Flattering denim that’s also affordable and fashionable is a rarity, but we’ve found 21 styles from favorite designers, retailers and brands that won’t drain your bank account.
Check out these great new denim pieces -- reimagined in every style, color, wash and cut, to buy now and love for years to come.
Style Hint: Jeans no longer need to stay in the closet until the weekend. These denim selections easily go from office to most types of date nights, and play well with jackets, pumps, dressy tops and more. Unleash your denim dreams, and enjoy a whole new look for less.
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1. Utility Denim Mini Dress in Utility Rinse, 7 for All Mankind
Utility Denim Mini Dress in Utility RinseOriginal: $249
We've awarded this denim utility dress MVP for its versatility, flattering shape and pockets - which are deep enough to hold your phone, cardholder and a lip balm, keeping you hands free all day. Style Hint: Add layers on top over, or under, and throw on tights to warm up your ensemble for winter weather.
2. Exposed Button Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans, TopShop
Exposed Button Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans
The latest styles of jeans take their cues from Western wear, with rugged details like exposed five-button front, high-rise waist to accentuate your curves, and raw unfinished hems. The straight leg style that is as suitable for saddling up over cowboy boots is just as well suited for the office. Style Hint: Wear these as you would any dressier slacks: with pumps, boots, and a silk blouse to dress up the look, or a thick cashmere creamy turtleneck for that sporty look.
3. Curve Denim Utility Dress, ASOS CURVE
Curve denim utility dress in midwash blue
Price: $38 • 40% SavingsASOSOriginal: $64
While this denim midi dress feels super classic, we love the updated extras like the high slit in front and adjustable waist detailing that make it feel fashion forward. Style Hint: Simple hoops and boots with tights make your outfit daytime appropriate, and changing out the shoes for an ankle-strap heel elevates the look for nighttime.
4. High Waist Pinstripes, Topshop
High Waist Pinstripe Jeans
Pinstripes elevate the gray denim to a pair of jeans you can easily wear to the office or off-duty. Style Hint: For work, tuck in a turtleneck, belt the jeans and throw on a blazer. The raw hemline compliments the high ankle booties nicely. For a dressed-down approach, replace the booties with sneakers and the blazer with a suede moto jacket.
5. Dynamite Denim Mini Dress, Free People
Dynomite Denim Mini Dress
Price: $49.95 • 66% SavingsFree PeopleOriginal: $148
The snap-front closure on this timeless denim shirtdress can be buttoned all the way up or a few buttons down to reveal some skin for a range of looks. Style Hint: Wear the medium wash blue with knee high brown leather boots and the black shade with black studded ankle boots for a rock n’ roll take.
Price: $73.50 • 25% SavingsReviceOriginal: $98
We love these retro bell bottom jeans for their subtle star stitching that literally puts a "spotlight” on your rearview, and their ultra soft 'stretch and recoil' denim fabric. Style Hint: Tuck a black turtleneck into this medium wash pair to highlight the hip-hugging shape.
7. Jamie Panel High Waist Jean with Front Seams
Jamie Panel High Waist Skinny Jeans
These skinny jeans look great with their front seams that elongate your legs and draw the eye to the front where slant-pocket detailing creates a super flattering retro look. We love the fact that they go from day to night, or from the office to your weekend activities, and will be your favorite pair of pants! Style Hint: Wear with black boots or when the weather warms up, your favorite sneakers. Who said skinny jeans aren't forgiving? These are!
8. Monica Mini Denim Satchel, Barney's Warehouse
Monica Mini Denim SatchelOriginal: $180
When you want to wear just a touch of denim this bag serves to add casual chic style to a favorite blazer, dress, or when traveling since it straddles the casual chic styling of denim and an upscale handbag shape. Style Hint: Looks great with white jeans, a stark white blouse and a blue blazer. Have fun with it!
Wide Leg Jean
Price: $48.30 • 30% SavingsUOOriginal: $69
Light wash is back, as are wide leg styles that look as chic as any trouser you can choose to wear to the office. Style Hint: We love these with black pumps, black turtleneck and black moto. That way their cut and color is the star of the show.
