The Reviews Don't Lie—These 30 Nordstrom Jeans Are Best, Period



I have a love-hate relationship with jeans. On one hand, they're my favorite thing to wear. On the other, they can be extremely difficult to shop for. Everyone has a denim horror story, jumping up and down in the fitting room and struggling to make a pair you so desperately wanted to work fit your body. While I've had my fair share of traumatic middle-school fitting-room experiences with low-rise jeans, I've come to figure out a personal life hack when it comes to shopping for denim. All you have to do is read the reviews. 

Although no one knows your style and body better than you do, shoppers around the world more than likely have the same concerns when it comes to jeans. Is the wash unflattering? Are they too long? Will they uncomfortably pinch your waist? While you can't exactly know how jeans will fit until you try them on, you can get a head start on figuring out which pairs are better than others by reading what other people think of them. That's where Nordstrom comes in. 

Nordstrom's no-frills rating and reviewing system is a lifesaver when it comes to finding jeans. After combing through reviews to find a pair myself for an upcoming trip I'm taking, I knew I had to share my full-proof system for finding the best jeans. From low-cost, high-joy pairs to denim that has hundreds of glowing reviews, these 29 pairs passed my personal test. Scroll through to discover the highest-ranked jeans on Nordstrom.

Best Wide-Leg Jeans

Rating: 5/5 stars

Customer Review: "I forgot how tiny these make my waist and long these make my legs appear. I would wear them every day!!"

Rating: 4.2/5 stars

Customer Review: "These were awesome jeans—I sized down one size as usual for Mother. I'm not keeping them because I have too many wide legged jeans but I would if I didn't have a bunch are already. They are a bit wide for my taste, but they hug my curves well and make my butt look good."

Rating: 4.3/5 stars

Customer Review: "I normally dislike “wide leg or bell bottoms,” however Naples Cut buy Frame are a gift from the above. You're wearing the jeans, the jeans aren't wearing you. They're very generous in the hips and waist."

Rating: 4.8/5 stars

Customer Review: "I find this true to size with substantial material, no stretch which I like. I just it hemmed, but otherwise, I'm happy with the purchase."

Rating: 4.4/5 stars

Customer Review: "These are amazing. I am 5'9" and have a very curvy backside and these make me look snatched. They really cinch the waist too! I think if you're under say 5'6" the cut may not be the most flattering but I could be wrong! Give them a try!

Best Flared Jeans

Rating: 4/4 Stars

Customer Review: "These jeans are perfect! Love the hippie look, it's so hard to find jeans like this. Worth every penny."

Rating: 4.7/5 stars

Customer Review: "I just received these today and was worried about getting my normal size because the reviews said they were smaller than normal. I got my regular size and they fit perfect. I'm 5'8" and a size 2 so got the 26 and they are fantastic on. I could have gotten into the 25 actually. This the second pair of VB jeans I have bought and won't be the last. They are a keeper and so flattering and on-trend."

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Customer Review: "First time in a long time ordering this style jeans, first high waisted ever. They look and feel great, AG jeans always are flattering on. The flare is perfect, not too wide or too narrow. Will be cute w wedges for the fall."

Rating: 4.8/5 stars

Customer Review: "These are beautiful high waisted jeans that are so soft and comfortable I expect to wear them a lot in the future. I did need to shorten them but the quality and comfort make it worth the additional expense."

Rating: 4.3/5 stars

Customer Review: "These jeans are super soft and have a nice bit of stretch to them, which tricks me into thinking that I'm still maintaining my Summer body while also eating my own weight in food during the holidays. As someone who struggles to find jeans that will fit a pear-shaped body, I can't recommend these enough."

Best Skinny Jeans

Rating: 4.6/5 stars

Customer Review: "Very comfortable, true to size and did not stretch and get baggy. Also very stylish! Very pleased I'm thrilled to have a high rise waist. I can sit without worrying about muffin top. Hallelujah."

