9 Must-Have Jeans Under $100

It doesn’t matter how much money you have to throw around, there’s no question women feel very strongly about affordable denim. While I love my Rag & Bone jeans, I own more than a few pairs of jeans under 100 dollars (heck under $50) and I bet you do too! As much as I adore my denim (I wear them almost every day), spending $300 plus on them isn’t always the most responsible option, especially nearing the holidays.

Finding the perfect jeans for most body types is a tall order, and yet, that’s all we desire right? We want them to fit well, be comfortable and look great. So here are my top 9 denim picks (a few came recommended by friends since I truly don’t own every brand here, but I may soon). Besides, can you really have too many pairs of skinny jeans? They are like leggings and truly a wardrobe foundation.

9 Must-Have Jeans Under $100

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Old Navy Rockstar in Darcy, $32

These are my personal favorites. I must own 5 pairs of Rockstars which include velvet. Pick any wash/color you want, just make sure they are Rockstars. They make everyone’s body look great (they hold you in without being restricting) and I find myself reaching for them ALL THE TIME. I have turned more than one friend on to Rockstars and they are always shocked some of my favorite jeans are under $50! Apparently I have developed the reputation for being fancy. Now the cat is out of the bag and you know my secret.

jeans under 100 black straignt leg ankle jeans with white sneakers

Everlane The Cheeky Straight Jean, $68

More than one friend has raved about these jeans. They have the name Cheeky because they are engineered to make your posterior look pert. This straight leg jean has a super-high rise and a raised back hook seam that lifts and tightens and doesn’t slip exposing that skin you don’t want to peek out. Plus, they feature “Happy Pockets” which are set higher and closer together for a bouncy, lifted look. It’s all about the pockets my friends. They come in many color ways too.

jeans under 100 dark Denim Supersoft High Waist Skinny Jeans

1822 Denim Supersoft High Waist Skinny Jeans, $44

These jeans with subtle fading are super soft and comfortable. More importantly they look more expensive than they are.

jeans under 100 Slim Boyfriend Jeans dark blue rolled hem

Kut From the Kloth ‘Catherine’ Slim Boyfriend Jeans, $89.50

I own quite a few pairs of Kut From the Kloth but these slim boyfriend jeans are by far my favorites. They are very forgiving and always look great. That means they look more expensive than they really are.

jeans under 100 dark denim Levi's Shaping Skinny Jeans

Levi’s 311 Shaping Skinny Jeans, $59.99

There was a time in my younger life ALL I would wear were Levi’s! And now that they offer these affordable mid rise tummy-slimming skinny jeans I’m all about them again! It’s funny how we come full circle.

jeans under 100 Mid Rise Dark Wash Stretch Skinny Jeans

Express Mid Rise Dark Wash Stretch+ Skinny Jeans, $47.94

I adore the color of these jeans and while they are skinny cut, the ankles have more of a flattering flair. They also have just the right amount of stretch yet keep their shape all day and night long.

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BLANKNYC The Bond Ripped Skinny Jeans, $88

This is another brand from which I own a few pairs. While I like my jeans with a few tears I don’t want them destroyed because I’m not 16. These look lived in but not sloppy. Also note they have nice large back pockets so your rear looks fab.

jeans under 100 dark denim Skinny Regular Jeans

H&M Shaping Skinny Regular Jeans, $44.99

I LOVE that H&M’s premium line still comes in under $50, don’t you? I realize you can buy jeans at H&M for $30 but pay the extra $15 so you can have the added advantage of shaping with technical stretch that holds and shapes the tummy, thighs, and seat, while keeping their shape! Besides, most of the cheaper H&M jeans don’t fit well and look well, cheap.

jeans under 100 Demi-Boot Jeans in Marco Wash with brown slide heels

Madewell Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Marco Wash, $75

I own a few pairs of Madewell jeans and most start at $128 but I love these demi-boot cut jeans under $100 which showcase your shoe game ever so brilliantly. They have a nice high 9 1/2″ rise and an extra layer of that holds your belly in thanks to their supersleek Magic Pockets.

Do you agree with my 9 must-have jeans under $100 picks? If I left your favorites off my list please let me know.

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7 thoughts on “9 Must-Have Jeans Under $100”

  1. This is a great list! I also love some styles of GAP jeans, especially when they have a 40% off sale! Their jeans have come a long way in recent years. I’m going to check out those Everlane jeans…


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