Best High-Waisted Jeans for Women 2020

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Jeans….jeeeeeeeans! The most basic clothing piece yet somehow the hardest to shop for. Choosing what style, cut, and wash is most flattering is already a struggle.  Throw is some hips and a booty like us curvy gals have and you’re asking for trouble. For me, I’ve found the best fitting high-waisted jeans for women have 2 main characteristics: great stitching and a moderate amount of stretch. This combination for me really helps pull the hips and stomach area in for that “snatched” look, flatters my figure, and maintains the jeans structure without sagging. Luckily this style combination has become widely popular so there shouldn’t be a problem finding it at your favorite retailer. Side Note: I honestly hope low-rise jeans don’t make a comeback anytime soon!

What body type looks best in high-waisted jeans?

High-waisted jeans are perfect for a variety of body types. Hourglass, pear, and apple-shaped bodies can benefit from high-waisted jeans because they accentuate and define a natural waist. Be sure to play around with different styles (crop, skinny, flare, bootcut) to further accommodate your body type!

Do high-waisted jeans make you look fitter? 

High-waisted jeans, when well fitting, help to elongate your lower body and better define your natural waist. They also can help smooth the tummy area and conceal muffin top, if that’s a concern of yours

And if you’re wondering “Hey Brittny, where can I find good high-waisted jeans?“, I’m sharing my favorite high-waited jeans for women below, baby. Let’s get into it!

Good American Jeans

Khloe Kardashian might’ve just done something right here with these jeans! Good American is hands down my favorite brand of high-waisted jeans to date. I always find myself throwing on a pair for work, running errands, or dressing up for a night out. The solid black and dark washes work with a variety of outfits and always make feel good wearing them.

Good American jeans do have stretch but they also maintain their shape with nicely constructed stitching to help smooth and suck in the “fluffier” areas. I sized up from my normal jeans size and I would recommend the same for you if you fall in the a size 16+ range. It’s a bit of an adjustment to mentally size up, but the fit feels really good, there is no gaping in the back/waist area, and no one truly cares what size I wear!

There are so many style to choose from. My favorite thing about Good American is that they constantly come up with new and interesting spins on jean styles. On the Good American website, you can view the jeans on a variety of body shapes to get a better idea of how they will look on YOU. I currently have my eye on the leather-look black jeans and the athletic stripe black jeans.

Savings (Pro-Tips) –

  • Click the links in the above widget to get a sale notification!
  • Nordstrom Rack is where I’ve scored some great deals on Good American jeans
  • Use those Nordstrom Notes and treat yourself to some GA Jeans with a little discount
  • Good American has a very good sale section, find it here!


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American Eagle Jeans

Classic American Eagle coming through with a variety of high-waisted jeans! They have at least 14 different styles and a plethora of different washes so I know not only will I be getting the best high-waisted jeans, I can always find something I love. I’ve been wearing American Eagle jeans since high school so THAT should tell you something.

AE jeans are super stretchy (about 4 different levels of stretch to choose from) which is great for hugging curves. In addition to stretch, there are multiple rise options so you can choose your level of “high-waistedness”. If you are in to super high-waisted jeans you should check out the Highest Waist cut with a 11.75″ rise. They just recently came out with a high-waisted Curvy Jeans cut specifically for curvy women!

Don’t worry about length, AE has xtra-short,short, regular, long, and xtra-long lengths in variety of sizes from 00-24. Also, American Eagle is the KING of distressed jeans styles. Any and everything from distressed wash to rips, tears, and fraying. I can’t wait to get my hands on a pair of curvy highest waist jeggings and these 5-button super high-waisted jeggings.

Savings (Pro-Tips) –

  • AE Jeans go on sale frequently! Prices usually start at $19.99, shop the sale here!
  • American Eagle has a large clearance section in-store.

What are your favorite high-waited jean brands? 

Let me know down below in the comments!

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