13 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; too thick, and they're going to be relegated to the back of your drawer all summer (which, odds are, is exactly when you 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 Madewell, Nordstrom, and Shopbop to find the best white jeans. Read on to shop them all.

4.5/5 stars on J.Crew

50 reviews

This one review says it all: "These are the only jeans that I can wear, so I have five pairs. I'm generally not one to spend the time to write a review, but these white jeans deserve a shout out."

Available in sizes 23 to 37.

5/5 stars at Nordstrom

4 reviews

Fans of vintage-looking rigid denim will love this pair with a higher cotton content.

Available in sizes 29 to 30.

5/5 stars at Good American

4 reviews

This pair regularly sells out because they fit perfectly and never slide down. 

Available in sizes 00 to 24.

4/5 stars at Madewell

27 reviews

We love the button fly on this pair, although some say they run a bit long in the leg, like one customer who shared, "I am 5'1", so I cuff these up by about an inch, and they're still super cute."

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

5/5 stars at Nordstrom

4 reviews

Shoppers love this cropped pair that's "stretchy, but not overly so, high waist, not see-through, and not too heavy, but heavy enough fabric to be flattering." Checks all our boxes.

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

4/5 stars on Nordstrom

34 reviews

The high waist makes this a flattering (and comfortable) pick. Customers advised on sizing down, saying "these jeans are a good fit, but I'm glad I ordered a size up (as per the advice of other reviewers). I'm usually a 25 petite, but I ordered a 26w28L, as they do run small."

Available in sizes 23 to 31.

3/5 stars on Nordstrom

2 reviews

Reformation fans love this wide-leg pair but say that they're not as cropped IRL as they appear. Shop accordingly or be ready to tailor them if what you're looking for is a cropped hem.

Available in sizes 23 to 31.

5/5 stars on Shopbop

1 review

The sole reviewer of this pair enthusiastically wrote, "the length is great for shorter women (I'm 5'3"), and the material has just enough stretch to make it super comfortable without it looking like a jegging."

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

4.2/5 stars on Gap

107 reviews

It's admittedly difficult to find a pair of jeans that is both opaque and has a bit of stretch to it. This pair nails it.

Available in sizes 24 to 35.

4.2/5 on Nordstrom

134 reviews

Customers loved how soft these feel. They also appreciated the stretchier waistband.

Available in sizes 00R to 18P.

4.4/5 stars on Nordstrom

74 reviews

Customers loved the flattering fit of these skinny jeans.

Available in sizes 00 to 18P.

4.5/5 stars on Nordstrom

79 reviews

Just the right amount of distressing.

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

4/5 stars on Nordstrom

25 reviews

The slightly cropped hem makes this the perfect pair to wear with all your summer sandals.

Available in sizes 24 to 32.

This post has been updated by Anna LaPlaca.