The Top 5 Skinny Jeans Brands Royals Return to Again and Again

Royals and skinny jeans are two things that you don't necessarily associate with each other, that is, until now. The last year or so, women like Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have proved that there is ample opportunity to make any pair of skinnies more polished. Employing staple pieces like blazers, button-down shirts, and pumps, these royals have created a sort of uniform that illustrates the power of a flattering pair of denim.

Why does this matter? Well, for starters, if you follow royal fashion, then this slightly untraditional approach is likely enticing to you. Also, we could all replenish our arsenal of skinny jeans outfits ideas and who better to turn to than women who are constantly attending events, traveling, meeting new people, and so forth? Think of this as your go-to guide for making your skinny jeans slightly more sophisticated. Below, we rounded up five brands that the royals turn to again and again for jeans, plus picks from each of those denim labels so you can grab a pair for your own closet.

The Brand: Mother


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Markle's first outing at the Invictus Games with her then-boyfriend Prince Harry solidified our love for her cool, confident style. She paired a Misha Nonoo shirt with Mother skinny jeans, and the result was perfection.


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Markle wore ultra-flattering Mother skinny jeans with a structured blazer while out with her husband Prince Harry.

The Brand: Zara


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Kate Middleton's Zara moto skinny jeans are a mainstay in her everyday outfit rotation.


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Middleton experiments with multiple colors in earthy hues for a stylish countryside look.


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The Dutchess adds edge to a polka-dot blouse with her moto skinny jeans.

The Brand: Outland


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Meghan Markle styles her Outland skinny jeans with a check blazer, crisp button-down, and ankle booties for a perfectly polished look.


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Meghan Markle proves that a black-and-white color palette can be enduringly chic. She styled her Outland skinnies with a noir turtleneck layered beneath a white blazer. To finish, a striped shoulder bag and slingback heels.

The Brand: Hiut Denim


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Markle recently started wearing skinny jeans from Welsh denim brand Hiut. For her latest look she stepped out in a plaid top and long overcoat to compliment the black skinnies.

The Brand: J.Crew


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Back in October while in New Zealand, Markle made an appearance in a sleek look. She teamed a fitted blazer with her J.Crew skinny jeans and accessorized with a pair of equestrian-inspired boots.

Up next: Find out the adorable T-shirt secret Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle share.

Nicole Kliest
Freelance Contributor

Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)