19 Pairs of White Jeans With Excellent Reviews

Even before you get to the question of red wine and barbecue sauce, white jeans can be a treacherous proposition. If the denim is too thin, they're bound to be see-through. If they're too thick, they're going to be relegated to the back of your drawer all summer (which, odds are, is exactly when you'll want to be wearing them).

But given how many of them we start seeing on Instagram come Memorial Day every year, there must be a Goldilocks-style solution to finding a pair that's just right. And while you could go out and try on a few dozen pairs under unforgiving dressing room fluorescents, we're partial to the alternative: going off the wisdom and experience of shoppers who have already taken them for a test drive.

In the interest of tracking down the best crisp white jeans to pair with your striped shirts and go-to denim jacket, we trawled the reviews of retailers like Everlane, Nordstrom, and Shopbop to find the best white jeans. Read on to shop them all.

Opaque White Jeans



"These are the best color, a really soft white. The rise is really high, which is good for me as my waistline sits higher up on my torso. They're so soft and comfortable. Definitely softer than my other Slvrlake jeans. I'm obsessed with these! I ordered a 25 (5'8" 120lbs), and they fit like a glove." — Shopbop reviewer

"It is a soft and stretchy denim, so I sized down from my normal size, and they are perfect. They look great on, the quality is great, and the white is the perfect white. Madewell jeans never disappoint. Love them!" — Madewell reviewer

"I can't express enough how much I love these jeans. I really hate stretchy jeans, and these are the first rigid pair I found that fit perfectly. I'm just sorry they don't come in more color options because I would buy all of them!" — Everlane reviewer

"I love this one. It's too comfortable. I'm a little curvy in my bottom and it makes me slimmer than I really am. It fits well with a loose feel. I'm 5'3" tall, and I need to cut it a little for ankle length, but the fit wasn't damaged at all. I like them because it feels loose and chic for daily, especially perfect for resort wear as well." — Shopbop reviewer

Opaque White Jeans



"I can’t believe I finally found a pair of white jeans that are comfortable with just enough stretch and not see-through." — Nordstrom reviewer

"I love these jeans. They are comfortable and the fit is wonderful. I wear them all the time - preferably with a little bit of a heel given their length (I'm 5'9")." — Nordstrom reviewer

"I own two other washes in this style and I absolutely love them! they are the perfect length and you can dress them easily up or down! Ten stars if that was a thing!" — Favorite Daughter reviewer

"I have the hardest time finding jeans that truly fit me, but THESE ARE IT. I'm short, but I hold my weight in my butt and my thighs. Jeans either fit my waist or my butt but never both. THESE DO. They come up high enough that you don't feel exposed when you bend over, and they are so soft and stretchy." — Good American reviewer

"These jeans have a mid-rise with a straight, relaxed leg, and fit true to size. So comfortable on! Will be a summer staple." — Nordstrom reviewer

"This pair is my third purchase of the 'Zuma' style skinny jeans, the only stretch denim product I've found that does not stretch out with wear. They still fit like the day I bought them! Fit is true to size and similar to other products that size down, such as NYDJ. These pants are cut a little wide in the waist (28" for a size 2)." — Nordstrom reviewer

"I tried other recommended ones, but these were the clear winner for me. Great cut, soft fabric (not a stiff denim), and very true to size. A bit pricey compared to the others but these make me feel terrific. Will get lots of wear!" — Shopbop reviewer

"Comfortable, stylish, look and fit great. Nordstrom service never disappoints." — Nordstrom reviewer

Best white jeans



"Everyone needs these jeans. They're the ONLY white jeans that are actually flattering!" — Shopbop reviewer

"Nice slim fit and mid-rise. I buy a size up in white jeans and that worked with these. Not too sheer. Classic!" — Nordstrom reviewer

Opaque White Jeans



"I'm obsessed with my new Otto jeans!! Great fit, easy to wear. In a sea of jeans, I go for them every time!! 10/10" — Nordstrom reviewer

"These are more putty-colored than ivory, but I love them. Nice amount of stretch. I'm 5'2", so they hit me right at the ankle, which is fine. Good weight for spring and summer." — Nordstrom reviewer

"The fit is great. Love the material too—not too tight." — Nordstrom reviewer 

Opaque White Jeans



"These jeans fit great. I love the straight leg and raw hem. They have a good amount of stretch and are not see-through." — Nordstrom reviewer

"My absolute favorite pair of white jeans!" — Nordstrom reviewer

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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