7 Slimming High-Waisted Jeans

Think you can’t pull off high-rise jeans? Think again—these long-waisted pairs help create a long-legged look (no heels required).


Uniqlo Women High-Rise Heattech Skinny Fit Jeans


This super slimming (thanks to the inky black wash) pick is also made with Uniqlo’s proprietary “Heattech” denim, which uses bio-warming technology to keep you toasty, without adding bulky layers. Also available in blue and navy.

To buy: $40; uniqlo.com.

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Topshop MOTO Grey Joni Jeans


An ankle-crop silhouette and sleek grey hue make this pair feel crisp and tailored.

To buy: $65; topshop.com.

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J. Crew Distressed Nevada Wash High-Rise Skinny Jean


Vintage appeal thanks to a lived-in indigo wash and just-right distressing, this pair has modern-day comfort thanks to denim with a little bit of stretch.

To buy: $40; factory.jcrew.com.

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H&M Shaping Skinny High Jeans


The classic, dark-indigo wash is great, but this pair really steals the show with denim made with technical stretch properties, which help trim and smooth your middle, seat, and thighs (just like your favorite pair of Spanx). Also available in three other washes.

To buy: $50; hm.com.

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GAP Super High Rise Cone Denim Button-Fly Straight Jeans


Full of on-trend details, like let-down hems, and a cropped, wide-leg cut, this pair looks equally great with the cuffs down, or rolled in a boyfriend style.

To buy: $80; gap.com.

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Mango Belt Organic Cotton Jeans


Take your denim looks up a notch with a pair that mimics the au courant look of paper-bag waist trousers.

To buy: $90; mango.com.

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Zara The Skinny Flare Jeans with Button Fly


Don’t love the look of high-waisted skinny jeans? Opt for a pair with a flare leg instead, which helps bring curvier silhouettes into proportion.

To buy: $70; zara.com.

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