We don’t care what anyone says, skinny jeans will never die. A staple in every woman’s wardrobe, skinny jeans are flattering, comfortable and go with everything. Literally, everything! Whether you’re hooked on Topshop’s cult skinnies or are more of an Levi’s girl, there’s a skinny jean for everyone.
Looking for a curvy pair? Something for tall ladies? Short? We’ve got you sorted. We’ve rounded up our 11 favourite pairs of skinny jeans — all fashion editor tried and tested — so you can be confident that you’re buying the perfect fit.
1. Levi’s 501 Skinny Jeans
A classic shape in a cult cut, these 501s are considered some of the best in the business, with good reason!
Brand name: Levi's
Jean type: Skinny leg with high waist
2. Topshop MOTO Jamie Jeans
Loved across the world for their good quality and long lasting jeans, Topshop’s classic Jamie jean is the go-to when it comes to skinny jeans from the brand. With just the right amount of stretch and a bit of give, they’re as comfortable as they are stylish.
Brand name: Topshop
Jean type: Ultra skinny
3. Neuw Bowery Skinny Jean
Neuw have built a reputation for making great denim, so their Bowery skinny jean is a favourite for a reason. With a flattering mid rise cut, the jeans are ideal for pretty much every body shape.
Brand name: Neuw Denim
Jean type: Skinny and mid rise
4. Re/Done Comfort Stretch Double Needle Long
Known for being a go-to for the fashion set, Re/Done’s take on vintage silhouettes means they have all the punch of the past, with all the benefits that come with high tech cottons. With just the right amount of stretch and plenty of give, these jeans are a top pick for a reason.
Brand name: Re/Done
Jean type: Stretch skinny jean with distressed hem
5. Lee Licks
The Lee Licks range is famous for a good reason: the jeans are super flattering. Maybe it’s the high rise cut, or the ever-so-stretchy denim which moulds all the right places, but Lee Licks have skinny jeans sorted.
Brand name: Lee
Jean type: High rise skinny
6. Acne Studios Peg Jeans
Acne Studio jeans have long been a go-to for any denim lover. Their jeans come in a thicker fabric with less stretch and are perfect for those with a bit of height.
Brand name: Acne Studios
Jean type: High rise light jean
7. Zara ZW Skinny Uptown
Zara might produce more trend-driven pieces than we’d care to count, but one thing always remains the same: the jeans. Consistently good and loved all over the world, Zara jeans stretch and sculpt the body in all the right ways.
Brand name: Zara
Jean type: Mid rise skinny
8. Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans
The iconic American label has become known as a uniform for the off duty. Their skinny jeans are loved by models, and one look at the flattering cut is enough of a reason to know why.
Brand name: Rag & Bone
Jean type: High waisted skinny jean
9. Nobody Denim Cult Skinny Jeans
If they have the word cult in their name, you know it’s going to be good. Loved by fashion girls all over the world, these Nobody denim jeans fit like a dream and are long enough for tall girls, too!
Brand name: Nobody Denim
Jean type: High rise, long leg
Shop: The Iconic
10. ASOS Ridley High Waist Skinny Jeans
This is ASOS’s highest selling jean, so that’s really all you need to know. It’s a winner.
Brand name: ASOS
Jean type: High rise
11. Good American The Good Waist Jean
Khloé Kardashian’s denim brand, Good American, has a serious following — with good reason. The Good Waist jean has a tonne of good reviews online, with fans of the style confirming the ‘waist sculpting’ claims to be very true. We’re on board!
Brand name: Good American
Jean type: High waisted