Swears by: the best jeans

best jeans

Finding the right pair of jeans can be life-changing (or, at least, wardrobe-transforming). We've trawled the Talk boards to find Mumsnetters' most beloved jeans and crown one pair the winner.

Mumsnetters' favourite

Topshop Jamie Jeans, £40

Topshop Jamie Jeans, £40

Skinny, high-waisted, and available in every wash under the sun, Topshop's Jamie style are the holy grail of jeans. The high waistline elongates your legs while the super stretchy denim sculpts them, ensuring a flattering fit on all body types. Dress them down with trainers and a jumper for the school run, or pair them with block heels, a crisp white shirt and a dash of lippy for a night out. You might need more than one pair…

“I've just bought some Topshop Jamie jeans – the ankle grazer style is perfect for my 5'3 short-arse legs. Fabulous rise on them and everything is snugly contained” NotExactlyHappyToHelp

“Another vote for Jamie jeans. I’m a complete convert: perfect length, perfect waistline, comfortable, a little stretch on them but pretty structured.” FreeButtonBee

“Jamies! #Boom. #Everytime. #Everyfabric. #Everycolour. #Everyseason. #Everyday. Thank you TopShopJeansGods: we love you most sincerely.” AnitaAlice

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The runners up

Next Premium Modal Skinny Jeans, £42

Next Premium Modal Skinny Jeans, £42

Next's classic skinny jeans blend the softness of Modal with the stretch of Lycra. They're as comfy as jeggings but hold their shape much better. These comfy jeans are currently only available in classic indigo and black washes. But they come in a wide range of fits – curve, petite, and tall – so everyone can find a pair that works for them.

“You NEED these – they were recommended to me on Mumsnet 18 months ago and I don’t wear anything else now. They've got four-way stretch and wash like a dream. They’re utterly perfect.” LaurieFairyCake

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Hush Boyfriend Jeans, £75

Hush Boyfriend Jeans, £75

Take a break from the skinnies and update your look for spring with a fresh, modern, looser-fitting jean. Mumsnetters love the Hush Boyfriend Jeans for their easy fit and cool, faded wash. Plus, they'll rival your favourite skinny jeans for versatility: wear them with white trainers and a Breton tee for day-to-day, and add a cami and heels for an evening look. Rolling them up for a flash of ankle is encouraged, although not mandatory.

“They are the comfiest jeans ever and very flattering.” JDSTER

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M&S Sculpt & Lift Mid Rise Skinny Leg Jeans, £35

M&S Sculpt & Lift Mid Rise Skinny Leg Jeans, £35

If you're after a streamlined, but not necessarily “skinny”, silhouette these M&S jeans are the perfect option. The fit is less skinny, more snug straight-leg. All sizes are available in short, regular, and long lengths, so you won't have to contend with baggy ankles. Who wouldn't want a pair of jeans that “lifts and sculpts”? We're sold.

“They aren't actually skinny, but they're less flappy than straight-leg. They are the most flattering jeans I've ever come across. And I buy a lot of clothes!” imjessie

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Topshop Joni Jeans, £40

Topshop Joni Jeans, £40

If you take skinny jeans seriously, Topshop's Joni Jeans are your perfect denim match. These super high-rise, spray-on skinny jeans are a lot comfier than they sound (we promise). They keep their shape, thanks to their power stretch technology. You can choose from a huge range of washes – including this rather jazzy leopard print pair – varying levels of distress (denim, not emotional), and they even have maternity versions so you never have to be without your beloved Jonis.

“Topshop Joni's are the best. So comfy and you also get control versions.” ginandnappies

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Boden Cavendish Jeans, from £26

Boden Cavendish Jeans, from £26

More relaxed than a skinny jean, but with a slimmer fit than a pair of boyfriend jeans, girlfriend jeans are perfect for day-to-day wear. Made from authentic denim, but with just enough stretch to keep their shape perfectly, you can wear your Cavendish jeans rolled up in summer and full-length when the weather's a bit chillier. If you need a compelling reason to buy them, check out the beautiful embroidery and side trim options.

“They are a great fit and I love the gold side stripe.” The Scottish Play

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F&F Contour High Rise Skinny Jeans with Lycra, £8

F&F Contour High Rise Skinny Jeans with Lycra, £8

You needn't splash the cash to get a pair of great-fitting skinny jeans. Now you can pick them up with your groceries. Tesco's F&F range scores highly with Mumsnetters for quality and affordability, and these jeans are no exception. With Lycra stretch to smooth and sculpt, plus a blend of cotton and modal for a super-soft finish, you'll want a pair in every colour.

“I have several pairs of F&F jeans, they last well and are comfy. They never lose their shape or fall down. I buy the ones with the Lycra label on which are more expensive but absolutely worth it.” Boredomismyenemy

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Cheap Monday Donna Mom Jeans, £55

Cheap Monday Donna Mom Jeans, £55

Slim, but not skinny, with a retro feel, Mom jeans are a great everyday jeans option. Made from organic cotton with a bit of stretch, this pair from Cheap Monday fit like a dream with tapered cropped legs and a high-rise waist. There are plenty of shades to choose from, but we especially love this black acid wash pair.

“I love love love my Cheap Monday Donna jeans. Good quality denim and super flattering.”

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Next Enhancer Skinny Jeans, £32

Next Enhancer Skinny Jeans, £32

If you're looking for a pair of jeans to make the most of what you've got – these are the ones for you. Designed to enhance your figure by creating an hourglass silhouette, these high-waisted skinny jeans are made with Lycra to make sure they don't lose their shape or go baggy at the knees. Available in petite, regular, long, extra long, and curve fits, there really is a pair out there for everyone.

“Fab – I've just bought four pairs. I'm a size 10 but some skinny jeans make me feel like the back of a bus. These are great and comfortable.”

“There is some 'give' in them, and the long length really is long, which is just what I was after.”

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