From Baggy to Bootcut, These Are the Strongest Jeans in Every Category

As someone who wears jeans almost every day and is a fashion editor by trade, I have a lot of thoughts about what the best pairs are. If you've ever tried on jeans (which I'm guessing you have), you probably know that not all pairs are created equal. There's a reason some brands are known for certain styles more than others. And when you find that magical pair, you might find yourself wearing them for years to come. All of these jeans have the potential to be that for you, so let's dive in.

I broke it down into six currently popular denim styles (yes, including skinny jeans, because some outfits still need them), each filled with my suggestions for the best pairs to spend your money on. And it happens to be Cyber Monday, so I'd say this is a great day to upgrade your denim collection.

Read on to shop the top five best jeans in every relevant style—from straight-leg to baggy.


Agolde '90s Pinch Waist Jeans

This pair has been an editor favorite for years. It's the perfect style if you're seeking a super-high waist and relaxed leg.

Slvrlake London Jeans

Another editor favorite, Slvrlake London Jeans are worth the investment. I've worn my pair countless times.

Totême Straight-Leg Jeans

If you want a pair of designer jeans that'll never go out of style, I highly recommend this Totême pair. As a matter of fact, every Totême style I've tried thus far is epic.

Khaite Danielle Jeans

This classic Khaite pair is a great option if you're tall (which is why it's a favorite of Kendall Jenner's).

Levi's '90s 501 Jeans

This newer release from the Levi's 501 range is even better than I thought it would be. It's a classic mid-rise, ankle-length style, and it's incredibly comfortable (especially for being 100% cotton).

Baggy and Wide-Leg

Reformation Wilder Jeans

Reformation is a go-to of mine for under-$150 jeans. The Wilder jeans come in a bevy of washes, and they have a silhouette that could easily be dressed up or down.

& Other Stories Treasure Cut Jeans

& Other Stories is another favorite of mine for affordable jeans. This is a classic wide-leg style with a hint of stretch for comfort.

Everlane The Baggy Jean

With its low-rise, "puddle" look, this pair is very on-trend right now and likely will be for awhile.

Levi's Baggy Dad Jeans

This new-ish release from Levi's is everything a pair of baggy jeans should be: low-rise, slouchy, and classic.

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Khaite Preen Jeans

Khaite gave a cool Western update to baggy jeans with these. I suggest sizing up for a slouchy look.


Citizens of Humanity Neve Jeans

If you want a pair of low-rise jeans that are on the cropped side, I'd definitely go with these. They're a little distressed and a little loose, but not too much.

Reformation Addison Jeans

This is a pair that I own and highly recommend. They stretch out a bit with wear but in a good way. And they're low-rise without being too low-rise.

Madewell The Low-Rise Perfect Vintage Straight Jeans

These are my favorite low-rise jeans for a tailored look. If you're ready to dip a toe in the trend, start with these.

Agolde Wyman Jeans

Agolde's Wyman jeans are another tailored pair you can't go wrong with, and they serve as proof that a good pair of low-rise jeans doesn't have to be baggy. 

Grlfrnd Bella Jeans

If you prefer your low-rise jeans to be baggy and ultra low, I suggest Grlfrnd Bella Jeans. They're a great casual option, if that's your goal.


Levi's 70s Jeans

If you want a pair of flared jeans that look as though you might've found them in a cool vintage store, these are for you.

Good American Good Legs Flare Jeans

Good American's Flare Jeans come in a ton of sizes and have a clean, timeless look that you can't go wrong with.

Paige Laurel Canyon Jeans

If you like skinny jeans but are ready to try something different, I highly recommend this pair.

Frame Le High Waist Flare Jeans

These slim Frame jeans will make your legs look a mile long (if that's what you're going for).

Madewell The Perfect Vintage Flare Jeans

Is there any denim style Madewell doesn't do well? The answer is no, and this story is proof.


Totême High-Rise Tapered Jean

Totême's '90s-inspired tapered jeans are polished enough to wear to the office. Pro tip: This style looks incredible with a bodysuit.

Wandler Chamomile Jeans

A newer brand on the denim market, Wandler perfected the tapered look with this pair. It's the angular pockets for me.

Agolde Tapered Baggy High Rise Jeans

This Agolde pair combines two trends in one with its baggy tapered legs. Consider these the 2022 version of mom jeans.

Goldsign Nara Jeans

The exaggerated leg on these is cool and eye-catching. They're sure to impress any fashion person.

Frame Long Barrel Jeans

Frame's Barrel Jeans have a unique sculptural look. With a 30-inch inseam, they're a great option if you're on the taller side, as many tapered jeans are cropped.


Madewell High-Rise Skinny Jeans

Madewell's high-waisted skinny jeans are known for being comfortable and flattering. They're been wildly popular for years for a reason.

Citizens of Humanity Olivia Jeans

C of H's Olivia Jeans are just a great classic pair of high-waisted jeans. I wear mine with knee boots and oversize sweaters.

Re/Done High Rise Comfort Stretch Ankle Crop Jeans

What initially drew me to these were the words "comfort stretch." They're so comfortable that I've even worn them on flights.

Mother Looker Jeans

Every fashion person who knows skinny jeans knows that Mother's Looker Jeans are a classic. The fact that they've been around for years proves it.

L'Agence Marguerite Jeans

This celebrity favorite pair is lightweight and stretchy yet supportive.