We’ve Found 25 Of The Best High-Waisted Jeans That Are Not Only Comfortable & Flattering But Also Go With Everything

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best high waisted jeans for women

by Charlotte Pavitt |

High-waisted jeans might sound like something your mum used to wear with shoulder pads and door-knocker earrings, but don’t relegate them to the '80s fancy dress box just yet. They’re super flattering, thanks to their high-rise waistband that cinches inwards, and look great with all your favourite cuts of jeans (skinny, flared, cropped, straight, wide, you name it).

It all comes down to styling - and the key is in their name. High-waisted jeans are designed to showcase, all together now, the waist so it follows that you should always tuck tops in instead of letting them drape willy-nilly. A fitted tee, a cropped blouse, a ribbed knit polo neck and a button-down shirt (that isn’t too long lest you want to spend hours rearranging when you go to the loo) will all look great tucked in.

And what about shoes? It very much depends on the cut. A pair of wide-legged, high-waisted jeans that fall past the ankle will look brilliant with chunky sandals, loafers and ballet pumps. An ankle-cropped pair, meanwhile, can take heels. A block-heeled ankle boot adds some nice height, while kitten-heeled mules with an anklet will make a lovely combo for late spring. I’d recommend loafers and ballet pumps, again, with skinnies - I find trainers look too bulky - and ankle boots with straight-leg jeans.

If you're concerned about finding a pair of jeans that are high rise, fit your curves (legs and hips) but also don't give you a massive gap at the waist - meet the viral Abercrombie & Fitch Curve Love range.

The A&F Curve Love collection, which features sizes 23 to 37, is a major part of the brand's rebrand, eliminates that awkward gap between your back and your jeans while offering just enough stretch to feel comfortable when you sit. We're sold!

SHOP: 25 of our favourite high-waisted jeans


SHOP: The Best High-Waisted Jeans

Abercrombie & Fitch,Curve Love 90s Ultra High Rise Straight Jeans, £72
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Arket, REGULAR CROPPED Non-Stretch Jeans, £59
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& Other Stories, Favourite Cut Jeans, £75
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Mango, High-waist wideleg jeans, £35.99
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Mango, Mom high-waist jeans, £35.99
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M&S, Magic Shaping High Waisted Skinny Jeans, £45
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Khaite, Danielle distressed straight-leg jeans, £350
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Boden, Wideleg Slouchy Jeans, £90
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M&S, Mom High Waisted Ankle Grazer Jeans, £45
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ASOS Design, high rise 'relaxed' dad jeans in washed black, £25
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Ganni, Rigid Denim Magny Jeans, £195
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Nudie Jeans, Breezy Britt Dark Stellar, £135
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Reformation, Cynthia straight-leg high-rise recycled and organic cotton-blend denim jeans, £130
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Wandler, Magnolia organic high-rise wide-leg jeans, £300
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Whistles, Barrel high-rise straight-leg jeans, £95
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RE/DONE, Ripped loose high-rise jeans, £265
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Levi's, Well Thread high loose jean in dark wash, £110
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Bershka, High waist straight jean in black, £29.99
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V by Very, New Forever Wide Leg Jean - Mid Wash, £35
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ELV Denim, The Twin Match straight-leg jeans, £255
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New Look, Blue Utility Pocket High Waist Adalae Wide Leg Jeans, £29.99
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Levi's, 70s High Slim Straight Jeans, £120
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H&M, Wide High Jeans, £24.99
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Everlane, The Way-High Jean, £102
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ASOS Design, Hourglass high waist 'slouchy' mom jean in stonewash with rips, £28
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