8 Expensive-Looking Jeans That Are Under $50

I’m very much obsessed with hunting down the best deals, dupes, and looks for less. There’s nothing better than when someone says, “OMG I looove your jeans!” and you can say, “Thanks, they were only $30!” However, one thing is truly polarizing: how much money should you spend on a good pair of jeans? What’s more important: saving a few bucks, or so-called “higher quality?” Well, I’m here to tell you that you can have both.

Some of these jeans are my personal tried and trues, and some are pairs that the Internet has told me are amazing. All of these brands have inclusive sizing, and as a bonus, most have sales pretty frequently.


1. Old Navy Power Slim Straight Jeans

Every pair of jeans on this list is great, but the Old Navy Power Slim Straight are my holy grail jeans, and I’ll recommend them to everyone until the day I die — I literally own four pairs. They have the perfect cut and “secret-slim” front pockets, which keep everything in for a very flattering fit. And most importantly, they’re SO comfortable. Come in sizes 0-20 in petite, regular, and tall.


2. AE Ne(X)t Level Curvy High-Waisted Jeggings

I’m very excited about this relatively new style of jeans from American Eagle, the Ne(X)t Curvy High-Waisted jegging. They’re specifically made with extra room in the hips and thighs for all of the curvy girls out there, and are also made from extra stretchy materials for ultimate comfort. Come in sizes 00-24, and with some in X-short, short, regular, long, and X-long lengths.


3. Levi’s x Target

Levi’s have made a major comeback in the last few years to become the pinnacle of the elusive, cool-girl jeans. For everyone that doesn’t want to drop $100 on a pair, they have an affordable collaboration with Target. Come in sizes 24-34; boyfriend jeans in 27-33.


4. ASOS Design Ridley High-Waisted Skinny Jeans

Every woman needs a go-to pair of high-waisted skinnies in their closet, and these are them! They’re comfortable, flattering, and versatile — ready for you to pair with all of your favorite looks. Come in sizes 24-36 with 30 and 32 lengths, and plus-size range 14-24.


5. Old Navy High-Waisted Wide-Leg Jeans

Switch things up with this fun wide-leg option. I truly believe a pair of wide-leg jeans with booties, a tucked-in blouse, and a statement belt is on of the chicest looks out there. Come in sizes 0-20 in petite, regular, and tall.


6. Wild Fable High-Rise Mom Jeans

These are the most affordable jeans on this list, and they’re just as amazing as all the rest. They’re under $30 (gasp) and have tons of glowing five star reviews, making them the perfect option for trying out different washes or styles you wouldn’t want to invest in. Come in sizes 00-18; some styles also come in plus-size range 14-26.


7. PacSun High-Waisted Jeggings

I know multiple people that absolutely swear by PacSun jeans. Their denim shop has endless options when it comes to styles and washes, and they’re known for being both high-quality and comfortable. Come in sizes 23-32, with some available in short and long.


8. AE Mom Jeans

These jeans really just look expensive. They rival all of the much more pricey mom jeans that you see on every influencer in your Insta feed. And they’re absolutely perfect for pairing with oversized sweaters in the fall and winter or feminine tops in the spring and summer. Come in sizes 00-24, and with some in X-short, short, regular, long and X-long lengths.

American Eagle

Stretch Mom Jean

American Eagle

Mom Jean


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