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Perfect White Skinny Jeans Do Exist

So I bought five pairs.

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A model wearing J Brand’s Maria High Rise Skinny Jeans in white, with a cream sweater
J Brand Maria High Rise Skinny Jeans ($167)

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Why — just why — is it so hard to find white skinny jeans that actually look good on a normal human? Most women I talk to say they can’t wear them because they don’t look good in them: either the fabric is too thin and see-through, or it bunches awkwardly in the worst spots. I’ve always loved skinny jeans, but I would get disappointed every time I tried on a white pair and instead opt for blue or black.

This changed three years ago, when I went shopping at Barneys and picked up a pair of J Brand’s Maria High Rise Skinny Jeans. Despite the awful dressing room lighting, to my surprise, they were quite flattering — they didn’t bring unwanted attention to my thighs, and they didn’t even show the black underwear I had on.

I love them so much that over the years I’ve collected four more pairs in other colors: two black, one midnight blue, and one medium blue. I even managed to score two of those pairs on sale from The Outnet, which I regularly check to see if my favorite jeans are on sale.

Not only are they classic and won’t go out of style, but they’re worth every penny because you can wear them with anything, for anything, and all year long, which is why I wear these pants 90 percent of the time. It may sound crazy that I own five pairs of the same pants, but to me and the many others keeping them on J Brand’s best-sellers list, they’re perfect.

Shop It Here J Brand Maria High Rise Skinny Jeans, $175