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The Best Levi’s Jeans for Women

The Best Levi’s Jeans for Women

Searching for the best Levi’s jeans for women to shop here in Canada?

Y’all already know I’m a jeans and tee kinda gal, and Levi’s has some of my absolute fave denim.

A lot of their fits are super flattering on everyone, and the quality of their jeans is fantastic.

I’ve tried all kinds of denim brands over the years: from affordable brands like American Eagle and Hollister, to other mid-range brands like Guess, to higher-end brands like Citizens of Humanity and J Brand.

Nothing beats the fits, pricing, and quality of Levi’s jeans in my opinion!

Today I’ll be sharing some of the best Levi’s jeans for women, including where you can shop each of the denim styles.

Their denim is also made sustainably, so you can feel good doing a little better for the planet.

Here are the best and most popular Levi’s jeans to shop for women!

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Best Levi’s jeans for women


Levi’s 501 jeans

The 501s were the first ever Levi’s jean (back in 1873!), and they’re of course the most iconic fit.

There are two different fits of the 501s: the Original and the Skinny, which to me seem like a looser version of the wedgie jeans.

Basic features of the Levi’s 501 jeans

  • Relaxed through the hip and thigh
  • High rise with 11.125″ front rise
  • Straight leg has 14.25″ leg opening
  • Straight leg has 30″ inseam, cropped leg has 26″ inseam
  • Materials: may include cotton, elastane, or polyester, heavyweight denim with either low or no stretch
  • Button fly

Levi’s 501 jeans sizing

The sizing of the 501s are definitely true to size – I got the size 27s in fear that there would be no stretch to them, but they’re quite big on me.

My normal size, 26, would’ve been perfect, and since I’m petite, the crop would’ve been better vs. the skinny.

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The 501s are typically low or no stretch, but since the fit is a bit looser than the wedgies, I’d recommend going with your actual size.

I’d always recommend trying on Levi’s jeans if you can because the sizing can vary!

Where to buy 501 jeans

There’s a huge selection of the 501s on the Levi’s website, as well as on Amazon and Revolve.

The original 501 jeans come in these colourways, which I’ve tried to order from light to dark wash:

The skinny 501 jeans come in these colourways, which I’ve tried to order from light to dark wash:

The crop 501 jeans come in these colourways, which I’ve tried to order from light to dark wash:

  • Luxor RA (light wash) – Revolve
  • Samba Blues (light wash) – Amazon
  • Athens Break (light wash) – Amazon
  • Tango Surge (light wash) – Levi’s, Revolve
  • Jive Hushed (distressed light-medium wash) – Revolve
  • Charleston Ends (light-medium wash) – Amazon
  • Charleston in the Fray (medium wash) – Amazon
  • Charleston Fun (medium wash) – Levi’s
  • Salsa Authentic (dark wash) – Amazon
  • Lady Crush (grey) – Amazon
  • Cabo Fade Black (grey) – Levi’s
  • In the Clouds (white) – Amazon
  • Come Clean (white) – Levi’s, Revolve

How to style 501 jeans

I love pairing the 501s with a more fitted top since the jeans are a little bit wider.

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Here are some outfit suggestions on how to style the balloon jeans:

  • High neck cropped tank + 501 jeans + sandals
  • Graphic tee (tucked in) + 501 jeans + white sneakers
  • Fitted turtleneck (tucked in) + 501 jeans + ankle booties

Levi’s 721 high rise skinny jeans

Although gen Z hates skinny jeans, us millennials still love them.

The 721 skinny jeans are my fave skinnies because of the high waist and flattering slim fit.

Basic features of the Levi’s 721 jeans

  • Slim through the hip and thigh
  • High rise with 10.25″ front rise
  • 10.5″ leg opening
  • 30″ inseam
  • Materials: may include TENCEL™ Lyocell, cotton, polyester, or elastane, midweight denim with some to high stretch
  • Zip fly

Levi’s 721 jeans sizing

The 721 jeans definitely fit true to size, and there’s some stretch to them which is nice.

I normally wear a size 26 in other Levi’s jeans, and the 26 fits me perfectly!

Where to buy 721 jeans

You can find the 721s on the Levi’s website, as well as on Amazon and Revolve.

You can find the 721 jeans in these colourways, which I’ve tried to order from light to dark wash:

How to style 721 jeans

The 721 skinny jeans literally go with everything, but here are some outfit suggestions:

  • Graphic tee (tucked in) + 721 jeans + white sneakers
  • White tee + denim jacket + 721 jeans + white sneakers
  • Oversized sweater (tucked in front) + 721 jeans + ankle booties

Levi’s wedgie jeans

If there’s any one pair of Levi’s denim I’d recommend anyone to have in their closet, it would totally be the wedgie jeans.

The wedgies are inspired by vintage 70’s Levi’s denim, and they’re specifically made to flatter your booty – so if you love a cheekier jean, this is it.

