Why has it taken me this long to discover high rise jeans? I’ve been a low-rise girl since the Britney Spears days, and it’s sort of comical that becoming a mother has turned me on to a high rise cut. Cliche, really. But now I totally understand where the phrase “mom jeans” comes from.
Mom or not, high rise jeans are where it’s at, ladies.
Regardless of your shape, this cut for any body type. If you have a booty (like myself!), it hugs around the bum and nips in at the waist, emphasizing the beauty of the feminine figure. And if you have more of a boyish shape, your legs will look miles long.
Now the inevitable question is…which high rise jeans are the best? There are two brands that really nail it for me—one budget-friendly, and one worthy of an investment.
The Budget Buy
I’ve been a longtime fan of American Eagle Jeggings. They’re affordable, stretchy, flattering and I’ve been a loyal customer since my high school days. They really fit like a dream, and at less than $50, they’re easy to justify buying. I recently purchased this pair and have been wearing them nonstop.
I can honestly say I’ve never found a more flattering and comfortable pair of jeans. A few weeks ago, I finally got around to trying out Madewell’s denim and I can’t believe it took me this long. I went into the store with the intention of testing out the different fits, and I left with two perfect pairs of high waisted skinnies—one classic and one grey. While American Eagle will always have a piece of my heart and sell my favorite budget-friendly jeans, Madewell takes the cake overall and is well worth the $120+ investment if you ask me.