The best white jeans to wear this summer, selected by a fashion expert

We round up the best white jeans to wear this summer and they're easier to style than you might think

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The best white jeans deserve a spot in your summer wardrobe. We know the thought of them can be pretty intimidating, but they're a lot easier to wear than you might think. Available in all your favorite silhouettes, there's a pair of white jeans that's right for you. 

Like blue and black denim, the best white jeans can be worn year round with some clever styling. In the summer months white jeans feel evocative of sunny weather and are great for showing off a new summer glow, while in the cooler months, they feel crisp, conjuring up classic winter white vibes.

While many think the best white jeans aren't as flattering as darker denim, the truth is it's all about the cut of your white jeans, so select a silhouette you're most familiar with, as you'll instantly have a level of understanding of how to wear them and the kind of white jeans outfits that will suit you best. When it comes to the best white jeans, we've rounded up a selection for all budgets and body types to shop now. 

The best white jeans to shop now

There has never been a better moment to bag a pair of the best white jeans. With a stretch of sunny weather ahead, white jeans offer a hit of brightness to any look, but will work just as well with sweaters as they do with t-shirts, making them an a great investment buy. We’ve scoured the shops to find the best ones for all shapes, sizes and budgets, just be extra careful with your morning coffee and, whatever you do, don’t sit down on the grass.

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1. Spanx White Ankle Straight Jeans

Best white straight jeans


RRP: $128 (international shipping availalbe)
Sizes: XS-3X
Length: Petite, Regular, Tall

Some of the best straight jeans on the market, Spanx have taken its shapewear knowledge and injected the same contouring magic into jeans of all shapes and colors. These white jeans are ideal if you're nervous about wearing white denim, as the high waist features a flat front that will smooth over bums, hips and midriffs for a curve-loving finish. Available in three lengths, Spanx make some of the best petite jeans and great jeans for tall women. Shoppable from sizes XS to 3X, they're also brilliant for plus sizes, making them some of the most inclusively sized jeans too. 

Thanks to the straight leg, ankle grazing finish these jeans can literally be styled with almost anything. Due to the close fitting leg, you can afford to go for a slightly longer or floatier top, but they will also work well with a tailored jacket, or Breton top.

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2. Madewell White Mom Jeans

Best white mom jeans


RRP: $128 / £122
Sizes: 23-33
Length: Petite, Standard, Tall

Some of the best high waisted jeans, this pair of white denim is ideal if you want to accentuate your waistline. Teamed with a tapered leg, this pair of mom jeans channels this season's denim trends, thanks to its '90s-inspired cut. Crafted from 98% cotton with 2% elastane, for a curve contouring fit, these smart white jeans are ideal for the months ahead. 

The ankle grazing finish makes them perfect for pairing with fancier footwear styles, from dressy flats to your best designer heels, this crisp pair of white jeans can easily be dressed down with a tee, or style-up with a silky, half-tucked blouse. 

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3. J.Crew White Demi Bootcut Jeans

Best white bootcut jeans


RRP: $128 / £143
Sizes: 23-37
Length: Classic, Petite, Tall

Some of the best jeans to wear with cowboy boots, thanks to the resurgence of this shoe trend, bootcut jeans are back on the fashion map in a big way. With a raw hem for an edgier feel, this pair of white jeans have what is known as a demi bootcut silhouette. This means that the jean has a traditional bootcut silhouette, but with a slightly cropped hem, making them ideal for warmer months, and for pairing with all kinds of footwear. A great pair of jeans to wear with Chelsea boots, the wider hem allows slim line boots to slip underneath for a polished finish. 

90% cotton, 8% recycled polyester and 2% elastane, there is good stretch and breathability to this sleek pair of jeans and with three leg lengths, there is an option at every height. With a high waist, these jeans are ideal for those looking for a little more midriff support, without going for a tummy control jean. 

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4. Levi's 311 Skinny Shaping White Jeans

Best white skinny jeans


RRP: $69.50 / £80
Sizes: 23-34
Length: 26-34

One of the best jeans brands, Levi's are jean originators and no list of the best white jeans would be complete without it. One of the best skinny jeans, the Levi's 311 are shaping jeans, meaning they have in-built technology across the middle to help smooth and support midriffs, something many women like in a close fitting jeans such as these. Crafted to contour curves, this isn't about pulling you in, as much as it is creating a streamlined effect and with 3% elastane, this jean still has plenty of give for a comfortable fit. 

