The cropped version of this 7 For All Mankind jeans offers an airy, casual feel and elongates petite frames. Try it with sneakers or heels and switch up the look with asymmetric, fringed, or raw-edge hems for a cool, trendy edge.

When it comes to buying jeans, fit is everything. Look for a pair that fits the waist and hips well but is too big to accommodate weight fluctuations.

They’re Versatile

Unlike trendier silhouettes that dip in and out of fashion (like baggy jeans, skinny jeans, and even low-rise jeans *shudder*), women’s straight leg jeans are a classic cut that never goes out of style. Depending on the occasion, they’re flattering for all body shapes and easily dressed up or down. Plus, they can be worn all around.

If you’re looking for a pair of versatile straight-leg jeans, look no further than a high-waisted pair that hits at the ankle. They’re perfect for wearing heels or trainers and can be worn with various shoes and tops. If you’re feeling more relaxed, try a pair of straight-leg jeans with a cuffed or fringed hem for a more casual look.

For those who love a more fitted look, you can opt for pinched-waist jeans that hug the hips and elongate petite frames. Or, for a slimmer fit, try a team with a flat front design that gives you a sleeker silhouette.

If you want a more sophisticated look, pair your straight-leg jeans with a blazer. You can wear it over a T-shirt or a dress, and you’ll instantly look polished and put together. A good blazer is essential because it can take your outfit to the next level and make you feel confident at work or on date night.

They’re Comfortable

When it comes to jeans, a few cuts are as versatile as straight-leg jeans. This classic style is a go-to staple that can be dressed up with heels and a blazer or worn casually with sneakers and an oversized sweater. And thanks to the fact that they sit at your natural waistline, they’re comfortable enough to wear all day long.

From traditional blue washes to shades of black and white, shop a wide range of straight-leg jeans to suit any look. For a modern take on the classic denim silhouette, with slight stovepipe legs and a high-rise waistband that flatters curves. The ankle length hits right around your ankle bone, so they’re not too short but not too long, where they start to feel like capri pants.

Or, if you’re looking for something more tailored, with patchworked pockets. The dark-wash patches break up the light-wash fabric, giving these jeans a unique, wearable aesthetic.

Finding straight-leg jeans that fit comfortably and don’t drag along the floor as you walk can be challenging if you have a petite frame. Fortunately, Lee has a wide selection of women’s straight-leg, comfortable and stylish jeans. This pair, for example, is a true wardrobe hero, boasting a classic blue wash and flattering higher rises that elongate the torso. The cuffed, raw edge, and fringed hems add a relaxed touch that can be worn with trainers for a chilled weekend look.

They’re Affordable

The best part about straight-leg jeans is that they’re typically more affordable than other classic styles, incredibly skinny and wide-leg pants. The high-waisted means they work perfectly with t-shirts, blouses, and sweaters. They also work well with form-fitting tops, such as a wrap, boat neck, or scoop neckline, which define the shoulders and bust line. Details like ruffle sleeves, a hi-low hemline, or puffed cuffs also add curves and help to balance the relaxed shape of straight-leg jeans.

If you’re looking to smarten up your straight-leg jeans, the easiest way to do that is with tailoring. Blazers in black or navy instantly sharpen your jeans, adding a polished element to your outfit. They look great when layered over a simple white tee, with neutral accessories and a bold heel or handbag.

Pair your straight-leg jeans with heels or boots that hit just above the ankle to make them even more stylish. It will help create a modern-meets-vintage style, perfect for casual Fridays at the office or laid-back evenings out with friends. If you’re not you’re heels, flat shoes are having a huge comeback. Ballet flats and loafers are a classic choice that flatters the untapered pant leg while still making you look polished and pulled together.

They’re Easy to wear

A pair of classic straight-leg jeans can be dressed up for a polished look or dressed down for a casual vibe. They also go well with a wide range of shoes, making them an ideal foundation for a versatile wardrobe.

The classic proper blue wash is timeless and aesthetically adaptable, whether paired with a tee and heels or a crisp white button-up and sneakers. The cropped silhouette hugs the hips without restricting them, and the high-waisted rise flatters petite frames. For a modern take on the classic style, consider this patchwork pair of jeans. The subtle patchwork details and the jeans are fitted throughout the thigh and loosen below the knee for a sleek, tailored-meets-effortless look.

Dark indigo rinses give the denim a refined look that can be dressed up or down. They’re great for evoking a laid-back weekend vibe or adding polish to dressier outfits, and they pair well with shoes of any height. Try this pair of skinny jeans with distressed details for a modern spin on the dark wash. The slight rips and faded finish give this pair a worn-in feel, but they’re still clean and ready to be worn with a tee and heels for a workweek ensemble.