These Are Hands Down The Best Jeans For Women

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Tracking down the perfect pair of jeans is like finding a needle in a haystack.

Not only do you have to get your head around various styles, such as mum jeans, boyfriend jeans, high waisted jeans and skinny jeans, but you have to find the right colour – black, light blue, dark blue or faded – and a good quality brand, which fits to your body shape (and won’t stretch or shrink at merely the sight of a washing machine).

The best jeans for women are ones you can wear from desk to dinner, which flatter in all the right places and won’t make you feel uncomfortable and sucked in. Essentially, they should feel like an extension of your skin, just as comfortable as your favourite pair of jeggings. 

Below, we round up the best jeans for curvy women, short women and those who need to purchase their first pair of maternity jeans. 

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The Best Jeans For Women 

FRAME Le Jane Jeans

FRAME have long been a go-to when it comes to designer jeans and their Le Jane jean is one of their most classic cuts. A year-round staple, the ultra-high waist and slouch straight leg make for not only a flattering, but also a comfortable fit.

Brand name: FRAME

Jean type: High-rise straight leg 

Price: $419

Shop: Net-A-Porter


RE/DONE Originals High-Rise Stove Pipe Straight-Leg Jeans

Inspired by vintage Levi’s, RE/DONE worked out the perfect formula to create denim which looks well worn, but with the bonus of actually being brand new.

Brand name: RE/DONE

Jean type: High-rise straight-leg

Price: $496


RE/DONE Originals High-Rise Stove Pipe Straight-Leg Jeans

Neuw Nico Straight Jeans

A favourite of Margot Robbie (is there any better tick of approval?) Neuw’s Nico Straight cut is the perfect wear everywhere, with everything jean.

Brand name: Neuw

Jean type: High-rise straight leg 

Price: $179.95


Neuw Nico Straight Jeans

Viktoria & Woods Cobain High Waisted Jean

Straight leg jeans are a staple style for any wardrobe. The high cut, relaxed fit leg and split hem (perfect for wearing with heels or boots) in these Viktoria & Woods jeans make for one of the most versatile and flattering shapes that can be dressed up or down.

Brand name: Viktoria & Woods 

Jean type: Straight 

Price: $350

Shop: Viktoria & Woods

V&W High Waisted Cobain Jeans

Everlane The Original Cheeky Jean

With 5293 4.5 star reviews, Everlane’s cheeky straight jean is dubbed by fans as being comfortable, cute and a good fit.

One reviewer writes, “The denim is soft, but well structured and feels sturdy. The pants are very comfortable and fit my waist perfectly! I love the straight leg cut of the jeans, they’re not too loose but give a lot more range of motion than most of the skinny jeans I own.”

Brand name: Everlane

Jean type: High-rise straight leg

Price: $164

Shop: Everlane

Everlane The Cheeky Straight Jean

Rolla’s Eastcoast Flare Jeans

Flares that hug the hips but don’t feel too tight on the thighs are hard to come by. We’re in love with Rolla’s Eastcoast Flare jeans, a 70s throwback style that comes in an array of hues, from black through to pale, washed-out denim. The Karen Blue is the core favourite, a perfect worn-in shade of mid-blue denim.

Brand name: Rolla’s

Jean type: Eastcoast Flare

Price: $159.95 

Shop: Rollas

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Rolla’s Eastcoast Flare Jeans

Nobody Denim Andi Jean

The creators of the Cult Skinny Jeans (which almost every fashion girl owns) have crafted an ultra-flattering high-rise straight-leg jean, which immediately popped to the top of our wish lists. 

Brand name: Nobody Denim

Jean type: High-rise straight-leg

Price: $119 (normally $239)

Shop: General Pants


Wrangler Drew Jeans

Wrangler has long been a wardrobe staple of Australians everywhere, and there’s a good reason for it. Wrangler jeans fit perfectly and will last the distance. Their Drew style, in particular, is still selling out everywhere. 

Brand name: Wrangler 

Jean type: mid-rise straight leg

Price: $159.95

Shop: Wrangler

Wrangler Drew Jeans

Bassike High Rise Straight Leg Jean

If you don’t own something by Bassike, are you even Australian? The iconic Aussie label is renowned for creating basics you’ll want to wear all day long, very much including their denim.

Brand name: Bassike

Jean type: High-rise

Price: $380

Shop: Bassike


Levi’s Ribcage Jeans

Inspired by the iconic Levi‘s 501 jean, Levi’s latest offering, the Ribcage Jean, comes with a super high rise, vintage feel and on trend straight leg. Mark our words, you’ll soon be purchasing a pair in every colour.

Brand name: Levi’s

Jean type: High-rise straight leg

Price: $159.95



Abrand A ’94 High Slim Jeans

Created in Melbourne, Abrand jeans have long been one of the country’s most beloved creators of denim. Last year, even Beyonce got in on the hype, wearing the brand’s A High Relaxed Short multiple times. If it’s good enough for a queen… 

Brand name: A Brand

Jean type: High-rise straight leg

Price: $119.95



Glassons Relaxed Straight Leg Jeans

A great, affordable option for everyday, wear-all-weekend denim, these Glassons jeans have ripped hems that keep them feeling casual, while the fit is comfortable and high-waisted.

Brand name: Glassons

Jean type: Relaxed straight leg

Price: $59.99

Shop: Glassons

Glassons Relaxed Straight Leg Jeans

Neuw Lola Mom Jeans

The Neuw Lola Mom jeans are a firm favourite with many Australian women due to the slightly cropped length and no-stretch fit. The high waist is flattering and comfortable, and the style comes in a range of shades.

Brand name: Neuw

Jean type: Mom jeans

Price: $179.95


Neuw Lola Mom Jeans

Outland Denim Amy Jean

The perfect wide leg, but not too wide leg jeans are here! The Outland Denim Amy style is perfect for anyone looking to move away from skinny leg denim, but not yet ready to fully embrace wider style legs.

Brand name: Outland Denim

Jean type: Wide leg

Price: $239.90

Shop: Outland Denim

Outland Denim Amy Jeans

Abrand High And Wide Jean 

This wide-leg high-rise cut perfectly hugs your hips and bottom before subtly flaring out into a wide-cut in the perfect length that’s wearable with flats and heels.

Brand name: Abrand Denim

Jean type: Wide leg

Price: $129.95

Shop: Abrand

Abrand High And Wide Jean

Carousel Marble Jeans

In a flattering high-waist, slim-fit cut these stretch cotton jeans in a classic grain are not only comfortable, but chic too.

Brand name: Carousel 

Jean type: Slim fit

Price: $110

Shop: Hard to find

Marble Jeans by Carousel

Levi’s Wedgie Straight Fit Jeans

Inspired by vintage Levi’s jeans, the Wedgie Fit was created with the intention of shaping your bum and hugging your hips and waist. When this style was first released in 2016, it instantly sold out worldwide with many dubbing them a new and improved alternative to the elusive Levi’s 501’s. 

Brand name: Levi’s

Jean type: High-rise straight leg 

Price: $99 (usually $159.95)

Shop: MYER

Levi’s Wedgie Straight Fit Jeans

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