Ninety-eight percent of the time, I adore being tall (just under 6’1,” to be precise). I love being able to see over most people in crowds, not feeling like I have to wear heels, being able to reach any shelf at the grocery store and not having to hem bridesmaid dresses. One of the few qualms I have about my height, however, is how hard it is to find pants that aren’t comically short on me. Luckily, I’ve been able to try many pairs over the years to narrow down the 11 best jeans for tall women, from flares you can actually wear with a heel to cropped silhouettes that look intentional (which any tall woman knows can be a struggle).
I’m 6’1”—These Are the Best Jeans for Tall Women
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How to Find Jeans for Tall Women
Good news: It’s never been easier to find jeans that fit taller frames. For the purpose of this story, we’re considering anyone over 5’8” as tall (though the CDC reports that the average woman in America is just under 5’4”). Many brands offer longer lengths at a wide range of price points, and some retailers like Nordstrom even let you search its vast inventory by inseam length. Generally, “tall” jeans have an inseam of at least 32 inches, with a few longer pairs on this list reaching 35 inches. As with shopping for anything, consult brands’ return policies to ensure that you can get your money back—or exchange sizes—just in case you’re not pleased with how a pair fits.
The Best Jeans for Tall Women at a Glance
- Best Black Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch High Rise 90s Relaxed Jeans
- Splurge-Worthy Skinny Jeans: Hudson Jeans Barbara Supermodel High-Waist Super Skinny Jeans
- Best Cropped Jeans: Everlane the Painter Jean
- Best Baggy Jeans: Good American Good Skate Jeans
- Best Under $50: Old Navy High-Waist Wow White Loose Jeans
- Flares You Can Actually Wear with a Heel: Gap High Rise '70s Flare Jeans with Washwell
- Most Impressive Size Range: Universal Standard Donna High Rise Curve Straight Leg Jeans
- Skinny Jeans Under $100: Levi’s 721 High-Rise Skinny Jeans
- Best Mini Flare: Frame Trapunto St. Le High Flare Jeans
- Most Stylish Two-Tone Jeans: Rag & Bone Sofie Two-Tone High Waist Wide Leg Jeans
- Best Low-Rise Jeans: Zara ZW Low-Rise Jeans
Best Black Jeans
Abercrombie & Fitch
- Why We Love It: sturdy denim, 17 different colors/washes
- Size Range: 23 to 37, plus extra short, short, regular, long and extra-long inseams
These relaxed jeans from Abercrombie & Fitch are one of my absolute favorite pairs right now. Made with 99 percent cotton and 1 percent elastane, they fit true to size, but they are quite rigid (that 1 percent elastane isn’t very noticeable, in my opinion). They’re also very popular among Abercrombie reviewers, garnering a 4.4-star rating based on 233 reviews. As one happy shopper writes, “These are my favorite jeans! Seriously some of the best fitting jeans I’ve bought in a long time. I’m 5’10” and bought a size 27L and they are the perfect length and fit. They fit snug in the butt/high thigh and wide in the legs—which I what I was looking for. I want them in all the colors.” While I can't wear them with any sort of heel, they do go just about to the floor in a high-top sneaker.
Splurge-Worthy Skinny Jeans
- Why We Love It: dark wash, high contrast stitching
- Size Range: 23 to 34
Though I’m not much of a skinny jeans person anymore, I’ve owned a few pairs of Hudson skinny jeans over the years and they’re great for taller frames. The 34-inch inseam on this pair covers your entire ankle, and the cotton/polyester/elastane blend is stretchy and comfortable without veering into jeggings territory. As one happy reviewer writes, “I’m 6’1” and they are almost too long on me which never happens. Love it!! The back pocket is super flattering, the rise is perfect and this denim has the perfect amount of stretch without being too stretchy. Very comfortable to wear all day long. Highly recommend!” Because the rise is so high, those with waists that are significantly smaller than their hips and butt might be better off going down a size.
Best Cropped Jeans
- Why We Love It: button-front, patchwork detailing
- Size Range: 23 to 33, including 27.5” and 29.5” inseams
All too often when tall folks try to buy jeans billed as cropped, they’re so cropped that they look a little silly (you shouldn’t be able to see this much calf, right?). These beauties from Everlane hit at just the right point on the leg—right above your ankle. The two-tone, workwear-inspired style is made from a heavy, non-stretch cotton and features a button fly (which some might find annoying, but I find interesting and cool). Like all of Everlane’s pieces, they also have an eco-friendly bent: The 100 percent organic cotton is made using crop rotation, cover crops and organic fertilizers instead of chemical fertilizers or pesticides, which means cleaner water, lower water usage, lower pesticide use, healthier soil and a safer working environment for cotton farmers.
Best Baggy Jeans
- Why We Love It: light and dark wash available, impressive size range
- Size Range: 00 to 26 Plus
For tall shoppers looking to get in on the Gen Z-approved baggy jeans trend, I can’t recommend this Good American pair enough. They’re loose-fitting but still flattering, thanks to a rise that hits just below the belly button and a cotton, lyocell and elastane material that’s slightly compressive up top but allows for a full range of motion. I find that this pair, like all Good American jeans I’ve tried, runs pretty true to size, but the brand suggests sizing down if you’re looking for a less baggy fit. Note that if you’re over, say, 5’10” you probably won’t be able to wear these with any sort of a heel, but the laid-back vibe lends itself perfectly to chunky sneakers, so it doesn’t matter much.
