When it comes to Spring and Summer fashion, it’s all about the perfect white jeans, right?! Well after a few years of wearing a pair that I didn’t love, I decided this year I was going on the hunt for the perfect white jeans. I went to several stores, the mall, and even ordered pairs online to test them out and bring your the results. So get ready for ALL THE PHOTOS! 😉
Before we get started, for reference, I am 5’7″ 1/2 and typically wear a size 6-8 (or size 28/29). I’m a little straighter in the midsection and most of my height comes from my legs. (I am very short-waisted.) I’ll be sharing what size I tried on and my fit impressions for all pairs! So let’s get to it, shall we?
Stretch True Skinny Ankle – Tried in size 28 and 29
Gap jeans tend to fit me a little snugger than most, so I wasn’t surprised when I didn’t like how snug they were in a size 28. I preferred the 29 (8). These fit like a true ankle jean on me, so they’d probably look full-length on most ladies with shorter legs. I found these pretty tight in the legs.
LOFT tends to run large on me and both pairs I tried were no exception.
Curvy Skinny – Tried in size 28
I felt like these did absolutely nothing for my figure. Had I liked the cut, I would have sized down to a 27, but I just felt like they were pretty shapeless. Perhaps these would look better on ladies with more muscular legs?
Relaxed Skinny – Tried in size 28
These were definitely more my style, but still a size too large, especially in the waist. I liked the relaxed fit though and would recommend these if you’re looking for a skinny/more tailored boyfriend cut or a relaxed skinny jean.
Mid-rise Rockstar Distressed Jeans – Tried in size 4 and 6
Old Navy sizing always knows how to stroke my ego. 😉 I tried on the 6 and found the waist to be too big, but the size 4 I ordered felt like two sizes smaller. I went in store and tried on another pair of 4’s and viola! Perfect fit. Sometimes their sizing can be a bit inconsistent, so don’t be afraid to bring two pairs of the same size into the fitting room! I loved how soft and comfortable these were on.
Mid-rise Jegging – Tried in size 6
These felt pretty tight all around. I wish I could’ve tried the next size up but they were not in stock. The waist wasn’t too bad, but the legs felt absolutely painted on. (And I have pretty slim legs!) I wasn’t crazy about the cropped length but they’d probably be more like true ankle length on shorter gals. I would definitely recommend sizing up.
Angel Ankle Cigarette Jean – Tried in size 28
These felt a little snug, and after reading reviews I’d say they run a half to one size small. I wish they had a 29 for me to try on, but these were the last pair in Nordstrom. These weren’t as stretchy as some of the other brands I tried (Paige, J Brand), but they still allowed for comfortable movement. I liked them but they weren’t a fave.
The Prima Mid Rise Cigarette Jeans – Tried in size 28
The fit was just off for me with these. The legs fit great but the waist was a little snug on me. If I had sized up, I think the legs wouldn’t have fit properly. Although they had a little stretch, I found them stiffer and less comfortable than other options.
Hoxton High Rise Ultra Skinny – Tried in size 28
I have these same jeans in a dark wash and LOOOOVE them. Like they are my holy grail high waist jeans. So I thought for sure these were going to be “the ones.” Meh. Not so much. The denim was still super-soft, but felt a bitter thinner. The waist was definitely tighter than my other pair and they did not have front pockets. So weird since the dark wash had them, but regardless I was a bit unimpressed. If you’re into more of a legging look, these may be for you.
Skinny Leg Mid Rise – Tried in size 28
These were quite a bit tighter in the waist for me, which pretty much made them a no-go. Had I sized up to a 29 they might have worked.
Maria High Rise Legging Jean – Tried in size 28
I’ve also tried these on in a darker wash before and liked them, so I wasn’t surprised that they were a favorite. The denim is very soft and comfortable. They felt super easy to move in, which is always a plus when you’re on the go with a little one.