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They’re super flattering on everyone, and they’re just the perfect everyday jean to wear because they literally go with everything in your closet!

There are two different fits of the wedgie jeans: the Wedgie Icon and Wedgie Straight.

The Wedgie Icon features a tapered leg, while the Wedgie Straight features a straight leg.

Both have a tighter fit around the waist and thighs, which I find super flattering!

Basic features of the Levi’s wedgie jeans

  • Snug through the hip and thigh
  • High rise with 10.75″ front rise
  • Ankle leg has 12″ tapered leg opening, straight leg has 14.5″ leg opening
  • Straight leg has 17″ leg opening, bootcut leg has 19.5″ leg opening
  • Materials: either 100% cotton or 99% cotton and 1% elastane, heavyweight denim with either no stretch or light stretch
  • Button fly

Levi’s wedgie jeans sizing

I’m normally a size 26 in Levi’s denim, and I had to size up to a 27 for the Levi’s wedgie jeans.

There’s not much stretch to the pair I got, but some of them do have a little bit of stretch, so do take a look at the details online or try them on first!

As with all Levi’s denim, I would recommend trying the wedgie jeans on before purchasing them.

Where to buy wedgie jeans

Since the wedgie jeans are so popular, you can find a huge selection of them on the Levi’s website, but you can also find them on places like Amazon, Nordstrom, and Revolve!

You can find the straight wedgies in these colourways, which I’ve tried to order from light to dark wash:

There’s also a skinny wedgie, which you can find in these colourways:

  • Sun Devil Mid (light wash) – Amazon
  • Sun Devil Trashed (distressed light wash) – Amazon
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How to style wedgie jeans

Levi’s wedgie jeans pretty much go with everything, but here are some outfit suggestions:

  • Plain white cropped tee + wedgie jeans + white sneakers
  • Dainty crop tank + wedgie jeans + mule flats
  • Knit sweater (tucked in front) + wedgie jeans + black ankle booties

If you’re looking for ways to style the wedgie jeans, I’ve got a blog post all about how to style the Levi’s wedgie jeans.


Levi’s ribcage jeans

Ribcage jeans are the highest rises of Levi’s denim, and they’ve got a slim fit on the hips and thighs with a straight leg.

Since they have a super high waist and cropped length, they’re flattering on petite women as well!

Basic features of the Levi’s ribcage jeans

  • Fitted through the hip and thigh
  • Ultra high rise with 12″ front rise
  • Straight leg has 17″ leg opening, bootcut leg has 19.5″ leg opening
  • Materials: 99% cotton and 1% elastane, heavyweight denim with light stretch
  • Button fly

Levi’s ribcage jeans sizing

I’m normally a size 26 in bottoms, and the size 26 Levi’s ribcage jeans fit me perfectly.

There’s a little bit of stretch to the denim, so you don’t have to be too worried if your weight fluctuates a bit (or if you stuff yourself with a few too many tacos).

As with all Levi’s denim, I would recommend trying the ribcage jeans on before purchasing them.

Where to buy ribcage jeans

You can shop ribcage jeans on the Levi’s website, and you can find them in both a straight cut and bootcut.

They’re also available on Amazon and Revolve!

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You can find the straight ribcage jeans in these colourways, which I’ve tried to order from light to dark wash:

  • Bernal Love (super light wash) – Revolve
  • Here Nor There (super light wash) – Amazon
  • Middle Road (super light wash) – Revolve
  • Bernal Middle Road (light wash) – Levi’s
  • Worn Out (light wash) – Amazon
  • Tango Gossip (light wash) – Revolve
  • Haight at the Ready (light-medium wash) – Levi’s
  • At the Ready (medium wash) – Revolve
  • Georgie (medium wash) – Levi’s
  • Mind Your Own Finish (medium wash) – Amazon
  • Noe Fog (medium wash) – Revolve
  • Pick a Draw (medium wash) – Amazon
  • Moon Landing (acid wash black) – Levi’s
  • Feelin’ Cagey (black) – Levi’s
  • Cloud Over (white) – Revolve

You can find the bootcut ribcage jeans in these colourways, which I’ve tried to order from light to dark wash:

How to style ribcage jeans

Since the waist is so high, I personally think it’s best to pair the ribcage jeans with a crop top or a shirt tucked in.

Here are some outfit suggestions on how to style the ribcage jeans:

  • Crop top + ribcage jeans + sandals
  • Graphic tee (tucked in) + ribcage jeans + white sneakers
  • Knit sweater (tucked in front) + ribcage jeans + ankle booties

If you’re looking for ways to style the ribcage jeans, I’ve got a blog post all about how to style the Levi’s ribcage jeans.


Best Levi’s jeans for women:

  1. 501 jeans
  2. 721 jeans
  3. Wedgie jeans
  4. Ribcage jeans

These were some of the best and most popular Levi’s denim fits to shop for women!

Do you own any of these denim fits? What are the best Levi’s jeans for women in your opinion? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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Friday 10th of September 2021

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