The Best White Jeans for Every Body Type
We can all agree that white jeans are nothing short of a wardrobe warrior in summer months. Heat-deflecting, lightweight fabric provides the base for a breathable ensemble in scorching Southern heat, while a flattering shade of white adds an air of crispness to any outfit. When it comes to instantly looking put-together, there’s really nothing a solid pair of white denim can’t do. Pair with classic nautical stripes or opt for earthy neutrals, and your summer uniform is set.
White denim continues to reappear as a closet staple summer after summer (or even in the winter, if you’re really daring), both in classic silhouettes and sporting of-the-moment details. Whether you’re a classic gal who prefers a tailored straight leg jean or a trendy lady who never shies away from a raw hem or an eye-catching culotte, we found the best white jeans to up your style game and flatter your body type. That’s right—we’re here to tell you that all body types are fit to rock white denim, and we have proof. Find the best white jeans for your body type below.
Body Type: Curvy
A straight cut is the answer for ladies who are rocking curves all over. This fit hugs your thighs in all the right places while leaving a little extra wiggle room for comfort. We love the stretchy fit of this jean combined with a mid-rise for a classic fit that’s oh-so-flattering.
BUY IT: Curves 360 By NYDJ Slim Straight Leg Ankle Jeans $73; nordstrom.com
Body Type: Tall
Work your height that the good Lord gave you to your advantage with an extreme flair. Added fabric at the boot of the jean balances out your height to create an hourglass shape, while the classic cut will easily take you from work to play in all your summertime adventures. Make like a supermodel and strut your stuff.
BUY IT: Gap Perfect Boot Jean; $30 (on sale!); gapfactory.com
Body Type: Hourglass
If you’re blessed with a covetable hourglass figure, you’ll want to draw attention to the smallest part of your body: your waist. A super-high 10” high-rise combined with eye-catching button details does just the trick. Plus, this pair is specifically crafted with zero show-through in mind. (Can we get an amen?)
BUY IT: Madewell High Waist Button Front Ankle Skinny Jeans; $135; nordstrom.com
Body Type: Petite
Five-three-and-under ladies, your winning combo of denim is all about a high waisted cropped skinny jean. While instinct might tell you that cropped jeans are your enemy, when styled the right way, they can lengthen your legs to the high heavens. Pair with a tucked-in top and a pair of fun heels for instant height.
BUY IT: Gap True Skinny Ankle Jeans; $70; gap.com
Body Type: Pear-Shaped
If you find yourself at a loss finding the perfect fit of denim through your hips and behind…only to find a big gaping hole at the waist, this one’s for you. Opt for a straight-to-slim fit jean to accentuate your curves and a high waist to combat the dreaded waist gap. A slight kick flare silhouette balances the focus in the hip area, while fabric with just enough stretch contours curves perfectly. This pair of jeans is specially formulated to work with—not against—your natural curves.
BUY IT: Good American Good Curve Raw Edge Jeans; $159; goodamerican.com
Body Type: Flat Booty
If your behind could use a little ‘oomph’, you’ve come to the right place. A pro tip to add a little bit of pop? Look for styles with pockets placed a little bit higher than your average jean to create the illusion of more shape. Vintage-styled denim is your best friend, so play around with fun, trendy details like distressing and raw hems. This pair of cheeky jeans comes in both regular and vintage fit.
BUY IT: Everlane The Cheeky Straight Jean; $68; everlane.com
Body Type: Long Torso
So you're sporting a long midsection and straight waistline? Try some flare jeans or kick crop flare jeans with a super high waist. It will make those legs look supermodel-long and minimize the torso section.
BUY IT: J. Crew Point Sur Wide-Leg Crop Jean; $115; jcrew.com
Body Type: Straight
If you're not blessed in the curve category, don't fight your straight frame. Embrace it with a relaxed-fit boyfriend jean with easy-breezy cuff detailing on the bottom.
BUY IT: J. Crew Slim Broken-In Boyfriend Jean; $110; jcrew.com
If you're looking for...tummy control
Say hello to your new favorite jeans. Made by Spanx, they are super comfortable and tummy-slimming—all in a trendy kick crop silhouette. Get them while you can!
BUY IT: Spanx Crop Flare Denim Leggings; $128; nordstrom.com
If you're looking for...super cropped
A super crop jean, apart from being super trendy right now, feels like the perfect vintage summer jean. (Is anyone else thinking these are totally Dirty Dancing-worthy? Baby would approve.)
BUY IT: Zara Slim Fit Jeans; $40; zara.com
If you're looking for...waist definition
Show those curves with a high-waisted look packed with personality. In this case, by way of a pair of high-waisted paperbag jeans with a fun tie detail. The one-of-a-kind style is worth the splurge.
BUY IT: 7 For All Mankind Paperbag Waist Jeans; $199; nordstrom.com