Pretties! I wanted to talk to you about one of the most frequently asked questions this time of year and they are, “What are my favorite white jeans?” and “What white jeans are out there are not see-through and don’t show every dimple, bulge or flaw?” I’ve got the answers for you today because I went to the experts, which are the women that are participating in the Spring 2020 Outfit Formulas™ Capsule Wardrobe program. In our private Facebook group, one of the things that I love most is that every age and every shape and body type is represented and I can go to them on a regular basis for crowdsourcing and I know the recommendations I’m getting back are from real women who actually use and wear what they are recommending. To see the full Coffee Chat video, click below.
White Jeans – Heck Yes or Heck No?
Before I get into the top choices of our Pretties, I know some of you are thinking, “but I would never, ever, EVER wear white jeans.” I know this because when I put them on the shopping list for Outfit Formulas capsule wardrobe, I regularly get pushback. They are one of those things that if you don’t have a pair you love, they’ll push you too far outside of your comfort zone and you’ll feel self-conscious in them which is not the goal. I truly believe that white jeans work for every single body type and they can fit and flatter everyone. I’ve seen it first hand in our Facebook groups. I promise you, they are an easy and versatile way to feel put together and a great alternative to blue denim. Once you find a pair you love you’ll wonder why you waited so long to incorporate them into your daily style.
White jeans are perfect for this time of year too. They’re something you can dress up or down very easily. Dress them up with a floral blouse and some cute wedges or you can dress them down with a plain gray t-shirt and some slip-on sneakers. I also think the fit is really important when selecting your white denim. You really want something that’s going to be a slimmer fit with your white jeans. There are boyfriend white jeans out there, but I really love the slimmer fit and the look of the proportions. Also, a slimmer fit doesn’t necessarily mean they have to be a skinny cut, you could do a straight-leg jean too.
Now I’m going to share the top brands rated by the Pretties that are not see-through and that are thicker fabric and have checked all the boxes that women look for in a good pair of white jeans.
GYPO Favorite Brands
The Loft white denim is the overall number one choice and I can attest to that because I have a pair and I loved them! The Pretties loved them stating that they were not see-through, they are a thicker denim fabric with just the right amount of stretch and they seemed to fit well across the board for most body types. The two cuts that were named the most were the Modern Skinny Ankle Jean and the Curvy Skinny Jean.
Madewell also got great marks and what I love about them is that they’re available in petite to plus sizes. Although they do come in at a higher price point, the pretties said they were worth the investment. Top picks were the 10″ High-Rise Skinny Crop Jeans in Pure White: Button-Front Edition and the 9″ Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans in Pure White.
Old Navy jeans were another reader favorite with their Rockstar cut. I have to be honest, I tried them in the past and I felt they were a little too thin, but the Pretties have said they have changed it up and now they are better made, better quality and have a nice amount of stretch to them. If it’s been a while since you tried them, they may be worth a second look.
NYDJ (Not Your Daughter’s Jeans) is another brand that covers the spectrum from petite to plus sizes. The top two named cuts were Marilyn Straight Ankle Jeans with Mock Fly and Double-Button Waistband and the Ami Skinny Jeans.
Next up on the list was Talbots. They have a high rise jegging that our customers loved. I checked those out for the first time yesterday when I was pulling links for this and they’ve gotten good reviews. Some of the Pretties said that they are a slim fit, but a thick fabric.
- Target Universal Thread High-Rise Cropped Skinny Jeans
- Gap High Rise True Skinny Ankle Jeans
- Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans
- H&M High Rise Skinny Jean
- White House Black Market Jeggings
- Liverpool Jeans
- Macy’s INC
What’s In My Closet
My favorite white denim which also is on the honorable mention list are from J.Crew Factory. I have two different pairs. I have the midrise version and they are a thicker fabric, not see-through, and just the right amount of stretch but they don’t stretch out. I also have the 9″ high-rise white jeans for a more modern look.