Much like white shirts, grey blazers, and black roll necks, skinny jeans have become a wardrobe staple. While other denim styles might take your fancy depending on the trend at the time, you'll always go back to your trusty skinnies—and particularly the suck-it-all-in, high-waisted ones. Why? Well, much like a decent pair of black leggings, they tend to flatter all body types and they work with pretty much everything you own alreadt. However, as with all jeans, it can be hard to find the best-fitting pair for you. Happily, there are a few brands that we've tried and tested over and over, which we know you'll love. And if you're worried we're just going to opt for designer labels and crazy price tags, fear not. We've also sourced a couple of great high street versions to suit leaner budgets. Keep scrolling for our guide to the best high-waisted skinny jeans...
These are your classic black high-waisted jeans that will work with everything in your wardrobe. Go for a truly dark hue for maximum impact. Frame's jeans always have just the right amount of stretch, without ever going saggy.
There's a reason why Alexa Chung collaborated with AG Jeans. These are flattering and are a 'proper' blue jean colour.
Want a really dark pair of blue jeans? Opt for best-selling J Brand skinnies. Kate Middleton is a fan of this label's smart denim.
Combine a love of cropped hemlines to show off ankles and great shows with the benefits of a high-waisted silhouette. A black wash will last year after year if you make sure you don't wash them on an ultra-high temperature.
You don't have to go for blue or black. Opt for a white pair in the summer.
This twist on the skinny makes them appear more structured. Re/Done have perfect the look of a vintage fit with the high-tech pattern cutting and tweaking required to make them a) more comfortable, and b) fit better.
After something a bit different for your skinny jeans? Rag & Bone has a cropped frayed hem pair you'll love.
M.i.h do some of the softest and best form-fitting jeans we've ever owned—which means you can afford to opt for washes that could be considered less flattering than a dark indigo, for example. These Bodycon jeans are legendary among fashion girls.
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