Where to Shop the Best High-Waisted Jeans

An ode to the shape that does it all.

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PSA: Don't underestimate the feminine form-enhancing powers of high rise denim. The thigh-skimming style narrows the waist, lengthens stems, and accentuates the derrière. If you're equally as lovestruck by the retro silhouette, this season has you covered with all kinds of washes and shapes, from cropped culottes to '70s wide leg styles. Here, the best styles (and some of our favorite brands) to look out for this summer.

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Forever 21

Faded denim and frayed culottes at an unbeatable price.

Contemporary Frayed Culottes, $28; forever21.com. High Waisted Skinny Jeans, $30; forever21.com.

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3x1

Riff off the Canadian tuxedo look with a denim crop top over '70s-style bell bottoms. Or, sign up for a super slimming pair of dark wash jeans.

Bell Bottom Atmos, $195; 3x1.us. High Rise Channel Seam Skinny, #185; 3x1.us.

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Rag & Bone

The more cropped, the better if you're opting for denim on a sweltering day. We love the frayed hem, especially.

High Rise Raw Edge Jean, $195; shop.nordstrom.com.

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Citizens of Humanity

An actually flattering flare that crops just above the ankle (all the better to show off a pair of strappy sandals) or the ideal wash for hotter days ahead: a crisp pair of distressed white denim.

Abigail High Rise Wide leg in Halo, $218; citizensofhumanity.com. Liya High Rise Classic Fit, $268; citizensofhumanity.com.

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Seven for All Mankind

The perfect fit for hourglass shapes.

Tailorless Ginger Flare Leg Trouser, $189; 7forallmankind.com.

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L'Agence

Your favorite curve-hugging black skinny jeans, but cropped (and guaranteed to never fade on you).

Claudine Skinny Ankle Jeans, $158; nordstrom.com.

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Madewell

From ripped jeans to slimming twig styles.

Rip and Repair High Rise Skinny Jeans, $135; madewell.com. 9" High Rise Skinny Jeans, $125; madewell.com.

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Guess

A pair of ink-splattered ombre jeans to wear with a body suit this summer.

Plus, every time you shop Guess denim from April 25 through April 30, the brand will donate 10% of proceeds to Peace Over Violence for Denim Day 2016: consider it a win-win.

1981 High Rise Button-Front Skinny Jeans, $89; guess.com.

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Urban Outfitters

Whoever said your mom's high-cut jeans were unfashionable? Take notes from her weekend wardrobe to find the right slouchy fit.

BDG Mom Jean, $59; urbanoutfitters.com. BDG Seamed High Rise Jean, $58; urbanoutfitters.com.

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AYR

Sultry zip-up jeans for your next night out or a pair of beautiful crop flares to rival your softest linen.

Zippy Jean, $185; ayr.com. Vibes Jean $295; ayr.com.

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Topshop

Patchwork denim and slouchy boyfriend styles you'll want to live in on summer weekends.

Patchwork Mom Jeans, $75; topshop.com. MOTO Dark Blue Mom Jeans, $70;topshop.com.

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Mother

Get in on the street style and celebrity denim favorite by pairing these crop fray jeans with your flashiest heels.

Denim Insider Crop Fray Jeans, $228; motherdenim.com.

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