From high to low waisted, skinny to wide leg, there’s a pair of white denim for you.

White Jeans

The entrance into spring and summer seems like the perfect time of year to talk about white jeans. Use the color as a black canvas—quite literally—to style any look under the sun.

Even though they’re a blank canvas, it doesn’t mean all white jeans go with everything. Selecting just the right style, tone, and length for your look requires a certain amount of precision and fashion know-how.

That’s where we come in to show you the best 14 white jeans in each category.

Style Variety

White jeans come in many of the same styles as your tried and true blue jeans, from high- to low-waisted, skinny to wide leg. You have the option of shopping for a straight-leg classic to trendy two-tone denim.

If you’re not sure how to integrate white jeans into your closet, try selecting a similar style to a pair of jeans or pants you already know and love.

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What to Wear with White Jeans

For a preppy look: It might be that you’re looking for a preppy vibe, for which a pair of slim ankle-crop white jeans is pure perfection. Throw on a striped top, loafers, and a Barbour jacket and you’re good to go.

For a Parisian look: For those looking for more of a Parisian look, you might want to trade out your jacket for a leather biker and slip into a pair of classic Mary Janes for a quick fix.

For a casual look: Casual ‘90s babes aren’t left behind either, as a pair of white jeans with a little distressing and a vintage-style tee are all you need to perfect the look.

Style Tip: when to wear white jeans

In truth, white jeans are a great wardrobe staple for colder fall and winter months as well—no matter what your grandmother used to tell you.

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Ahead, find white jeans of all shapes and sizes to wear now and well into the colder months beyond as well!

Our Top Picks

Best Classic Style


Levi’s Wedgie Straight White Jeans

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Levi’s is our forever denim love, and one of our favorite silhouettes is the high-waisted, straight-leg Wedgie. More high-waisted than the classic 501, it has the same straight leg fit that never goes out of style.

One reviewer said, “I have the hardest time finding jeans and these fit great!…They have enough stretch to fit curves and not be uncomfortable.” It’s easy to see why Levi’s is a longtime wardrobe staple.

Helpful tip! This silhouette is perfect to dress up or down and it’s available from all the essential washes to a fun cheetah print, making them a timeless must-have staple for year round wear.

Material: 100% cotton

Sizes: 23-32

Best Wide Leg


Tibi Murray High-Rise Wide Leg Jeans

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If a retro flare isn’t enough, opt for a pair of white jeans that boasts a dramatic, yet tailored wide leg silhouette. 

Helpful tip!: Balance the volume of these killer Tibi jeans with a slim top, be it a bodysuit or even a chic black turtleneck, and you’re good to go.

Material: 100% cotton

Sizes: 24-31

Best Skinny Jeans


7 For All Mankind Mid Rise Skinny Fit Ankle Jeans

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Every closet should have at least one pair of skinny jeans. Wear them with ballet flats, sneakers, or tuck them into a pair of knee high boots.

They’re easy to style for day or night, and a white pair is extra perfect for the warmer days of summer to come.

Which has also been noted by reviewers: “the fact that theses can dressed up or down have made them a staple piece for my wardrobe.”

Material: 98% cotton, 2% spandex

Sizes: 23-32

Best Size Range


Good American Good Waist Palazzo Jeans

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Good American was crafted to celebrate bodies of all shapes and sizes and, while they have since expanded their repertoire, was first known for their perfect-fit denim.

These high-waisted flares are flattering on everyone—and go up to size 22.

Material: 99% cotton, 1% elastane

Sizes: 00-22

Best Boyfriend Jeans


Raey Carrot Cropped Organic-Cotton Jean

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We love Raey, Matches’ in-house brand, for their love of the nostalgic silhouettes that not only made us but still continue to stand as wardrobe essentials.

The boyfriend jean is just that, now updated with a slightly more cropped silhouette but that same easeful fit throughout the body.

Helpful tip! Even paired with the smallest kitten heel, it’ll make these “borrowed from the boys” jeans feel more feminine.

Material: 100% organic cotton

Sizes: 22-36

Best Vintage Inspired Jeans


Re/Done 90s High Rise Comfort Stretch Ankle Crop Jeans

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Learning from their vintage roots, Re/Done now has a full collection of denim that is vintage inspired but boy have they perfected the look.

These high-rise ankle-crop jeans walk that fine line between skinny and straight, high-waisted and mid-rise, to offer a killer ‘90s-inspired look that will wow.

Material: 98% cotton, 2% elastane

Sizes: 23-32

Best Winter White Jeans


3×1 Denim Austin Crop

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3×1 folded for a few years, but is back and better than ever.

The denim brand was once a go-to for all your bespoke needs, but now crafts the perfect version of everything, including this cropped straight-leg jean that’s in a slightly deeper white tone that is aptly named “winter white” for it’s ability to effortlessly take you through all four seasons of the year.

Material: 100% cotton

Sizes: 23-32

Best Budget Jeans


The Drop Ian Mid Rise Relaxed Straight Side Slit Detail

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The Drop is Amazon’s trendier, capsule-collection brand, though they have a few wardrobe staples that are constantly available. And for good reason.

These mid-rise jeans have the perfect straight leg with a side slit at each ankle to add a bit of ‘90s-inspired movement.

