If you could name just one item that you dread shopping for the most, especially online, what would it be? Sure, a bra, which is safest purchased after you have actually tried it on, ranks near the top of the list. But the wardrobe staple that steals the number one spot is, you guessed it, a pair of skinny jeans. We know denim shopping in general isn’t the easiest thing to do—and finding the perfect jeans (i.e., a style that’s comfortable, fairly affordable, and top quality) can take a lot of time.
But there is one major thing you can do on your denim journey to make it way less overwhelming: Find a brand you love, preferably one that specializes in the particular cut you’re looking for, and stick to it. Now, because we’re quite the fashion experts, we thought we’d put together a list of the labels our editors shop religiously for some of the best skinny jeans in the game. Ready to see our definitive brand guide on where to buy the best skinny jeans, hands down. Read on to see our selection, and then shop our two favorite pieces from each.
Celebs love Everlane’s skinny jeans, and we’re fairly certain you will, too. They’re comfy, cute, and affordable.
For well-made skinny jeans that don’t break the bank, you’ll want to shop H&M’s extensive denim collection.
There’s a reason M.i.h Jeans’ denim remains a top seller: They’re top, top quality. Makes sense, considering the brand’s creative director, Chloe Lonsdale, grew up around denim.
Cult-favorite brand Mother has just about every denim silhouette imaginable (and all in the perfect washes, as well), but the line’s skinny jeans are a can’t-pass-up purchase.
DL1961 jeans are a true triple threat: They’re celeb-approved, top-quality, and sustainable.
Everyone from Lucy Hale to Katherine Schwarzenegger is absolutely mad for Madewell’s skinny jeans.
It’s true: Warp + Weft makes some of the best fitting jeans in the industry. Better yet, the denim is sustainable, and the offerings are size-inclusive.
Even French-girl approved denim makes us swoon. Jeu Illimite jeans are everything you could want and more when it comes to cool-girl, Parisian-inspired basics.
Tall girls, this one is for you. Midheaven Denim jeans were crafted with you in mind, offering styles with long enough inseams to fit your long legs.
Frame’s collections “take inspiration from a French way of ‘dressed up casual’ embodied by the style icons of the 1970s,” per the website. In other words, those are some darn good jeans.
Next up, check out 12 jean jacket outfits too good not to copy this summer.