Editor Tested: High-Street Jeans That Look and Fit Like Expensive Pairs


As far as shopping experiences go, finding a great pair of jeans on the high street used to be tough. But over the past few years, there’s been an influx of affordable styles, lengths and shapes that suit every body shape. It’s no longer good enough that “cheap” jeans should feel cheap, so gone are the days of ill-fitting saggy pairs made of fabric that quickly wears away.

Seeing as I only have one body (and different figures suit different jeans), I decided to ask my female friends on Facebook and a few fashion insiders about the high-street jeans they consider to be the best. Almost unanimously, there was one £40 pair that many cited as being their favourite (we reckon you can probably guess their pick). However, there are a few other options I’ve included, as everyone’s tastes can be different. Keep scrolling for your guide to the most popular pair of jeans on the high street.

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Out of the 30 women I spoke to via Facebook, Whatsapp or email, these jeans were consistently voted as being the best. And it’s easy to see why. They’re high-waisted, which means they’re super flattering, they’re stretchy, which means they fit a variety of shapes, and they come in many different colours. Topshop’s Jamie jeans have long been a favourite among fashion girls, but the Topshop team continues to improve them each season. Now keep scrolling to find out which other jeans passed the best on the high-street test and why.
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Who What Wear’s deputy editor, Emma Spedding loves these Weekday jeans. “These are a good straight-leg jean and go with everything. Even though I ordered them online, they were a great fit. Bonus points for the fact that all Weekday’s jeans are sustainable.” 
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Personally, I’m a massive fan of the jeans in Zara, and our Who What Wear readers also agreed on Instagram. I have a pair of straight-leg, step-hem jeans that I pretty much wear every day. Not only are they comfy, but they also look great with every pair of shoes I own. As Zara changes its stock so much, they’re no longer available, but I’ve got these on my shopping list. 
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Byrdie’s associate social media editor, Alyss Bowen told me that these were her favourite after she spotted Lizzy Hadfield of Shot From the Street wearing a pair. “I have them in light blue and blue, as they’re quite possibly the best jeans I’ve ever owned. They’re stiff but still comfy, hold their shape and make your bum look great while still maintaining the ultimate straight leg.”
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Merchandising Executive for Red magazine, Sophie Hooper says she loves Levi’s jeans. “The thickness is key, as the worst kind of denim is anything thin and stretchy. All Levi’s jeans are perfectly structured and hold their stiffness forever. I’ve bought vintage pairs in the past, which are still in incredible condition, and every pair seems to just get better with age.”  Our readers also agreed with this and voted the Levi Wedgie jeans as being a great pair too. 
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Hannah Almassi, Who What Wear UK’s editorial director, most recently bought some wide-leg jeans from Warehouse, which she always gets compliments on. 
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There wasn’t one person who recommended these but a few on Facebook and Instagram. The reasoning was that they are super comfy and give you a great shape. That’s r



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