I tried on ALL the jeans from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – these are the best ones!

One of my very MOST popular Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts annually is my BEST JEANS guide, so it’s making another comeback! Nordstrom totally delivered again, because there’s sooooo much good denim at the Anniversary Sale this year. We did all the research and tried on EVERY SINGLE PAIR of Nordstrom jeans included in the sale to help YOU get the very best jeans for the very best price!!

Your best bet to shopping the 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is online – so it’s a good thing you’re here! We did all the trying on for you so we could tell you how these jeans fit and which ones I think you should definitely add to cart if you’re wanting to score on some denim. Are you stoked? Let’s do this.

Mother Crop Step Fray Hem Jeans
Shortsleeve Sweatshirt
The Insider High Waist Crop Step Fray Hem Jeans
BEST Nordstrom jeans

In a hurry? Shop my picks below!

When can I shop the sale?

Early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is available to all Nordstrom Cardholders!

Preview: LIVE! View it here

ICON early access: LIVE!

Ambassador early access: July 7

Influencer early access: July 9

Open to the public: July 15

Sale ends July 31.

If you’re looking for all the information you need to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year, make sure to check out our Complete Guide!

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How this guide works

There are so many different categories when it comes to jeans, so we included the best for EACH category. Whatever you’re looking for, the anniversary sale has it, and we have the BEST option from their selection ready for you in this post.

Let’s get started so you can have all your favorites ordered and ready for you to buy before they sell out in your size!!

NOTE: We will be updating this post in the next couple of days with explanations of our top picks, but in the meantime you can see some of our favorites below!*

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale deals

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 {Complete Guide!}
What to BUY FIRST: Top 25 items that will sell out fast
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 preview
Beauty top picks!
Best Nordstrom shoes in this year’s Anniversary Sale
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale UPPAbaby deal!
The five Nordstrom Anniversary Sale bras worth buying!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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  1. which DL1961 jean is darker? On line they look too similar to tell. I’d like to order the darker on on your recommendation. Thank you

  2. This is so helpful! Can you share how tall these girls are so I can get a better idea of how the jeans would fit me?

    1. Of course! Jaquie (long dark brown hair) is 5’5, Auna (short dark brown hair) is 5’1, and Jenn (light brown hair) is 5’8. Hope that helps! 🙂 -Kourtney

  3. The Rag & Bone raw hem skinnies are listed both in 4 stars & 2 stars with different reviews but it’s the same link. Can you clarify the difference in jeans?

    1. Oh I’m sorry about that, I can totally see how that would’ve been confusing! Auna who is petite rated them a 2, and we concluded after that MOST petite girls don’t love Rag & Bone. However, Jaquie who is 5’5″ LOVED these and rated them a 5, and I always feel like Rag & Bone fit amazing on me at 5’10”! Hope that helps 🙂

    1. Oh no, I did and I really liked them! Not sure how we missed including them in this post, I’ll see if I can dig up those pics and add them in 🙂 But those are a big YES for me!!!

  4. I loved that you tried on so many jeans and this post is helpful but I really loved how last year you had other people of different sizes ( especially diff heights) try on the jeans and give their opinions.

    1. Hey Jenna, thanks for your feedback. I know, last year it was fun to be able to show different heights and body types. It was a tremendous amount of extra work though outfitting several different people, which was necessary since I was almost 9 mo pregnant and couldn’t fit into 90% of the clothes! This year, with the things going on in our family (Neil’s brother’s pre-murder-trial hearing etc. and having to travel and plan for that right in the middle of the Anniversary Sale opening week) I knew I wasn’t going to be up for extra work on top of whatever we needed to do to get our content ready for the blog. I hope you can understand and that what I did provide was of value to you! 🙂

      1. Oh my goodness. I am so sorrry and I feel terrible, Corrine! I definitely wasn’t trying to be critical. I thought this was a great post and I appreciate the energy and work you put into this sale (and your blog in general). I just thought last year’s was helpful and fun in a different way. I never even considered how it would be more work. I actually told my husband that I can’t believe how much time you must have spent trying on so much stuff! And, now that you’ve mentioned it, I completely see how it would be so much harder to have more people involved. You did a great job with this and it was valuable to me–and probably tons of other people too. Also, I’m very sorry about your loss and I’m sending lots of love your family’s way.

        1. Oh no please don’t feel terrible!! I just wanted to give an honest and transparent answer so that it didn’t seem like I was blowing off whatever would be most helpful to people. I really do appreciate your kindness and understanding, and even the fact that you’re here as a reader in the first place!!! Can’t tell you how grateful we are for you 🙂

  5. Your jeans guide has been so helpful! I prefer a higher waist jean, so I took a chance on the Wit & Wisdom high-rise jeggings. Per your recommendation, I ordered two sizes down. You were right on the money! The smaller size fits perfectly. They are very flattering and comfortable. I can’t wait to wear them. Thanks again!

  6. Were there any wide leg jeans that you liked? I see that these are all skinnies. Aren’t wide legs a thing again?

  7. I love these!! And what a task you took on!
    You look great, especially right after having Harry! I know the #10 pair (Madewell) made your top ten, but weren’t your favorite, but I have to say from the pics they stand out as the most ultra flattering on you!
    Thanks for the great recommendations; this is so helpful for next week’s shopping!

  8. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this Nordstrom favorite Jean hunt! I love all your honest-talk of how things fit! Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is definitely a highlight of the year for me and your hunting down all these best jeans saves me a ton of time! Thanks a bunch! ❤️

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