The ideal pair of jeans is one of the most crucial components of a well-rounded wardrobe. There are several factors to think about before you begin your search, such as the size, cut, and wash. High-waist jeans are a timeless classic that transcends eras, cuts, and fashion trends.
The waistband rests low on the body, elongating the legs and drawing attention to your derriere while yet providing plenty of room for comfort after a hearty meal. High-rise jeans also have a way of making up for a lengthy torso by emphasizing your waist. Whether you’re looking for high-waisted skinny jeans or high-waisted wide-leg culotte bottoms, this cut has become a standard in the denim industry.
We did the legwork of finding the most sought-after labels in vogue right now so you don’t have to. Discover nine of our favorite pairings that you can’t live without this autumn and beyond. Choose from EB Denim, AGOLDE, and Madewell, and you’re sure to discover a denim brand you love.
EB Denim Vintage Chain Boyfriend
These jeans are a great option for a change of pace from your current denim rotation. Pair them with a crop top and some new sneakers for a laid-back look we can get behind thanks to the mom-style fit and vintage wash denim with a chain belt design. The high-waist jeans feature a stacked inseam and a loose, comfortable fit across the thighs and knees, making them a favorite among stylish women everywhere.
Hudson Jeans High Waist Bootcut
A thin, contoured shape, the Barbara High-Rise Bootcut Jean from Hudson Jeans has a raised waist and a slightly flared leg. Streamlined and attractive This is the pair you’ve been missing, made from Italian stretch denim that’s silky, sculptural, and holds its form. It is part of the brand’s increasing line of environmentally friendly fits produced of GOTS-certified organic cotton, GRS-certified recycled elastane, and SCS-certified recycled polyester.
AGOLDE Nico High Rise Slim
AGOLDE’s Nico High-Rise Jeans are a classic, and this updated pair has worn knees and frayed cuffs for a style that’s perfect for off-duty days. These are comfortable and stylish, with a thin fit through the thighs and a classic straight-leg form that was inspired by historic styles from the 1950s and 1960s. They have a very high rise. It’s easy to dress them up or down with ankle boots or strappy sandals.
GRLFRND Karolina High Rise Straight Crop
The GRLFRND Karolina Straight Crops have a very high rise and a stretchy fabric for maximum mobility and comfort. The highest rise of the brand’s signature jeans, they are comfortable worn either tucked or untucked to show off your waistline. This design is cut to show off a bit of ankle and has polished embellishments and a vintage vibe from top to bottom. They have a moderate fade and a somewhat worn-in hem in addition to distressing at the knees and upper thigh.
AGOLDE Criss Cross Straight
High-rise jeans with a straight shape, an offset rear waistband, and a crisscross button front are a modern spin on cult classic jeans from AGOLDE. A faint indigo wash is applied to the denim, which is constructed of 100% organic cotton denim. To amp up the cool factor, wear them with a cropped tank or one of the brand’s denim jackets.
Zara High-Rise Flared Slim-Fit Z1975 Jeans
These High-Rise Flared Slim-Fit Z1975 jeans from Zara are a must-have if you’re a fan of the brand’s signature flared leg style. They have a non-stretch denim material and a very high waist, two features that the fashion set adores. Jeans with a slimming medium blue wash with a traditional high rise, stretch fabric, and flared hems with slits.
Everlane The Way-High Jeans
The Way-High Jean Everlane’s highest rise to date, emphasizing your natural waist while providing you with long, slender legs. Sitting down isn’t a problem since it’s constructed of a stretchy organic cotton fabric. Denim made at the brand’s LEED-certified manufacturing employs renewable energy and air drying to minimize CO2 emissions by 80%. It’s fashionable and environmentally friendly.
Good American Good Legs Skinny Jeans
In a classic light blue color, these are Good American’s most popular high-rise, narrow-fit stretch jeans. The high waist and gap-proof contoured waistband of the Good Legs ensure that every curve is accentuated. Stretch jeans from this brand have recovery fabric as standard. Recovery allows your jeans to maintain their original form wash after wash, allowing you to get more use out of them between washings.
AFRM Skylar Jean
The Sylar narrow flare leg comes in a raven wash, ultra-stretch denim. Featuring a high height and a sultry flair, this pair will quickly become one of your favorite pieces in your wardrobe.