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We Tried On Zara’s Bestselling Jeans – These Were Our Favourites

Plus, which size you should buy.

I know most people ditched their jeans during the pandemic, but I was one of the very few to still enjoy wearing mine.

People say they’re uncomfortable, but a pair of well-fitting jeans make me feel supported in all the right places. That and the fact I’ve been embracing looser fits has meant my love affair with denim hasn’t dipped.

READ MORE: How to Work Out Your Size in Jeans

I’ve been shopping denim from Zara for as long as I can remember. They’re not right for everybody, but they work for my body shape perfectly.

STRAIGHT FIT PRINTED JEANS zara
Zara

Can we also talk about their incredible selection? Whether you’re looking for a long-lasting and versatile pair of relaxed light wash jeans or a pair with a bold print, there’s so much to choose from.

Fortunately, Zara jeans seem to last a long time despite being much more affordable than premium denim brands — definitely under the usual £150 mark for premium brand jeans.

Of course, I recommend taking good care of them and not washing them too often. You can also read more about how to care for your denim to ensure it has a long life and you get more bang for your buck.

The Spanish label is also offering an abundance of wide-leg, paper bag, flared and mom jeans, so if you’re a jeans hater, you’ll be swayed by how comfortable they are.

Zara jeans
Zara

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How do Zara jeans fit?

Jeans are a tricky item to purchase. It often takes a long time to find the right size and fit, so if you’re ordering online, it’s always a good idea to order a couple of sizes to try at home if you can.

While I love the styles available, Zara’s jeans sizes do run small and some are prone to stretching. One hot tip is to stick to those that are 100% cotton and size up, but even then you may need a good try on before finding the best fit.

If you don’t know your size, Wear Next’s nifty guide to working out denim sizing will help you find out.

But as Zara’s sizing can be confusing, I tried on 5 pairs of Zara jeans in the same size to see how they fit.

Zw the ’70 S High-Rise Full-Length Jeans, now £12.99 – buy now

Firstly, I tried the 70s High-Rise jeans but sadly these were too small.

As a regular UK size 10, I recommend sizing up in these.

ZW THE SLIM CROPPED JEANS WITH FEATHER TRIMS

ZW The Slim Cropped Jeans with Feather Trims, now £12.99 – buy now

ZW The Slim Cropped Jeans with Feather Trims zara

Next up was these feather-trimmed cropped jeans, which were far too small to even do up. Disappointing as these were my favourites!

Z1975 MOM-FIT AUTHENTIC JEANS Zara

Z1975 Mom-Fit Authentic Jeans, now £12.99 – buy now

Z1975 Mom-Fit Authentic Jeans

Next up, I tried Zara’s mom jeans, which come in a wide variety of washes and colours.

Unlike the pairs I tried on before, these fit pretty well. They were quite tight, but with a bit of wear I’d say they’d give. You can buy these in your regular size.

FLARED FULL-LENGTH TRF JEANS

Flared Full-Length Trf Jeans, now £9.99 – buy now

Flared Full-Length Trf Jeans

I tried on the flared full-length jeans, and these were surprisingly roomy.

As jeans tend to stretch, I’d even suggest going down a size.

Z1975 HIGH-RISE STRAIGHT-FIT LONG-LENGTH JEANS

Z1975 High-Rise Straight-Fit Long-Length Jeans, now £12.99 – buy now

Z1975 HIGH-RISE STRAIGHT-FIT LONG-LENGTH JEANS

Believe it or not, these are the same jeans as in the picture above. For context, I’m 5″7, so these don’t seem to be super-long.

However they fit really well in my regular UK size 10.

ZW THE MARINE STRAIGHT JEANS zara

ZW The Marine Straight Jeans, £32.99 – buy now

ZW The Marine Straight Jeans zara

The Marine straight fit so perfectly! These have plenty of stretch however, so they may be prone to drooping (never a good look).

The wash I’m wearing is lighter than the product above, as sadly these have now sold out!