The Best High Street Jeans That You’ll Think Are Actually Designer Denim

Affordable, expensive-looking and a great fit.

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by Sophie Henderson |
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As far as shopping goes, one of the most difficult items to purchase is a pair of jeans. With sizes differing between shops, the hunt for finding your most flattering and comfortable fitis no mean feat.

The lucky ones that have found their true blues will tell you they didn’t come without the hunt, because finding your perfect pair requires trying on a few different styles to work out what works best for your body shape.

With all that hard work, you may think it’s necessary to invest in an expensive pair, but look to jeans juggernaut Levi's, who prove that, when it comes to denim, designer is not the only answer. Levi's denim really does go the distance, whether buying brand new or vintage pairs, which have become increasingly popular in recent years. Wrangler's Heritage Fits collection is also a great starting point. All four styles feature a vintage-looking high waist, while the leg shapes varies from fitted (the Wriggler) to wide-legged (the Worldwide).

READ MORE: The Best Mom Jeans: A Definitive Guide On How To Make Them Work For You

Those aren't the only affordable options, though. The high street has become a real game-changer over the past couple of years for great denim that looks as expensive as their designer counterpart. From the classic mom jean to the fashion insider’s favourite (Topshop's Editor jeans), there’s a silhouette to suit everybody.

Looking for something more trend-led? There’s plenty of great denim ticking every box from tie-dye to patchwork and pastel hues, too.

Scroll through our edit of the best high street denim to buy now.


SHOP: Best High Street Jeans

Wrangler, Wild West Jeans In Sunny, £901 of 16

Wrangler, Wild West Jeans In Sunny, £90

John Lewis & Partners, Flares, £592 of 16

John Lewis & Partners, Flares, £59

Next, Butt Enhancer, £323 of 16

Next, Butt Enhancer, £32

Per Una, Roma Jeans, £284 of 16

Per Una, Roma Jeans, £28

Zara, Hi-Rise Jeans, £27.995 of 16

Zara, Hi-Rise Jeans, £27.99

H&M, Tapered High Jeans, £34.996 of 16

H&M, Tapered High Jeans, £34.99

Per Una, Tencelu2122 High Waisted Slim Flare Jeans, £287 of 16

Per Una, Tencel™ High Waisted Slim Flare Jeans, £28

Arket, Regular Jeans, £598 of 16

Arket, Regular Jeans, £59

Monki, Mozik Jeans, £409 of 16

Monki, Mozik Jeans, £40

Arket, Cropped Tapered Jeans, £5910 of 16

Arket, Cropped Tapered Jeans, £59

Levis, Ribcage Straight, £9511 of 16

Levis, Ribcage Straight, £95

Topshop, Considered Joni Jeans, £3612 of 16

Topshop, Considered Joni Jeans, £36

Wrangler, Worldwide Jeans In Storm, WAS £80, NOW £4013 of 16

Wrangler, Worldwide Jeans In Storm, WAS £80, NOW £40

Cos, high-waisted tapered jeans, £6914 of 16

Cos, high-waisted tapered jeans, £69

& Other Stories, Treasure Cut Jeans, £7515 of 16

& Other Stories, Treasure Cut Jeans, £75

Arket, barrel leg jeans, £6916 of 16

Arket, barrel leg jeans, £69

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