Rating: 4.1/5 stars

Customer Review: "One of the best jeans and cut. I just love them. They fit true to size and a slight stretch to them. Really flattering and when I find something that works I get a second pair and I did. Very nice wash too."

Rating: 4.4/5 stars

Customer Review: "These jeans are tight but stretchy and feel secure and thick. They seem to be a shorter length than normal jeans but I love that. For the price and quality, these are worth it."

Rating: 4/5 stars

Customer Review: "I have been buying jeans on here since the first launch. [And]  let tell [you], the material is amazing!!! That's what legit sold me. It's stretchy, they last for such a good time, so many sizes. Ugh, I'm just in love with every pair. Definitely a staple in my wardrobe."

Rating: 4.3/5 stars

Customer Review: "I love these jeans. They are the perfect cut and color, and the denim is very soft. The elastic waist is so comfortable, and I never feel the need to tag at it. I've given up all other brands of premium denim after I started wearing Wit and Wisdom jeans."

Best Straight-Leg Jeans

Rating: 4.1/5 stars

Customer Review: "Fits true to size. By far my favorite Levi's style. It's very tight initially but once you 'break it in' these will fit perfectly. I wouldn’t recommend sizing up because it could end up looking baggy in the butt & hips once the denim molds into your shape…"

Rating: 4/5 stars

Customer Review: "Perfect fit!! Fitted from waist through hips to knees then straight to foot. Plenty long for my 5’8” frame size 4."

Rating: 4.2/5 Stars

Customer Review: "Very comfortable and stylish. I like the dark blue to look a bit more dressy or wear to work."

Rating: 4.4/5 stars

Customer Rating: "Absolutely love these jeans! Super cute. I bought one size down and the fit was perfect."

Rating: 4.2/5 stars

Customer Review: "This is my first pair of wide-leg jeans since the '90s. I wear these for a Wayne’s World costume, but I love them and will be rocking this look here on out. Party on."

Best White Jeans

Rating: 4.1/5 stars

Customer Review: "This is my second pair. They fit true to size, good quality and really versatile."

Rating: 3.6/5

Customer Review: "These are the best fitting jeans ever! That's why I purchased three pairs!"

Rating: 4/5 stars

Customer Review: "I always have a hard time finding white jeans that are flattering so I was thrilled to try these on. They fit me beautifully."

Rating: 4.3/5 stars

Customer Review: "These jeans have great stretch and have a slimming effect. They have pockets and you can see the outline of them through the jeans, but doesn't bother me since usually my shirts are long enough to hide that. Immediately took them to the tailor to hem as they are very long but love them!"

Rating: 4/5 stars

Customer Rating: "A must have summer staple. I can dress them up or dress them down. Fabulous for traveling since they don't wrinkle and won't stretch out. I ordered up a size since I prefer white jeans a little less snug and don't have to worry if my dear sweet husband accidentally tosses them in the dryer."

Best Distressed Jeans

Rating: 4.8/5 stars

Customer Review: "Versatile style and I'm all about that! Great fit, YES! Wear it with a nice dress shirt or cotton shirt—you're ready to go! The nice part is that it's lightweight so these just became literally my go-to jeans. Environment friendly. The search is over! You will not be disappointed buying this."

Rating: 4.1/5 stars

Customer Review: "These are so cute! The perfect oversized fit, they'd look super cute rolled up too!"

Rating: 4.1/5

Customer Review: "I found these to be very soft right out of the package. I'll certainly buy another pair from this brand."

Rating: 4.6/5 stars

Customer Review: "I've dragged my feet to buy these because of the price but they're worth every penny! The denim is so soft and comfortable, I love the high waist and the wash."

Rating: 5/5 stars

Customer Review: "These are amazing jeans! They are comfortable and feel like they'll hold their shape (but it's too soon for me to tell). I normally wear a 29 in jeans, but thanks to another review I sized up to a 30. The 30 fits me great..."