The 20 Best High-Waisted Jeans to Spend All Day In

An ode to my favorite denim style.

Best High-Waisted Jeans
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Don't underestimate the curve-enhancing powers of high-rise denim. The fit sits narrow on your waist, lengthens legs, accentuates the derrière, and is comfortable enough that you don't have to worry about post-meal bloat. Plus, if you have a long torso, high-rise jeans have a way of balancing your body proportions. The fit has become a staple in the denim world, and you can find everything from high-waisted skinny jeans to high-waisted wide-leg culotte bottoms. This season, brands have you covered with the most coveted washes and shapes. Here, the best styles (rom some of our favorite denim brands to look out for in 2023.

Gabrielle Ulubay
E-Commerce Writer

Gabrielle Ulubay is an E-Commerce Writer at Marie Claire and writes about all things beauty, sexual wellness, and fashion. She's also written about sex, gender, and politics for publications like The New York Times, Bustle, and HuffPost Personal since 2018. She has worked extensively in the e-commerce and sales spaces since 2020, including two years at Drizly, where she developed an expertise in finding the best, highest quality goods and experiences money can buy. As a film school graduate, she loves all things media and can be found making art when she's not busy writing.

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