The Best Jeans for Women Who Are 5’7″ and Up



As the denim editor of ELLE, I’m constantly searching for the best jeans. And as someone who is 5’8” (five inches taller than the nation’s average), I know the challenge of finding a pair that fits my long legs all too well. In the interest of research (and the job!) I’ve tried almost every denim brand. Here, I narrow the list down to the seven best pairs for those who experience tall-person struggles. Shop my faves ahead.

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The Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Jean



Everlane makes an amazing black skinny jean with an 11″ rise that rings in at under $70. High-waisted jeans automatically lengthen my legs, so these are no slouch. 


Genuine Jean

Feel Studio


The Feel Studio makes the most classic jean that’s perfect for everyday life. They offer two different lengths, including one for taller gals with a 32.5″ inseam. 


Slim Wide Leg Jean



I love these jeans because they are a true black rinse that will not fade. The raw edge is a cool touch that looks cute with both boots and sneakers.


Benefit High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans



A true ’90s, no-stretch jean rarely comes in white, but Goldsign has answered our prayers. They’re slim on the leg and hit right above my ankle. Consider these to be a summer go to. 


Vanessa High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans



The price on these Khaite jeans make them a serious investment, but they are worth every penny. Refined details like lacquered buttons and stretchy Japanese cotton make them office-friendly. 


Marianne Flare Jeans

Aritzia Denim Forum


Flares are back, and we’re relying on Aritizia for a good cut. The Canadian brand recently relaunched their denim collection and it is a tall girl’s dream: this one has an insane 34″ inseam. 


Charlotte High Rise Straight

Citizens of Humanity


Dark gray jeans are underrated—everyone should give them a try. The waist on this pair is flattering and the ankle-length is perfection. 

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