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Top 10 Black Jeans

Reviewers Have Spoken: These Are The Best Black Jeans On The Internet

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Jeans need no introduction. We all know them, and we all love them. They’re easy to style and come in so many cuts and colors that it’s impossible to get bored of them. And while we hate to play favorites, there's no denying that black denim has a certain X factor to it.

Black jeans toe the line between edgy and classy, and normally that kind of range is reserved for the likes of Charlize Theron (who—by the way—has been known to rock a pair of black jeans). Needless to say, we’re firm believers that everyone could use some black denim in their wardrobe if only to have a strong backup pair when your blue jeans are well past due for a wash.

If you’re already sighing at the thought of hunting down a flattering pair of black jeans that are comfortable and fit your style, we’ve got great news: We found them for you.

How We Found The Best Black Jeans

If you’ve visited our site before, you know that we take our Top 10 lists pretty seriously. In fact, we use a data-backed approach to find the best products on the internet that factors in reviews, best-seller lists, editor recommendations, social buzz, and more. Curious to see which black jeans passed the test? Keep scrolling to discover the Top 10 pairs of black jeans—and maybe your new favorite pair.

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November 10, 2023

Written By:Sierra Rogers

Product Expert:Georgia Jones

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Top 10 Lists serve as unbiased shopping guides to the most trusted product recommendations on the internet. Products are scored and ranked using an algorithm backed by data consumers find most valuable when making a purchase. We are reader-supported and may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

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Old Navy Mid-Rise Kicker Boot-Cut Black Jeans

Overall Score

4.45

10

Old Navy Mid-Rise Kicker Boot-Cut Black Jeans

4.6

15648 User Reviews

3.3

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

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Best Affordable Black Jeans

THE FIT
Old Navy's Kicker Boot-Cut Black Jeans are designed to fit snugly through the hips and thighs (but don't worry—they're very stretchy). They have barely-flared pant legs from the knee down, and they're available in three different inseam lengths to choose from (short, regular, and long).

MORE TO LOVE
Here's something impressive about these jeans: They have over 12,000 5-star reviews on Old Navy's website.

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Frame The Jetset Crop Mini Boot In Sheen Noir

Overall Score

4.5

09

Frame The Jetset Crop Mini Boot In Sheen Noir

4.29

74 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Pull-On Black Jeans

THE FIT
Specifically designed for maximum comfort, The Jetset Crop Mini Boot jeans are completely free from hardware and pockets. They have a high-rise waistband and a flared ankle-length hem

GOOD TO KNOW
These jeans only come in three sizes, but here's how that works: If you typically wear between a size 22 to 24, go with the size 0. If you usually wear between a size 25 and a size 29, go with Frame's size 1. And lastly, if you typically wear between a size 30 and a size 34, choose the size 2.


Gap High Rise Vintage Slim Jeans In Washed Black

Overall Score

4.6

08

Gap High Rise Vintage Slim Jeans In Washed Black

4.4

1526 User Reviews

3.2

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Slim-Fit Black Jeans

THE FIT
Inspired by vintage denim, these high-waisted black jeans from Gap have a body-hugging fit that'll hold you in all day long. They also have an ankle-length hem, and because they're available in regular, tall, and petite sizes, finding your perfect fit should be a breeze.

PROMISING REVIEW
"I have bought three pairs of these over the years since my weight has fluctuated, but I always feel amazing in these! I've worn them with sandals, boots, sneakers, heels—you name it. They are so comfortable and have just the right amount of stretch."

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Mother The Insider Crop Jeans In Not Guilty

Overall Score

4.65

07

Mother The Insider Crop Jeans In Not Guilty

4.44

56 User Reviews

2.4

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Cropped Black Jeans

THE FIT
You might forget about your favorite baby blues after you meet The Insider Crop Jeans. Featuring distressed, flared hems and a high-rise waistband, these jet-black jeans are the ideal match for a vintage sweatshirt and a pair of booties

GOOD TO KNOW
Thankfully, these jeans are made from a stretchy denim blend and run true to size.