10. Joni Moto Jeans, Topshop
Joni Moto Jeans
Love the slender fit and high waist of these jeans that elongate as they hug you in all the right places. Style Hint: Wear with a blouse and pumps for work or an overlarge knit sweater on weekends.
11. Deja Vu Denim Midi Dress, Finders Keepers
Finders Keepers Déjà Vu Denim Midi Dress
Price: $89.99 • 48% SavingsUOOriginal: $175
Easily layerable with unique details like a sweetheart neckline and 70s inspired snap-button closure, this midi dress will be your favorite dress all winter, spring, summer and fall. Style Hint: We love the look of layering a sheer mesh or lightweight turtleneck underneath for warmth and color. For even more coverage opt for a cable knit cropped cardigan worn over the dress, so the slimming waist-line is still visible.
12. Kelsey 20 Women’s Denim Bootie, Cape Robin
Kelsey-20 Women's Denim Booties
These western denim booties are right on-trend with silver embroidery and a high angled heel. Style Hint: Streamline your look by pairing these with black straight-leg jeans or white jeans and a crisp white top.
13. Zip-Through Denim Midi Skirt, TOPSHOP
Zip-Through Denim Midi Skirt
This denim midi is far sexier than your basic jean skirt, with its high slit and zipper-front detailing, but still retains the timelessness with its classic blue color. Style Hint: For day, add coverage with a button down blouse and blazer. For night, add a lacy black cami and stilettos.
14. The Boyfriend Overall, Free People
The Boyfriend Overall
These adorable overalls come with extra long straps that can be altered in the blink of an eye to cater to any height. Style Hint: Wear over a striped tee in the warmer weather and a cropped sweatshirt when it cools off for a look that is effortlessly tomboy chic.
15. The Reese Jean in Altitude, Baldwin
THE REESE JEAN
Price: $82.50 • 70% SavingsBaldwinOriginal: $275
These light wash jeans give major vintage vibes with distressing at the knees and a wide, straight leg. Style Hint: The slightly cropped length hits a pair of flats at the perfect place. Try a loafer mule or strappy sandal depending on the temperature.
16. Denim Blazer Jumpsuit, ASOS
ASOS DESIGN denim blazer jumpsuit in midwash blue
Pleated pants have officially been resurrected by this adorable 80s inspired jumpsuit that will have you looking put-together in the time it takes to put on. Style Hint: Pair with a sneaker for a comfy casual look. Our favorites are a classic white Chuck Taylor or Air Force 1, because they go with anything and everything.
17. Rainbow with Me Jeans, Modcloth
Rainbow With Me Jeans
Rainbow stitching sets these pair of flares 'far out' from others. Style Hint: We love the look of a knotted button-down top to highlight the high waist of the jeans.
Price: $23 • 34% SavingsTopshopOriginal: $35
Denim isn't just for your clothing, and this beret proves it. We love the subtle broken-heart embroidery. Style Hint: A black turtleneck and pants will complete a simple yet stylish outfit reminiscent of beatniks.
19. Skinny Medium Wash Jean with Fray Hem, Banana Republic
Skinny Medium Wash Jean with Fray HemOriginal: $110
These classic jeans are given a trendy edge with a frayed, cropped ankle detailing and distressing. Bonus: the leg rips are discreetly patched underneath so you won't get chilly when temps drop. Style Hint: These wear well with virtually everything, so we can see why they're a customer favorite. For an quick chic look pair against a cream cable knit sweater and black heeled ankle booties.
Ombré Mom Jeans
The bold pink ombré wash is a delightfully unique twist on the mom jean that will brighten your whole ensemble. Style hint: We love the pop of pink paired against a stark white top. Try adding bright accessories for a fully colorful moment.
21. Denim Classic Ex-Boyfriend Shirt, Madewell
Denim Classic Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Kylemore Wash
This timeless cut and material needs no introduction. Denim button downs are a closet staple for a reason: They mix and match with nearly every kind of separates, from skirts to pants to jeans. Style hint: Try the classic knotted at the button over a midi dress of a sophisticated take on the western trend.