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Impeccably chic women are constantly showing up in their flawlessly-fitting white jeans, challenging us to ask ourselves: Is this the season when we’ll finally look like Jackie Kennedy? Yes, ’tis finally the summer to put your white denim hesitations to bed. When you slip into the right pair, you’ll re-consider a wash in cream, eggshell, or ivory. For those who fear that white pants verge on the side of see-through, steer clear of flimsy, stretch fabrics. For petite ladies, try out something tapered at the ankle. You might even gravitate toward white mom jeans. Meanwhile, structured, high-rise white jeans enhance curves, particularly designs with a slim straight leg. Ahead, discover the best pairs of white jeans guaranteed to become your summer favorite.
You’ll likely wear this versatile straight-leg style multiple times per week. They come in petite, tall, standard, and plus sizes, pairing well with tops and shoes of all kinds.
If you love mom jeans, you’ll appreciate this affordable version that reads effortlessly cool. Pair it with a ribbed bodysuit and gold layered pendant necklaces.
Agolde jeans are beloved by the fashion set, making this white organic cotton pair an absolute must-have.
Pair these ‘90s-inspired jeans with heels and a cute top for a night out.
Tuck in a striped tee and style with a blazer for a polished ensemble that says, “see ya at the yacht club.”
A high-rise, wide-leg silhouette creates an elongated look, no matter your height. Plus, we love deep front and back pockets for credit cards and chapstick.
A cropped wide-leg silhouette is quintessentially summer, whether you pair yours with sneakers, flats, or strappy sandals.
Swap out your stuffy wool work pant for these white boot-cut jeans. Pair with a shrunken blazer for a ’90s look.
Add some texture to your outfit with distressed white jeans and pair them with your favorite vintage T-shirt.
A high-rise, cropped flare will accentuate your waist and show off your favorite shoes. Play to François Hardy’s style by pairing this version with a monochromatic white top and boots.
Channel a summer-in-the-’70s aesthetic with Frame’s ultra-wide-leg palazzo white jeans.
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Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.
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