If you’re a millennial, you probably spent over a decade squeezing into skinny jeans, but the style these days? Wide-leg, flared or even ultra baggy denim. We’re all about wearing whatever we want, but consider a sweet spot between the two – straight-leg jeans.
A slimmer fit than mom jeans but not as spray-on as skinnies, a good pair will be comfortable, flattering and go with everything in your wardrobe. As with all denim, finding that perfect pair can be a mission to say the least, so we’ve searched online for the best straight-leg jeans, from high-waisted to low-rise, cropped to full-length, and some at seriously low price points.
Celebrities and royals wearing straight-leg jeans
Princess Kate rarely wears jeans, but she sent the & Other Stories website into a spin when she stepped out in their Slim Cut pair. She since been pictured in the high street straight-leg style multiple times, styling them with everything from Chloé blazers to cosy knits.
Katie Holmes’ now iconic Khaite cardigan-bralet two-piece was styled with a pair of perfectly fitting straight-leg jeans. We love them accessorised with some heeled mules for a look that works through all of the transitioning seasons.
Hailey Bieber demonstrates how to effortlessly dress down a pair of straight-leg jeans, pairing her Levi’s with an oversized bomber, white tee and adidas Samba trainers.
How we chose the best straight-leg jeans
- Brands: Some brands just do really good denim and bestsellers are often so for good reason. We’ve included a range of the most popular high street and more premium labels, many of which we’ve tried ourselves, so we know they’re comfortable and stand the test of time.
- Variety: We’ve chosen a mix of slimmer and looser leg straight-cut jeans with cropped and longer lengths – there’s something to suit all body shapes and style preferences.
- Inclusivity: We’ve found options with sizes ranging from a UK 4 to a UK 30.