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Womens/Clothing/Jeans/Ankle & Cropped
Top 10 Ankle-Length Jeans

It's Officially Time For Ankle-Length Jeans, And We Found The 10 Best Pairs

It's Officially Time For Ankle-Length Jeans, And We Found The 10 Best Pairs

If you’re new to Rank & Style, first of all, welcome! Second of all, there’s something you should know: we’re obsessed with denim. From skinny jeans and skirts to straight-leg pants and hip-hugging numbers, we love denim in all of its forms. That’s why it should come as no surprise that there’s another denim style we can’t get off of our minds right now: ankle-length jeans.

Cropped so that they land a few inches above the ankle, this jean style excels at one thing in particular: showing off your shoes. They’re a match made in heaven for your favorite ankle booties or high-top sneakers, and they offer a slightly updated look to the skinny silhouette we all know and love (or at least that all of us millennials love).

If you’re wondering where to look for a quality pair of ankle jeans, the answer lies below. We’ve done our research and found the 10 best cropped jeans money can buy.

How We Found The Best Ankle-Length Jeans

If you’re anything like us, jeans are a part of your daily uniform. It’s great, but it means that our denim takes a beating from being worn on repeat. Only a quality pair of jeans can hold up to that kind of usage, which is why we’re always looking for the best of the best.

In order to find ankle-length jeans that meet that standard, we called on our brilliant and unbiased algorithm, a proprietary tool that identifies products based on a mix of data such as expert recommendations, social media buzz, and editor reviews, to name a few. So, whenever you’re ready, scroll on to find the cropped ankle jeans of your dreams.

Next up, check out the 10 Best Straight-Leg JeansOpening image: everlane.com

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March 16, 2022

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Product Expert:Georgia Jones

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Abercrombie & Fitch Vintage Stretch Denim Ultra High Rise Ankle Straight Jeansabercrombie.com

Abercrombie & Fitch Vintage Stretch Denim Ultra High Rise Ankle Straight Jeans

Ripped
Our Score4.65

WHAT TO LOVE: Just because a pair of jeans is described as "ankle-length" doesn’t mean that’s where they’ll land on everyone. That’s why Abercrombie made these cropped ankle jeans available in four different lengths from extra short to long.

USER REVIEW: “These jeans fit so perfectly. They hug the waist just enough so it's flattering and not too tight or loose. The ankle length really helps to show off your shoes as well!”

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Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Ankle Skinny Jeans

Shaping
Our Score4.65

WHAT TO LOVE: Wit & Wisdom believes in their Ab-Solution skinny ankle jeans so much that they created over 12 different versions of them. That means that whatever your denim preferences entail (raw hem, high waist, or otherwise), there’s a good chance there’s a version of the Ab-Solution jeans that will meet your expectations.

STYLING TIP: Ankle jeans provide a perfect opportunity to show off a pair of shoes. For a ‘fit inspired by street style, try layering a graphic tee under an oversized jacket with ankle jeans and high-top sneakers.

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Everlane The Curvy Cheeky Jean

Curvy
Our Score4.65

WHAT TO LOVE: Curvy queens, rejoice. Everlane’s Curvy Cheeky Jean is made for those of us with an hourglass shape who refuse to settle for a waist gap. That, plus the fact that the backside pockets are designed to give your booty a lifted look, means that these might just be the most flattering women’s ankle jeans out there.

USER REVIEW: “BEST JEANS EVER! I love the way these jeans fit. The denim is structured with a little stretch, and they have a little bit of a relaxed fit through the leg but are still form-fitting enough to be a chic and flattering pair of jeans. I wore these for a week straight after they arrived, and they are easily my favorite pair now.”

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Eco friendly

Eco Friendly


Old Navy High-Waisted O.G. Straight Ankle Jeans

Affordable
Our Score4.75

WHAT TO LOVE: With a little bit of stretch and Old Navy’s Never-Quit Shape Retention technology, these are a top contender for the title of most comfortable denim in your closet.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: The “Secret-Smooth” front pockets on these jeans offer a subtle slimming effect. Who knew that pockets had so much power? Oh right, every woman we know. 

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Inclusive


AYR The Pop

Luxury
Our Score4.75

WHAT TO LOVE: All Year Round is a California-based fashion label that’s focused on creating timeless, high-quality clothing. Based on the fact that they’re often out of stock, The Pop jeans might be their magnum opus, a near-flawless delivery of denim that’s both flattering and forgiving.

STYLE TIP: Effortless is often a word that AYR’s designs bring to mind, so keep it simple by pairing these ankle-length jeans with an oversized button-down shirt and your favorite sandals.


Levi's Wedgie Icon Jeans

Mom
Our Score4.8

WHAT TO LOVE: You can show off your shoes and your peach with these, because Levi’s Wedgie jeans are ankle length with a high-rise waist and a cheeky, lifted seat. Plus, ordering these might mark the first time you’ve ever looked forward to receiving a wedgie.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Don’t you just love it when a perfect pair of jeans comes in a bunch of varieties? In addition to seven different blue washes and distressed versions to choose from, the Wedgie ankle jeans are available in a black denim that’s grunge perfection.

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AGOLDE Nico High Rise Jeans

Skinny
Our Score4.85

WHAT TO LOVE: It’s all in the details when it comes to denim, so let’s take a moment to appreciate the little design elements that make AGOLDE’s Nico jeans great: The frayed cuffs, the understated whiskering, and of course, the ankle-length skinny silhouette.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: AGOLDE’s Nico jeans are made from a cotton-rayon blend that provides a good deal of stretch, which is great news since they’re also available in a slim-fit version. Also, don’t miss this gray denim rendition that we’re currently obsessing over.

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Levi's 721 Ankle High-Rise Skinny Jeans

Stretch
Our Score4.85

WHAT TO LOVE: One thing that’s an absolute must-have in a pair of skinny jeans? Stretch. Luckily, you’ll never have to jump your way into rigid denim again, because Levi’s 721 skinny ankle jeans are high-waisted, form-fitting, and most importantly, stretchy.

USER REVIEW: “I bought one pair of these, and that was not enough. Buy at least two pairs of these jeans. They are so comfortable, you’ll be reaching for them a lot.”

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Mother The Hustler High Waist Ankle Fray Jeans

Kick Flare
Our Score4.85

WHAT TO LOVE: Flare: It’s what makes these irresistible. Every time we see someone wearing flared crop jeans, we think to ourselves: “That is the most stylish person I’ve ever seen.” Right now, Mother is offering you the opportunity to be that person.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Dark wash, light fade, camel-colored, white, and black denim: These ankle jeans are available in more options than there are days in the week.

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Levi's Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans

Best Overall
Our Score4.9

WHAT TO LOVE: Levi’s, you’ve done it again. And by “it,” we mean dominated one of our denim-driven lists. The Ribcage ankle jeans are named for their high-rise waistline, a one-way ticket to looking snatched, no matter what you tuck into them.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Add “clean out the closet” to your to-do list, because you’re going to need room for these ankle jeans in all the multiple stunning colors they come in, from a classic indigo shade to this vintage-inspired black wash.

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