Best Under $50
- Why We Love It: relaxed silhouette, affordable price
- Size Range: 4 to 18 (plus 0 to 30 in regular and 2 to 18 in petite)
You really can’t go wrong with relaxed white jeans—no matter the season—and this pair from Old Navy is a total steal at $35. So-called “Secret-Smooth front pockets” hold you in comfortably, and the inseam is an impressive 34 inches. Reviewers praise the high quality (especially considering the price) and how they go with so many different tops and shoe options. Having worn them myself, I concur on both counts. “These jeans fit very well,” writes one reviewer. “I'm 5'10,” 230 pounds and about a size 16 tall. I have very long legs and Old Navy is always my go-to for jeans.”
Flares You Can Actually Wear with a Heel
- Why We Love It: ‘70s vibes, smoothing material
- Size Range: 24 to 35, plus petite, regular and tall lengths
Just because we’re tall doesn’t mean we don’t want to wear pants with a little heel every now and then, you know? These ‘70s-inspired Gap flares are some of the longest jeans I’ve ever worn. In fact, a number of tall Gap reviewers say they’re actually too long. Speaking of reviews, these beauties have 4.5-star rating based on almost 400 customers’ input. One writes, “They are awesome! I’m 5'11 with very long legs and the tall are too long, which I LOVE! Wish they had other colors!” Made from 86 percent cotton, 13 percent recycled materials and 1 percent stretch, they’re ultra-comfortable and super smoothing on any lumps or bumps you’d rather conceal.
Most Impressive Size Range
- Why We Love It: two wash options, so many sizes
- Size Range: 00 to 40, including regular and long lengths
I’ve long appreciated Universal Standard for its ultra-inclusive size range (all of its styles are available in sizes 00 to 40) and array of classic wardrobe essentials. Made with 90 percent cotton, 8 percent polyester and 2 percent elastane, these straight-leg jeans are flattering and go with pretty much everything in your closet. One 5’9” reviewer writes, “I ordered these because I really struggle to find jeans that cover my bottom, fit at the waist and have room for my thighs while also being the right length. I got these high-rise curve jeans in the black/gray and not only did they go on without a struggle, I was comfortable wearing them all day long! I like the darker color, but most importantly, I really loved the feel and comfort. So unusual to take a pair of jeans straight out of the bag, slip them on, and easily zip them up! The stretch was exactly right for me, with give where I needed it without sagging or falling down. I want more.” Just be aware that reviewers (and Universal Standard itself) say to size down one for the best fit and that while you can machine wash them on a cold setting, the brand recommends hanging them to dry to keep them intact.
Skinny Jeans Under $100
- Why We Love It: comes in 15 washes, great quality for the price
- Size Range: 23 to 34, plus 28-, 30-, 32- and 34-inch inseams
When you think denim, you think Levi’s, so it’s no surprise the brand has excellent options for people of all shapes and sizes. This skinny pair in particular is a hit with taller customers. Per one Levi’s reviewer, “I was so pleased to find a brand that had jeans for tall people! I’m 5,10” and got a size 27 with a 34” inseam and they fit so well and swept the floor! I’m so happy and will definitely purchase again!”
Best Mini Flare
- Why We Love It: raw edge hem, 35” inseam
- Size Range: 23 to 34
At a cool $270, these Frame jeans are definitely a splurge, but if you’re a frequent jeans wearer looking for a pair that’ll last a lifetime, they’re a great choice. Though they’re described as being flared, in person they’re more like a mini flare or bootcut (which isn’t a problem unless you’re looking for a true ‘70s-inspired silhouette). The 35” inseam is very long, and pretty much necessitates wearing a heel (unless you’re, like, 6’4”). Here’s why one Frame customer loves them: “The photo and the reviews do not do these jeans justice! Yes, the inseam is a 35”! I’m in love...I’m 5’11 and these touch the ground, they are incredibly comfortable, soft and look so cute! If you are shorter you are going to need heels or look elsewhere. They do have a decent amount of stretch to them so I am curious if they will stretch out over time but this tall girl is very happy with the length. So glad I got them on sale. I am so happy with this purchase.”
Most Stylish Two-Tone Jeans
rag & bone
- Why We Love It: two-tone color scheme; wide leg
- Size Range: 23 to 32
Rag & Bone is another designer denim brand that makes incredible jeans for tall women. Though you can't go wrong with any of its classic silhouettes and washes, I'm partial to this gorgeous, two-tone ecru pair with a 33-inch inseam. I've found that Rag & Bone jeans typically run true to size, so you should be fine ordering your normal, but because this particular pair is 100 percent cotton and quite rigid, don't expect it to stretch out too much.
Best Low-Rise Jeans
- Why We Love It: relaxed fit, light wash
- Size Range: 25 to 32
OK, I know that low-rise jeans are triggering to a lot of people (rightfully so, honestly), but this pair from Zara is far from the skin-tight, pubic bone-baring jeans of the early aughts. Yes, the rise is lower than many of the popular styles we see today, but the relaxed fit makes them feel much more ‘borrowed from the boys’ than ‘borrowed from 2003 Paris Hilton.’ Like many Zara jeans, they’re also very long. My only gripe with Zara in general, really, is that their size range is behind the times, but hopefully they’ll get hip to inclusive sizing before long.
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