While it's nostalgic to hang on to jeans you've owned for years, if they're not comfortable to wear, it's time to give them a toss. If it's been some time since you've made a denim purchase and are wondering where to start — after all, the styles that the staple comes in are vast, and are skinny jeans out for real? — we're here to help.
When looking for a pair of comfortable jeans, one thing to keep in mind is fabrication. Try to find jeans that contain a bit of polyester or spandex, which means they'll have some stretch. Plus, unlike jeans made solely with cotton, pairs with polyester maintain their shape better between washes.
Thanks to thousands of shopper reviews at Amazon, we were able to find 10 pairs of denim that people find so comfortable, you can live in them all day. Below, you'll see styles from Levi's, Lee, American Apparel, Daily Ritual, NYDJ, and more that customers can't get enough of.
Keep reading to shop the jeans Amazon reviewers find most comfortable, including cropped hems, high-rise fits, and plus-sizes.
NYDJ Women's Marilyn Straight Denim Jeans
Don't discredit white jeans after Labor Day. If you typically pack yours up once fall hits, give this comfortable white pair a try. The jeans have a proprietary design that elongates the legs and a criss-cross panel that smooths the midsection and backside. They're available in sizes 00 through 18. One reviewer calls the jeans "amazing," explaining, "They are well worth the money for the fit and comfort they provide, but when you factor in the way they flatter you, they are an absolute must for every woman who has a curvy body." (If you're not a fan of white, the jeans come in 36 other washes and styles.)
Shop now: $35–$124, amazon.com
Gosipin Slim Fit Boyfriend Jeans
As you scroll through the numerous reviews, it's easy to see why customers call this pair of jeans "comfy and cute." The boyfriend jeans have a distressed look, tapered pockets, and ankle-length hem, making them a great pair for your favorite fall boots. One shopper wrote, "The best pair of jeans I have ever owned," and added, "I hate jeans. They never fit right or look good on me. But these jeans, I love everything about them!"
Shop now: $25–$39, amazon.com
Levi's Women's Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans
If you love high-rise jeans, these are for you. Shoppers are "obsessed" with the
Ribcage jeans' extremely high-rise fit. And even though the denim goes beyond the waistline, they don't feel too tight once you pull them up. The classic pair of jeans is form-fitting at the hips and thighs, flares out slightly at the ankles, and features that iconic Levi's patch on the back.
Shop now: $40–$70, amazon.com
Lee Modern Series Curvy Fit Bootcut Jean
These curve-hugging bootcut jeans deserve a spot in your closet. The cotton-blend fabric contains 1 percent spandex, which customers say offers "just enough stretch," but not so much that they lose their shape after several washes and wears. "Best jeans for grown-ups! Don't suck to your curves. They just gloss over them," one customer wrote, adding, "These lay nicely on the hips without being super wide-legged. Magic? Maybe so."
Shop now: $30–$100, amazon.com
Daily Ritual Women's Standard High-Rise Skinny Jean
A great pair of comfortable jeans doesn't have to be expensive. Daily Ritual's skinny jeans create a slim and seamless look and hold their shape even after multiple wears. One reviewer said, "This has become one of my favorite pairs of pants to wear. They are very very comfortable, even though they're skinny jeans, they don't get too tight on my knees. The stretch is amazing."
Shop now: $34–$40, amazon.com
American Apparel High-Waist Jean
Even though American Apparel's brick-and-mortar stores no longer exist, you can still score its classic high-waisted jeans thanks to Amazon. They have a traditional "mom jean fit" — that is, a high-waisted fit that's not tight around the hips — and reviewers say it doesn't gap at the waist. One wrote: "I really love the thickness and quality of the material. I would compare this to a thick original Levi's heavy denim texture. It is actually very comfortable although being thick, and has a worn-in feel out of the bag."
Shop now: $38–$84, amazon.com
Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda Stretch Denim Jean
If you're looking for jeans that feel like leggings, add this stretch denim option to your cart immediately. Shoppers say the jeans "fit comfortably" thanks to the soft, ultra-stretch fabric that's easy to move in throughout the day. "Soft material, comfortable fit with a high waist. I liked it so much," one shopper said. "I have ordered a second pair." You can get them in 15 colors and washes.
Shop now: $27–$53, amazon.com
Resfeber Women's Ripped Boyfriend Jeans
If you're looking for comfy jeans with a distressed finish, look no further. Resfeber's ripped boyfriend jeans have an "amazing fit" and are "really" comfortable, according to shoppers. The denim has raw hem edges and comes in 16 washes, and with select styles starting at $30, they're super affordable. Sizing goes up to 16.
Shop now: $30–$50, amazon.com
Democracy Women's Ab Solution High Rise Ankle
These Democracy jeans have a signature panel that smooths the midsection and specially placed pockets that give the illusion of a "lifted" bottom. "These are a comfortable, stretchy pant, that is high waisted. They have a built-in ab-solution paneling that provides a lean and attractive shape. I love these pants," a customer explained. They come in five different washes options, and at these prices, you can pick up more than one.
Shop now: $39–$85, amazon.com
Levi's Women's 724 High Rise Straight Crop Jeans
Regardless of which of the seven styles you choose — some are normal, other have rips. and one has raw hem edges — these jeans sit right above the waist and give cool-girl vibes. One shopper called the jeans their "new found love," adding, "They are so soft and comfy! They are fitted through the waist and hips and start to hang loose around my mid-thigh for a perfect modern mom jean."
Shop now: $28–$60, amazon.com