Best White Jeans 2022

A perfect pair of white jeans is kind of like the fashion equivalent of a little black dress. They are flattering, stylish in many different situations, and have serious confidence-building potential. Move your darker denim to the back of your closet because it’s time for white jeans to shine.

White jeans are a versatile summer staple. All you have to do is find the silhouette that suits your body type. and where you feel most comfortable. Some laid-back styles are best suited for laid-back summer days and nights, while other sharper, tailored versions can be dressed up for a business meeting or a night out. Either way, their lifespan is not limited to Memorial until Labor Day. And you can wear them non-traditionally, too: try a chic variation on crisp white — think shades of ecru and ivory — or even white pants that technically aren’t jeans at all.

With the expert help of luxury personal stylist Michelle McCool, owner and founder of McCoolstyle, we’ve narrowed down the white jeans options currently available to the best of the best. From straight legs to palazzos, here are the perfect white jeans to buy now.

Best white jeans overall

Mother: iconic pants that show a hint of ankle

With a high waist and stretch denim, these raw hem jeans look just as chic with sneakers or sandals. “Mother Hustler is a style that has proven itself season after season,” says McCool. Note: Mother jeans can be tricky to fit, so check the sizing chart – you can go up or down in these.

Best Wide Leg White Jeans

Zara: an effortless ecru that is universally loved

Slim in the waist and wide in the leg, Zara’s high waist and patch pockets are affordable and cult. The unfinished hem adds edge, the stretch makes them comfortable and the wide silhouette creates an elongated look. “These are amazing, flattering pants that are hugely popular across generations,” McCool says.

Best Cropped White Jeans

The Agency: A Kick Flare for every size

Cropped jeans offer the benefit of extra ventilation when temperatures soar, and L’Agence is known for nailing the laid-back California vibe paired with timeless Parisian chic. “It’s an ideal flared fit to wear with a flat or a trainer,” says McCool. “Just the right length for everyone so you don’t have to alter it.”

Best Flared White Jeans

Frame: High Drama, High Impact Denim

Since 2012, Frame has been designing luxury jeans in comfortable, versatile fits and these crisp white ’70s-inspired flares don’t disappoint. “They’re very user-friendly, which means they suit many body types,” McCool says. “If you have bigger hips, for example, the boot cut balances them out and makes you look taller.”

The Best 90s Style White Jeans

Agolde: retro and incredibly chic

Agolde is a pro at recreating ’90s styles for today, and their jeans are loved by the fashion crowd. This balloon style is both unexpected and flattering – the only downside is that this pair can be hard to get your hands on.

Best Slim Fit White Jeans

Levi’s: classic style in a refined silhouette

Levi’s has been making denim since 1853, so it’s no surprise that these succeed with flattering pocket placement and just enough stretch to make them incredibly comfortable. For those times when you want a fitted silhouette, they’re form-fitting like skinny jeans but forgiving all the way down the leg. Also nice: They come at an affordable price.

Best Boot Cut White Jeans

L’Agence: Ultra-flattering, roomy ankle style

For a chic twist on a traditional boot cut style, try these fitted numbers through the thigh with a nine inch high rise. “These are great boot cut jeans to wear with a platform and open-back ’70s blouse,” McCool says.

Best Vintage Style White Jeans

Madewell: structure with a run-in feel

J Crew’s sister company, Madewell, is often praised for the variety and quality of its denim. The details of these bestsellers: They’re cropped, and they feature a high waist, a loose leg, and just a hint of stretch. As one reviewer put it, “they hit you and hug you in the right places [and] have the perfect stretch while maintaining a flattering waistline.

Best Stovepipe White Jeans

Re/Done: a fitted and straight silhouette

Some of the hallmarks of a cloisonne style are that it sits high on the waist, is fitted through the thigh, and usually hits just around the ankle. No taper, no flare. These jeans, which come in an off-white color, “work well for slimmer body types,” McCool says.

Best Wide Leg White Jeans

Frame: a loose and relaxed style

Ideal for a vacation vibe, these rigid jeans with a relaxed fit are worn low on the hips. To balance the volume on the bottom, “wear them with something small on top, like a crop top,” says McCool. “They look amazing with a cool sneaker, a high platform sandal or a chunky Teva type shoe.”

Best white pants

ALC: a chic alternative to white denim

For super scorching days when denim is just too clingy, try this soft mid-rise linen blend. “These are the perfect ’70s pleated pants from Lauren Hutton, but they’re very flattering, which isn’t always the case,” McCool says.