Of all the closet staples that are essential to building a complete and well-rounded wardrobe, the perfect pair of jeans is both arguably the most important of the bunch — and the most difficult to find. Be it size, cut, or wash, there's a lot to consider as you set out on your search. Add to that the heated skinny jeans debate that's been ignited by Gen-Z, and landing on your ideal pair can seem impossible. But if there's one style that keeps coming up again, no matter the cut, trend, or generational divide, it's the high-waisted silhouette. It's as close as you get to timeless in the ever-shifting world of denim trends. But with so many high-waisted options to choose from, where do you even start?
Thanks to the internet, there's an expanding squad of fashion-minded shoppers out there who are happy to provide some guidance. From wide-leg to cigarette, from mega-retailers to DTC brands, from $30 price tags to $300, reviewers aren't holding back about what they like, loathe, or love about their jeans. So we took a deep dive into the pool of reviews to find the pairs with the highest approval ratings on the internet. Click through our roundup of the 14 pairs of high-waisted jeans that have got reviewers posting up a storm. But if you're a Gen-Zers, beware: there are some skinny jean styles ahead.
Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors.
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