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Fashion fundamentals: The best black jeans for women


hen it comes to the fundamentals of style, there are a few basic staples that every woman should have in her sartorial rotation: crisp white T-shirts, a sharp blazer and a classic little black dress. Perhaps the most important essential, though? Jeans .

Whether stonewashed, white or classic indigo – flared, skinny or cropped – a good pair of jeans makes for the perfect foundation of any great wardrobe. Even more so if they’re black. Versatile and flattering, from workday to weekend, boardroom to brunch , throwing on a pair of black jeans – however simple it may seem – provides the building blocks for a seriously stylish look. Read on for our pick of the best black jeans for women.

16Arlington feather trim jeans

16Arlington has upped the ante by giving these black jeans its signature feather-trimmed treatment. Cropped short and cut for a slim fit, these jeans are given a subtle kick-flare silhouette thanks to the addition of their plumed embellishment. Dress them up with a pair of heeled sandals for an all-out party-ready look.

16Arlington feather trim jeans, £395, brownsfashion.com

Acne Studios wide-leg jeans

The stylish Swedes at Acne Studios have worked their sartorial magic on this pair of black jeans. Crafted from sturdy denim, with a high-waisted silhouette and a wide-leg fit, this flattering, versatile style is comprised of organic cotton. Wear with a simple white T-shirt and some box-fresh white trainers for a simple yet stylish look.

Acne Studios organic high-rise wide-leg jeans, £240, net-a-porter.com

Frame high-waisted jeans

Inspired by the eternally cool style of the mid-century cultural icons who defined the stereotype of the well-dressed Parisienne (think Jane Birkin, Francoise Hardy and Betty Catroux), Frame’s stonewashed jeans are handcrafted from 100 per cent cotton and make for a timeless wardrobe staple. Tailored with a subtle balloon-leg silhouette and a high-rise waist, these inky black jeans will look très chic with a striped marinière and a pair of sophisticated loafers.

Frame high-waisted straight-leg jeans, £260, farfetch.com

Ganni mid-rise jeans

Cut for a classic, straight-leg fit, Ganni’s Figni jeans hit right on the ankle for a relaxed, flattering silhouette that is ideal for off-duty dressing. Featuring two button closures at the waistline, these versatile black jeans can be styled mid- or high-rise; the choice is yours.

Figni mid-rise black jeans, £215, ganni.com

Isabel Marant straight-leg jeans

Renowned for its elevated basics, Isabel Marant’s laid-back everyday pieces are designed to make you feel as good as you look. Tailored for a tapered, straight-leg fit with a high-rise waist and frayed hems, these black jeans are sure to become a well-loved wardrobe staple. Style with an oversized wardrobe woolly jumper and a pair of cute kitten heels for a relaxed yet feminine look.

Isabel Marant Dilali black straight-leg jeans, £295, brownsfashion.com

Joseph flared jeans

Joseph’s wide-leg Brompton jeans are tailored with a high-rise waist for an elongating fit. They’re crafted from microplastic-free Italian denim and feature patch front pockets for a hint of ’70s-inspired style. Tuck in a boxy Oxford shirt and throw on a stylish suede jacket and you’re good to go.

Joseph Brompton wide-leg jeans, £345, matchesfashion.com

Levi’s ’80s mom jeans

If we’re talking jeans, it would be remiss of us to overlook Levi’s. Now synonymous with denim, the brand has been making its much-loved jeans since 1873, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands. Inspired by the comfy jeans favoured by our mothers in the ’80s, these retro black jeans are cut for a high-rise, tapered silhouette that sits snugly on the waist, with a relaxed fit at the thighs and calves.

’80s mom jeans, £100, levi.com

Saint Laurent slim-leg jeans

Saint Laurent’s pin-tucked jeans feature a rib-grazing waistline, floor-skimming flare and slim-fit cut for a perfectly polished fit. Wear with an oversized blazer and a pair of vertiginous platform heels to accentuate their lengthening look.

Saint Laurent pin-tucked slim-leg jeans, £715, net-a-porter.com

Re/Done cropped jeans

Cut for a cropped fit that hits just above the ankle, these ’70s stone pipe jeans from LA-based brand Re/Done are crafted from stretch cotton denim for a casual, comfy fit. Featuring raw hems and a subtle stone wash, they’ re ideal for showing off your favourite pair of Chelsea boots.

Re/Done ’70s stove pipe black straight-leg jeans, £275, harveynichols.com

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