The Best High Waisted Skinny Jeans

January 23, 2019

High waisted jeans are my JAM! Seriously, what is not to love? They suck you in and create a longer leg line. As a mom who had a c-section, I am especially fond of them. Though I am thin that area of skin just isn’t quite the same. I like something to go over it rather than hit at the same place/highlight it. I also love a high waist when I am on the floor with my now toddler. I’ve become quite a connoisseur, so today I am sharing the best high waisted skinny jeans. I have several designer pairs, but for the purpose of today’s post I wanted to focus on non-designer options. I will say, the one line I haven’t tried designer wise and want to is Good American.

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The Best High Waisted Skinny Jeans

On to the non-designer brands I love. Worth mentioning in my opinion are Express and Old Navy. As far as affordability, these are probably the best bets as they are often on sale. I have tried both Topshop and American Eagle as well, but in my opinion they are too stretchy though I know a lot of people love them. I have both an Old Navy and Express pair I like, but my favorite high waisted skinny jeans are Madewell and Levi’s hands down. In today’s post I am wearing the Levi’s 721 skinny jeans. This is my exact pair. I absolutely love the fit, rise, color, and distressing. It can sometimes be hard to find a jean with just a busted knee. I feel like retailers often go a little crazy with the distressing, and at my age that look is just not for me. I like a distressed jean but nothing too crazy. These are also only $98.

Full Review Below

Below I am going to show the other pair of Levi’s I have found a love as well as a couple Madewell jeans I love for comparison. You can read sizing, quality, and fit notes as well. It’s a full review! Leave me a comment if you have any questions.

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Levi’s Mile High Super Skinny, $98 – Shop Exact Here

Great, classic wash skinny jean to wear all the time. These are stretchy and comfortable but do not stretch out. A slightly softer denim than the Madewell below. When you shop on the Levi’s site, they usually offer various inseams.

the best high waisted skinny jeans - Levi's mile high super skinny

Madewell 9 in Skinny Jean, $128 – Shop Exact Here (almost sold out), Exact in Slightly Different Wash Here, All Here

Madewell has forever been a favorite denim brand of mine. They are well made and hold up well. This is the 9 in rise regular (non-curvy) fit. I don’t like their thermolite edition as much either. They offer petite, regular, tall, and taller inseams as well which is awesome. I am wearing the tall in this pair. They have a bit more true denim feel than the Levi’s Mile High though still have stretch. They do not stretch out. If you bring in an old pair of jeans, they will give you $20 and recycle it to make housing insulation for Habitat for Humanity. Is that not so cool?! More here.

the best high waisted skinny jeans - Madewell

Madewell Button Front Jeans, $135 – Shop Exact Here

Obsessed with this button front detailing! Same info as above on Madewell, but this is the taller inseam as they didn’t have my size in the tall (my normal). You need to size down one in this pair as they have a little more stretch.

the best high waisted skinny jeans - Madewell button front

Levi’s 721 Skinny Jean (same as pictured above in my post), $98 – Shop Exact Here

the best high waisted skinny jeans - Levi's 721 skinny jeans

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  • Reply Sarah January 27, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I love your outfits! There all so pretty amazing, its hard to pick my favorite! High waisted jeans are my fav!

  • Reply Jessica January 26, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Love the jeans on you dear. Pretty cardigan to pair it with too.
    Jessica |

  • Reply Tabitha January 25, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    I’ve found the same thing to be true with AE jeans. Way too stretchy and tend to wear down quickly

  • Reply Rania January 25, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I really like the Levy’s ones with the 3 buttons, they are well priced and super hot!

  • Reply Beautygirl24 January 24, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Great roundup! I really love my old navy jeans that I’ve been wearing for years now, but I do want to try new brands like good American! You look amazing in all of them!

  • Reply Ashley January 24, 2019 at 10:26 am

    I need to shop these jeans because they look AMAZING on you! And I’m so game for high-waisted denim, please and thank youuuu!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Reply Kelsey Bang January 24, 2019 at 9:55 am

    high waisted jeans are my fav! ill have to try some of these! Good americans have been my fav!

  • Reply Rachael Thomas January 24, 2019 at 9:31 am

    I only wear high waisted jeans these days, and I agree, Levis and Madewell make the best ones! These jeans look great on you!

  • Reply Paulina January 24, 2019 at 7:57 am

    I swear high-waisted skinny jeans look great on everyone! I can’t believe we used to be obsessed with low-rise ones, haha!

    Sending love from Napa Valley!
    Paulina | SHENSKA

  • Reply Ruth Josey January 24, 2019 at 6:17 am

    I love the look of the high-waisted jeans – you did a great job styling them (and I love that you left the tag on in the one pair). Those leopard-print mules are awesome! My favorite jeans are the Levi’s button-front skinnies. I love button-front but they sure are a pain when you gotta go!


  • Reply Natalie January 24, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Highwaisted jeans are my absolute favorite! Actually, my two favorites are Levis and Madewells! Super cute picks, Amy Ann.


  • Reply Shea January 23, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    I am also such a fan of high waisted jeans–they really hold everything in! I have heard good things about the Madewell versions, I need to try those. I have been having great luck at American Eagle for jeans lately. They fit really well and the price is really good!

  • Reply Lorna January 23, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I am yet to try Good American as well, but they make great jeans from what I know. I love a high waisted skinny! You should try out the L’AGENCE Margot!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

  • Reply Avery January 23, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I love your look! I love your outfit with the red cardigan and the cheetah flats. They really add a pop to the outfit!

  • Reply The Fashion Folks January 23, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    So chic with denim and leo though, love that combo! But yeah, I love my high waisted haha not gonna go for low waist! Xx

  • Reply Lanae Bond January 23, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    High waisted jeans are great and flattering. I can actually tuck in your blouses when I wear high waisted items which is what I love about them. I love your cardigan especially the color!

  • Reply Ruth January 23, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    A good pair of jeans is seriously the best. I love high waisted jeans because I’ve had two babes and I just NEED that extra up top.

  • Reply Leah January 23, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Love all these jeans! And your pretty cardi!

    xx Leah /

  • Reply Laura January 23, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Thank goodness higher waisted jeans are trending! They are so much more flattering than those low waisted ones that were popular in high school and college! I’ve been looking for some new pairs so I will have to give Madewell and Levis a shot!

  • Reply Cheryl Shops January 23, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    I heard that low-waist jeans are coming back, but I hope that’s not true, because I love my high waisted ones!
    Cheryl Shops |

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