There's no doubt that high-waisted jeans are a staple for many. The silhouette is sleek and impossibly chic. Well, so are mid-rise jeans, and you may even end up liking them more. If you're not interested in something super high but also don't want an option that's particularly lower (sorry, Y2K lovers!), this cut may be a go-to for you. It's basically a no-fail and will never go out of style. There is a variety of silhouettes offered with a mid-rise, from classic straight to trendier barrel jeans. Add a pair to your current wardrobe and you'll be reaching for them more than you think.
To showcase the best mid-rise jeans out there, we scrolled through all of our favorite sites, including Nordstrom and Shopbop, to uncover the standout styles. Below, you'll find a range, including light-wash picks, distressed options, and more. Keep scrolling for more shopping inspiration.
"These pants fit like a glove! They have a lot of stretch and the color is perfect to go with many different outfits. I liked how they weren't so high-rise. I have a hard time with those ones because then the waist never fits. I got so many compliments on them. For reference, I’m 5'4" and 115 lbs and got the 25R."— Abercrombie & Fitch reviewer
"These were exactly what I was looking for. It's hard to find mid-rise these days and I'm just not into high rise. The fit is great, true to size, and very flattering. I love the straight leg and the wash is super versatile dressing it up with a cute top and heels or down with a T-shirt and sneakers." — Gap reviewer
"I never do reviews but these checked all the boxes for me! I had been looking for baggy jeans but never liked the way they fit. I have bigger thighs and a slimmer waist and these for perfect—baggy in the thighs but fit my waist and hips great. I am a 30-inch waist and 42-inch hip and I purchased a size 10. I am considering also getting the 8 for a slightly more fitted look! Great jeans!" — H&M reviewer
"I love these jeans, so comfortable and versatile. this is my second pair and my favorite style of Abercrombie jeans. I'm waiting for more washes to become available. It's the perfect amount of baggy, not too loose not too tight the fit is perfect." —Abercrombie & Fitch reviewer