The Best High-Waisted Jeans for Summer and Beyond

An ode my favorite style.

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(Image credit: Jeremy Moeller)

PSA: Don't underestimate the feminine form-enhancing powers of high-rise denim. (You might need to loosen up a button or two after a big meal—but aside from that, they are amazing and I swear by them.) The fit sits narrow on your waist, lengthens legs, and accentuates the derrière. And if you have a long torso like I do, 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 skinnies to high-waisted wide leg culotte bottoms. This season, brands have you covered with the most coveted washes and shapes. Here, the best styles (from some of our favorite denim brands) to look out for this summer.

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