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Women Over Age 40 Know These Are the Best Kinds of Jeans

Nicole Kliest

By the time you reach your 40s, you've most likely checked off a few boxes. First, you've honed your personal style and taste level. Next, you know which pieces and trends you like and which ones you don't. Finally, you fully grasp the importance of feeling comfortable—after all, comfort equals confidence, right? With that in mind, it's only fitting that for many women over 40, jeans remain a mainstay in their wardrobes.

Curious to know what denim silhouettes the savviest of dressers are into? Turns out, it's a mix of classic and of the moment. Think skinnies and straight legs combined with crop flares and reworked details. It's a versatile mix of jeans that can be worn for all types of scenarios at all points in the year. Scroll down to discover which pairs they're wearing on repeat, how they're styling them right now, and where to shop them for yourself.

Reworked Details

Right now, reach for reworked details on denim like reimagined pockets, contrast stitching, or other unexpected elements.

Alexander Wang Cult Flip Fold-Over High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($295)

E.L.V. Denim + Net Sustain The Twin Two-Tone Distressed High-Rise Flared Jeans ($410)

Boyfriend Jeans

Like we said before, comfort is always key, which is why a pair of boyfriend jeans with a slightly slouchy silhouette is always good to keep in your closet.

Agolde Mid Rise 90's Loose Fit Jeans ($198)

AG Ex Boyfriend Slim Jeans ($225)

Straight Leg

A straight-leg jean is arguably the most versatile silhouette because it can be effortlessly dressed up and down.

Levi's Wedgie Icon Fit Jeans ($98)

Mango Straight-Fit Theresa Jeans ($80)

Crop Flares

Crop flares are delightfully flattering and elongating, making them a smart pick for summer. Finish with a breezy blouse and sandals for the weekend.

Rag & Bone Nina Cropped High-Rise Flared Jeans ($225)

AG The Quinne Crop Jeans ($235)

Standard Skinnies

Skinnies are always a smart staple to keep within arm's reach.

NYDJ Ami Stretch Skinny Jeans ($109)

Topshop Moto Jamie High Waist Skinny Jeans ($35)

White Jeans

Despite any antiquated style rules you may have heard about, white jeans are well-advised all year round.

Frame Carpenter Jeans ($245)

Universal Standard Seine High Waist Skinny Jeans ($90)


During the summer, accessorize your crop jeans with a strappy sandal. In the fall? Rotate in a pair of ankle boots.

GRLFRND Helena Cropped Frayed High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($240)

CITY CHIC Culotte Jeans ($0)

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This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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