Shopping for denim (especially skinny jeans) can be an excruciating process. In-store, you find yourself sweaty and discouraged in a dressing room trying pair after pair, and online, you feel unsure what the heck is going on because of course that model looks great in those jeans. Although risky, if you ask me, shopping online for denim can be worth it if you consider a few important things. Besides a quality site return policy, a loyal customer base is another thing to take into account for they will be the people who leave the most honest reviews. Those reviews are what you should let guide you through the terrifying process that is shopping for skinny jeans online.
When I think of reliable and loyal retailers, I instantly think of Nordstrom. After pondering the idea that the perfect pair of skinny jeans doesn't exist (see also: why I hate them), I decided to do a deep dive into the customer reviews section on Nordstrom. Much to my surprise, I found tons of skinny jeans with rave reviews and comments sections overflowing, with some receiving over 400 comments of praise.
Below, I pulled out the best skinny jeans available at Nordstrom according to customer reviews, along with a standout customer comment for you to see how passionate their owners are about the quality and fit.
4.5 Stars & 462 Customer Reviews
"After having a baby last year I've been struggling to find a pair of skinny jeans that looks and feels good. With these, my search is finally over! I'm 5'3", so this length is perfect. The rise is a little higher than I'm used to, but it helps to keep everything in its place. The stretch in the fabric makes these super comfortable."
4 Stars & 138 Reviews
"BEST jeans I've own in a LONG time! They hug all the right places and yet are incredibly comfortable. I'm normally a 29–31 (depending on the brand), but in these, I go with a 6. Definitely, size down! These jeans emphasize my small waist and highlight the booty! I just bought my second 'backup' pair!"
4.2 Stars & 149 Customer Reviews
"These are my favorite jeans I have ever owned. I have them in 3 colors (light wash, dark wash, and black). The high waist is comfortable and helps to keep your tummy in. I love the blown-out knee because it is stretchy and doesn't continue to open more when you bend your knee or bend down. The material of the denim is stretchy yet supportive and can we say FLATTERING. Oh, and the price point. You just cant beat these jeans!"
4.5 Stars & 433 Reviews
"These are the perfect jeans for fall! Love the higher waist but not too high. The color and length are perfect for boots or flats. They are very comfortable and look form fitting when they don't feel tight. Love these!"
4 Stars & 119 Customer Reviews
"This is my first time buying Topshop jeans, and I love them! The white is not see-through, and they are just the perfect stretch to show off all of your curves."
4.2 Stars & 147 Customer Reviews
"These skinny jeans hug your legs rather than suction to your legs. They keep their shape during wearing. This brand is my go-to for fit and quality. Love them!"
4.2 Stars & 70 Reviews
"These jeans are amazingly comfortable, a nice dark blue denim gives it a 'brand-new jean' appearance every time you wear them. They have just enough stretch in them to have some give—perfect length too! They are so worth the price!"
4.2 Stars & 112 Customer Reviews
"These are a staple. I ordered them and constantly get asked where I got them. They run small, so order one size up!"
4.2 Stars & 117 Customer Reviews
"I don't normally write reviews but these pants have left me no choice—they are so good I have to share! So slimming and the perfect fit from hip to ankle. My new go-to pant for the fall and winter."
3.5 Stars & 7 Customer Reviews
"These jeans really give that skinny fit that holds you in at all the right places without being tight or binding. I love the wash, which is dark enough to dress up (especially because of the classic cut), and also medium enough to work well with casual looks. The medium/light weight of the denim will be nice to wear year-round. The material is heavy enough to give you a sleek look, but not as hot as some jeans. The leg is long with a very narrow opening, more so than pictured online. I'm 5'9", and the jeans go all the way to my ankle and stay close to the leg all the way down, there is no flare out like in the picture. I wear 16/18. I got a size 16, and they are perfect."
4.5 Stars & 421 Customer Reviews
"This is my 3rd pair of these jeans. They have the perfect amount of stretch to be comfortable but still look like nice jeans. I work in an office where we can wear jeans every day and these have become my go to. I'm 5'1", and the petite, it's a great length."
4.5 Stars & 354 Customer Reviews
"Theses are so great. I had been lusting for them for a while and was so happy when they came back in stock. The whisking and distressing are perfect. I love the lighter wash on these. I typically wear a size 27 in AG Farrahs but sized down to a 26 for these based on reviews, and they fit perfectly (I'm 5'3", 125). Snatch these up before they disappear again!"
4.5 Stars & 474 Customer Reviews
"These pants are amazing! I'm usually between size 2 and 4, so I purchased a size 2. They fit perfectly. The elastic band makes wearing these for my 12-hour days so much better."
4.5 Stars & 324 Customer Reviews
"Very cute. I ordered sizes 29 and 30 because the reviews said you may want to order down, and they were right! Keeping the smaller size. They fit great and are very comfortable. This brand has become my favorite for jeans!"
4 Stars & 172 Customer Reviews
"This is the most perfect pair of jeans I have ever owned. I generally have a terrible time finding jeans that fit me properly, and I can honestly say that I have found the solution! These jeans are so comfortable you can wear them day and night. The fabric is soft yet sturdy and doesn't stretch too much after repeated wear. The fit is perfect (true to size) for ladies with a little junk in the trunk. I am guessing that most people that said the jeans run large is because their body type is not what these jeans are made for. I would highly recommend these jeans to anyone that struggles to find that perfect fit."
4.2 Stars & 165 Reviews
"These are without a doubt some of the most comfortable jeans I've purchased in the last ten years. I ended up purchasing two pairs. They are soft and smooth like butter. The material has a hint of stretch that makes them super comfortable. They do stretch out a little, but not so much so that they end up sagging. I backtracked to purchase my daughter two pairs as well. The only drawback is the closed front pockets. I'm 5'2", 125 and purchased the size 26. My daughter is 5'6", 122, and I purchased size 25 for her."