise waistband. Pair them with heels, sneakers, boots, or even flip-flops. Looking to update your closet with denim you'll never want to take off? Check out our guide of the most comfortable jeans on the market here.
Best Acid Wash Jeans For Women
These women's jeans have the best reviews of all the denim at Nordstrom, making them an obvious must try. While the leg does have some stretch to it, the ribcage rise will make you feel secure and keep you from baring too much skin if you're in a crop top. Whether you team them with sneakers and ribbed socks or minimalist sandals for a night out, they'll become your new favorite pair of jeans instantly.
Best High-Waisted Jeans For Women
These Agolde Riley High Waist Crop Straight Leg Jeans aren't just stylish, they're also super comfy, too. The back of the jeans have a cut rip detail that just gives them a little extra something. And if you're looking for a versatile pant that can easily be dressed up or down, we'd argue that these are definitely the best jeans to add to your wardrobe this year!
Best Affordable Jeans For Women
We're always on the hunt for trendy jeans that are equal parts stylish and affordable, and these Wild Fable Super-High Rise Distressed Straight Jeans from Target check all of our boxes. The high-waisted pant boasts a universally flattering fit, and it even comes highly recommended by POPSUGAR editors — read our review on these Super-High Rise Straight Jeans to learn more.
Editor Quote: "When I say these jeans are comfortable, I mean it. I own a few pairs of jeans that I would not want to sit down in for a long period of time, but I've worn these jeans for a full day of working from home, and they've genuinely felt almost as comfortable as my favorite pair of yoga pants." — Renee Rodriguez, Staff Writer and Social Producer
Best Ripped Jeans For Women
AE Stretch Ripped Curvy Mom Jean ($25, originally $60)
Distressed jeans are the ultimate cool-girl jeans, so it's no wonder the style is always on trend. If you're looking for a fresh pair to add to your wardrobe, you can't go wrong with the American Eagle Stretch Ripped Curvy Mom Jean. Dress them up with a shimmery, body-hugging top, or dress them down with a tank or Y-shirt and cool sneakers. The strategic yet effortless rips make them so cute.
Best Jeans For Women Overall
Abercrombie Ultra High Rise '90s Straight Jean ($33, originally $100)
If you're looking to shop out a timeless pair of denim that still manages to ooze a more modern flair, look no further than Abercrombie's Ultra High Rise '90s Straight Jean. The style has gone viral on TikTok multiple times, and the pair is even hailed as being one of the best jeans by shoppers (with thousands of top-rated reviews to prove it) and POPSUGAR editors alike. Read our review on the Abercrombie Jeans to learn more!
Editor Quote: "These jeans have a vintage-inspired fit, so the pockets will sit high on your butt. I personally like the look because I think it gives my butt a little lift. Additionally, I want to point out that these jeans also come in the brand's Curve Love fit, which features an extra two inches through the hip and thigh to help eliminate getting a waist gap." — Macy Cate Williams, Former Content Director, Commerce
Best Raw Denim Jeans For Women
Los Angeles Apparel Raw Indigo Relaxed Fit Jeans ($70, originally $100)
Made out of a rigid, unwashed, 100 percent cotton denim, these relaxed-fit jeans from Los Angeles Apparel offer a more casual upgrade to the mom-jean trend. These jeans have a snug fit at first, but the more you wear them, the more they will feel like a pair of vintage jeans. The bright and bold indigo shade will surely make a statement.
Best White Jeans For Women
Everlane '90s Cheeky Jeans ($77, originally $110)
If you're looking for a lighter wash that you can wear in any season, there's no doubt that you need to try the Everlane '90s Cheeky Jeans. Unlike other trendy jeans, this is a style that can grow with you and remain a fresh staple through all four seasons. If the lighter wash isn't for you, these white jeans also come in five other colors, too.
Best Jeans For Plus-Size Women
Good American Good Curve Straight Jeans ($83, originally $139)
These Good American Good Curve Straight Jeans ooze a casual-cool essence that makes them universally flattering and stylish enough to go with truly everything in your closet. These jeans offer a slight compression and a gap-proof waistband. The straight-leg silhouette hugs the body in all the right ways and looks especially good with sneakers, chunky platform sandals, and ankle booties.
Best TikTok-Famous Jeans For Women
We first saw these Abercrombie Curve Love 90s Ultra High Rise Straight Jeans trending on TikTok last year and can't deny we still love them. The cool jeans are available to shop in so many cuts and washes, but this crisscross-waistband choice is our favorite.
Best Rigid Jeans For Women
Levi's Wedgie Icon High-Rise Jeans ($98-$108)
You can't go wrong owning a classic pair of Levi's, and at the moment, these Wedgie Icon High-Rise Jeans are at the top of our shopping wish list. Levi's is known for delivering some of the best jeans for women, and we're confident this particular style is one you'll own for years to come.
Best Low-Rise Jeans For Women
I.Am.Gia Dylan Jean ($100)
These super-low-waisted jeans will help you channel Y2K when paired with a corset or halter top and a pair of thin-strap, minimalist heeled sandals. Their signature is the sandblasting detail on the front leg that gives them a worn-in look and establishes them as a favorite pair in your wardrobe. They're the topmost-selling jeans on the site, too.
Best Jeans For Tall Women
Madewell The Tall Perfect Vintage Wide-Leg Jean ($100, originally $138)
If you have always struggled to find stylish pants that are cute and long enough to fit your tall frame, then these Tall Perfect Vintage Wide-Leg Jean from Madewell are definitely the best jeans for you. These jeans have a vintage look with slouchy wide legs and a fitted high waist that will elongate your legs. They are fitted with a 33-inch inseam that works great for those who are taller; just be sure to choose a tall fit, because these also come in regular and petite sizing.
Best Cropped Jeans For Women
We love a good cropped look, which is probably why we're feeling these Good Waist Crop Jeans so much right now. The lighter-wash style is easy to match with just about anything, though we'd personally pair these cute jeans with a snug bodysuit, oversize blazer, and chunky loafers to match.
Best Skinny Jeans For Women
Good American's Good Waist Skinny Jeans are great because of their gap-proof waistband and body-sculpting stretchy denim. The brand's denim pieces are so easy to dress up or down — making them a truly versatile wardrobe essential that's worthy of taking up a spot in your closet. With this style's slimming silhouette, these are the best jeans to pair with a statement heel or even tucked into a knee-high boot.
Best Maternity Jeans For Women
Skinny jeans might not have a reputation for being a go-to maternity style for any mothers to be, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be. Madewell's Maternity Over-the-Belly Skinny Jeans feature a over-the-belly stretch panel that hugs the belly in all the right ways, and provides ample comfort, too — regardless of how far along you are in your pregnancy.
Best Flare Jeans For Women
Ser.O.Ya Fiona Jean ($325)
These eye-catching jeans fan out at the leg, making them the perfect silhouette to pair with a pointed-toe shoe. Whether you style them with a midriff-baring crop top or tucked-in, formfitting bodysuit, they will definitely take center stage as the pièce de résistance what with their river-blue wash and noticeable darting at the waistband.