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12 best jeans for women: our favourite styles from John Lewis, ASOS, Levi and more

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From wide-leg to skinny, straight cut to high-waisted, these are the best denim jeans to shop now. (Getty Images)

Jeans are a timeless wardrobe staple that can be the foundation of many a great outfit.

Smarten up your favourite pair for an evening out with a blazer and heels or throw on your most comfortable trainers and a raincoat to walk your dogs.

However, jeans are also notoriously hard to shop, with varying sizes (and prices) throughout the high street.

To help you on your journey to finding the best-fitting jeans in your closet, we've compiled our favourite styles from big-name brands like Marks & Spencer and ASOS, across a range of budgets.

From high-waisted 'mom' jeans, bootcut to skinny, there's a vast array of denim in form-fitting and baggier styles to shop ahead.

The best jeans for women

M & S Collection The Mom Jeans | £39.50 from Marks & Spencer

M&S Collection The Mom Jeans
Marks & Spencer's The Mom Jeans are made from organic cotton and have a tapered ankle.

This pair has a relaxed, high-waisted fit that's flattering and comfortable. The perfect companion to a white t-shirt, it's available in eight colours and in petite, regular and long sizing ranging from 6-24.

Levi's 311 Shaping Skinny Jeans | £80 from John Lewis

Levi's 311 Shaping Skinny Jeans
This pair from Levi's are soft, comfortable and will hold their shape.

No jeans list is complete with Levi. Thanks to a mid-rise waist and a stretchy denim fabric, this skinny style will smoothen, support and lengthen your legs.

ASOS Barrell Jeans In Stonewash | £34 from ASOS

ASOS DESIGN barrell jeans in stonewash
This stonewash style from ASOS will match everything in your wardrobe.

Looking for a lighter denim wash? Try this paler blue pair from ASOS which are available from W26-W36. Designed with frayed detailing on the hem for a more casual feel, they have a regular fit and will get plenty of wear all year round.

Curve Love Ultra High Rise 90s Straight Jean | £75 from Abercrombie & Fitch

Curve Love Ultra High Rise 90s Straight Jean
This straight-leg style from Abercrombie & Fitch comes is ideal for plus-sizes.

If you love the 90s signature straight jean style, take a look at Abercrombie & Fitch. This pale blue pair is available from 23W-37W in extra-short to extra-long, so no matter how picky you are there's sure to be a size that will suit your shape perfectly.

John Lewis & Partners Hoxton Mom Jeans, Mid Wash | £30 from John Lewis

John Lewis & Partners Hoxton Mom Jeans, Mid Wash
This pair of mom jeans from John Lewis' in-house range have a turned-up hem and plenty of pockets.

One happy shopper said of this pair: "Having struggled for years to find a decent fitting pair of jeans, I'm SO impressed with these. True to size, not too wide at the thighs, look good on."

Isabel Wide Leg Jeans | £150 from Reiss

Isabel Wide Leg Jeans
This flared pair from Reiss is available in fit, regular and petite sizing.

This flared style is a nod to the 70s and super flattering. The flares will lengthen your leg while the fitted upper half will highlight your waist and keep you feeling supported. Team them with your favourite heels.

Good American Good Legs Skinny Jeans | £165 from Selfridges

Good American Good Legs skinny high-rise faux-leather jeans
Good American's skinny faux-leather jeans are made with concealed zip-fly fastenings and a sculpting panel for your waist.

This faux-leather design is surprisingly versatile and can be worn in a multitude of ways if you want something smarter than traditional blue denim. Add a black blazer for a suit-like feel or a bodysuit for a sculpted fit.

ASOS Design High Waist Mon Jean | £26 from ASOS

ASOS DESIGN high waist 'slouchy' mom jean in ecru
This off-white pair from ASOS has a relaxed fit.

ASOS has a wide range of affordable denim and we love this baggier style in white. It's high-waisted, grazes the ankle and can be worn with any color blazer you own. We'll be styling this with gold jewellery and bright lipstick.

Wide High Jeans | £24.99 from H&M

Wide High Jeans
This budget-friendly pair from H&M is made from recycled cotton.

Wide-leg styles can suit many body shapes and ensure a baggier fit without feeling flared if you're keen to adopt a more modern style. This affordable pair is available in light denim, blue and white.

Rowe Extra High Straight Jeans | £16 (Was £40) from Weekday

Rowe Extra High Straight Jeans
This straight-leg, high-waisted pair from Weekday comes in 28 different colours.

Add a pop of colour to an everyday wardrobe staple with this pastel purple pair. Made from stiff, organic and recycled cotton, they have a regular fit, five pockets, and are extra high-waisted.

Reformation Cowboy Straight Leg Jeans | £150 from Net-A-Porter

Reformation Cowboy high-rise straight-leg organic jeans
These straight-leg jeans are made from organic cotton.

This pale blue pair offer something a little different and are perfect to introduce into your wardrobe for the summer months. Thanks to the straight-leg, slightly cropped style, they are a great opportunity to show off a statement shoe.

Straight-leg Ankle-length Jeans | £59 from COS

Straight-leg Ankle-length Jeans
Pair these straight-leg, ankle-grazing jeans with trainers, sandals, heels or flip-flops.

This sustainably made pair from minimalist brand COS has a high-rise design that's slightly shorter in length. Made with added stretch for comfort, they're ideal for a smart-casual outfit.