When looking for high waisted jeans, it can all seem like a bit of a maze. There are so many different styles (high-rise jeans, boyfriend jeans, wide leg jeans!), so many colours (white, black, acid wash?) and just so much to consider. Whether you’re after a plus size piece, a slim fit or something more relaxed (think, mum jeans), women's jeans come in all forms, shapes and sizes.
As the most flattering cut of jeans, a high waisted pair will do everything it can to complement your body. Holding your tummy in and ensuring you keep a seamless silhouette, a high waisted jean will make every leg look longer — and who doesn’t want that? Plus, with marie claire's Fashion and Beauty night at Canberra Centre coming up, there's never been a better excuse to shop for jeans.
With so many popular styles out there, including those from Levis (a staple), Calvin Klein (a classic) or Topshop (always a good place to start), it can be overwhelming when beginning your jeans search. We quizzed our editors to see which jeans they have in their wardrobes and shopping bags — straight leg, super high and high rise skinnies all included, so you don't have to spend hours tracking down the best. You're welcome!
Monica Russell, Market Editor:
My new favourite jeans – the Levi’s Ribcage. Super high waist and the most flattering fit. Now to buy them in every colour!
Levi’s Ribcage, $149; levis.com.au
Grace Back, Digital News & Entertainment Editor:
Mine have always been the Rollas Classic Straight 90s in blue. Because I’m so petite, they come up higher than they’re meant to – making them the perfect high waisted. I also always get a size up and get them tailored so they perfectly fit my waist, a tip I read from Sofia Richie.
Rollas Classic Straight 90s, $139; rollas.com.au
Hannah Crawley, Digital Content Manager:
Oh so flattering with just the right amount of flair. The perfect way to add a touch of ‘70s disco to your day!
Ellery ‘Presentism’ High Rise Jeans, $637; netaporter.com
Jana Pokorny, Fashion Director:
I am a fan of Bassike’s classic crop jeans – but I’ve recently purchased their high waisted wide-leg style, they may be my new casual favourites.
Bassike High Rise Wide Jean, $360; bassike.com
Chloe Buttenshaw, Senior Fashion Editor:
I love the navy blue tone of these Jacquemus jeans, and the shape is a forever style.
Jacquemus high rise wide leg jean, $388; netaporter.com
Ella Blinco Jury, Fashion Office Coordinator:
A classic, timeless cut and shape you can dress up or down. I love the ankle grazing raw hemline.
Topshop Bleach Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans, $70; topshop.com
Francesca Wallace, Senior Digital Fashion Editor:
These One Teaspoon jeans are so casual and cool — perfect for a weekend, complete with a slouchy linen shirt. I love them!
One Teaspoon ‘Bad Boy’ Jeans, $200; oneteaspoon.com.au