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The essential guide to skinny Jeans for Women: elevate your outfits with a denim basic

When we talk about the most controversial style of jeans, we clearly mean the skinny fit.

Unlike many other styles, with skinny jeans there’s no middle ground: you either hate them or love them.

A common feeling among women is that skinny jeans can be a bit of a hassle. The rough, stiff denim can make it tough to move freely, and for some body types, they're not always the most flattering option. Their snug, constricting feeling can make you think twice about choosing this style.

However, when you wear the right pair, you understand why skinny jeans are not only a viable option but an everyday wear choice.

Denim that hugs your body in the right places, lets you move comfortably and breathe freely with supreme softness, and flatters you with every single outfit you wear are what Mott & Bow’s skinny jeans for women are made for. 

The Essential Guide to Skinny Jeans for Women

Before you pick your first pair of Mott & Bow skinny jeans, it’s important to know the difference between high, mid, and low rise fits, so you can wear the type that flatters your body type the most. 

High-Rise Skinny Jeans for Women 

This kind of jeans sits above the belly button and leaves a nice gap at the end of the hem, which works wonders for footwear—heels and loafers in particular. Fitted through the hips, thighs, and legs, this style can have a slimming effect on your body.

Additionally, their rise covers the entire stomach region and gives the illusion of a longer and leaner torso, while hiding any problem areas.

If you’re looking to give the impression of a slimmer figure, you should strongly consider grabbing a pair of our high-rise skinny jeans.

Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans for Women 

Mid-rise jeans sit just below the belly button and tend to extend all the way down to the ankle. Their amazing versatility is what makes women go for this fit, since you can easily dress them up with heels and a blouse, or keep it casual with sneakers and a tee.

Like their higher counterpart, mid-rise skinny jeans are also fitted through the hips, thighs, and legs.

They are particularly well-suited for women with petite, hourglass, and athletic body types. This is because mid-rise skinny jeans have the ability to elongate the legs, accentuate muscle definition without compromising proportion, and exude a sensually feminine appearance.

Low-Rise Skinny Jeans for Women 

This kind of jeans sits 1-3” below the waistline, which gives them an urban vibe. Some women prefer this style when trying to highlight their curvy figures.

This style is also ideal for women who want to show off their abs area for a bolder look. 

Different rises for women’s jeans: high (above the belly button), mid (below the belly button), and low (below the hips)

Whether you choose high, mid or low rise skinny jeans, when you get them at Mott & Bow, you get the most premium, flattering, luxurious feeling denim on the market.

If you would like to know more about these fits and find your favorite jeans in 3 simple steps, take a look at our Women’s Fit Guide

Ideal Outfits for Women with Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans offer versatility for pairing with a wide range of outfits. Yet, there are some combinations that can instantly elevate your look.

Oversized Tops 

Oversized tops greatly enhance every outfit with skinny jeans. If you’re looking for something to keep you warm in crisp temperatures, check out our oversized cashmere sweater: luxurious and irresistibly soft.


Elevate your style effortlessly by layering a blazer or coat over your tee and pairing it with your go-to skinny jeans. Our Marcy collection offers tees that are perfect for dressing both up and down, and features long-sleeve options for the colder seasons.


Choosing your work outfit is crucial for conveying your confidence and professionalism. Our suggestion? Get a pair of dark skinny jeans and tuck in a button-up shirt. Top it with a solid-colored coat, and finish the look with your favorite heels for a powerful, confident appearance.


Styling skinny jeans for the outdoors is a breeze. Just throw on a turtleneck sweater, pick the hue that matches the season, and complete the look with your favorite boots for a laid-back yet chic appearance.


Your outfit options greatly broaden for these occasions: dark skinny jeans with a chunky knit sweater; light skinny jeans with a contrasting black top; a silk blouse with pointy-toe heels and skinny jeans; you get the gist. Anything is possible, and you can easily find the most flattering outfit for your style and body figure.


If you’re looking for a more casual weekend outfit, you can enjoy a relaxed outfit with a flattering tee and a pair of mid-rise skinny jeans that hug your body in the right places.


Are skinny jeans still in style in 2023?

Yes! Skinny jeans for women are one of the most versatile fits of jeans there are, since they come in 3 different rises that adapt amazingly well to casual, semi-casual, and professional situations.

The belief that skinny jeans are out of style is due mostly to experiences with poor denim, terrible fits, and disproportionate looks that have taken a toll on this style of jeans.

However, at Mott & Bow you can find skinny jeans for women that are made to be worn, featuring supreme comfort, elevated style, and flattering fits.

What kind of tops should I wear with my skinny jeans?

You can wear big, oversized, roomy, boxy, and chunky tops for a trendy look. These include tees, sweaters, sweatshirts, turtlenecks, coats, and jackets.

If you’re looking to renew your wardrobe, you can grab our best-sellers Marcy tees, Bergen cashmere sweaters, and French Terry Sweatshirts for flattering, ultra comfortable options to wear every day.

What kind of shoes should I wear with my skinny jeans?

If you’re wearing high-rise skinny jeans, you can complement your outfit with heels, boots, booties, and loafers.

When going for a pair of mid-rise skinny jeans, you can wear heels, booties, sneakers, and even sandals, so pick your favorite!

Going for something more casual with low-rise skinny jeans? A pair of sneakers or sandals are your best options.