Wide leg pants and flare jeans are definitely having a style moment just now. However, that’s not to say you should ditch your skinny jeans altogether. Skinny jeans are now a classic denim trend that look great worn with your tunic tops. So, what are the best skinny jeans for women over 40 and how should you wear them? Let’s look at the most stylish skinny jeans to choose and put together some skinny jeans outfits below.

Are skinny jeans still in style?

Skinny jeans may not be a cutting-edge trend, but they are a timeless classic and you can still wear them in a modern way. They are still very much loved by celebrities including Kate Moss and Kate Middleton. So, while you may want to add some wider styles to your closet, I definitely wouldn´t push your skinny jeans to the back just yet.

Best skinny jeans for women

Before thinking about how to wear them, let’s look at some of the most flattering skinny jeans you could choose.

Levi’s shaping skinny jeans

Some of the best jeans offer a tummy-tucking, thigh-sculpting or bum-lifting effect. The Levi’s shaping jeans (below) are designed to shape through the hip and thigh, while the mid-rise helps to tuck in the tummy. They have more than 11,000 largely positive reviews from women who say they are slimming and comfortable.

Levi's 311 Shaping Skinny Jeans | 40plusstye.com

Levi’s 311 Shaping Skinny Jeans

PAIGE skinnies

Paige is on of my all-time favorite jeans brands. The high waist skinnies (below) are a mid blue that won’t go out of style.

PAIGE Cheeky High Waist Button Fly Ankle Skinny Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

PAIGE Cheeky High Waist Button Fly Ankle Skinny Jeans

High rise skinny jeans

The best skinny jeans for women that will be forever on trend - and how to wear them | 40plusstyle.com

Fonda @savvysouthernchic above chooses a pair of classic black skinny jeans. You can see that a loafer style pair of shoes look good with your skinny jeans.

Check out this similar sweater, cardigan, skinny jeans, loafers, crossbody bag, necklace and belt.

If you’re looking for a good pair of high rise jeans to tuck everything in and make sure you don’t get a dreaded muffin top, the super skinny jeans (below) come in black as well as a choice of blue shades.

Levi's Women's 720 High Rise Super Skinny Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Levi’s Women’s 720 High Rise Super Skinny Jeans

Lee sculpting skinny jeans

The Lee jeans (below) are made with stretch denim that is designed to keep its shape. They are designed to elongate, slim and sculpt the legs, hips and bum. Reviewers say they look professional enough to wear for work but can also be dressed down for the weekend.

Lee Sculpting Slim Fit Skinny Leg Jean | 40plusstyle.com

Lee Sculpting Slim Fit Skinny Leg Jean

Celebrity pink jeans

The Celebrity Pink Jeans (below) have particularly good reviews from women who are pear shape or have wider hips. Reviewers say they are so comfortable you could sleep in them.

Celebrity Pink Jeans Infinite Stretch Mid Rise Skinny Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Celebrity Pink Jeans Infinite Stretch Mid Rise Skinny Jeans

Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. skinny jeans

Women who have tried the skinny jeans (below) say they are stretchy and sturdy. They are particularly recommended by women who say they are curvy or apple shaped.

Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Modern Skinny Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Modern Skinny Jeans

Ultra fit skinny jeans

Made with durable, stretch demin, the ultra fit jeans (below) come in a big choice of blue shades from light to dark. Wearers say they are extremely soft and are great for covering a muffin top.

WallFlower Instasoft Ultra Fit Skinny Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

WallFlower Instasoft Ultra Fit Skinny Jeans

AllSaints skinny jeans

All Saints is a great brand if you’re looking to add a little edge to your outfit, you have an urban or a rock chick personality. The dark gray jeans (below) will look good with everything in your closet.

AllSaint Miller Size Me Skinny Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

AllSaint Miller Size Me Skinny Jeans

White skinny jeans

Best skinny jeans for women - Tanasha wears white jeans | 40plusstyle.com

A pair of white jeans looks great year round. You can wear with booties or boots during the cooler months and shoes or sandals when the weather warms up. Tanasha @prettytallstyle above looks great in her white, pink and green outfit.

Get her look with this similar striped tee, coat, jeans, pumps and earrings.

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

The Paige skinnies (below) will be perfect as the weather starts to warm up.

PAIGE Skyline Ankle Skinny Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

PAIGE Skyline Ankle Skinny Jeans

Vintage blue skinny jeans

The Mavi jeans (below) come in a classic mid blue shade that won’t date. They would look good dressed up with a blazer and heels or down with sneakers and a t-shirt.

