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17 Flattering Blue Jeans For Women In Various Styles & Washes

August 23, 2021

Jacqueline Parisi
Jacqueline Parisi
folded jeans stacked on couch_best blue jeans for women_revelle

Best sellers for a reason.

Although dark wash black jeans may be all the rage these days, let’s not forget that the OG denim — circa 1934 when Lady Levi’s were first released — was blue. And while trends have come and gone since then (we’re lookin’ at you, low-rise jeans and criss-cross lace-ups from the 2000s), the classic blue denim jean is fortunately here to stay. 

Below, the Revelle HQ weighs in on their favorite pairs of blue jeans across various styles, washes, retailers, and price points. 

Skinny jeans

ICYMI, there’s currently a heated generational TikTok debate between millennials and Gen Zers on the oh-so-controversial topic of skinny jeans. TL;DR: the younger generation is mocking the 2000s-era style, claiming that baggier bootcut and straight leg jeans are what’s “in” now. In any case, we’re not ready to ditch our skinny jeans just yet. In fact, we may be expanding our collection. Because c’mon…look at these!! 

Looking for styling tips? Dust off your ballet flats and fish out that blazer from the back of your closet. Can’t go wrong. 

Levi’s crafts these curvy, high-rise skinny jeans with a unique sculpting blend of Lycra cotton and hyper-stretch material.

Levi’s Trendy Plus-Size 720 High-Rise Super Skinny Jeans_best blue jeans for women_revelle

These high-rise jeans are cropped, meaning they cut off well above the ankles. They’re also slightly faded for that enviable, lived-in look.

Rubberband jeans go the extra mile in the sustainability department with jeans made from organic cotton and REPREVE recycled polyester. These right here are a solid, mid-rise option.

Rubberband Stretch Ladies Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans_best blue jeans for women_revelle

When you combine shredded knees with faded denim, the result is a distressed look that adds an extra oomph to this skinny-leg silhouette.

Mother The Stunner Distressed Skinny Jeans_best blue jeans for women_revelle

Opt for “Ontario Summer” for the lightest wash available — it’ll pair perfectly with a white T-shirt or chambray. 

Cropped design, frayed finish, AND a pairs-with-everything light blue color? Count. Us. In.

Mango Crop Skinny Isa Jeans_best blue jeans for women_revelle

Mom jeans

If you take a peek into the depths of your mom’s closet, odds are you’ll find a pair of high-waisted, relaxed-fit jeans that, these days, go by the name “mom jeans.” More often than not, they’re light blue in color with ample space around the zipper and crotch area. Occasionally, you’ll even find an elastic waistband to round out this baggy look.

With an ultra high-rise and bleached wash, these Zuri ankle jeans — available at Nordstrom — up the 90s ante big time. The best part? These vintage jeans get even better with wear.

Free People Zuri Ultra High Waist Ankle Mom Jeans_best blue jeans for women_revelle

If you’re a fan of faded stonewash denim and rolled-up ankle cuffs, you’re in luck. 

Flying Monkey Distressed Roll Up Stretch Mom Jeans_best blue jeans for women_revelle

You know that worn-in look that can only come from a pair of old jeans? That’s what you’ll get here (in the best way) thanks to the small, threaded rips along the knee. These tend to run small, so we recommend ordering one size up.

Prosperity Denim Ripped High-Waist Mom Jeans_best blue jeans for women_revelle

These non-stretch, faded Roxy jeans have an ultra high waist and retro seam design. Pair with a tucked-in T-shirt, cropped shirt, or, if you’re going full-on 90s, an oversize cable knit. 

Roxy World Wide Woman Seamed Ultra High Waist Mom Jeans_best blue jeans for women_revelle

These non-stretch, faded Roxy jeans have an ultra high waist and retro seam design. Pair with a tucked-in T-shirt, cropped shirt, or, if you’re going full-on 90s, an oversize cable knit. 

Women’s Madewell Mom Jean High-Waist Ripped Raw Hem Jeans_best blue jeans for women_revelle

Boyfriend Jeans

Also known as loose-fit jeans, boyfriend jeans take a cue from the relaxed, masculine look. First spotted on actress Marilyn Monroe back in the 60s, they’ve been seen on everyone from Katie Holmes (who used to actually wear Tom Cruise’s jeans!) to Margot Robbie, Diane Kruger, and Jessica Chastain. Although they’re, by definition, a bit slouchy, that doesn’t mean they’re not sleek. In fact, more and more brands are designing boyfriend cuts with a slight taper to lend the look a touch more structure. 

We love styling these with a graphic T-shirt for a go-to New York City street style look.

Good American Good Boy Distressed Boyfriend Jeans_best blue jeans for women_revelle

These lower rise, relaxed fit jeans can easily be dressed up or down with a heel or pair of comfy kicks. The perfect pair of jeans, if you ask us. 

Bootcut jeans

Bootcut provide the sleek look that most of us love without the suffocating, I-can’t-get-these-jeans-off feeling that we don’t. They give us the option to roll ‘em up at the calf for a relaxed look, and they pair beautifully with everything from sweaters to T-shirts. 

We love this light wash, light blue cropped pair for its frayed, raw hem and faded, distressed look. There’s a zip fly with button closure and a five-pocket silhouette. 

Joe’s Jeans Callie Cropped Bootcut Jeans In Sunny_best blue jeans for women_revelle

Available at Nordstrom, this classic bootcut is made with exclusive LiftTuck Technology that helps flatten the tummy and lift the rear. The high pockets and deep yoke (aka the part of your jeans in the back just below the waistband — essentially right where your butt goes) don’t hurt either. Because they stretch with wear, we recommend ordering one size down for the perfect fit.

NYDJ Barbara Bootcut Jeans_best blue jeans for women_revelle

Wide leg jeans

At first glance, wide leg jeans may resemble flared cut. But when you look closer, you’ll notice that flared cut are tight around the hips, thighs, and knees before extending outward. Wide leg, on the other hand, fit more like the letter A. They’re narrow at your hips with a gradual (rather than dramatic) flare extending down to your ankles for a trouser look. 

This high-rise beaut with a 24” inseam is designed for those 5’4” and under. Because it’s constructed with a mix of cotton, polyester, viscose, and elastane, the fabric has some give and stretch to it.

Style & Co Petite Wide-Leg Cropped Jeans, Created For Macy’s_best blue jeans for women_revelle

Available at Nordstrom, this classic bootcut is made with exclusive LiftTuck Technology that helps flatten the tummy and lift the rear. The high pockets and deep yoke (aka the part of your jeans in the back just below the waistband — essentially right where your butt goes) don’t hurt either. Because they stretch with wear, we recommend ordering one size down for the perfect fit.

Goldsign NET SUSTAIN Pleated High-Rise Wide Leg Jeans_best blue jeans for women_revelle

Interested in browsing more denim brands? Revelle’s got you covered.

Revelle is on a mission to make women feel beautiful in their bodies every day by helping them find clothes that actually FIT, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that the recommended items are based on availability as of the date the article was published. You can always get personalized recommendations by joining our community. Also, if you do purchase something by clicking on a link, we may receive a small commission.

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