Online shopping is one of life’s greatest gifts. Groceries? Delivered! Toilet paper? Order it from, well, the toilet. Skin care? Sold. That slinky dress you're seeing allover social media? Add to cart. However, there’s one exception to the ease of the internet: Buying jeans online can be absolute nightmare. Can you really trust the indicated sizing, and what about the amount stretch? Not to wallow in jean-buying woes, but it can really put a damper on your day once a box of denim you ordered shows up at your doorstep and nothing fits.
Fret not! You can have your online shopping experience and great-fitting jeans, too. The key is to shop at retailers that pride themselves in true-to-fit sizing, exceptional customer service, a database of shopper pictures and reviews, and a top-notch return policy. It may take a little extra patience, but at the end of the day, you don’t have to try on jeans in store to find a signature pair. Below, the best places to shop for jeans online, from the comfort of your own home.
Founded by Khloe Kardashian, Good American’s MO is specifically jeans. A quick browse on the site makes it clear that they excel in this category, too. For starters, they cater to sizes 00 through 24, and even invented a size 15 to bridge the gap between the straight missy 14 and plus 16.
Find your fit from their detailed size guide, which includes specifics for each collection. Also, the jeans are modeled by both models and “real” women with varying heights and sizes. They’ve essentially made an exact fit a guarantee. The fact that Good American offers so many different styles and high-quality materials makes them even better.
Just note that returns must be requested within 21 days of the date your order was ship.
Torrid’s primary demographic is women sized 10 to 30, and they provide a huge arsenal of jeans for shoppers to choose from. The site is constantly releasing new styles, along with some cool collaborations throughout the year. Renee Cafaro, the US editor of SLINK, a print fashion magazine that focuses on body positivity, says that Torrid is hands down her favorite place to buy jeans.
“They have the best fit for curvy women of every inseam, from extra short to extra tall. Also, their fit team works very tirelessly to make sure that they aren't just graded and scaled to size, but actually fit with many different sizes of models,” she says.
Returns can be made within 60 days of the purchase date, and their customer service team is on top of things, too.
Consider ShopBop your one-stop-shop for numerous brands, sizes, styles, and prices. You can load up your cart with Levi’s, Good American, and Helmut Lang in on fell e-swoop. They also have a robust and forgiving return policy. Sara Skirboll, a shopping and trends expert for RetailMeNot, says that ShopBop is one of the easiest and most efficient places to online shop, especially for jeans.
“I was pregnant this past spring and the idea of finding jeans that fit — and would fit into the later months of my pregnancy — seemed like a nightmare. It was actually quite easy because of Shopbop,” she says. “I must have ordered ten pairs of jeans looking to find the right blend of stylish and comfortable. Fortunately, they offer free delivery and free returns, with a return label included in your delivery. I kept a pair of Rag & Bone and Paige and sent the rest back without any issues. I was so thankful they made the process easy.”
Another one of Cafaro’s go-to places for online jean shopping is Warp and Weft, which serves sizes 00 to 24. “Their jeans come in many styles and are very high quality,” she says. “They’re also very soft and comfortable to wear all day.” Based on consumer feedback, they are constantly working to improve their collections and adding new shapes, sizes, and styles.
We personally love that Warp and Weft has been named "the world's cleanest vertically integrated denim company" and that they're making active strides to improve the industry from both environmental and inclusive aspects. Also, the site has an entire shopping category called “$50 denim” that provides high-quality jeans at price that won’t trigger sticker shop.
While ModCloth doesn’t cater to the jean market specifically, they do have a variety of denim options and their shopping platform is super helpful. They offer size-inclusive styles, ranging from 00 to 28, with a category dedicated entirely to plus-size shoppers, and show each style on models of different sizes.
What we like most is their customer community and the ample, brutally honest reviews shoppers leave on each item available for purchase. Each customer has a profile that includes their usual height, size, and weight and, when they leave a review, they can include a picture and fit rating that comes in super handy.
ModCloth also has an excellent return policy. You can return any non-clearance item for free, exchange it for another size, or receive a $5 bonus if you opt for store credit instead of cash.
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