These Are The Best High Waist Jeans For Different Body Types

October 30, 2019 by Jeanine Edwards
shefinds | Fashion

Sure, high waist jeans may be super trendy right now, but can you really pull them off if you aren’t shaped like a supermodel? Yes! The answer is a resounding yes!

No one here in the SheFinds office has ever had a modeling contract, yet we all agree that high waist jeans are a total wardrobe essential. Not only do they make your legs look longer, but the right pair can even make your tummy look flatter without any muffin top whatsoever.

Ready to finally make the high waist jean trend work for you? Start by trying out the best high waist jeans below that real women love and feel their best in.

The Best High Waist Jeans

Shoppers Choice:

Democracy Women’s High Rise Ab Solution Jegging

Sizing: 2-16

Rise: 9 inches

Highlights: Ab-solution technology includes a hidden elastic waistband with slimming mesh panels to mold and hold; strategically placed pockets, a curved back yoke, and darting at the back give the illusion of a bigger booty

“I normally wear a size 12. I carry my weight in my hips, thighs and waist and have had two babies in 2 years. These are the best jeans I have ever worn. I ordered a size 10 based off of a friends reccomendation. They fit perfectly. I wore them all day and they kept their shape. They washed well with no fading. The high waist was perfect as it eliminated any chance for a muffin top. I can’t shout it loud enough, “These are the best!”. For reference, I am 5’5 and weigh 170. These were an instant boost for my self esteem!”  – Anonymous

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Editor’s Picks:

American Eagle Ne(x) t Level Curvy High-Waisted Jegging

Sizing: 00-20

Rise: 12 inches

Highlights: Made from super stretch, never-loses-its-shape denim; soft, flexible medium-weight denim; no-gape waistband

“I used to never wear high-waisted jeans since that style and being curvier never workout. But American Eagle now has a line exclusively for curvy figures and these jeans are so comfortable and fit in all of the right places.”Alisha

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Hudson Jeans Barbara High Waist Super Skinny Jean

Sizing: 24-32

Rise: 10 inches

Highlights: Fabric made with stretch recovery; gives unbelievable lift; slimming skinny leg silhouette

“I LOVE jeans and I have so many favorites, but Hudson’s Barbara jeans have been at the top of my list for years. They are so slimming, they never lose their shape and they don’t give you that weird FUPA that lots of high waist jeans do. Whenever I see them on sale, I’m tempted to buy myself yet another pair.”Jeanine

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Free People Women’s Raw High-Rise Jeggings

Sizing: 24-32

Rise: 10.875 inches

Highlights: Super stretch denim; skinny-leg silhouette

“These Free People jeggings are way more like jeans than other jeggings I’ve tried. They’re still stretchy but also feel sturdy like true jeans, and the waist is definitely high, not like they’re pretending to be high waisted. The frayed hem is a great trendy accent too.” – Morgan

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AE Super Soft Highest Waist Jegging

Sizing: 00-24

Rise: 11.75 inches

Highlights: 4-way stretch moves up, down and side-to-side; legging-like fit; gives your butt a little boost

“I wear these all the time. They are super comfy and really high waisted which I feel like is a kind of rare combination (my other high waisted jeans are so uncomfy especially if you’re wearing them all day). Since these are jegging material, they are way softer.” – Hannah

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J Brand Jules High-Rise Straight Leg Jeans

Sizing: 23-32

Rise: 11.25 inches

Highlights: Has the look of rigid denim but with ample stretch; made with up to 30% recycled cotton; the wash process uses 90% less water on average

“The best high waist jeans are J Brand Jules High-Rise Straight Leg. This is premium denim at its finest–tummy smoothing, never sagging, the perfect wash. I would calL them mom jeans; but they’re really in a class or their own.”Justine

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Jeanine Edwards is a writer and editor covering fashion, beauty and shopping. She never misses a sale and is committed to good skincare. Prior to joining the SheFinds team, Jeanine worked at XO Group and InStyle. You can reach Jeanine at [email protected]

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