Often considered unflattering to all but those with a supermodel’s figure, skinny jeans have gotten such a bad rap. Really, though, the ability to look and feel fabulous in skinnies boils down to fit. For most figures, high waisted skinny jeans are the way to go. Buttoning well above the hip, these styles will never create the dreaded muffin top, and the silhouette magically makes legs look longer and leaner. We’ve researched and tried dozens of high-rise skinny jeans, and the styles featured below make our cut of the six all-time best. Whatever your size, you’re bound to find your new favorite denim from one of these best high waisted skinny jeans styles.
1. Madewell 9″ High Riser Skinny Skinny Jeans
Excellent, amazing, the best ever…there are dozens of superlatives used in the many reviews for this Madewell high-rise skinny jean style. No matter the wash or size, they just seem to universally flatter every woman.
2. American Eagle Hi-Rise Jegging
Must-have washes and a comfortable second-skin fit is only the beginning with this skinny. Available from size 00 to size 18 and in four different inseam lengths, this style will fit and appeal to just about everyone.
3. Levi’s High-Rise Skinny Jeans
You know denim is good when customers come back for multiples. Although many women recommend trying on several pairs to find the perfect size, once found, they wear like iron and fit fabulously.
4. Melissa McCarthy Seven7 Stretch Pencil Jean
Melissa McCarthy’s clothing line is fairly new, but it’s already garnering rave reviews…especially the denim. Available up to size 28W, the Seven7 Pencil Jean is universally praised for comfort and fit.
5. AG The Farrah High-Rise Skinny Jean
If you love high-end denim, AG is always the way to go. True to form, AG’s The Farrah offers an impeccable high-rise fit with just enough stretch to flatter.
6. Gap Resolution True Skinny High-Rise Jean
Gap’s highly-rated True Skinny High-Rise goes to show you don’t have to have a waifish body to rock skinnies. In fact, women who cite having an “ample booty” and “wide waist” seem to universally love this budget-friendly style.