hen it comes to style basics, there are a few basics every woman should have in her wardrobe: crisp white tees, a smart blazer and a classy little black dress. Perhaps the most important essential? Jeans.
Whether stonewashed, white or classic indigo – flared, skinny or cropped – a good pair of jeans is the perfect basis for any great wardrobe. Even more so when they are black. Versatile and flattering, from work to the weekend, from the boardroom to brunch, donning a pair of black jeans—as easy as it may seem—provides the building blocks for a truly stylish look. Read on for our picks of the best black jeans for women.
16Arlington jeans with feather trim
16Arlington upped the ante by giving these black jeans their signature feather trim treatment. These cropped and slim-fitting jeans are given a subtle kick-flare silhouette thanks to feather detailing. Dress her up with a pair of heels sandals for an absolutely party-ready look.
16Feather Trimmed Arlington Jeans, £395, brownsfashion.com
Acne Studios wide leg jeans
The stylish Swedes from Acne Studios have worked their fashion magic with these black jeans. This flattering, versatile pair is made from organic cotton in sturdy denim with a high-waisted silhouette and wide legs. Wear yours with a simple white tee and something fresh out of the box white sneakers for a simple but stylish look.
Acne Studios organic high waisted wide leg jeans £240 net-a-porter.com
High-waisted welt jeans
Inspired by the eternally cool style of the mid-century cultural icons who defined the cliché of the well-dressed Parisian (think Jane Birkin, Francoise Hardy and Betty Catroux), Frame’s stonewashed jeans are handcrafted from 100% cotton and are crafted to last timeless wardrobe staple. This jet black jean with a subtle balloon leg silhouette and high waist looks the part very chic with a striped navy and a pair of sophisticated loafers.
Frame high-waisted straight-leg jeans, £260, farfetch.com
Mid-rise jeans from Ganni
Ganni’s Figni Jeans are cut for a classic fit with a straight leg and hits right at the ankle for a relaxed, flattering silhouette that’s ideal for dressing up for off-duty wear. This versatile black jean features two button closures at the waist and can be styled with a medium or high rise; It’s your decision.
Figni mid rise black jeans, £215, ganni.com
Isabel Marant straight leg jeans
Known for their elevated basics, Isabel Marant’s casual everyday pieces are designed to make you feel as good as you look. Featuring a tapered straight leg, high waist and frayed hems, these black jeans are sure to become a staple in your wardrobe. style with an oversized wool sweater and a pair of cute kitten heels for a relaxed yet feminine look.
Isabel Marant Dilali black straight leg jeans, £295, brownsfashion.com
Joseph flared jeans
Joseph’s wide leg Brompton jean is designed with a high waist for a stretch fit. Crafted from microplastic-free Italian denim, they feature front patch pockets for a touch of ’70s-inspired style. Tuck in a boxy Oxford shirt and throw on a stylish one suede jacket and you’re good to go.
Joseph Brompton Wide Leg Jeans, £345, matchfashion.com
Levi’s mom jeans from the 80’s
When we talk about jeans, it would be remiss of us to overlook Levi’s. The brand that has become synonymous with denim today has been making their popular jeans since 1873, so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands. Inspired by the comfy jeans our moms favored in the ’80s, these retro black jeans are cut for a high, tapered silhouette that sits tight at the waist, with a relaxed fit through the thighs and calves.
80’s mom jeans, £100, levi.com
Saint Laurent slim-leg jeans
The pintuck jeans from Saint Laurent feature a ribbed waist, a floor-length flare and a slim-fit cut for a perfectly polished fit. Pair with an oversized blazer and a pair of dizzying ones platform heels to accentuate her lengthening look.
Saint Laurent tucked slim-leg jeans, £715, net-a-porter.com
Cropped re/done jeans
These ’70s stone pipe jeans from LA-based brand Re/Done have a cropped fit that hits just above the ankle and are crafted from stretch cotton denim for a relaxed, comfortable fit. With raw-cut hems and a subtle stone wash, they’re ideal for showing off your favorite pair Chelsea boots.
Re/Done ’70s straight leg stovepipe jeans in black £275 harveynichols.com
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