I am so excited for this post, guys. I’ve hunted down the best jeans and am sharing my detailed reviews! You’ll see pictures of me wearing them to show you what they look like on a real person, my personal notes on fit/style AND which ones are my TOP picks! Because jeans are my most-worn article of clothing (besides leggings, of course) and comfort is important!
FOR REFERENCE: I am 5’9″ with long legs and wear a size 27.
Best Under $100 – Topshop
Best Under $150 – Madewell
Best of the Best – Good American
On to the looks! Here’s how this post will work:
You’ll see 2 of me in each pair followed by the name of the jeans and my thoughts on the fit/look/comfort of each pair. If the specific style I’m wearing is no longer available, there won’t be a link for it. Also, the list is alphabetized by brand.
AG (style pictured- The Legging Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans in 12 Years Blue Dust wash)
Comfortable is the first word that comes to mind with these. Stretchy waist. Lower rise than the others, but not low-rise. Fit is TTS.
Super soft. They have a nice lived-in feeling. In general, they fit true to size/ a little big. I didn’t size down and they don’t feel big though.
Good American (style pictured – Good Legs High Rise Skinny)
Extremely stretchy. The most stretchy out of all of them. Higher waist. Really great in the back- they feel very secure at the top in the back, so you don’t have to worry about flashing booty if you’re bending over. Super soft and comfortable. Run large, size down one size. I went with 26- they were tight at first but stretched out perfectly! These won my Best of the Best!
True to size. Ridiculously soft and stretchy. Feels like I’m wearing denim yoga pants.
Joe’s (style pictured- The Icon)
Super soft, stretchy and really comfortable. Long, make your butt look great. They feel lived-in but not stretched out. Basically the perfect denim. Fit is True To Size.
Levi’s 721 (style pictured)
A nice rise- hits at the belly button. Super flattering. Pretty soft, but not a lot of give like some of the other pairs above. A bit more sturdy feeling, but still comfortable. Looser fit- not skinny.
Madewell (style pictured- 10-inch Chewed Hem Skinny)
Super stretchy, very comfortable. They feel more sturdy than the others. The denim feels like very high quality. VERY flattering, if you know what I mean! Go up to the belly button (heyyy perfect Mom Jeans!). Fit is TTS.
Mother (style pictured – The Looker High Waist Ankle Skinny)
Very stretchy. Hugs your curves, but doesn’t feel tight. Soft, flattering. A higher waist. Hit right under the belly button. Fit is TTS.
Very soft and stretchy. Consistent with other jeans in this price-point. True to size fit.
High waist. There is some stretch, but not a ton. Not as comfortable in general as the higher-priced options. Not very soft. They are super cute and do fit really well.
Look more expensive than they are. Not as soft or stretchy as some, but more than AOS and Levi’s. Comfortable and fit true to size.
Topshop (style pictured)
One of my most worn pair of jeans. Medium softness, but quite stretchy. Super comfortable. My regular size is 27, which they don’t have, so I wear a 28 and they fit perfectly.
Not as soft as most of the other pairs- more of a stiff feel, yet still a bit stretchy. High-waisted and look super cute. True to size.
There you have it! I wanna know: what is YOUR favorite denim brand??