Mavi Jeans Alissa Ankle Skinny Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Mavi Jeans Alissa Ankle Skinny Jeans

What to wear with your skinny jeans

You may already have one (or more) pairs of skinny jeans in your closet. Or perhaps you’re thinking about adding one of the pairs above to your existing looks. But, what should you wear with them? Below, you’ll find a skinny jeans capsule closet.

tops to wear with your skinny jeans

Best skinny jeans for women - Kylie wears skinny jeans and a pink shirt | 40plusstyle.com

Let’s start at the top, with some tops to go with your skinny jeans. You’ll find that keeping your tops looser works well with your tight jeans, as it creates balance. Plus, wearing tunics and long shirts can help to hide a belly if this is an area of your body you aren’t so confident about.

Kylie @kylish_aus above wears her skinny jeans with a flowy, pink shirt. She modernizes her outfit with a half tuck.

Recreate her outfit with this similar shirt, skinny jeans and sandals.

Tops to wear with skinny jeans | 40plusstyle.com

LARACE Swing Tunic TopCOS Relaxed-Fit Tailored ShirtKaren Millen Midnight Chaos Woven TunicKaren Millen Cutwork Poplin Embroidered Woven Dip Hem Blouse

dresses

Kim wears a dress over her skinny jeans | 40plusstyle.com

You don’t have to stick to tops. Dresses over skinny jeans can look fantastic.

Kimba @kimbalikes above wears her dress over her skinny jeans, matching the flowers on the print to her shoes – and her hair.

Check out this printed dress that you can wear with this similar pair of jeans and loafers.

A tunic or wrap style dress will look good with your skinnies. If you’ve tucked a mini or shorter dress to the back of your closet, you may want to try it with a pair of skinny jeans.

Dresses to wear with skinny jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Rails Edie Tie Waist T-Shirt DressFourteenth Place Kennedy Long Sleeve MinidressKaren Millen Stallion Woven Wrap MiniKaren Millen Viscose Crepe Chain Cowl Neck Woven Mini

Also, take a look at how to wear tunics or short dresses with pants.

coats and jackets

Cathy wears a blazer and jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Anything goes when thinking about coats and jackets to wear with your skinny jeans. You could wear with trend-led pieces like oversized blazers. If you choose a short jacket, it will look good with a longer tunic and your jeans. Or you could wear a longer coat, like a trench, for example.

Cathy @themiddlepageblog above (read her style interview here) chooses a classic blazer with her skinny jeans.

Get her look with this similar tee, blazer, jeans, sandals, shoulder bag and necklace.

Coats and jackets to wear with skinny jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Urban CoCo Open Front BlazerKaren Millen Leather Signature Biker JacketDIARRABLU Tilo Print Mini Wrap JacketKaren Millen Lydia Millen Compact Stretch Colourblock Trench Coat

Shoes and boots

Abi in a double denim outfit | 40plusstyle.com

Skinny jeans look great worn with ballet flats, loafers, sneakers and pumps. Also they’re fantastic for tucking into your boots, whether you choose a knee-high pair or ankle boot.

Abi @stealmystyle40 above opts for a pair of sneakers with her double denim look.

Steal her look with this similar shirt, skinny jeans, sneakers, crossbody bag and hoop earrings.

Shoes to wear with skinny jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Tory Burch Minnie Travel Ballet FlatsClarks Linvale Jerica PumpDirty Laundry Tessa Ankle BootKeds Center Sneaker

accessories

Beth wears a classic jeans and blazer outfit | 40plusstyle.com

Anything goes when it comes to the accessories you choose to wear with your skinnies. Beth @styleatacertainage above (read her style interview here) looks fabulous in the classic look she has created to go with her skinny jeans. She’s chosen timeless clothes and accessories that will never date.

Check out this similar shirt, blazer, jeans, flats, handbag, belt, necklace, hoop earrings, sunglasses and scarf.

Accessories to use with skinny jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Browning Concealed Carry PurseAmaze Womens Oversized Clutch Bag  – Tory Burch Miller Small Leather Crossbody BagKarine Sultan Layered Imitation Pearl Pendant NecklaceTory Burch Crystal Logo Circle Stud EarringsMadewell Square Huggie Hoop Earrings

Your skinny jeans capsule

Below, you can see the tops, dresses, coats, shoes and accessories together with some of the most recommended skinny jeans options from above, together in one capsule.

You can mix and match the tops and bottoms to create lot of different looks. For example, you might want to wear one of the white dresses with the white jeans for a summer vacation look, or you could team the kaftan style top with skinny jeans and heels for evening.

Skinny jeans capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

shop some of the items above here:

Continue reading:

  1. How To Wear Jeans Over 40 – Guidelines And Lots Of Ideas
  2. What To Wear With Flare Jeans: 9 Modern Flare Jeans Outfit Ideas You’ll Love
  3. How To Wear Leggings Over 40 – A Complete Guide With The Best Leggings And Tops And Shoes To Wear With Them

What are the best skinny jeans for women you’ve ever found? And, how do you wear yours? I’d love to hear your recommendations.

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