Best Pegged Jeans For Women [April 2020]

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Pegged jeans have been very popular recently. For the uninitiated, pegged just means tapered…but like excessively tapered.

In many cases, they are wide at the hips and taper toward the ankle to exaggerate the tapered look.

These were uber popular in the 1980s and 90s, but are still around and being made by some of our favorites.

Ready for the recommendations? See below…

Frequent Questions About Pegged Jeans

How Do You Peg Men’s Jeans?

Raise the hem to the thinnest part of the ankle. This helps the fold stay stiff.

Pull the inside seam into a fold. Use your thumb and
index finger to pinch the inside seam. Pull it away from your ankle. Fold the flap backward vertically so it sits on top of the denim behind it. Make the fold tight as possible.

Fold the bottom seam up 1/2 inch and hold the fold with one hand and use your other hand to fold up the entire bottom seam. Try to make the fold the same height.

The Best Pegged Jeans

And a little about what makes each special…


Cropped Denim

Cropped Denim


from TJ Maxx $39.99

foldover waist, pleat detail, waist rise: 12in cropped length, slim fit, 4 pocke.


Skinny Denim

Skinny Denim


Acne Studios from $280.00

∙Fabric: Mid-weight stretch denim ∙Subtle fading ∙Ankle length ∙Button closure a.


Straight Denim

Straight Denim


Gold Sign from NET-A-PORTER $290.00

GOLDSIGN’s denim is made in small, limited batches in the label’s Los Angeles wo.


Straight Denim

Straight Denim


RE/DONE from Intermix $325.00

Cut for a tapered take on the straight-leg, the label’s 80s ultr.





J Brand from Mytheresa $375.00

Make these blue Pleated Peg jeans from J Brand a fundamental component of your o.

How Do I Taper My Pants At The Ankle?

You can use a button or elastic to taper your pants. Otherwise, you can fold them over and fold them so they don’t move around anywhere.

What Does It Mean To Peg Your Pants?

When you peg your pants, it simply means, you can either use buttons or a method to roll them to make them taper at the ankle.

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