We'll be the first to admit that we have a love-hate relationship with white jeans. It's hard to deny that the jeans can be pretty intimidating. What comes to mind is a pair of body-hugging denim that's dangerously see-through, so if we weren't already worried about the potential for our underwear to be visible, add in the possibility of a spill and you've got yourself a strong case against the denim. If you read how up on how I challenged myself to wear white jeans for a week straight, you'd know that the key to wearing them successfully comes down to finding a pair that works with (not against) you.
With that in mind, we wanted to show you that, yes, it's possible to find a pair of white jeans you'll be more than willing to get into. From retro-inspired cutoffs to off-white washes, these are the best white jeans, according to Who What Wear editors. Shop these pairs and you're well on your way to building a summer wardrobe.
"I just broke out this pair of Warp + Weft jeans last week and I can tell you confidently I'm going to wear them to death this summer. I love the relaxed, wide-leg fit and the little bit of stretch in the fabric that makes them super comfortable. (Side note: In my personal experience, I would suggest you size down by one.)"
Available in sizes 24 to 32.
"I can't remember the last time I put a pair of white jeans on—quite frankly, I'm a bit afraid of them—but if I had to choose one pair to buy this season, it would probably be these by Miaou. I love the built-in belt, the high rise, the cropped flare silhouette (of course), the embroidery, and the fact that they actually appear to be super flattering!"
Available in sizes 24 to 29.
"I'm pretty intimidated by white jeans, but these are really special, as they're made of vintage Levi's. They're nice and thick (not see-through) and flattering but not skintight. They're basically the ideal white jeans for people who hate white jeans."
Available in sizes 23 to 29.
"These are by far my favorite white jeans right now. Technically, they are an off-white/eggshell shade, but they are so good. I particularly like how they are non-stretch denim, so they really hold me in and the exaggerated cuff lends a fresh look for spring."
Available in sizes 23 to 32.
"I have always been super hesitant of white jeans for a plethora of reasons, but these Wilfred Free wide-leg white jeans from Aritzia are quickly becoming my favorite pair of pants I own. I honestly wear them more than my regular denim these days."
Available in sizes 00 to 12.
"When it comes to white jeans, I never invest too much because they inevitably get dirty after a few wears. Right now, I'm loving this high-waisted pair from Mango that are just $80. Also, my personal rule for pulling off white jeans: Always buy them one size up for the perfect fit."
Available in sizes 1 to 10.
"I love Amo's denim. White jeans can be tricky, but this pair is simple, flattering, and comfortable."
Available in sizes 23 to 32.
"Reformation's pair immediately won me over for its cream ivory wash and retro-inspired cut. I particularly love how the exposed buttons and removable belt make this pair something I'd want to wear on a beach in the south of France. Dreamy, right?"
Available in sizes 23 to 31.
Now you've found the best white jeans of spring 2018.