Skinny Jeans Are A Wardrobe Staple, So Here Are The Very Best You Can Buy

We have the secret to find the comfiest, and most flattering, skinny jeans. Thank us later.

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by Charlotte Pavitt |

The skinny jean is arguably the jean of the past decade; the only type that Kate Moss would touch at one point in time. It's come to our attention that although the skinny jean may not be as popular as it once was, it's still a wardrobe staple - and one that we're not quite ready to give up on.

If you prefer a looser fitting jean, like a boyfriend jean or a mom jean for example, it may be because you want to feel more comfortable, but what if we told you the skinny jean can be JUST as comfy? So comfy in fact that even pregnant women love them.

How To Find The Comfiest Jeans:

The trick when buying a long-lasting and comfy pair of skinny jeans is to always check the label or composition first. The higher percentage of elastane, the more the jean will stretch and move with you, rather than feel stiff and restricting. 2-4% elastane is a good guide to go by but any lower, or no elastane at all, won't make for a comfortable pair of jeans when they're this slim-fit. Marks & Spencer's Best Ever Jeans are 2% elastane and are not just super comfy, but super affordable too.

Another top tip? Try to avoid low-rise skinny jeans (yes, we're even looking at you Gen Z) – mid- to high-rise means the waistband will sit nicely - and won't dig into your hips.

How To Find The Best Jeans For Your Shape:

Ultimately, the best jeans for everyone and every shape are the ones that you feel the best in. If you're looking to find the best pair to give you that confidence boost, here are the general rules:

Curvy? Look for stretchy, straight-leg and skinny-leg styles or slim flares

Straight-up-and-down? Use volume to your advantage and opt for boyfriend or mom fits.

Petite? Cropped, kick-flare styles will suit you best (if you can't find a good petite pair that is).

Tall? Wide-leg denim is your best friend.

If you're not sure where to start, we've put together an edit of the best skinny jeans for women that have the most stretch in them, ranging from 2-4% elastane, and from high-street to designer so there's something for every budget. But, if you're really not a fan of the skinny jean then you can find some great alternatives here, that are just as comfortable.

And for the ultimate guide on shopping for denim online, find all our secrets here.


SHOP: The Best Skinny Jeans For Women

SPANX, shape and lift distressed skinny jeans, £112
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3% Elastane.

Next, Lift, Slim And Shape Skinny Jeans, £22
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2% Elastane.

Zara, High Rise Sculpt Jeans, £29.99
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2% Elastane.

Agolde, Pinch high-waisted skinny jeans, £220
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3% Elastane.

Reformation, Harper High Rise Skinny Jeans, £98
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2% Elastane.

Levi's, Mile High Super Skinny Jeans, £95
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3% Elastane.

New Look, Blue Lift & Shape Jenna Skinny Jeans, £27.99
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2% Elastane.

M&S, Magic Shaping High Waisted Skinny Jeans, £45
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4% Elastane.

Mango, Skinny push-up jeans, £29.99
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2% Elastane.

Everlane, The Way-High Clean Front Skinny Jean, £71
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2% Elastane.

Guess, Skinny fit denim pant, £80
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1% Elastane.

Re/Done, 90s high-rise cropped jeans, £270
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2% Elastane.

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