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 is sooooo much good denim at the Anniversary Sale this year! I did all the research and tried on EVERY SINGLE PAIR of jeans included in the sale to help YOU get the very best jeans for the very best price!! Including everything from the juniors department, all the way up to the very most expensive designer pair. Are you stoked? Let's do this.
When can I shop the Nordstrom Anniversary sale?
There are so many rules and restrictions to shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary sale that it can get pretty confusing when you can ACTUALLY shop it, so I'm here to make sure it's nice and clear!
July 24-Aug 18: PREVIEW for everyone in lieu of the print catalog HERE
August 4th: ICON Early Access
August 7th: Ambassador Early Access
August 10th: Influencer Early Access
August 13th: Insider Early Access
August 19th: Public access begins – ANYONE can shop the sale
August 30: Sale ends!
CLICK HERE to see what status you are!
Make sense? Hopefully that gives you an idea of what to expect as far as eligibility and when you can shop! Stay tuned for all of our posts throughout the sale so we can provide you with the BEST advice and my honest reviews on each item!
How this guide works
We know most of you are exclusively shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale online and those of you shopping in-store might only have a quick hour or so to shop. So we categorized all the Nordstrom women's jeans included in the Anniversary Sale on a numeric rating scale so you guys could see exactly which jeans will give you the very best bang for your buck!
I've only included jeans that were at least an 8 out of 10. Everything 7 or below I didn't take pictures of, so this is literally the BEST of the BEST jeans. Let's get started so you can have all your favorites ordered and ready for you to pick up (or shipped to your house!) before they sell out in your size — because they totally will!!
*All photos of each pair of jeans are BELOW the description
#1: KUT from the Kloth
These jeans are crazy, crazy comfortable. They have these secret slimming pockets inside so they're also crazy flattering. At just $58.90, they're also crazy affordable.
I also tried these skinnies on in black and they are a MUST BUY. I love the length and the raw hem. They are an absolute steal in addition to being stretchy and comfy and oh so good.
#2: MOTHER Ripped High Waisted
#2 MOTHER Ripped High Waisted Jeans – Sale: $158.90 (Orig: $238) Score: 8/10, runs TTS
I really like these jeans and feel like they are very flattering. They're high-waisted with a raw hem and ripped knees, which is totally my jam. These are more of a splurge jean, but during the Anniversary Sale you're saving nearly $80!
#3: WIT & WISDOM Luxe Touch
#3 WIT & WISDOM Luxe Touch – Sale: $49.90 (Orig: $78.00) Score: 9/10, run big size down 1 size
Absolutely LOVE these jeans! They are super stretchy and super slimming-especially through the waist! If you've had kids, you know it's important to flatter that “mama area!” But don't worry, they're super flattering from the back too! These are crazy comfortable jeans and the gray tone is amazing for fall. Also a very very budget friendly buy at just $49.90.
#4: Rag & Bone Nina Skinnies
#4 Rag & Bone High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans – Sale: $129.90 (Orig: $195.00) Score: 10/10, runs TTS
These skinnies have been an Anniversary Sale favorite of mine for YEARS, and they are FLAWLESS again. They are a high-waisted, flattering from every angle, super comfortable, 10/10 skinny win. Buy these! At $129.90 during the sale, they are not cheap, but if you're going to buy this brand anyway, this is 100% the way to go. Plus I have pairs from previous years that I still wear, so the quality and value is really unmatched.
#5: PAIGE Hoxton Skinnies
#5 PAIGE Skinny Jeans – Sale: $125.90 (Orig: $189.00) Score: 10/10, runs TTS
Another 10/10! This skinny is super flattering and runs true to size. If you are in-between sizes, I would probably size down. These are a full-length jean versus a crop, so they're a great pick for fall and winter. I own this exact jean in a different size from before baby #4, so I'm very excited to have these in my current size and save $63 doing it.
#6: Good American Good Legs
#6 Good Legs Skinny Jeans – Sale: $116.90 (Orig: $175.00) Score: 8/10, runs TTS
While these are super super comfortable, I don't think the fit is quite as flattering as some of the other pairs in this guide. 10/10 for comfort and that gorgeous distressed hem, but 8/10 for fit.
#7: FRAME Le Skinny
#7 FRAME Skinny Jeans – Sale: $133.90 (Orig: $200.00) Score: 9/10, runs TTS
I love the light wash and flattering fit of these FRAME skinnies. They're comfortable and look cute from the front, AND from the back. The only tricky part is the split hem and cropped length. Those features make these feel seasonal and maybe not the best bang for your buck heading into fall and winter.
#8: FRAME Le Crop
#8 FRAME High Waist Jeans – Sale: $146.90 (Orig: $220.00) Score: 10/10, runs TTS
Okay, I LOVE these! Plus they are proof that you absolutely can do a crop jean for winter. They're so cute and so comfy. The flare was just made for showcasing a winter bootie and I DIE over the super cute, flattering pockets.
#9: FRAME Ripped Skinnies
#9 FRAME Ripped Skinny Jeans – Sale: $146.90 (Orig: $220.00) Score: 9/10, runs TTS
This pair runs true to size and fits really well, while also being really comfortable. I love the distressing and think the whiskering has a super slimming effect on the legs. YES, please!
#10 MADEWELL Skinny Jeans – Sale: $84.90 (Orig: $128.00) Score: 8/10, runs TTS
Everybody loves this brand of jeans and with a price tag of $84.90 during the Anniversary Sale, it's not hard to see why. This jean fits comfortably and sucks everything in. However, to me, the button fly is just okay and the bum is just okay. Not my very favorite, but a very good and pretty flattering jean.
BONUS #11: Free People Skinnies
#11 We the Free by Free People High Waisted Skinnies – Sale: $49.90 (Orig: $78.00) Score: 10/10, runs TTS
I got these ones in the mail because they weren't available in store to try on, and they are SO GOOD. They fit TTS with just the perfect amount of stretch. These skinnies are also SO flattering and super affordable.
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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 8/10, 9/10, and 10/10 finds. Trying on and documenting my feelings and fit recommendations for every single pair of jeans took me SO MANY HOURS, that I started skipping taking pics and recording my feelings about all of my finds rated 7 or below. So if you don't see a pair in here you're thinking about purchasing, it's pretty safe to assume they weren't good enough to make the cut for this post!
Having said that, I know there were a few jeans that my Nordstrom store didn't carry, so if/when I get a chance to try those on (like the 10/10 Free People skinnies), I'll definitely add them to this post with my honest recommendation. So come back for updates throughout the sale!
I hope this guide helps you snag 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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