These Are Our Go-To Brands for the Best Raw Denim

Denim enthusiasts are forever raving about raw denim, and we don't blame them one bit. The coveted denim style is known for its beautiful look and ability to be broken-in. In fact, the jeans basically become personalized after many wears since they begin to form perfectly to your shape. It takes some time, but the end result is totally worth the wait.

A surprising and frustrating fact, though, is that raw denim styles for women aren't that common. A quick, cursory search online sadly yields results filled with predominantly men's styles. Thankfully, brands are starting to pick up on the growing interest from women and are creating some raw denim styles that we just can't get enough of.

It took some time, but we were able to hunt down the coolest raw denim jeans of the moment from some of our favorites like Tibi, Frame, Acne Studios, and more. These pairs are flattering for just about any personal style, plus they are easily styled for work, play, and everything in between. Our only complaint—besides the lack of options in general—is the even greater lack of plus-size styles and budget-friendly options. That said, we're still holding on to hope that this will correct itself sooner than later.

Make sure to keep reading to see our current go-to brands for the best raw denim, and then shop all of the styles that caught our editors' eye. We can't wait for you to start wearing your new favorite pair of jeans.

 

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1. A.P.C.

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These straight-leg jeans are great—whether dressed up with a going-out top or dressed down with a basic white tee.

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With a high-rise design, we like to tuck in our go-to tees and sweaters. 

 

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2. Levi's

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According to the Levi's site, this classic, vintage style was introduced back in 1934 along with a Vogue magazine feature.

3. Acne Studios

 

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A baggy boyfriend-style jean always gives us nostalgic '90s vibes, especially when worn with peek-a-boo briefs.

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Light-wash skinny jeans like these pair well with neutral tops and shoes.

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A pair of darker slim-fit denim is an instant closet staple that goes with just about everything.

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We recommend styling this loose fit with a chunky tan sweater and sneakers.

 

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4. 3X1

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The fit of this luxe pair of jeans will get better and better with time.

 

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5. Frame

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The dramatic cuffs help turn these jeans into a statement piece that can be dressed up or down.

 

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6. EYTYS

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There's nothing like a great pair of black jeans, especially from a cool brand.

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Play around with your silhouette by pairing these high-waisted baggy jeans with a cropped, oversize sweater.

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A pair of Western-inspired boots would complement the contrast stitching of these jeans.

 

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7. Tibi

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This pair of high-waisted jeans is perfect for the office—just pair them with a nice button-down shirt and mule heels.

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We're getting major '80s vibes from this trouser-style denim.

On the hunt for a great pair of vintage jeans? Make sure to check out our editors top picks for where to score the perfect pair.