FINAL VERDICT: I ended up with two pairs. (Whoops!) I used a Shopbop credit to pick up the J Brand Maria and then I scored the Old Navy pair at 40% off. DOUBLE WIN!
Please let me know if this post was helpful. I had a lot of fun compiling it and would be happy to do it again. What else do you want to see here reviewed on the blog?
Great post! You really can see a big difference in all of the brands, and good for you for scoring 2 pairs!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod
Love this post and I have been on the hunt for white jeans for what feels like forever now! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston
I really need to get a pair of white jeans for myself! I’m always nervous that I’ll spill on myself or sit in something though!
I have that Old Navy pair too and LOVE them, which is surprising because their rockstar jeans usually don’t work on me.
Kristina does the Internets
I love this post and would love to see similar in the future! I’ve had a pair of relaxed boyfriend skinnies in my cart for what seems like forever – just can’t pull the trigger! I agree with your picks – the J Brand Maria looked especially fabulous on you!
Annessa / http://www.seekingsunshine.com
So helpful! I have actually been on the hunt myself and it is hard to find white jeans! I’ve been looking for a year. I actually tried several on in my local Saks and then tried the Gap pair. I ended up ordered them, but I didn’t try the J Brand or the Old Navy!
Straight A Style
Really loving the J. Brand ones you picked up! I actually really loved the Loft pairs on you (at least in the photos)! Loft is usually where I go for jeans, but it generally takes me trying on as many pairs as you did to find the right fit! Great choices lady!
awesome! those were my two favorites 🙂
Southern Elle Style
Amazing post! Totally agree with the loft white pants! Bought a pair and they did nothing for me!
Have you tried BlankNYC!? Their white jeans are my favorite!! I also love topshop’s moto white jeans!! <3
Love this post- super helpful, thanks!
You are so right! It’s all about the white denim! I love this full review! As a petite gal, I almost always have good luck with LOFT, but I love the Paige denim in you. Great post! XO
Loving both pairs you picked up! All about the distressed look and of course jeggings <3
I really love my J.Crew Factory jeans. I tried so many pairs over the years and those have been my favorite!
Christina :: Simple and Delish
Love this post! It’s great to see how different each brand is. I really like the ones from Old Navy!
I love this post idea, and it was so helpful! The Old Navy and J. Brand Maria were my favorites on you, so great choices! I’m going to check out both because I need a new pair of white skinnies for this spring and summer!
Jacy | lovelenore.com
I seriously have the HARDEST time EVER finding white jeans that are flattering! Thanks for doing this round-up!
xx, Bri || http://www.Neutral2Neon.com
I’m so glad you did this!!! So helpful!
I’ve been searching for a great pair of white denim and grabbed the Old Navy pair about 2 weeks ago. I was surprised at how well they looked!!
This is super helpful! I always feel so lost in the jungle of jeans and probably that’s one of the reasons why my jeans attire is so lean. LOL Happy weekend!
This post is amazing especially as I need a new pair of white ones and I am going to Shopbop right now to put a pair of JBands in my cart, thank you!
White jeans take a lot of trying on and I still haven’t found the right pair for me! xx adaatude.com
This post is so helpful! It’s so hard to find the perfect white jeans! Glad you were able to score a few pairs!
Doused In Pink
That is a lot of jeans to try on! At least you found some that you love! The one’s I have are from American Eagle and they are the best.
Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com
This is such a great post!! I have a pair of white jeans from Express that I love but they’re like 6 years old so I really want a new pair!!
This is the best post I have ever seen!!! I have been wanting a new pair of white pants so bad! So I love that I now know what’s worth buying and maybe isn’t! So fantastic!
This post is so helpful. I’m super weird about white jeans (I tend to be bottom heavy), so I actually don’t own any. I love the way they look on other people, but I haven’t found any that I like on me. I have some new brands to go try out!
Love the old navy ones! Ive been looking for a great pair – you did all the work for me! Thanks for sharing! Loving seeing your little babes in the background!
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