The Best High Waisted Jeans

For the last few years, high waisted jeans have been more and more popular. And for good reason, they’re flattering, good for going out or going to work, and can be worn up or down.

From skinny to wide leg — and distressed to khaki — below we put together a lists of all the best high waisted jeans. Next, we get down to business and show you the best ways to wear those jeans, featuring some of our favorite influencers.

Love to try on and get a feel for yourself? Last, check out the best stores for high waisted jeans, so you can test them out for yourself.

Best High Waisted Jeans

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J Brand Maria in Obscure $188.00

Super comfortable and the perfect wash, these skinnies from J Brand are our first pick.

Best High Waisted Skinny Jeans

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DSTLD High Waisted Skinny Jeans $80.00

One of our new favorites, DSTLD has the best essentials, including these black skinny high waists.

Best High Waisted Jeans for Curves

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NYDJ Marilyn Tummy Control $129.00

NYDJ has a ton of great, relaxed fit jeans including these.

Best High Waisted Black Jeans

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Everlane The High-Rise Skinny Jean $68.00

I recommend Everlane every chance I get for their high quality and good prices. Love these high rise skinnies.

Best High Waisted Mom Jeans

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ASOS Farleight High Waist $51.00

Sometimes fast fashion crushes it – these light wash jeans are the perfect mom jeans.

Best High Waisted Flares

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Lee High-Rise Flare Jeans $98.00

I’m obsessed with how 90s and cool these jeans are.

Best Super High Waisted Jeans

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Gap High Rise True Skinny Jeans $79.00

For all of your sleeping on the Gap, wake up!! Their whole collection is good and the prices are even better.

Best High Waisted White Jeans

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AG The Farrah $151.00

As most of you know, we are big AG fans. These jeans are relaxed and comfortable – perfect for spring or summer.

Best High Waisted Bootcut

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Wrangler Exaggerated Bootcut Jeans $188.00

Lee and Wrangler in one review? Now we’re talking. These have a little Western style…perfect for cowboy boots.

Vintage High Waisted Jeans

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Hanmattan on Etsy Hanmattan

Switching it up a little here — check out Hanmattan’s Etsy shop if you are interested in vintage high waisted jeans. She has excellent picks and good prices.

Best High Waisted Straight Leg Jeans

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501 jeans

Levi’s 501 Skinny High Rise $98.00

A classic look from a classic brand

Best Acid Wash Jeans

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Hudson Barbara High Rise $151.00

We never give Hudson enough love — they’ve been making great jeans for years.

Best High Waisted Ripped Skinny Jeans

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Levi’s Levi’s Wedgie Icon $98.00

The perfect distressed jeans — that aren’t to distressed

Khaki High Waisted Jeans

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The Gap High Rise Skinny Chinos $48.00

Cute stitching on the front

Best Red High Waisted Jeans

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7 For All Mankind Ankle Skinny $126.00

A few readers asked me for a recommendation – you can’t go wrong with 7

High Waisted Jean Outfits

Once you’ve got the jeans, you need to style them. Here’s how some of our favorite influencers have done it with blazers, crop tops, and more.

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Jean Atelier High Waisted Jeans with a Crop Top

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Gigi Mae Ringel High Waisted Tucked In w/ Sweater

Gigi in Nobody Denim

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Cyndle Komarovski Straight Leg High Waisted with Oversized Shirt

Straight leg are a flattering choice as you get all the benefit of the high waist with too much of a reveal

Best Place to Buy High Waisted Jeans

Sometimes you gotta just get a pair on before you know that it’s right for you. We get it. Below are the best places to find high waisted jeans…

Levi’s – they have a ton of locations all through the US (check the map here) and have one of the best collections around

American Eagle gets a bad wrap, but they are in every mall (those still exist, right?) and they have a good selection and very good prices. Their webstore is good too!

American Apparel’s locations are entirely closed down now, but they do have a good selection online so I included them.

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