When it comes to shopping for jeans there are two types of people in this world: those who hate the entire ordeal with a fiery passion and those who actually enjoy trying on 12 million pairs in the timespan of one (sweaty) afternoon. Needless to say, we’re with the former. So if you, too, struggle to find the best high-waisted jeans—that actually fit as they should—we’re here to lend a helping hand. We talked to real women, with all different body types and denim preferences, to figure out which pairs are actually worth trying on.
Whether you’re a straight, skinny, or flared leg kind of gal, prefer rigid denim over stretch (or vise versa), or are searching for a pair that’s soft enough to mimic those sweats you’ve been wearing for the past year, there’s a pair here for you. So without further ado, 16 bellybutton-grazing pairs you’ll want to add to your collection ASAP.