Customer Reviews Reveal That These Are the Best High-Waisted Black Jeans

I read a lot of customer reviews thanks to my job, and to be transparent, Nordstrom's are always the best and most thorough. This story is here to bring you the very best high-waisted black jeans on the market right now, and that's exactly what it delivers. After checking the customer ratings of jeans across the board, I was able to narrow it down to 20 that customers are deeming the absolute best in this style category. 

Since Nordstrom carries a large number of the most popular denim brands across the industry, it made sense to feature the customer reviews from its site. I selected the jeans that I had previously cross-referenced with customer favorites on other sites. In other words, the jeans featured below are loved by not just Nordstrom shoppers but denim shoppers all over. So it is without further ado that I bring you the official list of the 20 best high-waisted black jeans of 2020. From cropped to skinny, the perfect pair of black jeans is certainly in here. All you have to do is find the style that works best for you, and read the standout customer review we included with each. 


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Style Tip: Swap your suit pants for a pair of sleek black jeans for a more casual office look.


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Style Tip: Go for head-to-toe black for an everyday sleek ensemble. 


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Style Tip: Dress up a distressed pair of jeans with a tailored blazer, silky camisole, and pointed-toe boots. 


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Style Tip: Jazz up your go-to black jeans with an oversize shacket and easy mules. 


Style Tip: A trench coat can turn even the simplest of looks into a chic and foolproof outfit. 

Lauren Eggertsen
Editorial Director

"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. 

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, and Milan, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as,, and She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.