Shopping for jeans is a task none of us enjoys, because of the sheer amount of factors we need to consider. Are you shopping for high-rise or mid-rise jeans? Mom style, or flares? A dark denim wash, or a lighter summer fade? The list goes on.
It's safe to say that in most cases, a lot of thought goes into jean shopping - but not when it comes to one retailer. M&S has mastered the art of affordable, well-fitting and comfortable jeans that suit every body type. The brand offers three main styles with added stretch– a soft mid-rise boot-cut called ‘Sienna’, a skinny high-rise called ‘Ivy’ and a slim straight leg named ‘Lily’. If you're a sucker for a classic, you'll be happy to know that M&S also offers the usual Mom, Boyfriend and skinny styles too, all of which are made from sustainably sourced cotton.
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The majority of Marks & Spencer jeans are available in extra-short, petite, regular and long sizes, and come in a variety of washes from white and blue, to indigo. In other words, you're sure to find your perfect fit. They're loved by many, including This Morning's beloved Holly Willoughby and - if they're good enough for Holly - they're certainly good enough for us.
We've scoured the M&S website and spotted the best jeans on offer. Shop our top picks below.
The best M&S jeans
1. The Mom Jeans
A classic pair of Mom jeans that you simply can't go wrong with. This style sits high on the waist yet slim at the hips, giving you that retro fit we all adore. They're made from organic cotton and have an added stretch for optimal comfort.
Review: "Obsessed with these jeans! I have waist 29", hip 41", thigh 25" and the size 12 is the perfect mom jean fit! Stretchy but still have the cotton denim feel about them to make the perfect mom jean."
2. Sienna Straight Leg Jeans with Stretch
The perfect pair of jeans for those busy days on the go, the Sienna jean has a straight-leg cut and super stretch fabric to keep you comfortable all day long. They're made with recycled polyester - so super sustainable - and would look fab paired with a white tee and a pair of trainers.
Review: "These jeans are great. Gentle stretch gives a perfect fit and the straight leg means they're not too skinny. Very comfortable."
3. Luxury High Waisted Flared Jeans
Denim flares are a great twist on the classic jean and a wardrobe staple. This luxury pair by M&S are vintage-inspired and have a luxuriously soft finish. They're also part of M&S's Autograph collection, which offers premium investment pieces with contemporary cuts - so you know you're getting your money's worth.
Review: "Superb fit and such a lovely soft denim fabric. Bought these in two colours."
4. Eva Bootcut Jeans
If you're after a more traditional yet chic silhouette, the Eva Bootcut is a great option. Combined with a flattering high waist and a slim bootcut shape, you're sure to look (and feel) your very best.
Review: "Lovely jeans. Great quality, colour and fit. They sit on the waist so you have extra comfort. Thrilled with the jeans, the price is excellent, will certainly buy another pair."
5. The Wide-Leg Jeans
Wide-leg jeans deserve a spot in everyone's wardrobe. They're comfy and easy to wear, and this M&S option is made from authentic stretch denim for ultra comfort. They fit slim at the hips and loose through the leg, giving you an effortlessly chic look.
Review: "Modern fit, very comfortable, soft material and a nice colour."
6. Harper Supersoft Cigarette Jeans
The perfect middle ground between a skinny and straight leg, the Harper Cigarette jean is a straight-fitting pair of jeans with a stylish crop at the ankle. They have a high waistline and super stretchy fabric making them fab to wear during school drop-off and any other errands.
Review: "These fit true to size, don’t leave that annoying space at the back which is amazing. They are so soft. I have found my perfect jean after trying so many for different years! Great price too!"
7. Straight Leg Cropped Jeans
A pair of white cropped jeans is ideal for the summertime and this pair is designed with a flattering straight leg with a mid-rise height.
Review: "Great fit and quality fabric - not transparent, but not too thick either."
8. High Waisted Wide Leg Ankle Grazer Jeans
A black pair of jeans is a must-have, and we're loving this ankle-grazer pair by M&S. They're high-waisted and wide-legged, featuring an added stretch for all-day comfort.
Review: "Very good quality. Good colour. Just what I was looking for. Very happy with length and purchase. Feel stylish."
9. Boyfriend Ankle Grazer Jeans
The Boyfriend jean is perfect for the slouchy, 'I barely tried' look that we all desire - especially when working from home. Made from organic cotton, these boyfriend jeans have a relaxed fit and a high waist. They're ankle grazer length and would look great with some sandals and a cami.
Review: "They are the most comfortable jeans I’ve ever owned. Very happy with them."
10. Ivy Skinny Jeans
If you're still a huge fan of the skinny jeans look - we don't blame you. They're versatile and easy to wear and the Ivy skinny jean from M&S features a dash of stretch for all-day comfort.
Review: "I was really impressed with these jeans. I bought a size 10, my usual size, and they fit lovely. I would highly recommend them."