Helpful tip! Reviewers mention that the waist runs a little large compared to the fit of rest of the jeans.

Material: 99% cotton, 1% elastane

Sizes: 24-42

Best Two-Tone Jeans


Rag & Bone Sofie Two Tone Jeans

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If you can’t decide whether you want an ivory tone or bright white option, Rag & Bone has designed the perfect pair of white jeans for you.

The front is paneled with the former, while the back boasts the latter tone, adding a subtle detail that ups the ante while still remaining quite understated. 

Helpful tip! Elevate the youthful look of the two-two denim with a camisole in the summer and a luxurious suede jacket over top in the fall.

Material: 100% cotton

Sizes: 23-34

Best Distressed Denim


Abercrombie & Fitch Ultra High Rise 90s Straight Jean

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Whether you’re 10 or 50, there’s no denying that Abercrombie & Fitch still has great denim. So, they’re the ones that we turn to for the hard jobs. Like distressing. 

So often the distressed nature of a pair of jeans is too much or too little, but Abercrombie has mastered the knee rips, giving off that casual cool vibe you so desperately seek.

Reviewers rave about the style and length options,” I can’t say how much I love these! This style is so flattering and being tall, I love having the XLong option.”

Helpful tip! Contrast the distressed look with more polished and tailored pieces. Paired with a blazer or collared shirt, you’ll have an effortless and fashionable outfit.

Material: 99% cotton, 1% elastane

Sizes: 23-37, Extra Short, Short, Regular, Long, and Extra Long lengths available 

Best Ankle Crop


AMO Tomboy Crop

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Few do an ankle crop jean quite like AMO and their white jeans are no exception to the rule.

In the perfect weighted denim that doesn’t make you at all self-conscious of your white wears, you’ll practically live in this pair of easeful ankle-crop jeans.

Helpful tip! To avoid appearing shorter, make sure your ankle crop jeans hit about 1-3 inches above your ankles.

Material:100% organic cotton

Sizes: 23-32

Best Overalls


Madewell Oversize Denim Carpenter Overalls

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Sometimes a pair of white jeans is so much more than a pair of white jeans. Case in point: these youthful white denim overalls from Madewell. 

Helpful tip! Layer them over everything from a slim bodysuit to a chunky knit, all year long.

Material: 100% cotton

Sizes: XXS-XXL

Best Stretch Denim


J.Crew 8” Toothpick Jean

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J.Crew is preppy classic at its finest, which includes white jeans that you can wear winter or summer and everything in between.

These slim ankle-crop jeans are aptly called the toothpick because they taper in ever-so-slightly at the ankle, giving you a flattering line that’s crafted of slightly stretchy denim you can go anywhere in.

Material: 90% cotton, 8% recycled polyester, 2% elastane

Sizes: 23-34

Best Flares


Hudson Holly High Rise, Flare Jean

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Go for the ‘70s style with a pair of white denim flares.

You’ll love this Hudson version for it’s slim silhouette with a dramatic flare from the knee that styles just as effortlessly with a camisole for night as it does with a coordinated white tee by day.

Helpful tip! These jeans have a bit of stretch, giving you that extra support and room you need for all-day wear.

Material: 81% cotton, 11% lyocell, 6% polyester, 2% elastane

Sizes: 23-34

What to Look for

Material:  You want at least a mid-weight denim for a pair of white jeans to ensure that they won’t be too sheer.

Consider if you want 100% cotton, which is incredibly durable and will mold to your body over time, or jeans with some stretch, which will immediately offer comfort and the perfect fit.

Think about how long and how often you wear your jeans. Ultimately, one isn’t better than the other, it all depends on your preference!

Fit: Silhouettes run the gamut: from ankle crop skinnies to super wide leg flares, white jeans encompass them all.

Size: White jeans are less forgiving than blue, so—while you should opt for the fit that you love most—you might want to size up from your favorite blue denim pair of skinny jeans.

Make sure you measure the inseam to ensure your jeans won’t be too long or too short especially when shopping for cropped or wide leg styles.

Pro Tip 😎

 Make sure that the denim isn’t too thin. Especially when it comes to white denim, you want to ensure that they aren’t at all sheer.

Start off the warm weather season on the right foot with a brand-new pair of white jeans.

Don’t be deterred by the old wives’ tales of the past: keep on wearing those white jeans straight into the colder months as well. Just add a chunky sweater!


What do you wear with white jeans?

You can wear anything with white jeans! As a totally neutral base, the wardrobe staple takes well to bold colors and prints, allowing them to stand on their own as true head-turners.

That said, no matter the season, you should always try out at least one head-to-toe white look, whether you’re slipping into a cotton tank by summer or chunky cashmere knit by winter.

Are white jeans still fashionable?

White jeans are on-trend right now as you can see from celebrities Kendall Jenner to Moda Operandi’s co-founder,  Lauren Santo Domingo, to The Row’s runway show.

And if you’re looking for extra style points, try the It-jean of the moment: white cropped jeans.

Although many silhouettes come in and out of fashion when it comes to denim, the color itself will always remain.

Find your favorite denim shape and fit, and then shop for it in white this summer and beyond. You won’t regret it.


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