The 24 Best Cropped Jeans to Wear All Season Long

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A general rule of thumb: The best cropped jeans hit just right above the ankle. It’s a proportion that’s perfect for petite women but equally as stylish on all heights. With the summer season in full swing, cropped jeans are the ideal wardrobe staple. You can pair them with a simple white T-shirt for a casual weekend outing, or they can just as easily be elevated for a return to the office with a blazer and a low heel. Dressed up or down, cropped denim remains a timeless classic for all seasons. My own search for the best cropped jeans began many years ago. As a petite woman of five-foot-two, I’ve tried on one too many pairs of jeans that puddled on the floor, no matter how high a heel I wore to make it work. Cropped jeans hit my ankles at just the right spot, and they’re not only flattering on petite women but also on all heights—just make sure to check the inseam length to make sure it fits your frame. For further style inspiration, look towards the Paris street style set to guide your next cropped denim moment. Ahead, shop high-rise styles by Khaite, wide-leg versions by Totême, and 24 of the best cropped jeans to add to your cart now.


Forget the old-school rules about no white after Labor Day—white jeans are here to stay. Shop chic ecru versions by Rag & Bone and Levi’s signature 501s (also, a favorite of Vogue’s Tonne Goodman).

Citizens of Humanity Daphne cropped high-rise straight-leg jeans

$200.00, NET-A-PORTER

Levi's 501 high-waist crop straight-leg jeans


Reformation Cynthia cropped two-tone organic high-rise straight-leg jeans

$220.00, NET-A-PORTER

Rag & Bone Maya high-rise flare jeans

$225.00, RAG & BONE

Khaite Abigail high-rise cropped jeans


Cos cropped flared jeans

$115.00, COS

High-Rise Boot-Cut

Hitting the waist and hem at the perfect length, these high-rise boot-cut jeans offer a flattering fit. You can easily dress them up with a sleek pair of square-toed sandals for summertime or leather boots for the fall.

Khaite Vivian cropped high-rise bootcut jeans

$340.00, NET-A-PORTER

Frame Le Pixie crop mini boot jeans

$219.00, FRAME

Tory Burch cropped boot-cut marble jeans

$198.00, TORY BURCH

J Brand Franky cropped high-rise bootcut jeans

$200.00, NET-A-PORTER


Vintage-inspired, these raw-hem jeans are best styled with an oxford button-up shirt and sneakers.

Zara mid-rise flared cropped jeans

$36.00, ZARA

Everlane curvy cheeky straight jeans

$78.00, EVERLANE

Trave Colette mid-rise kick-flare jeans


Agolde Riley high-rise straight crop jeans with shredded hem


Re/Done high-rise cropped skinny jeans

$280.00, MYTHERESA

Mother Insider high-waist crop step fray jeans

$228.00, NORDSTROM


Sophisticated and elegant, wide-leg cropped jeans offer a tailored silhouette—no tailor required.

Totême high-rise cropped wide-leg jeans


Loro Piana Lenny high-rise wide-leg cropped jeans

$1025.00, MYTHERESA

Mango cropped wide-leg jeans

$60.00, MANGO

Rachel Comey Legion jeans

$345.00, SHOPBOP


Classic and traditional, straight-leg jeans are a closet staple for a reason. However, you can still dress up these styles by opting for those with playful dip-dyeing à la Stella McCartney or choosing a luxe embellished chain-link pair by Givenchy.

AG Jeans Isabelle high-rise straight crop jeans


Stella McCartney high-rise dip-dyed cropped straight-leg jeans


Slvrlake London cropped jeans


Givenchy chain-embellished cropped straight-leg jeans


Originally Appeared on Vogue