Jeans Jackpot: The Best Under-$160 Pairs Hiding at the Nordstrom Sale

The Best Jeans Nordstrom Anniversary


The Style Stalker

Shopping for jeans, especially online, can be a difficult task. Unless you've heard via word of mouth or are supernaturally good at knowing what will look good on your body without trying anything on, the process of finding the perfect pair of jeans online is quite tricky. Add the pressure of a fabulous sale and barely-there prices into the mix, and now, you're really in a predicament. If there is one piece of advice we can give you, it would be to not let the low prices trick you into thinking you "need" a product. Instead, do your homework.

In case you've missed it, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still in full swing, and prices are looking better than ever. Clearly, you clicked into this article to shop for quality denim, so instead of making you do the aforementioned homework, we did it for you. Ahead, we've rounded up the best under-$160 jeans, according to raving customer reviews, that are currently available at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. From black skinny jeans to on-trend high-rise pairs, the selection ahead has a little something for everyone.

Customer review: "I love the AG Prima cut and have several pairs. What I love about these is that they have no rips, so I can wear them to work if needed. This cut is great if you have a more athletic build in your hips and in the rear and actually make your butt look good!" 

Customer review: "So these are probably the best pair of jeans I've ever owned. They cover your ankles, waist is nice and high, and both the boyfriend and female friends have commented on how good my butt looks in them." 

Customer review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE! These are quite possibly the most comfortable jeans I've ever owned! I'm an AE lover. Their Next Level stretch jeans are so comfy, but these are even better! I'm so glad I took a shot with them. For reference. I will definitely be buying more of this brand!"

Customer review: "I got these without trying them on because I have another style I got last year in the sale that I love. Those ones have held up beautifully, so I know these ones will too. They are a tad long on me (I'm 5'6''), so if you're short, that might be something to take into consideration. These are high quality, super flattering, and a steal for the price. Definitely recommend!!!"

Customer review: "Good American is, by far, my favorite jeans brand ever. I have an hourglass figure, and I find them to be very flattering. I purchased my usual size 8, and they fit like a glove. Good denim wash and the straight-leg style is very on-trend."

Customer review: "Overall, I love the cut and the fit. I'm short, so it actually hits the top of my shoe, but I like it for the '90s look. Also a good option to cuff it for a tomboyish look. I love how it makes me feel pulled-together, and this is my favorite purchase from the Anniversary Sale."

Customer review: "Beautiful, well-fitting high-waisted jeans. Comfortable even though it says no stretch. Like the true blue color. Very flattering on."

Customer review: "These jeans are soft, and I love the band in the waist so they don't gap in the back. They have an unfinished hem, which I didn't expect, but I like. They're my new go-to jeans for the summer."

Customer review: "These jeans are soft, buttery, and stretchy. They are super flattering, too. I am super picky about jeans, and this is my go-to brand now. You have to size up with all jeans in this brand. For reference, I am usually a 27 or 28 in Madewell jeans, but I am a 29 in Mother. Overall, I highly recommend!"

Customer review: "My teen daughter loves the fit and feel of these jeans. She's curvy, hourglass, and usually can't pull off the more baggy-style cuts of jeans, but these are perfect. They have good stretch, and they are on-trend, so she loves them."

Customer review: "I love how these jeans fit, and they are very light and comfortable. I also like how you can dress them up or dress them down. Looking forward to having these around for years to come."

Customer review: "I thought I might not really like these because of the rips; I usually prefer unripped ones, but these were too good a deal to pass up—and now that they came, I LOVE them. They are extremely soft, comfortable, and very good-looking. I ordered them in both 29 (my regular size) and 28, and they both fit, but I preferred the somewhat baggy look (since I have other fitted jeans), so I am keeping the 29. I don't find them TOO baggy; they are just right. If I could afford it right now, I might keep both sizes for different looks. I am 5'6" and 140 lbs."

Customer review: "I love the Laurel Canyon Paige jeans. This is my fifth pair. I hope Paige doesn't stop offering this style. They are so comfortable. The fabric is soft and doesn't feel too restrictive and keeps its shape. Very flattering. Highly recommend if you haven't yet tried them."

Customer review: "I decided to get out of my comfort zone of numerous designer skinnies and some straight legs and try something different. So glad I did! These are awesome. Love the high waist and the wider legs and the rips. They look fabulous with crop tops, sweaters, tanks, all variety of things. At a third of the price of the designer jeans, it was a great buy! Might pick up another pair just to have a spare."

Customer review: "These just arrived, and I love them. Very comfortable and stylish. They make my butt look good, and the button fly and high rise flatter my stomach. I love the length; however, they're definitely longer on me than on the model. They hit a little above the ankle."

Customer review: "First pair of Joe's and will become a loyal fan! Slim fit through knee and a not-too-dramatic flare to ankle. I'm usually a size 29 but ordered the 30, and they are perfect. Very flattering in the butt. Needs hemming."

Customer review: "These super comfy boyfriend jeans give you that straight leg you're looking for but don't swallow you with fabric. I am top heavy, hourglass figure with good legs. When skinny jeans were the thing, they gave me a good chance to show off my best assets. Now that skinny jeans are over, I'm on the hunt for straight-leg jeans that are on the narrow side. These fit the bill. They're soft without being flimsy. The crop is chic with flats or Chucks, and most of all, did I say they're comfy? They're comfy!"

Customer review: "First time buying Pistola (normally wear Frame and Mother), and I LOVED these. They feel like broken-in denim, so they are incredibly comfortable. If you are between sizes, go with your smaller size. Perfect length that looked good with sandals and tennis shoes."

Customer review: "I took a chance on Caslon, never tried them before. These jeans fit perfectly. The waist goes all the way up, no gapping, the legs are straight. They're a bit long for my 5'3'', but no problem. I can roll the hem, cut, or wear a heel. Very flattering fit, nice stretch, nice dark color with no distressing, and true to size."