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The Best White Jeans that Aren’t See Through

White jeans are a timeless wardrobe staple, but finding a quality pair that fits well and isn’t see-through can be a daunting task. In this article, we’ll explore the best non-see-through white jeans that offer both style and comfort, perfect for every occasion.

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

I sorted these by leg styles: straight, cropped and bootcut.

A Note About White Jean Sizing

A few things to know before we dive in. 

The rule with any jean is that you have to try them on in multiple sizes.

When selecting white jeans, it’s important to consider their stretch factor. White jeans often contain more elastane than traditional blue denim, leading to faster stretching. Consider sizing down or trying on two different sizes to ensure the most comfortable fit. If you find that one size fits perfectly initially, but the smaller size is slightly snug, opting for the smaller size is recommended. This is because white jeans tend to stretch and wear quickly. 

The only exception here is with premium denim, which tends to run small.

The other thing to keep in mind is that all brands fit differently. This is for all sorts of reasons, but an important one is that some brands have classic sizing, and some have contemporary. 

For example, a pair of Mother jeans will fit differently than a pair of Talbots jeans because Mother uses a contemporary sizing scale, and Talbots has a traditional one. So I wear a smaller size in Talbots than I do in Mother. 

This applies across the board, not just to white jeans. We are highlighting a range of brands, so it’s important to mention this. Knowing this, in general, makes shopping less frustrating. 

The Best White Jeans That Aren’t See Through

A great white jean is like the star of the 40-something year old suburban mom starter back, and I’m here for it. Nothing makes your look more fresh, bright and crisp that a great fitting pair of white jeans. It’s a hero piece in my spring and summer wardrobe.

The Best White Jeans – Straight Leg

White straight leg jeans offer a timeless and elegant look that never goes out of fashion. They can be effortlessly dressed up or down for any occasion, making them a versatile choice for your wardrobe. Opt for these over a skinny jean for a more updated look.

Old Navy High-Waisted Wow Straight Jeans, $25 | J.Crew Classic Straight Leg Jean, $124.50 | NYDJ Marilyn Straight Jeans, $109 |

If you’re looking for a budget friendly pair of white jeans the Old Navy High-Waisted Wow Straight Jeans, are an fabulous deal. These are the slimmest leg of our roundup,

Available in sizes 0 -30 with your choice of inseam and petite and tall options on sale for $25. Note: You can manipulate the length of these depending on the inseam you choose. Keep in mind, because these are a slim fit they look best just at or covering your ankles.

My personal favorites are the J.Crew Classic Straight Leg Jean. These are full length bottom, that look best with a heel. IF you need these hemmed, it’s a very simple alteration and ask your tailor to keep the original hem.

Available in sizes 23 – 37 in regular, petite and tall.

Rounding out our straight leg options are another Reader Favorite: the NYDJ Marilyn Straight Jeans. 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.

The Best White Jeans – Cropped

Perfect for year-round wear or transitioning between seasons, white cropped jeans offer an alternative to full-length denim and my least favorite article of clothing: the capri. 

Old Navy Curvy High-Waisted OG Straight Ankle Jeans, $41.99 |Madewell Kick Out Crop Jeans, $128 | Mother The Mid Rise Dazzler Ankle, $218

Starting with another find from Old Navy their Curvy High-Waisted OG Straight Ankle Jeans are under $50 and available in all sizes. Like the name says there are fabulous if you are curvy, giving a bit more room in the waist and rear.

Next, the Madewell Kick Out Crop Jeans. In general, Madewell makes a great jean at very reasonable prices. And their white options are some of the best in retail. The fit on this pair in particular is lovely. I prefer a cropped bottom that is either a straight leg or has a “kick” at the bottom, it helps balance out your hips.

And they have a phenomenal size range, available in standard, petite, plus, tall and taller sizes and options.

Honorable mention for this pair of Mid-Rise Girlfriend Jeans from Gap Factory (you can see me in them here). I love the fit of these, they are getting limited so I’m not featuring them, but if they are in your size they are and on sale for $47.99.

Finally, if you like premium denim I’m loving the pairs I’ve bought from Mother. I was so please with their The Mid Rise Dazzler Ankle (my first pair was in the wash Wish on a Star) that I ordered the white version.

This is a slim-straight cropped and should hit at your ankles.

Their sizing in all over the place so try on a few and try not to get frustrated. You might have to go up a size in many of their styles, but that’s common for premium denim brands.

The Best White Jeans – Bootcut

Bootcut jeans are known for their universally flattering fit. They hug the hips and thighs before gently flaring out at the calves, creating a balanced and elongated silhouette that complements all body types.

Gap Factory Mid Rise Baby Boot Jeans, $41.99 | Talbots High Waisted Barely Boot Jeans, $99.50 |7 KIMMIE BOOTCUT, $153

Let’s start with a pair from our bargain brand that are actually my favorite. The Gap Factory Mid Rise Baby Boot Jeans have been a reader’s favorite since I first shared them last spring in medium wash. So imagine my delight when I saw they came in white. Same incredible fit, nice range of sizes and can’t beat price. I immediately scooped them up, for only $41.99. Available in sizes 24 – 35 with you choice of short, regular and long inseam.

Once again I ordered both the regular and long inseams to have heel height options.

Next, for a plus size option I like the Talbots High Waisted Barely Boot Jeans in sizes 14 – 24 for $99.50. These give you a nice long, clean line and a very subtle flare at the bottom.

Finally, I do find that I like the shape of a premium denim bootcut more than many low—and mid-priced brands. The challenge is that they run small, and sizes are limited. That said, if they fit you, they fit incredible.  The KIMMIE BOOTCUT from 7 is worth checking out, especially since they are on sale and fully stocked in sizes 32 – 34.

As you can see, you have so many options when looking to add a pair of high-quality, non-see-through white jeans to your wardrobe. These are wardrobe staples you can wear year-round, depending on where you live and how free you are with fashion “rules.” I’ll wear a full-length pair of white jeans no matter the season, but in spring and summer, they really become a core element in my outfits. 

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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Wednesday 22nd of May 2024

I also wanted to add, and hit the button before I thought of it, that they don't bag out at the rear! I'm going through my closet this season, and if I have "elephant butt" by 11:00, the pants are leaving. These don't bag out, and hold their shape nicely. They have a good bit of stretch to them, so that helps, I'm sure...


Wednesday 22nd of May 2024

I totally agree! I was so pleasantly surprised by the Old Navy pairs that I ordered extra....White jeans have been my mission this spring.

Julie B.

Tuesday 21st of May 2024

Thanks for including the length/heel information. Very helpful!


Saturday 9th of March 2024

Hi Megan, I love this post thank you! I wondered whether there are any white jeans with more stretch please? I typically wear 65% cotton with more stretch for comfort in a US size 4. Thanks again, Liz


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!