Even before you question red wine and barbecue sauce, white jeans can be a dangerous proposition. If the denim is too thin, they will inevitably be see-through; too thick, and they’ll sit in the back of your drawer all summer (odds are right when you want to wear them).
But given the number of them we start seeing on Instagram on Memorial Day every year, there must be a Goldilocks-style solution to finding a matching pair. And while you can go out and try on a few dozen pairs under the unforgiving changing-room fluorescent lights, we’re part of the alternative: take the lead and shopper’s experience who took them for a test drive.
In search of the best crisp white jeans to pair with your striped shirt and school denim jacket, we dug through reviews from retailers like Everlane, Nordstrom, and Shopbop to find the best white jeans. Read on to shop them all.