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As soon as the word “premium” started to pop up in the denim category, prices on your most essential pants seemed to skyrocket. You can still find high-quality cheap jeans–you just need to know where to look (and of course, we’ve put together a list of our favorites).

When buying jeans at any price, there are a few things to keep in mind:
– Sizes really vary. Some brands are sized like men’s pants (0 to 30) and others are by waist (23 to 34). This can be really confusing from brand to brand, so it’s always important to try on and scrutinize every pair.
– Don’t forget, they will stretch out, but they’ll also shrink when washed, so buy the pair that is slightly bigger (but not a whole size up).
– Check the fabrications. For the sake of fit and comfort, look for at least 2 percent Spandex.

Here are our picks for the best cheap jeans brands on a budget.

Cheap Jeans Brands

Everyday Cheap Jeans: Old Navy

Wide Leg Trousers

If you live to live in your jeans, you’ll want to try on the pants at Old Navy. The brand’s jeans aren’t only cheap (around $35 or less), but comfortable and long-lasting. Pick up trouser jeans to wear to the office and stretchy leggings for play. Don’t forget that extended sizes (petite, tall and plus) are primarily online.

Plus Size Jeans: Fashion Bug 

Five Pocket Jeans


There’s a bazillion plus-size jean lines, but we still turn to Fashion Bug when we’re looking for truly cheap jeans. Fashion Bug has colored denim leggings, whiskered jean trousers in up to a size 30 with inseams of 29” (petite), 32” (regular) and 34” (tall), and fits geared toward body types straight (yellow), moderately curvy (red) and curvy (blue). Some styles have a “Secret Slimmer” with an extra stretch panel (which we LOVE).

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  • Maya

    Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda classic fit tapered. Comes in many lengths, including petite short. Maybe runs a bit small- if you like skin tight buy your regular size, otherwise 1 size up. Black is great. These are really cheap and are often on sale at Kohl’s.

  • isabel

    can i get this pair of pants at a store in furthest of portland?

  • Tracy

    I like the Target Mossimo Premium Denim Bootcut jeans. They sit lower on your waist but aren’t too low cut (I’m 50 AND I wear them to work on casual days). They come in multiple washes and short and long lengths. I have a straight waist and narrow hips and despite the low price tag ($29) these jeans fit me better than any jean I’ve found so far. They don’t shrink or twist in weird ways in the wash either.

  • Kim

    If you’re like me and don’t have the curves women’s jeans are made for, try Delia’s jeans. I’ve had the best luck with their Bailey fit; it’s closer to a mid rise than their other cuts so they don’t have that “juniors jeans” look. I’ve tried their Taylors and Morgans, too, but the Taylor fit is way too skinny (can you say “muffin top?”) and the Morgans, which are supposed to be skinny, wear much more like a straight leg. They’re definitely not jeans to go out in, but they’re fantastic for day-to-day wear–and so, so comfortable!

  • Sparkle Cupcake

    JC Penney has great jean prices in their Junior department…all cuts from super skinny to boot cut and the COLORED Denim for 15-29 bucks!

  • Those are great options! Especially the low prices on these pants!