Looking for a new pair of jeans? Don't splash out on designer denim: try our pick of the best pairs from the high street instead...
Apparently 1 in 5 women have never found a pair of jeans that fit them perfectly. Shopping for jeans can be stressful at the best of times, particularly when you’re feeling the pinch in the financial department too, so add to that the anxiety of wiggling into the wrong jeans for your shape, and it’s no wonder we end up with a pair that’s far from perfect.
Rejoice then, that finding a figure-flattering pair no longer needs to mean shelling out on a hefty designer price tag. This season, the high street has plenty of jeans on offer to suit all shapes and sizes. There’s no need to compromise on quality, either. The latest high street jeans sport could-be-designer touches and have been constructed using up-to-the-minute technology, so you won’t need to worry about them losing their shape or shrinking in the wash.
Did you know that Marks & Spencer sell eight pairs of jeans every minute?! The go-to fashion staple is still flying off the shelves in all sizes from 8-22. Another eight pairs will have sold by the time you finish reading this page!
The most popular pair of jeans that M&S sell are their per una straight leg jeans in indigo. Super comfy with added stretch, these jeans are as durable as they are flattering. A timeless addition to your wardrobe, you can’t be M&S when it comes to wearability and affordability.
A spokesperson from M&S said, Denim is no longer just a weekend go-to, but a style essential; and whether you are looking for a classic super skinny jean, a simple summer dress or a stylish cover-up, there is something denim at Marks & Spencer for every occasion.
The M&S fashion team suggest styling their most popular jeans with statement heels for an effortless evening look. Or why not try layering with a crisp white shirt for chic daytime attire?
For those shorter in stature, a skinny jean that comes down to just above the ankle is the perfect pair. Not only will a pair in skinny stretch denim elongate your legs, making you appear taller, but they?re also an on-trend way to flatter your figure.
Team black jeans with a nude heel to really give the appearance of long, slim legs, or pair blue jeans with comfy mules for a chic summer look at the weekend.
Jeans you can wear in the boardroom? Uniqlo have made the dream a reality with this flattering navy pair. Their tailored feel will give you confidence whilst their slimming ‘power bands’ whittle your waist.Buy now from uniqlo.com for £34.90
Bored of blues and blacks? Why not switch things up with a bit of berry? More flattering than white or taupe, these bargain beauties will see you right through to summer. They’ll look great with other berry and pink-based tones, as well as neutrals.
Anyone who’s anyone in the fashion world will be rocking embroidered jeans this season. They’ll look just as good with a chunky jumper and ankle boots now as they will with a boho-style blouse and sandals come summer.
You might have tried the flare, but have you tried the cropped flare? Worn over high-heeled boots, they’re surprisingly flattering. Of course, they’ll also mark you out as an effortless trendsetter.
Prefer a looser fit? Try this pair from Next. Effortlessly stylish teamed with a Breton-striped top and trainers, you’ll be able to wear them with stacked sandals or wedges for a ’70s boho vibe come summer, too…
If in doubt, go for grey. Team with a grey shirt, blouse or T-shirt for an easy, flattering twist on tonal colour blocking. Wearing similar hues from head to foot has a slimming and lengthening effect. This pair might be a little more expensive than the average high street offering, but you’ll wear (and love) them for years to come.
They might go with everything, but sometimes pulling on your go-to pair of high street jeans yet again can make you feel a bit blah. The solution? Find some as pretty as they are practical… This embroidered pair will look just as good with a basic T-shirt as a floaty blouse.
Straight leg jeans are a great alternative to skinnies for the thigh conscious. This pair can be dressed up with a shirt and loafers for work or down with a T-shirt and trainers for the weekend.