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Playing Favorites: Ten Denim Brands Our Editors Trust

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Welcome back to Editor's Essentials, a new Wednesday feature in which editors from around the Racked network discuss their all-time favorite buys. Today's topic: Jeans. As it happens, our staff is largely on the petite side (and apparently not lacking in butt). We've got recommendations for curvy bodies, athletic legs, those who suffer from waistband gap, and the bootcut that more than one skinny-jean-devotee will throw her weight behind. Read on for ten denim brands road-tested by our very own experts.

Ready to try on our faves? Check out the best places to shop for jeans in Boston, Chicago, DC, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and online.

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