Good American Good Legs Crop High-Rise Mini Boot Jeans In Black

Overall Score

4.7

06

Good American Good Legs Crop High-Rise Mini Boot Jeans In Black

5

7 User Reviews

2.1

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Bootcut Black Jeans

THE FIT
With a name like Good Legs, you better believe these jeans will flatter. Described by Good American as "...the ultimate sculpting jeans," these jeans have a mid-rise waistband, a bootcut fit, and shape-retaining denim for all-day support. 

MORE TO LOVE
Good news: These jeans are available in regular and plus sizes from 00 to 26. 

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Agolde 90's Pinch Waist High Rise Straight Jeans In Crushed

Overall Score

4.7

05

Agolde 90's Pinch Waist High Rise Straight Jeans In Crushed

4.7

12 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Straight-Leg Black Jeans

THE FIT
Sleek and effortless, the 90's Pinch Waist Jeans pair a high-rise waist with a relaxed fit and a straight leg. They have a vintage feel due to the non-stretch denim they're made from, and the inseam length (28.75") is designed so that the hem hits right below the ankle.

GOOD TO KNOW
To keep these jeans in peak condition, machine wash them with cold water and throw them in the dryer on low.


Madewell The Perfect Vintage Wide-Leg Jean In Black Rinse Wash

Overall Score

4.7

04

Madewell The Perfect Vintage Wide-Leg Jean In Black Rinse Wash

4.4

16 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Wide-Leg Black Jeans

THE FIT
If you—like us—are obsessed with wide-leg pants, you'll love these jeans from Madewell. Featuring a high-rise waistband and the brand's Magic Pockets (which have unmatched smoothing powers), there's a good chance these will be the most flattering jeans in your denim drawer.

PROMISING REVIEW
"I am in love. These are my perfect wide-leg jeans. The black is black and not faded looking. The length is spot on and does not drag the ground (which I find is a common problem with most wide legs). Thank you, Madewell, for keeping the bottom of my pants dry on a rainy day!"

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Abercrombie & Fitch Ultra High Rise 90s Straight Jean In Saturated Black

Overall Score

4.7

03

Abercrombie & Fitch Ultra High Rise 90s Straight Jean In Saturated Black

4.5

2761 User Reviews

3.3

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Ultra High-Rise Black Jeans

THE FIT
While there's no denying the appeal of the silhouette that makes up A&F's Ultra High Rise 90s Straight Jeans, the best thing about this pair might be how many size options they're available in. There are five different length options as well as 15 waist sizes to choose from; not to mention, nearly 30 different colors.

PROMISING REVIEW
"Hands down, these are my favorite jeans. I own five pairs in different colors and I love them all. Anytime I'm trying on outfits, I always go back to these because they are everything. Dressed up or dressed down, it doesn't matter! The quality of the denim is thick and sturdy which is so hard to find lately. Worth every penny and they last FOREVER without losing their quality, shape, or color."


Levi's Wedgie Straight Jeans In Black Heart

Overall Score

4.8

02

Levi's Wedgie Straight Jeans In Black Heart

4.06

157 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Butt-Shaping Black Jeans

THE FIT
If the Wedgie Straight Jeans look familiar to you, it might be because they've been featured on our list of the best butt-shaping jeans (as well as a few others). One of Levi's top-rated styles, the Wedgie Jeans have a high-rise waistband and a straight silhouette that makes your legs look a mile long.

MORE TO LOVE
Levi's signature wedgie fit is designed to hug the waist and hips. 


Mother The Hustler Ankle Fray Jeans In Not Guilty

Overall Score

4.85

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Mother The Hustler Ankle Fray Jeans In Not Guilty

4.45

255 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Black Jeans Overall

THE FIT
The Hustler Ankle Fray Jeans are a great example of the fine denim work that MOTHER is known for. Ever-so-slightly flared with a cropped length, these jeans were practically designed to showcase your favorite statement shoes. Plus, the stretchy denim they're made from will hold up to repeat wears (of which there will be many).

GOOD TO KNOW
If you love these jeans, we have some good news: They are also available in a classic medium wash dubbed "Home Movies.

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