The bootcut jean is making a strong comeback and not a moment too soon for some women. The most wonderful thing about this type of fit is that they are actually a pretty flattering cut and look great on every shape.
If you aren’t familiar with bootcut, they are defined by the slight flare from the knee to the ankle and the slim fit through the hip and thigh. Generally, if the leg opening is between 17″ and 20,” you are looking at a bootcut jean.
They have a more relaxed fit than the slim and skinny styles that have been so prominent over the last few years, so they are easy to move around in and are a more forgiving cut .
We have rounded up some of the most comfortable bootcut jeans for women. Keep scrolling to see our picks below.
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Citizens of Humanity Emannuelle
One of the best things about the bootcut’s resurgence is that the latest designs now have higher waists than the popular styles back in the 90s and 00s, which were usually uncomfortably low-waisted.
If you are looking for a classic style with a bit of a modern update, you may want to check out Citizens of Humanity The Emannuelle. It features a slim bootcut with a flattering mid-rise. It is also made from comfortable stretch fabric, giving a slim fit look, but the stretch makes it comfy for movement.
Available from Nordstrom
Gap Mid Rise Perfect Boot Jeans
Gap used to have one of the best bootleg cuts that they have tweaked and updated over the years. The latest design is made from premium stretch denim that is soft and flexible and features a dark wash with a bit of whiskering.
These are pretty flared at the bottom, and the inseam length is almost 34 inches on the regular length, which is quite long, so they may not be a good style for everyone, but they are well made, stretchy, and comfortable.
Available from Gap
Joe’s Jeans The Hi(Rise) Honey
The Hi Honey from Joe Jeans is a high-rise curvy-fit that is a great choice for those who have an hourglass figure or struggle with the waist gapping on their pants. This is another option that runs pretty long with a 34″ inseam, but many bootcut designs do have that longer inseam so that they can be worn with heels.
Joe Jeans uses their ‘Flawless’ denim on the Hi Honey, which just means that it lifts, moves, stays in shape, and is soft to the touch. The Flawless denim is also why women tend to really love the fit and comfortable feel of Joe Jeans.
Available from Joe’s Jeans
Gloria Vanderbilt’s Amanda
Gloria Vanderbilt’s Women’s Amanda High Rise Boot Cut Jean is a classic style that is universally flattering for all shapes and sizes. Women love the Amanda so much that they go back to it year after year. What is great about the Amanda is that it isn’t super flared with a 17.5 inch leg opening, so it gives the lovely leg elongating silhouette but without looking like a bell bottom.
It comes in two lengths a 30-inch short inseam and a 32-inch regular inseam. These jeans are loved for the overall feel, amazing fit, and comfort level that comes from the comfy fabric and the high waist.
Available from Amazon
Lee Women’s Modern Series Curvy Fit Bootcut Jean
Lee Women’s Modern Series Curvy Fit Bootcut Jean is a comfy curvy fit made from premium stretch denim. The no-gap waistband is designed to fit curvy hips and narrow waists properly, so you don’t get the embarrassing and uncomfortable waist gap when you sit down.
These aren’t traditional heavy denim from Lee that you would wear for heavy-duty wear, but rather a comfortable and lightweight alternative to heavyweight denim. Since they are a curvy fit, they are best suited to those with hourglass figures or who have to size up to get a good fit on the waist.
Available from Amazon
NYDJ’s Barbara is many women’s go-to bootcut style that they have been buying for years. The Barbara is constructed with the NYDJ lift-and-tuck technology that makes most of their styles incredibly flattering. The traditional fit makes your legs look longer, especially when worn with heels.
The fabric is a stretch cotton blend of 70% cotton, 13% polyester, 10% lyocell, 5% elastomultiester, and 2% elastane. Women love the Barbara for the great fit, the comfortable fabric, and they last forever.
Available from NYDJ.com
Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Women’s Totally Shaping Bootcut Jeans
It is tough to write a post about jeans and not include at least one pair of Levi’s. A Levi’s bootcut style that you may want to have a look at for its high comfort level is the Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Women’s Totally Shaping Jeans.
These are a stretch denim style (80% cotton, 18% polyester, and 2% elastane) that can keep its shape all day, except the waistband that does stretch out a lot during the day, so you will most likely have to wear a belt with it. It comes in three inseam lengths 30, 32, or 34 inches. This is a design that has a reputation for fitting well, being comfy, and lightweight.
Available from Amazon
Mavi tends to make jeans that have an ultra-comfy feel to them. The Mavi Molly bootcut is a well-made, mid-rise design in mid-weight soft denim with a bit of stretch and a soft feel. They have four inseam length options, and most women find that they are a great fit that is flattering and slimming.
Available from Mavi.com
Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution High Waist Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans
If you like a little more flare in your pants, you may want to have a look at Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution High Waist Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans. These are made to ‘shape, mold, and hold,’ so they are made with a very stretchy fabric with a low cotton percentage (52% cotton, 34% lyocell, 12% polyester, 2% spandex). The fabric is super soft and easy to wear without stretching out like some jeans do after a few hours.
Available from Nordstrom
ARIAT R.E.A.L. Perfect Rise Stretch Rosa
ARIAT R.E.A.L. Perfect Rise Stretch Rosa Boot Cut Jeans are the type of slim-fitting design that you will want to look at if you are buying riding jeans. These have been rider tested and have all sorts of features that make them perfect for riding. Some of the notable features include a high-rise, performance stretch denim that holds its shape, a waistband that won’t gap, and cooling technology in the fabric.
There are some sizing inconsistencies reported with this style, so read any manufacturer recommendations if you consider purchasing or trying on any purchases before removing tags.
Available from Ariat
American Eagle Kick Bootcut Jeans
American Eagle’s Kick Bootcut Jeans are another stretchy option that is soft and comfy while maintaining a denim look and nice structure. The interesting thing to note about this style is that they are low-rise with only a 9.25″ rise and a 19″ leg opening, which is actually pretty wide for a bootcut. They have a little stretch but are still thicker denim.
Available from AE.com
Kut from the Kloth Natalie Flare Jeans
Faded Kut from the Kloth Natalie Flare Jeans is a lovely soft option with an 18″ bootcut opening. The Natalie comes in 2 inseam lengths (31 and 33″), and the fabric blend is 91% cotton, 7% polyester, 2% elastane, so it has a bit of stretch for moving around. They have a high-rise that looks great, along with the comfortably worn whiskering for that lived-in look.
Available from Nordstrom or Kut from the Kloth(plus)
J Brand Sallie
J Brand has a few different bootcut styles in low, mid, or high-waisted rises. J Brand’s styles are an excellent choice if you are looking for a rigid denim look, but not the feel of rigid denim.
The Sallie is a great design to get that classic look because it uses the J Brand comfort stretch denim technology that gives you an authentic look of rigid denim and the stretch that is often preferred in jeans when you are looking for comfort.
This J Brand style is made with 90 percent less water on average, and the fabric contains 30 percent recycled cotton.
Available from J Brand
7 For All Mankind b(air) Denim Kimmie
The 7 For All Mankind b(air) Denim Kimmie Bootcut Jeans is a fantastic option if you want the look of vintage but the modern feel of a stretch fabric. The Kimmie is a high rise with a contoured waist, so your pants won’t start loosening up at the waist as your day goes on.
Most women find these to be very comfortable and relaxed jeans that have a good stretch to them. They are versatile enough to be worn as dressy or casual. The inseam is 34.5 inches, which is on the longer side, so this style works well if your legs are long or you are wearing heels.
Available from 7forAllMankind.com