Best White Denim for Women Over 50
White denim pants have become a staple in my wardrobe all year long. The first time that I wore a pair of white denim pants before Memorial Day, I expected the fashion police to come knocking on my door. But with age comes confidence, and fashion rules are meant to be broken! White denim is so versatile that it looks great with just about anything. My absolute favorite time to wear denim pants is during the spring and summer because they are the perfect backdrop for all of the bright, colorful tops I tend to select for those times of the year.
In an effort to find my new favorite pair of white denim for 2023, I ordered 6 different pairs to try. They include a wide variety of styles ranging from slim fit to wide leg. Check out the try-on session below, and let me know which pair is your favorite in the comments. P.S. My dog wanted to be a part of the try-on, so you may see a cute little guest in the photos below!
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The first pair I am trying is the Spanx Flare Jeans in White. You girls know that I love clothing from the brand Spanx (like these Perfect Dresses I recently reviewed and my favorite bra). When I saw these flare jeans, I clicked add to cart right away!
These jeans are constructed without a button or zipper, so you pull (or shimmy, as their website says, haha) them on. This helps the front to lay flat without any added bulk. They are high-rise, and the best part is that the fabric has built-in tummy shaping to help hold the stomach area in.
I grabbed them in a size large, and they fit true to size. They are available in an XS to a 3x. You can also grab them in petite and tall lengths. I am 5’6″ and ordered a regular. They are the perfect length when paired with a heel, but if I wanted to wear them with a flat sandal, I would probably need to grab them in petite.
The second pair of denim you see is also from Spanx. These are their straight-leg ankle jeans in white. They have several similarities to the first pair, like the no-zipper, no-button pull-on design, and built-in tummy shaping. The fabric has just enough stretch making them super comfortable without feeling like they are going to stretch out too much by the end of the day.
I really like the versatile style of this cut, especially for the warmer months. They can be dressed up with an elegant top and a heel or dressed down with a more casual shirt and flat sandals. I ordered my regular size large in these, and they fit like a glove.
These are the Wide Leg Jeans from Talbots. I would probably consider them more a trouser than a jean. I’ve been wearing a lot of wide-legged pants over the last year. I like this style of pants because they conceal the shape of your legs, so they’re great for camouflaging heavy thighs. I also think that wide-leg pants add balance to my broad shoulders.
I always consider proportions when I am styling an outfit. The rule of thumb is wide on the bottom, and tight on the top. Basically, that means that when you are wearing a flowy skirt or wide-leg jeans, you should wear a top that is fitted.
I grabbed these in a size 8. The relaxed fit is very comfortable, and the fabric has plenty of stretch. I think these may be a bit too short on me to wear with heels this high, but they would be a great length on me for a flat shoe.
Up next, we have the slim ankle jeans from Talbots. I really like jeans like these that show a little ankle, and the length also helps to show off your shoes. This pair has a built-in invisible slimming panel to help slim and smooth, which I appreciate, and I bet you all will as well!
When looking for a new pair of pants, I suggest trying on a variety of styles. No matter if you prefer wide-legged pants like the last look or a slim fit like this pair from Talbots, both styles can have a place in your closet. I find the slim fit style of these pants super versatile as I can just as easily pair them with sneakers to run errands as I can with a pair of espadrilles for church or a lunch date!
I’m wearing them in an 8, and I think they fit a little loose, so I would be interested to see how a size down fits. My dog was really getting interested at this point in the try-on, haha. I thought this picture was so funny but also so cute!
I also wanted to try these high-rise wide-leg pants from Ann Taylor. I ordered an 8, but I definitely needed to size down, so these photos don’t accurately do the pants justice. They aren’t truly denim like the other pants in the try-on, but I think they feel like a modern and fresh take on white pants.
They also come in navy and tan if you love the look of these but don’t need any new white pants. Remembering what I said about the rule of proportions earlier, you will want to balance the width of these pants with a tighter blouse or top. Since they are high-waisted, you can even tuck in the top to accentuate your waist.
The above picture is a great visual of how long I like my pants to fall when I’m wearing heels. As I mentioned earlier, I am 5’6″. I don’t like my pants to drag to the ground; I like to show off my shoes.
I decided to try one more style of pants by Spanx. These are their ankle slim straight pants. If you like to wear flowy blouses or tunics, this pair of pants would pair beautifully with them.
I grabbed them in a medium, but I should have gone with my regular size large. I found out after the fact on their website that sizes L-3X run large and sizes XS-M run small. If you would like a little more or less ankle coverage, they do come in different lengths. Spanx claims that these pants have ultimate opacity technology, which prevents them from being see-through. I have to say that they succeeded! Finally, a pair of white pants that you can’t see through at all!
The material on these pants is a little thicker, which would make them a great option for smoothing any lumps, bumps, and cellulite on your legs. These pants are also button and zipper free, which require you to pull them on, like the other Spanx styles above. This results in a completely smooth front and a flattering tummy region. For being too small for me, I think they did a pretty good job of holding everything in!
Which pairs of white denim are your favorites? Do you have any favorite pairs of white denim, and if so, where are they from? Let me know in the comments!
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