On the hunt for your perfect pair of skinny jeans? We've trawled through the hottest denim brands to bring you our edit of the best...
Denim trends come and go but your skinny jeans will always be a staple in your wardrobe which is precisely why we’ve rounded up the best pairs for you right here.
Coming in low, mid and high rise, cropped to extra long, there’s a plethora of styles for every shape.
And now thanks to the latest technology, everything from new, innovative fabrics to specially engineered silhouettes, there’s a plethora of denim out there that promises to slim, smooth, tighten, and lift parts of your body you didn’t even realise needed attention.
But trawling the rails for the right pair of jeans can be terribly tedious, which is why we’ve rounded up the best styles for every shape and budget.
If you’re long in the torso with short legs, you need a high waist to give you more leg. If you have a short body with a larger bust, amid-rise waist is going to be the perfect style for you. We suggest you try on as many brands as possible, the cut can vary widely from one designer to the other.
Another top tip is to wear your skinnies extra long with a pair of killer heels to elongate your legs. New technology in many denim brands, like Cheap Monday and even Warehouse, now have plenty of stretch so jeans will keep their shape as well as colour for longer.
Whether you’re looking for a classic black pair which can be worn from the office to the weekend, or thinking about really refreshing your wardrobe for the new season by investing in a pair of white, striped or even pink denim, this edit has every style desire covered.
Click through to shop the skinny pairs that will instantly refresh your look while also stand the test of time and see you through season after season?
You can always rely on Victoria Beckham for a sleek, slim-line silhouette. These super skinny jeans come with extra stretch and a subtle fading making them the ultimate off-duty pair.
With a power stretch to sculpt the silhouette, this Warehouse pair are the jeans for you if you’re looking for a snug but firm fit for less.
Not only will these distressed jeans lend an instantly cool edge to your wardrobe, they’ll also hold you in place thanks to their technical stretch which holds and shapes the tummy, thighs and bum. Pretty impressive for £39.99.
Enviable long legs like Karlie Kloss? These skinnies have been designed with you (and their namesake) in mind. While Frame offers a host of classic styles, this subtley distressed pair are our faves.
Cropped and stretchy is just the way we like our skinny jeans. And they don’t come much cooler than this striped pair from Rag & Bone. Just add slides for an effortless summer in the city vibe.
£7.99, we repeat, these classic black jeans are £7.99! With some high street denim you have to be cautious of the colour and quality but with this great pair, no-one will ever be able to tell whether you paid under £10 or over £100.
Bored of the usual denim washes? Then a versatile khaki hue is the way to go. Just add a silk shirt and heels for an alternative cocktail-hour look.
High quality basics are all you need to see you through the season in style. And you can’t go wrong with this covetable pair from French Connection. Coming in seven different washes and featuring power-stretch performance fabrics that banishes baggy knees and and saggy bums, they’re one of the best pairs of technical and stylish jeans on the high street.
If you’re forever rolling up hems or getting jeans tailored then Topshop’s petite range is for you.
If you’re looking to seriously invest, go for these classic Saint Laurent sknnnies. Complete with a body-sculpting fit that’s crafted from premium Japanese cotton-denim, they?re are detailed with fading, whiskering,and distressed hems for a signature retro feel.
With a new improved fit, these black skinnies are a wardrobe mainstay.
Cut a sleek silhouette, day or night, in this classic pair black skinnies.
Cheap Monday’s brand new fabric concept – the Snapback – offers premium stretch, a great fit, feel and recovery. And now that they’ve been road tested in the Marie Claire office, we can 100% vouch for the amazing fit.
Just add a Breton striped tee and leather biker jacket for the ultimate downtime look.
Indigo is one of the most versatile shades of denim you’ll ever own. Worn with loafers and a knit at the weekend and a pair of heels and ruffled blouse by night, this classic and versatile pair from Whistles will be a reliable favourite season after season.
Go back to basics with Zara’s fail-safe light wash denim.
Who knew powder pink denim could be so covetable? With distressed knees and frayed edges, they create the perfect worn-in look. We love.
Classic blue skinny jeans under £20? You really can’t go wrong with this H&M pair.
For a classic black pair on the high street, make Cos your go-to.
Inject some serious edge to your new season wardrobe with these cropped leather jeans. Wear with a loose white T-shirt and pointed pumps for an nonchalant spin.
The Charlie by Citizens of Humanity are easily one of our fave pairs of high rise jeans.
High rise, and cropped and under £100, these Reiss jeans are easily one of the best buys and best fits you’ll find this season.
If you’re on the petite side, these cropped jeans will in fact fall at ankle length. If you’re tall then they’ll create a SS16 approved silhouette, Either way, they’re a style classic. Just add a striped shirt and loafers for effortless cool.
Nod to this season’s 90s mood with these weekend-ready bleached jeans.
Want a seriously cool pair without the designer price tag? This lace-up pair from Mango is the way to go…
Shake up your collection with a pair of spring-ready khaki jeans. Wear with everything from peasant blouses to leather jackets.
Nothing quite says spring like a pair of white jeans. If yours are looking faded, snap up this purse-friendly pair from Mango.
Dress down smart shirts with this achingly cool pair.
Inject some edge to your wardrobe with this covetable zip detail pair.
Famed for their fit, Frame’s Le Skinny jeans are the one. With a faded grey wash and frayed edges, this super stretchy pair has an added vintage appeal.
Wear with a parka and boots by day, and a silk blouse heels by night.
This high-rise, skinny pair is comes with just the right amount of stretch and a faded wash for a cool, lived-in feel. We love.
If you want to add a sightly retro feel to your wardrobe, opt for a pair bleached jeans. Wesuggest wearing them with a silk shirt for a cool smart-meets-casual vibe.