Ripped, Skinny, Or Mom - These 20 Pairs Of Black Jeans Are The Cutest

 
PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM/ I AM & CO

PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM/ I AM & CO

 

There’s always that age-old saying that black can go with anything (well almost anything. You wouldn’t want to pair it with navy), and when it comes to black denim jeans, that is most certainly true. You could be wearing black jeans and a dressy top to a fancy bar. Or, you can slum it in an oversized shirt and both outfits would be acceptable for their respective scenarios.

Honestly, one of the best things about black denim jeans is that they are so versatile, you can even style them business casual, and nobody would even know you’re wearing jeans. Here are twenty of my favorite styles.


 
Photo: Courtesy Gap

Photo: Courtesy Gap

 

Mid Rise EverBlack True Skinny Jeans in Sculpt

$50 at the time of publication

These jeans live up to their word as they form the shape of your body. While I wouldn’t quite describe them as leggings due to the jean-like fabric that they hold, they still work well with showing off the curves of your legs and are amazingly cute with a pair of heels.

These black jeans are available at Gap.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Gap

Photo: Courtesy Gap

 

Soft Wear High Rise True Skinny Jeans with Secret Smoothing Pockets

$64 at the time of publication

The thing that wins me over about these jeans (besides the fact that they’re a gorgeous slim fit black that can go super well with a white T and open toed wedges) is that they have pockets. Now, granted the pockets are smooth but it’s still worth it to have something to put your ID and your credit cards in so you don’t have to worry about carrying your purse everywhere.

These black jeans are available at Gap.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Gap

Photo: Courtesy Gap

 

Mid Rise Classic Straight Jeans

$56 at the time of publication

These are for the women who aren’t the biggest fans of skinny jeans and leggings (I used to not be a fan either, so don’t worry - your time will come). These jeans hug your thighs and curves in the right places while simultaneously leaving breathing room for your calves, so I recommend wearing these jeans with sneakers on a nice day out at the park.

These black jeans are available at Gap.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Gap

Photo: Courtesy Gap

 

Mid Rise Long & Lean Jeans

$42 at the time of publication

Now these are the type of jeans that you could get away with wearing at work - even in a nine to five corporate office setting (as long as you balance out the casual reputation jeans have with a solid pair of heels). Fitting perfectly at the waist with some room below the knee, these flowy pair of jeans are the perfect item to have in your closet.

These black jeans are available at Gap.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Gap

Photo: Courtesy Gap

 

Mid Rise True Skinny Jeans in Sculpt

$64 at the time of publication

Similar to the Everblack jeans mentioned above, these jeans fit true to form to your body and hug all your curves in just the right way. With these jeans, I recommend pairing with a pair of white sneakers and gray shirt and just have a fun day shopping at an outlet mall.

These black jeans are available at Gap.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Gap

Photo: Courtesy Gap

 

Washwell Mid Rise Favorite Ankle Jeggings

$42 at the time of publication

These ankle jeggings are an absolute dream. They go well with just about anything - from thigh high boots to stiletto heels - I would definitely not hesitate to wear this pair of jeans anywhere - from work with a button up blouse to a nightclub with a low cut spaghetti strap shirt.

These black jeans are available at Gap.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Gap

Photo: Courtesy Gap

 

Mid Rise Curvy Classic Straight Jeans

$56 at the time of publication

Now this is definitely one for women like me, who have more prominent curves and thick calves - and who feel uncomfortable in skinny jeans for that reason. These jeans are lighter shade of black but can still be pulled off with just about any color top and heels. In fact, because of its lighter shade, you might actually be able to get away with wearing navy with these pair of jeans.

These black jeans are available at Gap.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Gap

Photo: Courtesy Gap

 

Mid Rise Favorite Ankle Jeggings with Raw Hem

$48 at the time of publication

These ankle jeggings will go really amazing with a pair of flats and a slightly baggy white shirt. Although they are jeggings, I definitely recommend even those who are turned off by leggings/skinny jeans to try on a pair of these. They just look so good on anyone and everyone.

These black jeans are available at Gap.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Gap

Photo: Courtesy Gap

 

Mid Rise True Skinny Ankle Jeans

$64 at the time of publication

These jeans don’t just go well with a leather jacket and boots. They go well with a motorcycle and snazzy helmet. With slits cut at the knee, these jeans just scream bad girl attitude. The jeans do cut off at the ankle, so it allows for versatility between boots and heels.

These black jeans are available at Gap.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Gap

Photo: Courtesy Gap

 

Mid Rise Perfect Boot Jeans in Everblack

$63 at the time of publication

These boot jeans aren’t just for boots. Of course that was a corny joke, but it’s absolutely true. You can pair these jeans with your favorite white collared work button down blouse and a comfortable pair of flats, or you can wear a sports jacket with these jeans and open toed wedges.

