I Just Tried 2024’s Best-Selling Jeans For Women

After weeks, maybe even months, of avoiding wearing any form of jeans, I’m ready to embrace them once again. The truth is, I haven’t liked the way my current denim collection looks, or how it feels to wear compared to my comfy slouchy trousers. After a much-needed wardrobe clear-out, I’ve now got rid of all the pairs I dislike (yes, especially the ones that no longer fit) and I now have space for a few new key styles that I can add to my repertoire for 2024. 

As we all know, jeans shopping can be a stress-inducing process. To minimise the potential trauma, I decided to try-on some of the best-selling pairs fellow fashion editors and influencers seem to rate highly. Because like a holiday destination or brunch location, a trusted recommendation is always welcomed. Whether it’s COS’ Arch jeans, Reformation’s straight leg styles or Raey’s new oversized collection, here’s my honest reviews of some of the key jean styles. For reference, I’m a size 10 (a 28 or 29 waist) and 5’4″. 

1. H&M

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H&M Wide High Jeans

Style Notes: H&M is a favourite of mine when it comes to high street denim, and I already own quite a few pairs. In my experience, I would suggest always sizing up as they run small so here I’m wearing a 12. I love this pair, they’re soft and sit at the right spot on my waist. The wide-leg, slightly flared style makes me legs look so much longer than they are—especially with small heels. I would definitely buy these. 

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H&M Wide Regular Jeans

Style Notes: To back up my point of loving H&M jeans, I also really appreciate this wide-leg blue pair. These are super high waisted and felt really comfy and not tight around the crotch like some high-waisted pairs tend to be. These are the perfect length for me with heels, but I also think I could wear them to sit baggy at the bottom with loafers or trainers. 

2. Raey

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Raey Boyfriend Jeans

Style Notes: I’ve seen Raey’s new denim edit all over Instagram, so I was desperate to see what all the fuss was about. Turns out, it was funny justified, and I’m obsessed. Machesfashion’s own brand is known for its oversized silhouettes, so I expected the denim to be baggy, but I would suggest going a full size down. Here I’m wearing a 28 (size 10) but I think the 26 (size 8) would actually fit better. The perfect shade of ecru, I like how slouchy these are and how I could wear them bunched at the bottom or as a turn-up. P.s. say hi to Parnsip, my cat. 

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Raey Baggy Wide-Leg Jeans

Style Notes: Again, my first thoughts are to size down, especially if you want them to sit slightly higher up and it would also make them slightly shorter (probably what I need being 5’4″). But I’m a big fan of these baggy jeans and they are so soft if feels just like wearing wide leg trousers. Well done, Raey. 

3. M&S

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M&S Slouchy Wide-Leg Jeans

Style Notes: What I enjoy most about the denim at M&S is the fact most styles comes in three lengths—short, regular and long—so you’re bound to find the perfect fit. With that being said, I tried these in short, and as you can see they’re a bit too short even with flat loafers so I would opt for regular. I do however love how soft they are, how the dark denim will go with everything and how they are very much true to size—I’m wearing a size 10.