The best high waisted jeans that celebrate your every curve

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If you were personally victimized by the low-rise jeans trend of the early 2000s, then you came to the right place. Along with side parts, no-show socks and avocado toast, we’re holding tightly to our beloved high waisted jeans.

These denim superstars make our legs look a mile long, cinch us in at the smallest part of our waists and help us bid farewell to the dreaded muffin top. It doesn’t get much better than that.

If your denim selection is looking a bit drab or lacking, never fear. We’ve rounded up the best high waisted jeans to shop now.

Woman's backside in high waisted jeans
Caution: High waisted jeans will make your butt look out-of-this-world good. (Image: Getty)



Abrand 94 High & Wide Jeans Organic

from $139.95 at Abrand

Best for: Off-duty style

The high-waisted 94 High & Wide Jeans from Abrand, a Melbourne-based label, are a five-star favourite. Website reviews tout, “The perfect jeans do exist”, “Love everything about the fit and quality of these jeans” and “Best high-waisted wide leg jeans. So flattering!”

Need we say more?

Sizes: 5 to 16

Colours: Chantell Organic, Zendaya, Peta, Dead of Night, Walkaway, Debbie

Materials: 99% Cotton and 1% Elastane

Key features:

  • Slight stretch; unlined; opaque
  • Zip and button fly
  • Beltloop waistband
  • Classic five pocket styling
  • High-waisted
  • Wide leg

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Levi’s High-Waisted Mom Jeans

from $129.95 at The Iconic

Best for: Effortless everyday style

The perfect blend of classic style and modern comfort, these High-Waisted Mom Jeans from Levi’s are sure to flatter every figure. Their high-rise fit and tailored, yet relaxed, look make them versatile for any occasion from casual days out to nights on the town.

So dress them up with a sleek blouse and heels or keep it comfy with a t-shirt and sneakers. Either way, these high waisted jeans are sure to upgrade your denim game.

Sizes: Waist: 23-34 Length: 27, 29

Colours: Say No Go, FYI, All Alone, Now You Know, Flash Black

Materials: 85% Cotton, 14% Polyester & 1% Elastane

Key features:

  • High-rise
  • Belt loops to waistband
  • Five-pocket design
  • Branded jacron patch to back waist

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Dazie Don’t Go High Waisted Straight Leg Denim Jeans

from $99.99 at The Iconic

Best for: Trendy yet timeless affordable style

The high waisted jeans from Australian label Dazie are a budget-friendly find that flatters. Made of 100 per cent cotton (with half being recycled!) these denim jeans accentuate your figure while saving the environment.

And with their deep blue colouring, they can be easily styled to take you from day to night.

Sizes: 6 to 20

Colours: Dark indigo, Marbleized caramel, Grey wash

Materials: Main: 50% Recycled Cotton & 50% Cotton. Lining: Pocket: 85% Polyester & 15% Cotton

Key features:

  • Partially recycled
  • High-rise
  • Belt loops
  • Zip-fly and button fastening
  • Five pocket style
  • Straight leg cut


Rolla’s Sailor Eco Jeans

from $169.95 at The Iconic

Best for: Modern, vintage appeal

This Melbourne-native label’s Sailor Eco Jeans are fuelled by heady, flower-power nostalgia. How cute are the front pockets?!

Beyond the retro appeal, the flare fit is a flattering favourite for women everywhere. Even the Duchess of Cambridge has opted for this style on more than one occasion.

And curvy women rejoice, the flare fit balances pear-shaped, hourglass and inverted triangle body shapes by providing volume at the bottom and tapering at the waistline. Finally, a silhouette that celebrates – not stifles – our curves.

Sizes: 23 to 34

Colours: Ruby blue

Materials: Main: 99% Organic Cotton & 1% Elastene

Key features:

  • Cotton-rich denim
  • High rise
  • Button and zip fastening
  • Belt loops
  • Side and back pockets

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Levi’s Women’s 311 Shaping Skinny Jeans

from $129.95 at David Jones

Best for: Figure-flattering fit

Quite possibly the high waisted jeans of your dreams, these Levi’s are made of super-soft denim that stretches in all the right places. And that’s not all.

They also have a built-in tummy panel that flatters, smooths and supports. Say goodbye to unwanted bumps and bulges, and hello to your new favourite jeans.

Seriously, once you slip into these, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. They’re that good.

Sizes: 16 to 24

Colours: Darkest Sky

Materials: 80% cotton, 19% polyester, 1% elastane (LYCRA®)

Key features:

  • Made to flatter your figure and celebrate your for
  • Designed with a built-in tummy panel that flatters, smooths and supports
  • Authentic denim character enhanced with supersoft stretch
  • Excellent built-in recovery means no ‘sagging or bagging’
  • Zip fly, 5-pocket styling

Also available at:

  • $129.95 from Myer
  • $129.95 from The Iconic, with some sizes marked down as low as $71!


High waisted jeans are a great choice for all body types. For those on the petite side, these denim wonders give the illusion of a longer leg. For taller women, high waisted jeans give the appearance of a shorter torso. And for all the curvy women out there, high waisted jeans help to shape your silhouette, smoothing out any unwanted bulges. They’re basically a confidence booster for women of every size!


They certainly are! Some of our favourite celebrities like Oprah, Blake Lively and Heidi Klum have been spotted sporting high waisted jeans. And if you still had any doubts, just search “high waisted jeans” on TikTok – they’re everywhere from fashion hauls to style challenges.

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