Now that we’ve moved into the warmer months (for many of you), it’s time to think about updating your white denim – you’ll find some of the best white jeans for women below to add to your closet.

A pair of white jeans can be the perfect way to add some extra style and a feeling of freshness to your outfits during the summer. But, of course, you can wear them anytime of year.

How to wear white jeans

While denim trends may change, white jeans are a style staple every summer. But I’d also consider wearing them in colder seasons too to give your outfit a point of difference.

Before I look at the best white jeans to choose this season, first here are a few tips on wearing white jeans.

1. Check they aren’t see-through

Okay, I know this is an obvious one. But, sometimes when we are looking in the mirror at home or the store changing room, we concentrate on our front view.

Make sure that your underwear isn’t showing through from behind. You may have to invest in some thong style or short style white or nude underwear to make sure you can’t see it. You’ll find no-show underwear recommendations in this article.

2. White jeans are for any season

What to wear with white jeans - Greetje in a green and white outfit | 40plusstyle.com

The old saying used to be that you shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day.

But, this “style rule” has fallen by the wayside. There’s no reason you can’t rock a pair of white jeans during winter.

Greetje @no_fear_of_fashion above (read her style interview here) opts for a green sweater and matching bag with her white jeans. Her booties mean she can wear her outfit for transitional weather.

Recreate her look with this similar top, jeans, booties and handbag.

3. Make sure the fit is perfect

White, more so than black denim, for example, does tend to emphasize if the fit of your jeans isn’t quite right.

So, try on as many pairs as you need to make sure yours are the right ones for you, whether you choose skinnies or a wider fit.

Want to see how to wear white pants in general? Check our extensive guide on how to wear white pants and see lots of examples!

Below are the some of the best white jeans available in stores right now

Just as with blue denim, or any color denim for that matter, there are so many different styles of white jeans to choose from, that you are sure to find the perfect match for you to fit and flatter your figure.

Skinny jeans

The best white jeans for women over 40 | 40plusstyle.com

White skinny jeans are a style staple which will look great tucked into boots for transitional dressing. Find more tips on how to wear skinny jeans here. If you have great legs, but feel self conscious about your tummy area, you can always wear with a tunic.

Tanasha @prettytallstyle above shows off a flattering way to wear your white jeans, with a long cardigan.

Recreate her look with this this similar top, jeans, cardigan, sandals, belt and bag.

The Levi’s skinny jeans (below) are designed to hold their shape. Reviewers say they like the amount of stretch and that they aren’t see-thru.

Levi's white jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Levi’s Women’s 711 Skinny Jeans

slim jeans

If you don’t want to go for skinnies but like a slim fit, the Gloria Vanderbilt jeans (below) could be worth considering. They are a timeless style which is ideal for summer, and are designed to tuck in the tummy and lift the butt.

Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda Classic High Rise Tapered Jean | 40plusstyle.com

Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda Classic High Rise Tapered Jean

White cropped jeans

A pair of white cropped jeans can be an incredibly stylish option for spring and summer.

It’s unlikely you will go from wearing long jeans and boots straight to shorts and sandals. Showing off a little bit of ankle is a great way to start to reveal a little bit of skin as the weather warms up.

Plus, for many women, the ankle can be the slimmest part of the body, so it can be really flattering to show it off.

You can try on a few pairs to see which one is most flattering. This will generally be if the crop ends at the slimmest part of your leg. Check more tips on how to wear cropped pants here.

Democracy Ab Solution Crop Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Democracy Ab Solution Crop Jeans

Straight leg

White and striped outfit | 40plusstyle.com

A straight leg pair of jeans will never go out of style. They were last bang-on-trend during the 90s and are definitely making a comeback this season. Straight leg jeans tend to look more flattering worn with a heel rather than sneakers.

Sylvia @sylviacolella above (read her style interview here) looks incredible in her white jeans and heels.

