When it comes to Spring and Summer fashion, it’s all about the perfect white jeans, right?! Well after a few years of wearing a pair that I didn’t love, I decided this year I was going on the hunt for the perfect white jeans. I went to several stores, the mall, and even ordered pairs online to test them out and bring your the results. So get ready for ALL THE PHOTOS! 😉
Before we get started, for reference, I am 5’7″ 1/2 and typically wear a size 6-8 (or size 28/29). I’m a little straighter in the midsection and most of my height comes from my legs. (I am very short-waisted.) I’ll be sharing what size I tried on and my fit impressions for all pairs! So let’s get to it, shall we?
Stretch True Skinny Ankle – Tried in size 28 and 29
Gap jeans tend to fit me a little snugger than most, so I wasn’t surprised when I didn’t like how snug they were in a size 28. I preferred the 29 (8). These fit like a true ankle jean on me, so they’d probably look full-length on most ladies with shorter legs. I found these pretty tight in the legs.
LOFT tends to run large on me and both pairs I tried were no exception.
Curvy Skinny – Tried in size 28
I felt like these did absolutely nothing for my figure. Had I liked the cut, I would have sized down to a 27, but I just felt like they were pretty shapeless. Perhaps these would look better on ladies with more muscular legs?
Relaxed Skinny – Tried in size 28
These were definitely more my style, but still a size too large, especially in the waist. I liked the relaxed fit though and would recommend these if you’re looking for a skinny/more tailored boyfriend cut or a relaxed skinny jean.
Mid-rise Rockstar Distressed Jeans – Tried in size 4 and 6
Old Navy sizing always knows how to stroke my ego. 😉 I tried on the 6 and found the waist to be too big, but the size 4 I ordered felt like two sizes smaller. I went in store and tried on another pair of 4’s and viola! Perfect fit. Sometimes their sizing can be a bit inconsistent, so don’t be afraid to bring two pairs of the same size into the fitting room! I loved how soft and comfortable these were on.
Mid-rise Jegging – Tried in size 6
These felt pretty tight all around. I wish I could’ve tried the next size up but they were not in stock. The waist wasn’t too bad, but the legs felt absolutely painted on. (And I have pretty slim legs!) I wasn’t crazy about the cropped length but they’d probably be more like true ankle length on shorter gals. I would definitely recommend sizing up.
Angel Ankle Cigarette Jean – Tried in size 28
These felt a little snug, and after reading reviews I’d say they run a half to one size small. I wish they had a 29 for me to try on, but these were the last pair in Nordstrom. These weren’t as stretchy as some of the other brands I tried (Paige, J Brand), but they still allowed for comfortable movement. I liked them but they weren’t a fave.
The Prima Mid Rise Cigarette Jeans – Tried in size 28
The fit was just off for me with these. The legs fit great but the waist was a little snug on me. If I had sized up, I think the legs wouldn’t have fit properly. Although they had a little stretch, I found them stiffer and less comfortable than other options.
Hoxton High Rise Ultra Skinny – Tried in size 28
I have these same jeans in a dark wash and LOOOOVE them. Like they are my holy grail high waist jeans. So I thought for sure these were going to be “the ones.” Meh. Not so much. The denim was still super-soft, but felt a bitter thinner. The waist was definitely tighter than my other pair and they did not have front pockets. So weird since the dark wash had them, but regardless I was a bit unimpressed. If you’re into more of a legging look, these may be for you.
Skinny Leg Mid Rise – Tried in size 28
These were quite a bit tighter in the waist for me, which pretty much made them a no-go. Had I sized up to a 29 they might have worked.
Maria High Rise Legging Jean – Tried in size 28
I’ve also tried these on in a darker wash before and liked them, so I wasn’t surprised that they were a favorite. The denim is very soft and comfortable. They felt super easy to move in, which is always a plus when you’re on the go with a little one.
FINAL VERDICT: I ended up with two pairs. (Whoops!) I used a Shopbop credit to pick up the J Brand Maria and then I scored the Old Navy pair at 40% off. DOUBLE WIN!
Please let me know if this post was helpful. I had a lot of fun compiling it and would be happy to do it again. What else do you want to see here reviewed on the blog?