With all the time and stress it takes to find the best jeans, you may think it’s necessary to deal with a hefty price tag – but that’s not always the case. There's plenty of cheap jeans on the market too.
From ground-breaking technology to sustainable fabrics, the high street has come a long way, so there’s no need to fret about your favourite pair shrinking in the wash.
Whether you’re after flattering jeans that lift and sculpt, or something more trend-led to up your weekend game, there’s plenty of affordable denim that fits, lasts and looks just as expensive as its pricier counterpart.
Many of us may also be considering the environmental impact of our shopping habits, particularly when it comes to jeans, and looking to more sustainable brands, which can be more expensive.
Can cheap jeans ever be sustainable?
Luckily, a lot of high-street brands, such as Marks & Spencer and F&F, are making moves to be kinder to the planet, teaming up with the Better Cotton Initiative to support sustainable cotton practices that benefit farmers, too. Look out for Topshop Considered, H&M Conscious and Levi’s Sustainable for planet-friendly pieces.
Remember, you'll still need to max out on how many times you wear your denim to offset the carbon footprint and make them a truly sustainable jeans purchase.
The 10 best cheap jeans that will have everyone fooled
It may feel like mission impossible hunting down your dream denim, but we’ve done some of the hard work for you, editing down our top pairs of cheap jeans that look much more expensive than they are.
These seriously slimming jeans contour your curves for a comfortable and flattering fit. They’re a bestseller, at £22 a pop, and the supermarket’s most sustainable pair, too.
M&S sells on average 15 pairs of jeans every minute! These are top class when it comes to comfort – super soft, stretchy and they fit snugly around the waist.
For a relaxed yet trendy look, mom jeans are a winner. These sit high on the waist and have a tapered leg, so are super flattering. Made using partly recycled cotton.
A flared hem will help balance out hips and thighs and this cropped pair helps you show off your shoes, too. A great choice for petites; pair with heels for a glam finish.
Sitting high on the waist, these paper-bag jeans cinch you in at the middle for a sleek silhouette. Available in eight colours, we love the lilac hue for a feminine update.
At £10 a pop, these straight-leg jeans are incredibly budget-friendly and, judging by all the five-star customer reviews, they are a great fit, too. A classic straight-leg cut, they’re the ideal everyday jean.
The cool turn-ups on these boyfriend jeans gives them an added edge and makes them more flattering on the pins. Perfect for a laid-back look, team with white kicks and stripy tees.
Skinny-jean fans will love this super-stretchy pair that fits like a glove. We like the ultra-pale wash for a modern update. Part of the New Look Kind range, which uses less water in production.
Not as figure-hugging as a skinny jean, this slim straight-leg style is perfect if you’re looking for a slouchy fit. Sitting high and snugly on the waist for a flattering finish. Team with chunky heeled boots.
Tap into the retro 70s trend with a pair of wide-leg jeans. They help slim and elongate your pins, too. Sitting high on the waist, team with a tucked-in pussybow blouse for a chic fashion-forward look.