Steal her look with this similar top, jeans, ankle strap pumps and handbag.

Levi's Classic Straight Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Levi’s Classic Straight Jeans

Bootcut jeans

While bootcut fell out of favor for a few years as skinny jeans seemed to be the only style on trend, they are definitely making a comeback, and can be a very flattering shape.

Bootcuts are great for so many different body shapes. They can add balance to your figure if you are a pear shape, for example, or create curves if you are a rectangle.

When worn with a bit of a heel, they can be very lengthening if you want to create the illusion of having longer legs.

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans

Cello Juniors Mid Waist Skinny Fit Bootcut Pants | 40plusstyle.com

Cello Juniors Mid Waist Skinny Fit Bootcut Pants

High rise jeans

A high rise is not only on trend right now, but it can help you if you want to tuck in your tummy a little, or disguise a muffin top.

I definitely prefer a high rise rather than the kind of low rise jeans worn by Brittany Spears in the 90s!

If you are an hourglass or a pear shape, or example, it can be tricky to find jeans which fit at both the hips and the waist. This is because if you find the right fit for curvy hips, they can gape at the waist.

Reviewers say the Lands’ End jeans (below) are lightweight making them a good choice for summer,

Lands' End High Rise Straight Leg Ankle Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Lands’ End High Rise Straight Leg Ankle Jeans

Boyfriend (or girlfriend) jeans

Alison in a neutral outfit | 40plusstyle.com

A style staple of Jennifer Aniston, who wears her boyfriend jeans all the time, you can add a blazer if you would like to add a more refined look to your outfit.

Alison @wardrobe_oxygen above (read her style interview here) opts for an all-neutral outfit.

Check out this similar sweater, jeans, flats, bag, earrings, belt and sunglasses.

Riders by Lee Indigo Fringe Cuff Boyfriend Jean | 40plusstyle.com

Riders by Lee Indigo Fringe Cuff Boyfriend Jean

Off-white jeans

If white is, well, too white, either because of the reason I talk about below when looking at winter white jeans, or because you feel an ivory suits your skin tone better than a bright white, you can always look for a pair of off-white jeans which are more of a cream, or which have pink, beige or gray undertones.

Bandolino Misses Mandie Signature Fit High Rise Straight Leg Jean | 40plusstyle.com

Bandolino Misses Mandie Signature Fit High Rise Straight Leg Jean

Mavi Jeans Barcelona High Waist Wide Leg Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Mavi Jeans Barcelona High Waist Wide Leg Jeans

White wide legged jeans

Wide-legged pants are definitely back in style for 2022, after what seemed like season-upon-season of skinny jeans.

This is great news if you are looking to create the illusion of longer legs. If you tuck your top in to your jeans and wear a pair of heels underneath, you can make your legs look like they go on for miles.

Reformation Reworked Pleat High Waist Jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Reformation Reworked Pleat High Waist Jeans

white jeggings

If you want a pair of white jeans to wear longer tunic style tops with, a pair of jeggings could be the way to go. The No Nonsense jeggings (below) have a smoothing waistband.

No Nonsense Stretch Denim Leggings | 40plusstyle.com

No Nonsense Stretch Denim Leggings

Check out our article on how to wear leggings for more style ideas.

shaping

You’ll have seen that many of the options above are designed to slim the tummy area or lift the rear. The Levi´s jeans (below) are another well-reviewed shaping option.

Levi's shaping skinny jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Levi’s 311 Shaping Skinny Jeans

White shorts

Fonda wears white shorts | 40plusstyle.com

If you’re enjoying some warmer weather, or you’re lucky enough to be heading away on a staycation or vacation, a pair of white denim shorts could be perfect to add to your summer wardrobe.

Fonda @savvysouthernchic above shows off a classic blue and white look.

Get her look with this similar top, denim shorts, sandals, tote, earrings and hat.

