Now that the temperatures are finally cooling down, it’s time to swap our shorts and dresses for the most timeless piece in our closets: jeans. If you’re settling for a sweatshirt, leggings, and anything else with an elastic waistband, though, jeans you haven’t touched in nearly two years just won’t cut it.
Tight denim is the last thing we want to wear at the end of the day, so we scoured Amazon to find stretchy, slimming jeans that won’t disappoint, according to reviewers. You might think that “stretch jeans” translates to “jeggings” and, well, you might have a point. Fortunately, some of these bottoms are so stylish that no one will be able to tell.
Not only should your denim be comfortable and breathable, but it should also complement your figure, so we’ve kept that in mind with these picks. Keep reading for the slimming jeans you’ll want in your closet this fall, pairs that deliver on Gen Z-approved straight-leg styles with jeans with little give and elastic waistbands.
The best jeans on Amazon, according to shoppers
Signed by Levi Strauss and Company. Gold Label perfectly shaped pull-on skinny jeans
Jeans with an elastic waistband are simply revolutionary. One Shop TODAY writer loves that these best-selling pull-on jeans are not only comfortable, but they also look like the real thing. They’ve amassed 42,000 verified five-star reviews from Amazon shoppers who love the tummy control features and variety of color options.
Democracy is now jegging the solution
These pants are made from a blend of cotton, polyester and other stretchy materials that flatter and shape your body. Although labeled as jeggings, they feature a zipper closure for an authentic look in 11 different washes.
Wallflower Instastretch Bootcut Jeans
If you prefer a mid-rise fit, these bootcut jeans are worth considering. Nearly 14,000 verified shoppers have given them a five-star rating, including one reviewer who called them “best jeans ever.” “These fit like a dream and are very comfortable,” they wrote. “They stretch in all the right places and are very flattering. I’m fixing to order 3 more pairs.”
No nonsense classic denim jean leggings
You can wear these jeggings with everything from flats to boots. One reviewer even said that they look so much like real jeans that they can even be worn to work. They also come in a range of colors including black, white and light wash. The elastic waistband just seals the deal.
Levi’s 721 High Rise Skinny Jeans
Who can resist a good pair of Levi’s? You can find over a dozen figure-flattering styles in all standard, plus and slim sizes. The 721 pair has received over 15,000 verified five-star ratings from shoppers who are raving about how comfortable they are.
Lee immediately slims the Monroe straight-leg jeans
These straight-leg jeans check all the boxes: they’re high-waisted, slimming and have real pockets. Their stretchy fabric makes for a flattering silhouette, which is why more than 8,000 verified reviewers have given them a five-star rating.
Levi’s 311 Shaping Skinny Jeans
These mid-rise jeans sit right at the waist for a style you can really breathe. Reviewers — more than 6,000 of them — are saying they “fit great” and they “fit like a glove.”
Lee relaxed fit straight-leg jeans
These classic jeans hug your curves in all the right places. They have a mid-rise fit and come in a variety of colors and sizes that are sure to please. “Lee Jeans made it look like it was tailored just for me,” wrote one of over 6,000 verified five-star reviewers. “Comfort, fit, flex, and…dang inspiration, I look good in front of the mirror in these jeans!”
Levi Strauss & Co. Signature by Gold Label Totally Shaping Bootcut Jeans
Unlike the best-selling skinny style, these bootcut jeans feature a regular waistband but still boast a stretch fit. Thanks to the mid-rise design and tummy-control panel, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style with this pair.
Lee Sculpting Slim Fit Skinny-Leg Jean
Don’t you just love the sound of ‘sculpting’ genes? One certified five-star reviewer called them “the most figure-flattering jeans I’ve ever owned,” calling them out for their smart cut (no sagging) and comfortable feel.
Lee secretly shapes regular fit straight-leg jeans
“Looking for a pair of jeans that fit well, and this fits the bill,” wrote one verified reviewer who gave these pants a five-star rating. They come in six different fits and feature a tummy-control panel that feels and looks slimming.
Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda Classic Tapered Jean
With over 26,000 verified five-star ratings, these tapered bottoms are the fifth best-selling jean on Amazon. They come in dozens of colors, from classic black to bright red, and reviewers love the fit and quality.
Riders by Lee Indigo Pull-On Waist-Smoother Bootcut Jean
These jeans only come in three simple colors, but that’s all you need. They have a mid-rise fit and a classic bootcut opening that you can wear with almost any shoe.
Wrangler Ara Instantly Slimming Mid-Rise Bootcut Jean
The fit, length and feel have earned these bootcut jeans over 1,000 glowing reviews. “Love the way they fit and they’re still going strong after multiple washes,” wrote one verified reviewer. “These were accurate and correct in size.”
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