Jeans Guide: TOP 10 best of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

One of our very MOST popular Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts annually is our 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 we think you should definitely add to cart if you’re wanting to score on some denim. Are you stoked? Let’s do this.

In a hurry? Shop our top picks below!

When can I shop the sale?

ICON early access: July 11th

Ambassador early access: July 12th

Influencer early access: July 13th

Open to the public: July 17th

Sale ends August 6th!

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!!

Best low-rise jeans

We tried on a TON of different jeans and would have to say that these Free People jeans are by far the best trendy low-rise jeans of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and they’re on sale for only $49.99 (originally $78)! The holes in the knees are positioned in the very perfect spot right over the knee caps – not too high and not too low! We loooove the distressed fray ankle hem and the effortless look it gives off. These jeans do run a bit small, so we recommend sizing up one size, especially because they’re not a very stretchy denim material.

These low-rise jeans are also the cutest to pair with boots! Because they’re a low-rise jean, boots will help elongate your legs for that longer look. Or if you’re shooting for a different style, then even a platform tennis shoe or sandal will achieve that lengthy look. These jeans are seriously perfect for all year round and you can switch it up with so many fun different shoes! These are definitely our favorite low-rise and trendy jeans of this year’s sale!


Best skinny jeans

Let’s talk about these black skinny jeans! If you’re in the market for the stretchiest, comfiest black skinny jeans, you’re in the right place. They fit like leggings and but look like a jean so it’s the perfect combo. Because these are super stretchy, they’re the perfect jeans to wear while you’re doing things around the house or picking up and playing with your kids because they’re so easy to move in! The waist has an elastic band so it makes it really easy and effortless to put on and take off, and very comfortable around the waist. We love that they go with just about anything and are the perfect staple black jean for your wardrobe! These fit TTS and they’re only $45!!

Black Skinny Jeans

Best flare jeans

Flare jeans are making a come back and these Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution jeans win for the best ones in this year’s sale! They’re super comfortable, have the perfect amount of stretch, and are just so dang cute with some boots or a little heel, especially because they’re longer! We’re big fans of the high waist and the fit just feels really good. They run true to size and they’re super affordable – only $49.99 (originally $78)!

Flare Jeans

Best distressed jeans

These Good American Good Classics jeans are THE definition of the perfect distressed jean. That perfect distressed look while giving off the impression that they’re high quality! These jeans are the perfect length and pair super cute with a fun graphic tee and sneakers. They have the perfect amount of stretch while still holding everything in and they fit true to size. Love this jean and they’re on sale for $119.99 right now instead of $182!!

Distressed Jeans

Best classic straight jeans

If you’re in the market for just a classic pair of straight leg jeans, we think you’ll LOVE this pair!! These Good American Good Straight jeans are super flattering and can go with anything. They have a lot of stretch so make sure to size down one size! The raw ankle hem is such a cute look and these would look so good with a pretty blouse, crew neck sweatshirt, solid tee, or honestly anything. Get these jeans for only $94.99 right now, instead of $145!

Straight Jeans

Best mom jeans

These Topshop Raw Hem High Waist jeans are the perfect amount of baggy while still being flattering. These fit true to size, but maybe a little bit on the snug side, so if you’re ever between sizes we recommend ordering the one size up! Only $47.99 right now, $74 after sale! These are definitely our top pick for the best mom jeans of the Sale and would look so cute with a casual tee and some sneakers

Mom Jeans

Best boot cut jeans

You just can’t ever go wrong with Mother jeans and these ones are the perrrrfect boot cut jeans on sale for $158.90, normally $238!! So extremely comfortable and stretchy and fit true to size. We especially LOVE the unique drop hem on these and they’d pair so cute with some white sneakers, slides, or mules! They come in this perfect “Night in Paris” color, so it’s the perfect staple washed out black color!

Boot Cut Jean

Most comfortable flare jeans

These Le High Waist Flare Jeans are THE most comfortable jeans. They’re incredibly stretchy, making them so flattering and even more comfortable to wear all day long (which is such a win when it comes to a pair of jeans!). They seem to fit a little bit on the snug side, but order your true size because they are so stretchy! Also, the denim is sooooo soft. Just an all around great comfortable jean. These will pair great with a cute higher heel shoe, especially because they’re pretty long. 37% OFF during the Sale, so $149 instead of $238!

Flare Jeans
Heeled Booties

Best blue jean

If you’re looking for a comfortable, straight leg blue jean that’s flattering, effortless, and just perfect – we got you! These Paige Cindy jeans have such a stretchy, soft material and fit true to size. We loooove the rough edge hem and they hit right at the ankle, making your legs look longer! Everyone needs a good blue jean in their wardrobe and this is our favorite from the Sale. On sale for $149, normally $229!

Blue Jeans

Best overall jeans

These Caslon jeans were our favorite jeans we tried on overall! They’re a slight straight leg and extremelyyyyy comfortable. Super lightweight and seriously feel like you’re wearing nothing at all. We also love how flattering they are on the bum area and how slimming they are on the thighs. The waist hits at about mid-waist and just fit like a glove. These would pair very nicely with some boots or a cute pair of sneakers! They also fit true to size! Comfortable, flattering, cute, and super affordable – only $38.90!!


Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks!

There are sooo many pages of things to scroll through during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and that’s why we did all the dirty work so you don’t have to! We’ve rounded up all of the best of the best Nordstrom jeans in one spot so it makes your shopping experience easy and we really hope it is helpful!! Happy shopping!!

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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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