When it comes to stylish tops to wear with jeans with a skinny leg, you have plenty of options. Thanks to the fitted leg all the way down to the ankle, you can afford to go for something floatier or oversized. However, there is nothing stopping you leaning into the fitted look, with a close cut knit, or a tailored jacket to really highlight your shape. 

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5. Good American Palazzo White Jeans

Best white wide leg jeans


RRP: $139 / £95
Sizes: 00-28+
Length: 33.5 inseam

Wide leg jeans are big news this season and this pair of palazzo denim jeans from Good American are some of the chicest we've seen. While you might normally associate a palazzo pant with evening wear, this wide legged pair of white jeans benefits from the Good American midriff smoothing fit and gap proof waistband. The super wide leg will help to balance out broader shoulders and fuller busts, while also creating a narrowed waistline. To style wide leg jeans, make sure to keep your top half fitted to allow the A shape at the bottom to take center stage. 

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6. Abercrombie & Fitch 90s White Jeans

Best '90s white jeans


RRP: $90 / £72
Sizes : 23-37
Length: Extra short, Short, Regular, Long, Extra Long

'90s fashion trends have had a huge impact on 2023 fashion styles and this is particularly evident when it comes to jeans. Low slung waists and baggy legs all found their way back onto the runway, much to the horror of those that did the look the first time round, but American clothing brand, Abercrombie & Fitch's interpretation is just right for a modern wardrobe. 

Switching out the hard-to-wear low rise for a figure loving high rise waist, the '90s silhouette is evident through the relaxed leg shape that works well paired with more fitted tops. Available in a staggering 13 colorways, if you fall for this pair of white jeans, we suggest stocking up as this not quite baggy, not quite straight style is one that promises to stick around for the months to come. 

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7. Zara Flared White Jeans


RRP: $49.90 / £32.99
Sizes: 25-31 / 4-16
Length: 42-45 (increases with size)

The best Zara jeans have won the Spanish clothing brand a legion of dedicated fans. This pair of flared jeans leans into the bohemian '70s feel of the season and are ideal for creating an elongated silhouette. With a high rise waist, to help sculpt your middle, style flared jeans with heels or platform shoes to ensure your pins look endless. 

As the hem of the jean is fuller than around hips and thighs, pair these jeans with a more fitted top, or opt for a slightly floatier fit, half tucked, or fully tucked at the waist to create a well balanced silhouette. 

How do you wear white jeans?

When learning how to style jeans of any color, the most important thing is the type of jeans your trying to match up. Regardless of shade, shape is the overriding factor here, as creating a balanced silhouette is key. The best white jeans are as easy to style as your favorite jeans in blue or black, because all three shades are considered neutrals, which means they'll go with most other colors. 

Once you've selected the shape of the white jeans you like, think about how best to balance the proportions. If you've opted for baggy or wide leg jeans you will need something more fitted on your top half. However, if you have opted for skinny or straight fits, you can wear something looser and longer on your upper torso as you won't be overwhelmed by fabric on your legs. 

The best white jeans often feel a little more elegant, and are therefore great for adding Quiet Luxury to your jeans wardrobe. As part of an all white, or neutrally toned ensemble, your outfit will look subtle expensive, even if you haven't broken the bank to put it together.

What's the best fit of white jeans?

When it comes to picking the best white jeans for you, don't panic. There are so many types of white jeans on the market right now, that the best advice we can give is to pick the best jeans for your body type. This means sticking to your tried and tested shape formulas that you know make you look and feel amazing. In fact, if you have a favorite style, see if there is a white version available of your best jeans, as brands often release the same cut in multiple colorways. Don't forget to check out different tones too, as you don't have to go for bright white, you could opt for cream, ecru or off white too for an equally elegant finish.

Are white jeans trendy?

While white jeans weren't a specific denim trend this season, the truth is. white jeans are always trendy for the summer months, when darker denim is often switched out for brighter hues that reflect the sun. A sign that warmer weather is on the horizon, white jeans are great for a summer capsule wardrobe.

How to wear white jeans over 50

If you're looking for the best jeans for women over 50, white jeans are just as strong a style choice as any other denim silhouette. As with other age groups, when selecting white jeans, opt for a cut of denim that you are used to and style in the same way as you would blue or black iterations.

Charlie Bell

Charlie is the Deputy Fashion Editor at Future plc across multiple women’s magazines including Woman & Home, Woman and Woman's Own.

She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Stylist, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys.

With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys.

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