The Best Jeans For Women In 2023, From Puddle Jeans To Straight Leg

By Phoebe Youl
22nd Feb 2023

There’s not much we won’t do for a good denim recommendation. The backbone of any self-respecting wardrobe, finding a great fitting pair of jeans is the equivalent of finding a golden ticket—well, a golden ticket to the perfect outfit. 

Ridiculously wearable, jeans can be dressed up and down and always add a cool, effortless vibe to any look. But, like any good wardrobe staple (have you ever tried to find a perfect white t-shirt?), securing a pair to suit your body shape, style and vibe can be deceptively overwhelming. 

While our approach to shopping for denim jeans has a lot of similarities to catching pokemon (we’ve quite literally gotta catch them all), this also means we’ve tested our fair share of styles and pairs. Fortunately, this denim obsession has perfectly positioned us to pull together a comprehensive list of the best denim going around right now.

From plus size to petite, boyfriend to baggy, straight-leg and wide-leg denim, keep reading for our list of the best jeans to shop on the internet right now.

The Best Puddle Jeans

Glassons Straight Leg Puddle Jean

Price: $59.95

Meet baggy jeans' newest sibling—the puddle jean. Just as the name suggests, these extra-long, loose-style pants puddle around the ankles, giving a relaxed, effortless silhouette. We love this fresh pair from Glassons. Shop here. 

Cotton On Loose Straight Jean

Price: $59.99

We love this slightly more subtle take on the puddle jean from Cotton On. The heavyweight, non-stretch denim gives the perfect drape that won't lose its shape in the long run. Shop here.  

The Best Straight Leg Jeans

Levi’s Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans

Price: $159.95

Featuring a super-high rise, the ribcage-grazing waistline of these jeans provides a super flattering fit and a 90s-inspired feel. Shop here.

Rolla's Classic Straight Jeans

Price: $149.95

With a semi-high waist and flattering straight-leg fit, these staple jeans from Rolla's are the ultimate vintage look. Shop here. 

Levi’s 501 Original Fit Jeans

Price: $159.95

A cultural icon since 1873—and for good reason! These jeans fit straight through the hip with a slightly tapered leg and signature button fly that you’ll wear on repeat. Shop here.

The Best Wide Leg And Flared Jeans

Glassons Recycled Mid Rise Wide Leg Jean

Price: $59.99

Made from recycled cotton, these jeans feature a high-waist fit that’s snug through the hip and wider through the leg. Shop here. 

Cotton On Original Flare Jean

Price: $59.99

These 70s -style flared jeans will add the perfect vintage kick to your denim wardrobe. Shop here. 

Frame Pixie High 'n' Tight Wide-Leg Jeans

Price: $290

A take on classic dark denim, these jeans have a wide-leg silhouette, gentle distressing details, and are crafted from non-stretch cotton. Shop here. 

Nudie Jeans Clean Eileen

Price: $239

Made from semi-coarse organic cotton denim, these high-waisted jeans feature a wide leg for an effortlessly cool style. Shop here.

Nobody Denim Rudie Jeans

Price: $176

With a relaxed fit and comfortable high rise, you’ll make these your go-to jeans for styling with sneakers and a cropped tee. Shop here.

The Best Boyfriend And Relaxed Fit Jeans

ABrand Slouch Jeans

Price: $129.95

Channel 90s-style Californian surfers and skater dudes in these extra cool baggy jeans from Melbourne label ABrand. Shop here. 

Levi’s High Loose Jeans

Price: $159.95

Designed to be worn below the natural waist and bunched at the ankle, these jeans are a modern take on relaxed vintage denim. Shop here. 

Agolde 90's Mid Rise Loose Fit Jeans 

Price: $289.98

With a super-faded wash and relaxed and comfortable fit, you’ll forget you haven’t had this pair in your closet for years. Shop here. 

The Best Plus-Size Jeans

Cotton On Curve Taylor Mom Jean

Price: $59.99

Made specifically to complement and flatter fuller figures, these vintage-inspired straight-leg jeans are the perfect way to update your denim roster. Shop here

Peachay Jeans "Peachay" Jean

Price: $239.95

For anyone with an hourglass shape—jeans can typically be pretty uncomfortable. Enter Peachay—an Aussie denim label created for small waists and bigger booties and thighs. Sizing is based on your waist and hip measurements, rather than standard Aussie sizing, so you know you're in for a good fit. Shop here. 

Levi's Curve 90S 501 Jeans

Price: $159.95

This heritage-style classic in an iconic shade of deep blue is an absolute wardrobe staple. Shop here. 

Want more? Read how to build a capsule wardrobe—and the staples you need to start.

Image credit: Rollas | Levi's | Agolde

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