Now that we’ve moved into the warmer months, 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.

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

Best white jeans - Monkia wears blue and white | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Monika (above) teams her white jeans with matching sandals.

Steal her look with this similar peplum top, jeanssandals and necklace.

2. White jeans are for any season

Nagore wearing a nautical-inspired outfit with her raw hem pants | 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.

Nagore (above) shows how you could style a pair of white jeans for colder weather. You would simply need to swap the sandals for booties if your feet may get chilly.

Check out this similar long sleeve top, coat, jeans, sandals, handbag and sunglasses.

3. Make sure the fit is perfect

Best white jeans - Jenny wears off white jeans | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Jenny (above) opts for skinny jeans in off-white.

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

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

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

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

Good American skinny jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Good American high rise crop skinny jeans

slim jeans

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

NYDJ side slit slim ankle jeans | 40plusstyle.com

NYDJ side slit slim ankle jeans

Straight leg

Best white jeans - Erica wears white and green | 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.

Erica (above) wears her white jeans with heels.

Get her look with this similar blouse, jeans, heels, necklace, earrings and belt.

Levi's straight jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Levi’s straight jeans

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.

PAIGE high waist raw hem jeans | 40plusstyle.com

PAIGE high waist raw hem 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.

Hybrid & Company slim bootcut jeans  | 40plusstyle.com

Hybrid & Company slim bootcut jeans

High rise jeans

Best white jeans - Helen wears white jeans and a tie top | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Helen (above) opts for a high-rise and shows off a tiny bit of tummy.

Recreate her outfit with this similar tie-front shirt, jeans and sandals.

Gloria Vanderbilt high rise tapered jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Gloria Vanderbilt high rise tapered jeans

Boyfriend (or girlfriend) jeans

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.

Boden girlfriend jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Boden girlfriend jeans

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.

FRAME skinny jeans | 40plusstyle.com

FRAME skinny jeans

Check out this article for more ideas on how to dress the pear shape.

White wide legged jeans

Best white jeans - Emms in a blue top and white jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Wide-legged pants are definitely back in style for 2021, 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.

Emms (above) shows how beautifully cobalt blue goes with white.

Get her look with this similar long sleeve top, wide leg jeans and sandals.

Boden patch pocket wide leg jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Boden patch pocket wide leg 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 Lysse leggings (below) have a smoothing waistband.

Lyssé scallop edge denim leggings | 40plusstyle.com

Lyssé scallop edge 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 shaping skinny jeans

White shorts

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.

NIC+ZOE pull-on bermuda shorts | 40plusstyle.com

NIC+ZOE pull-on bermuda shorts

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

Best white jeans - Olga in an all neutral outfit | 40plusstyle.com

You can wear any color at all with your white jeans, but you’ll see that I’ve stuck to a color palette of red, monochrome and neutrals for the white jeans capsule below.

Olga (above) chooses to wear all neutrals.

Check out this similar tee, bootcut jeans, platform shoes, sling bag, necklace and sunglasses.

Tops and blouses | 40plusstyle.com

Karen Kane asymmetric crisscross topVince Camuto flutter silk topHalogen hidden button blouseReformation striped blouse

Coats & cardigans

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

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

Mo (above) matches her blazer to her jeans.

Check out this similar top, blazer, belted jeans, sandals, handbag, necklace and sunglasses.

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

Club Monaco belted blazerHybrid & Company blazerBB Dakota suede jacketBobeau knit cardigan

Shoes to go with your white jeans

Lou wears sneakers with her white jeans | 40plusstyle.com

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

Lou (above) sticks to a muted color palette with her gray and white sneakers.

Recreate her outfit with this similar shirt, jeans, sneakers and crossbody bag.

Shoes to wear with your jeans | 40plusstyle.com

SARTO by Franco Sarto block heel sandalFly London wedge sandalVionic loaferPUMA platform sneaker

Accessories to wear with your jeans

An all neutral outfit from Monica | 40plusstyle.com

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

Monica (above) wears all whites and creams, but makes sure she chooses interesting styles and textures.

Check out these similar eyelet tops from Amazon and Lucky Brand that you can wear with similar pair of jeans, sandals, handbag, earrings and sunglasses.

Accessories to wear with white jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Botkier leather hobobtb Los Angeles pearl clutchNordstrom modal & silk scarfSterling Forever layered necklaceKarine Sultan earrings

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 and grays. All of the looks below feature the same Good American high rise crop skinny jeans.

A white jeans capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

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More white jeans inspiration for you

Take a look at a past season white jeans capsule for more inspiration. This time, featuring reds, black and neutrals.

A white jeans capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

Or how about whites and pinks?

White jeans capsule wadrobe | 40plusstyle.com

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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