These black jeans are available at Gap.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

 

We the Free by Free People High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

$78 at the time of publication

These light wash black jeans give you some breathing room for your knees, which in turn also allows you to perform any heavier tasks such as running or lifting - if you’re ever in a situation where you have to bend your knees a lot, then these are the perfect jeans for you. Additionally, these jeans go great with sandals and a black tank top to give off those relaxed day to day vibes.

These black jeans are available at Nordstrom.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

 

9-Inch High Waist Skinny Jeans by Madewell

$128 at the time of publication

These adorable jeans prove just how fashionable high waisted pants truly are. With slits at the knees, these jeans will help you pull off any top that involves stripes, either vertical or horizontal. Match these jeans with some clean light and bright colored tennis shoes, and you’ll have your outfit for the day.

These black jeans are available at Nordstrom.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

 

Jamie Black Jeans by TopShop

$70 at the time of publication

These high-waisted skinny jeans are necessary for your wardrobe. They’re just casual enough to be pulled off with sneakers and a plain simple T-shirt, but they’re also dressy enough to style with a classy top and heels so you can just chill at your favorite classy bar sipping on your favorite drink.

These black jeans are available at Nordstrom.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

 

Ab-solution Stretch Skinny Jeans by Wit & Wisdom

$68 at the time of publication

These jeans are for anyone who wants to wear skinny slim jeans, but also need that extra stretch at the knees and at the waist (for example, during those Thanksgiving dinners where you just happen to overeat all the yummy food). Of course, these jeans, while stretchy, will still hug all your curves in the right way, so have no fear.

These black jeans are available at Nordstrom.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

 

Good Legs High Waist Skinny Jeans by Good American

$179 at the time of publication

These jeans are the perfect jeans for a girl’s night in. These jeans fit at the waist and make all your curves are shown to the world in just the right way. I would recommend pairing these jeans with some black open-toed wedges or stilettos. Of course, flats would also go well with these jeans, but let’s be real - these jeans deserve to be shown off.

Thes black jeans are available at Nordstrom.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

 

Mile High Super Skinny Jeans by Levi’s

$98 at the time of publication

Levi’s are a powerhouse when it comes to making amazing quality jeans, and with this pair, they obviously do not disappoint. These jeans not only do the usual magic of hugging all your curves in the best places, but they’ll also make you feel taller and your legs look longer due to its super stretchy fabric. If you’re about to be in a situation where a ton of photos are being taken, these jeans are going to be your best friend, so pick them up and be photo ready.

These black jeans are available at Nordstrom.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

 

The Prima Crop Cigarette Jeans

$178 at the time of publication

These jeans are the perfect pairing to go if you have ankle boots or booties that you’ve been dying to show off but haven’t had the chance to do so yet. The jeans also allow for you to choose between wearing a dressy long-sleeved button down blouse, or a simple plain sweater to go along with your boots.

These black jeans are available at Nordstrom.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

 

Slim Straight Leg Ankle Jeans Curves 360 by NYDJ

$109 at the time of publication

These jeans are guaranteed to show off all your curves all while remaining comfortable with its stretchy fabric. I would definitely recommend these jeans for anyone who wants to look fashionable but is also way too busy running errands to be able to plan out their outfit for the day.

These black jeans are available at Nordstrom.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

 

Ultrasoft Denim Skimmer Leggings by Hue

$40 at the time of publication

These jean leggings are so soft and comfortable that you’ll almost feel like you’re wearing pajamas. In fact, you practically could wear them as pajamas. However, on the other hand, they are actually really nice enough to also wear as a part of your work outfit, especially with a long sweater or jacket. In fact, you can even go to work out in these jeggings, so definitely grab a pair.

These black jeans are available at Nordstrom.com


 
Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

Photo: Courtesy Nordstrom

 

Relaxed Fit Carpenter Pants by Dickies

$59 at the time of publication

These black jeans are topstitched with a white decor giving off the typical cute Dickie’s style fashion and can be paired with skater shoes, a shirt of your choosing, and the cutest jacket in your closet. These jeans are also looser around the ankles, so while I wouldn’t recommend thigh high boots, hiker boots could also work with these jeans.

These black jeans are available at Nordstrom.com


One of the easiest things about black denim jeans is that there’s no way you can go wrong with them. There’s just so many different outfits and combinations of outfits that you can style yourself with, that the opportunities are just endless. Of course, and unfortunately, that’s also why black jeans are so tough as well - but have fun with all the styles you can create.

 

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Style, Feel Good(s)Annie Pham