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The Best White Jeans that Aren’t See Through

Let’s talk about the best white jeans.

In my opinion, there is nothing better than a crisp pair of white jeans in the summer.

Dress them up, dress them down, pair them with heels or sneakers – no matter your personal style, they freshen up everything in your closet.

So if you need a new pair for the season, I’m keeping it simple with a few great fitting, not see-through suggestions in various fits and sizes.

The Best White Jeans That Aren’t See Through

As usual, our recommendations come in a full size scale, so if you are petite, plus, or tall, there are options for you below.

Style-wise, we’re featuring slim straight legs and a flare as they tend to be the most flattering fit.

And you may be surprised to see no premium denim in our roundup; that’s because most designer brands stop at a size 14, maybe 16, and run very small, which makes it hard for me to recommend.

So our top picks are timeless wardrobe additions you can wear with almost anything.

The Curvy Perfect Vintage Jean

You cannot go wrong with any style of Madewell’s white jeans.

They are my personal favorite.

Above I’m wearing the Curvy Perfect Vintage Jean.

They are slightly cropped, so they work with sandals or sneakers.

The color is “tile white” so it isn’t a stark white.

These have great stretch, but that means they will also stretch out, so size down when you’re purchasing. 

Available in “standard”, petite, plus and tall


The Curvy Perfect Vintage Jean



NYDJ Marilyn Straight Jean

Another Reader Favorite is the NYDJ Marilyn Straight Jeans.

These are fantastic.

Like our previous recommendations, you get comfortable stretch and fit. 

Regarding sizes, NYDJ runs like Talbots, i.e., a bit full. 

So if you are a size 10 in Talbots, that would translate to NYDJ.

But if you are a size 10 in Banana Republic, you should take an 8. 

The same rules apply; try on multiple sizes and size down one due to stretch.

These are a classic straight-leg style, so you want them to cover your ankle whether you are wearing a heel or a flat.

The NYDJ website has the best size range, available in regular, petite and plus, and tall.


Marylin Straight Jeans



Spanx Flare Jeans

New to our list this year are these Spanx Flare Jeans in a pull-on style. 

Admittedly, the pull-on aspect freaks me out, but I like that it keeps your mid-section smooth.

When it comes to flares, the fit is critical.

They must be worn full length, so commit to a heel height.

If you wear them with a flat, go with a pointed toe, and your hem should break the tiniest bit on your foot.

How they fit on the model is perfect.

Luckily, you have a full size range, including petite and tall options. 

I ordered the medium in tall.


Flare Pull On Jean



Old Navy Straight Leg Jeans

If you’re looking for a budget friendly pair of white jeans, Old Navy is where it’s at!

Under $35, these straight leg jeans will go with everything, form flats, to sneakers to a small kitten heel.

Available in sizes 0 -30 with your choice of inseam.


High Waisted Straight Leg

Old Navy

The Best White Jeans that Aren\'t See Through

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Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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Sunday 28th of May 2023

As a professional, you should proof read. Many mistakes.

Megan Kristel

Monday 29th of May 2023

This is a one woman show, I create a ton of content with pure intent to be helpful, and I do proof it, but my eyes are old and tired and I don't always see errors. If I waited for things to perfect, I wouldn't have a business. Keep spreading joy, Trish.

Virginia Flynn

Wednesday 3rd of May 2023

I just got a pair of Old Navy Wow Loose white jeans that are fabulous, not see-through and budget friendly especially when Old Navy runs their common sales. A blend of cotton & polyester with a touch of spandex. Not a pure white but “Calla Lily” that is a soft white. I’m looking forward to wearing them for many occasions this summer.


Wednesday 3rd of May 2023

So sad. Old Navy is already sold out on all sizes 8 and below.


Wednesday 3rd of May 2023

So excited to find high rise straight white jeans- only to click on the buy now button and find 0-12 SOLD OUT!! I know it’s frustrating to you as I well! Any idea if Old Navy will restock? Thanks for all you do for us! I enjoy your posts every day.

Tracy Gray

Tuesday 17th of May 2022

I love white jeans! However whenever I wear them I’m a magnet for every stain available. I want to wear them but for some reason no matter how hard I try I get a smudge or a spot or dirt. It’s frustrating because I do love them!

Cindy D

Tuesday 17th of May 2022

Megan, I love all your posts and look forward to each one! Can you recommend a straw bag for summer that has a closure, is not a large tote and not a cross body bag like the Mango one you recently posted. Thank you!