The Best Boyfriend Jeans For A Relaxed Fit (No Boys Required)

The Best Boyfriend Jeans For A Relaxed Fit (No Boys Required)

We’ve already covered so many of the season’s denim trends, including denim maxi skirts and wide-leg jeans. Now, we’ve scoured our favorite retailers in search of the best boyfriend jeans. The style’s name suggests a worn-in, relaxed-fit pant that looks like you borrowed it from your boyfriend. Whether or not you have a boyfriend, the masculine silhouette can be found everywhere now. So while it would be lovely to snag a free pair of jeans from a man’s closet, we’ve looked online and curated many boyfriend jeans for women. Because like Cher said, “A man is absolutely not a necessity.”

Read on to find a range of straight and plus-size jeans, faded washes and distressed denim, straight legs and baggier fits, and both low-rise and high-waisted options (because we know that low-rise just isn’t for all of us). Many of the boyfriend jeans in our roundup also come in under $100, with some currently on sale. So, cart up your favorite styles while they’re discounted and in stock. Happy denim shopping!

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Madewell The Slouchy Boyjean

These Madewell on-sale jeans are laid-back and slightly slouchy. The low-rise waist offers a relaxed fit, but the non-stretch denim gives a vintage look that can easily be dressed up or down. Plus, they’re available in tall and petite sizes.

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Madewell The Slouchy Boyjean, $, available at Madewell

We The Free Moxie Pull-On Barrel Jeans

Get the look of a lived-in jean with a paint-splatter design. This rustic boyfriend pair runs large to sit low on your hips, so if you want a different fit, size down.

Shop Free People

We The Free Moxie Pull-On Barrel Jeans, $, available at Free People

Old Navy Mid-Rise Boyfriend Straight Jeans

A versatile color and classic fit will make you want to wear these cotton-blend jeans over and over, styled several different ways. It’s the jean that keeps on giving.

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Old Navy Mid-Rise Boyfriend Straight Jeans, $, available at Old Navy

Eloquii Plus Size Classic Fit Distressed Straight Leg Jean

The “classic fit” here is perfect for those with an hourglass silhouette because of its defined waistline. The scattered rips and raw hemline will add a casual edge to an outfit.

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Eloquii Plus Size Classic Fit Distressed Straight Leg Jean, $, available at Eloquii

Levi’s 501 ‘90s Jeans

We all know and love Levi’s 501 Original jeans, but did you know about the ’90s version? It’s a bit looser and baggier but just as flattering.

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Levi’s 501 ‘90s Jeans, $, available at Levi’s

Asos Design Dad Jeans with Rips

Boyfriend jeans and dad jeans are one and the same. Nostalgic and lived-in, this kind of style is perfect for a vintage look. The ripped knees and wide legs are the cherries on top.

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ASOS DESIGN Dad Jeans with Rips, $, available at ASOS

Universal Thread Mid-Rise 90’s Baggy Jeans

Here’s another classic boyfriend jean that we think would effortlessly fit into your wardrobe. The non-stretch, slightly distressed denim is versatile and the tapered hems can easily work well with different shoes.

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Universal Thread Mid-Rise 90’s Baggy Jeans, $, available at Target

Favorite Daughter The Otto High-Rise Boyfriend Ankle Jeans

If you’re not looking for a super worn-in look and would rather a modern jean, consider going for a darker wash that’s cleaner and more sophisticated.

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Favorite Daughter The Otto High-Rise Boyfriend Ankle Je, $, available at Anthropologie

BDG Logan Buckle Baggy Boyfriend Jean

We’re loving these jeans that are the perfect blend of baggy, loose, and slouchy. But we also love that they’re adjustable. They have a unique buckle detail at the back that allows you to cinch in the waistband for a snug fit.

Shop Urban Outfitters

BDG Logan Buckle Baggy Boyfriend Jean, $, available at Urban Outfitters

Gap Mid Rise ’90s Loose Carpenter Jeans with Washwell

If your “boyfriend” is a carpenter, this is the style for you. With a straight-leg cut and handy side loop that can hold a hammer if needed, they’re fashionable and functional.

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Gap Mid Rise ’90s Loose Carpenter Jeans with Washwell, $, available at Gap

Abercrombie & Fitch High Rise Dad Jean

The crisscross waistband gives the look of too-big jeans — so big they might need the TikTok button hack to fasten them.

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Abercrombie & Fitch High Rise Dad Jean, $, available at Abercrombie & Fitch

American Eagle Strigid Ripped Highest Waist Baggy Straight Jean

If you’re wondering what “strigid” means, it’s denim that’s rigid in the front and stretchy in the back. Enjoy a comfortable waistline along with an ultra-distressed look.

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American Eagle Strigid Ripped Highest Waist Baggy Straight Jean, $, available at American Eagle

Everlane The Rigid Slouch Jean

These mid-rise organic cotton jeans also have a slouchy, rigid look that’s perfectly nostalgic. If you’re familiar with Everlane’s past boyfriend styles, you’ll want to know that these ones have a slightly longer inseam for a more relaxed fit.

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Everlane The Rigid Slouch Jean, $, available at Everlane

Avenue Plus Size Bridie Boyfriend Jean

Boyfriend jeans can in fact be stretchy and breathable, as shown through this plus-size style. They’re laidback yet chic and ready to jump into your closet.

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Avenue Plus Size Bridie Boyfriend Jean, $, available at Avenue

Zara Low-Rise TRF Boyfriend Jeans

You can’t get more ’90s than these low-rise, gray-faded jeans. The unique shade stands out to us, as does the intentionally ripped hem that makes it look like you’ve actually worn these forever.

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Zara Low-Rise TRF Boyfriend Jeans, $, available at Zara

AG Ex-Boyfriend Ripped Jeans

Eco-conscious brand AG Jeans brings us an “ex-boyfriend” style that we’re obsessed with. It has a slimmer fit, distressed knees, and slightly slouchy silhouette.

Shop Nordstrom

AG Ex-Boyfriend Ripped Jeans, $, available at Nordstrom

NA-KD Super Low Waist Jeans

We can see just about any It girl rocking these low-rise boyfriend jeans, and we can see you loving them, too.

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NA-KD Super Low Waist Jeans, $, available at NA-KD

G-Star Arc 3D Boyfriend Jeans

More of an architectural style than the slouchier denim in this roundup, these G-Star jeans have unique twisted sides and inseams that flare at the knees and taper toward the ankle.

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G-Star Arc 3D Boyfriend Jeans, $, available at G-Star

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