5 Levi's Jeans You'll Never Regret Buying, According to Fashion Experts

Although I own roughly 15 pairs of different jeans, I have a confession to make—I've never worn a pair of Levi's. I know, I know, crazy right? As a fashion editor for over a decade, you would think I would own one of the most iconic denim brands of all time. I've admired them on other people for so long, I've even had them in my saved baskets online, but I've never gone through with actually securing a pair.

Now, as someone in my 30s, I'm stuck with the dilemma of not knowing which style to actually invest in. I've heard the Ribcage straight-leg pairs are the dream fit, I know that vintage Levi's denim always looks effortless but I have no idea which pair I would pick. Which is why I chatted to some of my fellow fashion people (who are mega Levi's fans, FYI) to see what all the fuss is about. 

I've come to the conclusion, if you want to wear Levi's jeans then stick to these 5 types below. Now, excuse me while I make up for lost time and order them all. 


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Style Notes: Karina is on a mission to find trousers and jeans that suit curves, and when I asked the style influencer if she has a favourite pair of Levi's, she was quick to answer: "The Levi’s Ribcage jeans are my most worn pair of denim ever." And when it comes to why, Karina says, "They fit like a dream and are one of the few pairs of jeans that I don’t need a belt with because they have a great fit on the waist and over my hips/bum."


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Style Notes: With a penchant for pre-loved pieces, I knew content creator Charlotte Illidge would have some tips for finding the best vintage denim. These being to 1) know your measurements, "When searching, be as specific as you can and use filters to help you find the colour you're looking for. It's definitely helpful to know your key measurements—waist, hips, inside leg length— but, I'd also recommend measuring a favourite pair of your own jeans to compare against."

And Charlotte's second tip is make them fit you, "Don't be afraid to tailor! A lot of pairs you'll find will be 100% cotton so they don't have any stretch. Some of the best jeans I've found whilst hunting have been too big for me. If you're unsure if something will fit, you're better off getting a bigger size and then tailoring them to fit you."


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Style Notes: French girls seem to have a thing for Levi's 501s, but Léna has stepped away from the classic in favour of baggier styles. "The high loose-fit jeans are my favourite pair of jeans of all time! They're the ones that make me say goodbye to skinny jeans and I wear them on repeat as I love the comfort, the 90’s slouchy style and the attitude they give all my outfits."

Shop the Best Levi's Jeans Below:

1. Ribcage Levi's

2. 501 Levi's

3. 80s Mom Levi's

4. Baggy Levi's

5. Skinny Levi's

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Freelance Fashion Editor

Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning. Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people. When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.