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. I 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!!
I even went to several different Nordstrom locations AND had several pairs shipped to me to make sure I could make this happen. And something you HAVE to know is: multiple associates told me that the inventory in-store this year is super low.
Your best bet to shopping the 2021 N-Sale is online – so it’s a good thing you’re here! I did all the trying on for you so I 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 this year. Are you stoked? Let’s do this.
In a hurry? Go straight to my picks below!
Early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is available to all Nordstrom Cardholders!
ICON early access: July 12 – SHOP NOW!
Ambassador early access: July 14 – SHOP NOW!
Influencer early access: July 16 – SHOP NOW!
Open to the public: July 28 – SHOP NOW!
Sale ends August 8.
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!
Table of Contents
- When can I shop the sale?
- How this guide works
- BEST OVERALL: Good American Straight High Waist Ankle Jeans
- BEST SKINNY: Rag & Bone Dre Raw Hem Slim Boyfriend Jeans
- BEST MID-RISE: PAIGE Verdugo Jeans
- BEST CROP FLARE: MOTHER Insider High Waist Crop Step Fray Hem Jeans
- BEST AFFORDABLE & BEST BLACK SKINNY JEAN: Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Skinny Ankle Jeans
- Add to cart
- Shop my TOP RATED Nordstrom jeans below:
- Best 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale deals
There are so many different categories when it comes to jeans, so I included the best for EACH category. Whatever you’re looking for, the anniversary sale has it, and I 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!!
*All photos of each pair of jeans are BELOW the description
Good American Good Straight High Waist Ankle Jeans – Sale: $79.90 (Orig: $129) Runs TTS! They’re super slimming in the waist (flattering on everyone), stretchy, non-skinny (if that’s a big deal to you in 2021!), and they just fit like a glove. The bum is super flattering, too! And I love love loved how they looked with this bodysuit, too (also part of the sale!).
At $79.90, these are some of the very least expensive designer jeans of the sale. Sizes in these sold out FAST, but we will keep an eye out for restocks because they are SO GOOD. Shop more Good American jeans on sale here!
Rag & Bone Dre Raw Hem Slim Boyfriend Jeans – Sale: $129.90 (Orig: $195) Runs large, size down one size.
These were my very very favorite skinny jeans I tried on, which actually really surprised me! I noticed that Nordstrom brought back their boyfriend jean from years past and I expected to love that pair, but I loved these skinnies SO much more.
They fit SO slimming and flattering, and I think the raw hem is really cute and fun. And can we say a hallelujah for a high waist?
The wash and the way these jeans are cut make for a very elongated figure. Nothing like pulling out a pair of jeans that makes you feel slim every. time. If you want a reliable skinny jean that always makes you feel like your best self, these would be my recommendation!
Paige Verdugo Ripped Raw Hem Crop Skinny Jeans – Sale: $125.90 (Orig: $189) Runs TTS If you’re the type of person who doesn’t love a super high waist and could go for a really nice mid-rise, THESE jeans are for you!!! But you’ll want to add these to cart fast because sizes are going quick. This pair of denim is everything you want in a good pair of jeans. Flattering, good quality, great fit, and a traditional blue color. That means you can wear them with pretty much anything! Another thing about PAIGE jeans is that they’re super extremely comfortable. If you’re investing in a pair of jeans this year and you want something you’ll actually wear over and over and over again – you can’t go wrong with these. In fact, I have a feeling they’ll make you so comfortable and confident that you’ll never want to give them up for wash day!
Ahh these went QUICK! You can find more PAIGE denim here!
The Insider High Waist Crop Step Fray Hem Jeans – Sale: $159.90 (Orig: $238) I already have a crop flare pair of jeans or else I totally would’ve bought these for myself. It was SO hard to not just buy another pair because these are SO dang cute! If you’re looking for a crop flare to add to your closet, I promise you’ll be head over heels for these. I mean, can we just talk about that step hem on the flare?! SOLD.
Ab-Solution Black Skinny Ankle Jeans – Sale: $44.90 (Orig: $68) Runs large, size down one size.
The price of these are a WIN already, but they’re also crazy soft and comfortable and flattering! They’re actually made with a “slimming technology” so that they suck you in, in all the right places.
But not in like an “I can’t breathe these are so uncomfortable” way. In a “wow these are slimming AND comfy” kind of way!!
These are also the best jeans for tucking into boots for the fall and winter because they’re so perfectly snug around your ankles. They don’t fit quite as tight as a legging, but they’re as close as you’re gonna get in jean-form.
Year after year I try these on in the other washes available, and the other washes are (funny enough?!) never as good. So this is the only pair of jeans that I really think that black is the best color you can get! Seriously – for some weird magical reason, these black jeans are more flattering and more comfortable than the other washes. I don’t know why, but they’re the very best!
I tried on EVERY pair of jeans that my Nordstrom store carried when I shopped on one of the Icon Level days. As I mentioned above, I only included my TOP 5 favorite finds!
I hope this guide helps you get the very BEST jeans of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for your body type, budget, and personal taste. Now hurry before your size sells out!!
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