As far as shopping experiences go, finding a great pair of jeans on the high street used to be tough (IRL or online, tbh). But over the past few years, there's been an influx of affordable styles, lengths and shapes that suit every body shape. It's no longer good enough that "cheap" jeans should feel cheap, so gone are the days of ill-fitting saggy pairs made of fabric that quickly wears away.
Seeing as I only have one body (and different figures suit different jeans), I decided to put the question to our Facebook group, So... Should I Buy This? on the jeans they rate on the high street right now. There were some brands that were mentioned several times, and while I wouldn't say there were any surprises, it's clear that jeans have a lot of people talking, with over 40 people responding within minutes.
All of the brands and pairs mentioned had a few things in common. Firstly, they were devoid of any embellishments—no fringing, tears, or coatings, which is very in line with the biggest jeans trends for 2021. On the whole, they tended to be high rise and straight leg, although there were a few wide-leg and skinnies creeping in there too. Below, you'll see examples of influencers wearing the brands that are recommended by our readers, and the styles that they love. Keep scrolling for the best high-street jeans edit.
Style Notes: Did you know that Zara has a great selection of high-street jeans? Find a variety of colours and fits to suit your style.
Zara Jeans Z1975 High Rise Vintage Slim (£28)
Zara Zw Premium Marine Straight Jeans (£30)
Style Notes: While Levi's rib cage jeans were by far the most popular among our readers, there are plenty of options to choose from, including the iconic 501s.
3. MARKS & SPENCER
Style Notes: Surprise but Marks & Spencer do some great jeans. Expect classic styles with denim that has a bit of stretch.
Marks & Spencer Magic Shaping Straight Leg Jeans (£40)
Marks & Spencer Mom High Waisted Jeans (£40)
Style Notes: How great does Who What Wear editor Emma Spedding look in these flared jeans from Topshop? Of course, there's still the Jamies on offer too.
Topshop Jamie Flared Skinny Jeans in Indigo (£40)
Topshop Jamie Skinny Jeans in Washed Black (£49)
Style Notes: The high street has really come a long way when it comes to affordable jeans. These from Uniqlo are easily some of my favourite straight-leg blue jeans.
Uniqlo Women High Rise Slim Fit Straight Leg Jeans (£35)
Uniqlo High Rise Regular Fit Jeans (£35)
Style Notes: One reader described H&M jeans as "surprisingly good quality and fit". There are a range of great silhouettes, one of which you can see on Karina of Style Idealist.
H&M Skinny Ultra High Waist Jeans (£35)
H&M H&M+ Balloon High Waist Jeans (£30)
Style Notes: Looking for chic, classic jeans? Arket is where to go.
Arket Regular Cropped Jeans (£59)
Arket Curved Cropped Jeans (£59)
Style Notes: One of the most popular pair of jeans in January was from Weekday, according to Lyst.
Weekday Lash Extra High Mom Jeans (£30)
Weekday Rowe Extra High Straight Jeans (£40)
Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2021 fashion trends to know.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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