There are a lot of questions to consider when buying jeans. Do I trust the brand? Are they sustainably made? What will the cost per wear be? All of these points are valid, but one of my favorite ways to narrow down my search is online reviews. When hundreds or even thousands of people all have similar things to say about an item, you know it's a pretty smart purchase.
Nordstrom, Amazon, Madewell, and Urban Outfitters are among my go-to retailers when it comes to online reviews. Yes, you will absolutely see some negative comments about certain pieces, but it makes me confident that everyone's voices are being heard. Below, I've rounded up some of the best-reviewed jeans and filtered out anything over $100, leaving pieces that are both affordable and popular. How can you go wrong? Scroll down to shop the best under-$100 jeans with impressive reviews.
What reviewers are saying: "These Levi's remind me very much of the ones that I wore in the late '70s and '80s. They fit just right and while not a wide ankle there's plenty of room. There is some stretch but not so much that it feels like you're wearing polyester pants and not jeans. My jeans never looked baggy even after a 10 hour day."
What reviewers are saying: "White jeans that are flattering and not transparent are super hard to find! I know because I search every year. I was so happy to find these jeans that fit great (I sized up per recommendations) and keep things hidden as they should. Can’t wait to wear them this spring!"
What reviewers are saying: "Love these jeggings! Wit & Wisdom is my go-to brand because of the comfortable waist anyway, but these jeggings are flattering as well as comfortable. The ankles do no scoot up after sitting and I have seen no baggy knees. Perfect."
What reviewers are saying: "The material is nice and thick, what you would expect from a pair of Levis. When you put them on, even though they are fitted to the body, you can't see every line, bump, etc like you can with leggings. They are long enough, I am 5'9" and have a thicker, not really curvy, figure. The waistband is nice and smooth."
What reviewers are saying: "I cannot say enough about these jeans. As a new mom, I wanted something high waisted to cover my stomach some, and these did perfectly. I went up a size as suggested from other reviewers. So impressed with the fit! I will be buying these in other colors."
What reviewers are saying: "I'm pear-shaped, so I've always had a terrible time finding jeans that fit me right and are comfortable and affordable. I'd say based on those criteria (as well as the convenience of buying online), these are the best pair of jeans I've ever owned."
What reviewers are saying: "These are definitely more traditional style jeans, but as an older woman the fit is exactly what I wanted. The fabric is lighter weight than regular denim with a bit of stretchiness."
What reviewers are saying: "These jeans hug the right places and are loose in the right places. Hand to god, they look on me exactly the way they look in the picture. I have an apple shape (read: weight in the belly mostly), and these look and feel great."
What reviewers are saying: "NYDJ are my 'go-to' jeans. I am slightly overweight and these jeans are very flattering. I like the fact that they don't fall down after wearing them during the day. Nothing worse than having to pull up your pants after sitting for a while. I work in a casual work environment and these are very professional looking."
What reviewers are saying: "I’m really enjoying my carpenter pants. Not only have I gotten tons of compliments and people asking where I got them, but they are great for their intended purpose as work pants with pockets and straps in all the right places to hold everything I need."