Lee Relaxed-Fit Bermuda Short | 40plusstyle.com

Lee Relaxed-Fit Bermuda Short

Also take a look at the most flattering shorts for women over 40 for more inspiration.

What to wear with white jeans

Really, it might be easier to answer what not to wear with white jeans, because there are so many different ways you can wear them.

They look beautiful worn with taupes and metallics for spring and summer, but you can also wear with black booties for winter – although I’d balance this out with a darker top. You could wear your white skinnies with tan or gray knee-length or over the knee boots.

You can tuck in your casual tee shirts, you can wear with tunics or you can opt for a more formal top and heels for an evening out.

They are particularly great for summer vacation wear. But, I also love to wear white jeans during winter as this adds an unexpected element to your outfit.

The possibilities for white jeans are endless. They really are one of the hardest working pieces in your closet.

Prefer blue jeans? Check out article on the best fitting jeans.

Tops to wear with your jeans

You can wear any color at all with your white jeans, but you’ll see that I’ve stuck to a color palette of greens and navy with orange adding a pop of color.

Tops and blouses | 40plusstyle.com

Halogen Woven Tank TopKaren Millen Pintuck Short Sleeve Woven TopHalogen Satin Button-Up ShirtCOS Oversized Curved Hem Blouse

Coats & cardigans

Natalia wears cream jeans and a blazer | 40plusstyle.com

Unless you live somewhere very warm, you’re likely to need outerwear, even during the summer.

Natalia @nodin.stylish.me above opts for a pair of cream jeans.

Get her look with this similar shirt, jeans, blazer, sneakers, handbag, necklace and sunglasses.

Jackets and cardigans to wear with white jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Halogen Open Ruched Sleeve Crepe BlazerCOS Boxy-Fit Cropped JacketCOS Longline Tailored WaistcoatBobeau Luann Open Front Cardigan

Shoes to go with your white jeans

Any shoes at all will go with white, whether you want to add a pop of color or choose an all-neutral look.

Shoes to wear with your jeans | 40plusstyle.com

DREAM PAIRS Pointed Toe Slip on FlatsKenneth Cole REACTION Card T-Strap Wedge SandalJOY IN LOVE Low Heels PumpsPUMA Carina Sneaker

Accessories to wear with your jeans

Susan wears her white jeans with blue shoes | 40plusstyle.com

Again, your choices are limitless when choosing accessories to wear with your white jeans. You can choose any color at all.

Susan @susan_unefemme above opts for blue shoes and a tan bag with her white jeans.

Check out this similar shirt (another option here), jeans, shoes, handbag and sunglasses.

Accessories to wear with white jeans | 40plusstyle.com

BOSTANTEN Genuine Leather Bucket HandbagThe Drop Southampton Zipper Foldover ClutchBefen Genuine Leather WristletAmazon Collection Sterling Silver Teardrop EarringsNine West Silver-Tone and Black Agate Frontal NecklacePANTONIGHT Long Chiffon Sheer Scarf Gradient

A capsule wardrobe featuring white jeans

Below you can see how you can put your white jeans capsule together in a palette of neutrals, blues, greens and orange.

A white jeans capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

shop SOME OF THE items above here:

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More white jeans outfits inspiration

Take a look at these past season white jeans capsules for more inspiration. Although these clothes are no longer available online, you may find similar pieces in your wardrobe to mix and match outfits.

A white jeans capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com
A white jeans capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

Or how about whites and pinks?

White jeans capsule wadrobe | 40plusstyle.com

Not sure how to create your own capsule wardrobe? Read our ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe that works best for you.

What do you think are the best white jeans for women? What are your favorite brands? how do you style your white jeans?

Continue reading:

  1. How To Wear Jeans Over 40 – Guidelines And Lots Of Ideas
  2. The Best Fitting Jeans For Women: Choose The Best Jeans For Your Body Type
  3. How To Wear Capris And Cropped Pants – An Extensive Guide!

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