Top 10 Distressed Jeans

Don't distress: These ten distressed jeans are where it's at.

Don't distress: These ten distressed jeans are where it's at.

We don't want to cause a panic, but distressed denim has us freaking out over here. Perfect for wearing during fall's unpredictable weather, distressed denim gives every look an edge that's always just sharp enough. Fading, whiskering and straight up slashes do the deed quite nicely when it comes to these ten. Whether you want your jeans distressed within an inch of their life or just a slight hint of destruction here and there, this list is for you. Since we'd never blindly suggest just anything, we used our super unique and clever algorithm to comb through the vast world of denim to find ten picks that are top selling and loved by both editors and readers alike — you're up next for joining the ranks!

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October 9, 2015

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The Rankings

Topshop Moto Leigh Mid Rise Skinny Jeansnordstrom.com

Topshop Moto Leigh Mid Rise Skinny Jeans

Our Score

Coming in long, regular, and tall inseams, no height should miss out on these super soft skinnies that you'll want to wear on every day that ends in Y. We love the blend of comfy fabrics, and you'll feel right at home. 

Blank NYC Good Vibes Distressed Skinny Jeans

Our Score

Shredded knees and soft fading do the heavy lifting when you get to know this pair of distressed denim jeans. On the verge of being boyfriend jeans in style, we love the relaxed fit that will complete your look with confidence and style. 

BDG Slim Boyfriend Jean - Slash

Our Score

Hey, you! Over there with the cool kids and the charmingly distressed boyfriend jeans. We like your style. These have a relaxed fit we love and are easily cuffed up at the ankle — pair them with your favorite white Chucks for the ultimate look. 

Free People Destroyed Skinny Jeans

Our Score

We love these stretchy, flattering skinnies. They'll move with you but won't lose their shape, meaning you can get multiple wears out of them before it's time to introduce them to the washing machine. 

One Teaspoon Awesome Distressed Jeans

Our Score

Extra, extra! These super distressed and faded jeans are hot to trot, earning lots of buzz and editorial consideration, which we are grateful for. Pair them with fancy heels for a study in contrast you'll ace. 

Denim & Supply Oceanside Boyfriend Jean

Our Score

We like our boyfriend jeans to look like said boyfriend potentially got his hands dirty wearing them, and these Denim & Supply lovelies do the trick quite nicely. Just be careful no one asks you to fix their kitchen sink. 

Topshop Moto Black Ripped Joni Jeans

Our Score

Extra high waisted, these comfortable jeans with a blend of fabrics would feel right at home in the '80s, but we're super happy to have them in 2015 as well. Slicing details at the knees ensure no one will mess with you. 

Paige Verdugo Transcend Distressed Ultra Skinny Jeans

Our Score

This is both a warning and a promise: These black skinnies will fit you like a second skin, making them a great bet for Friday night, as long as you make sure to add a great pair of tall black heels and a sheer top to the equation. 

FRAME Denim Le Color Rip Skinny Jeans

Our Score

Gentle fading and shredded holes do the talking with these skinny jeans that certainly have a rocker flair to them. Were hoping you've already secured the black leather jacket you'll be wearing for the next month because you should certainly pair it with these. 

Blank Denim Skinny Jeans

Our Score

Sometimes only slight signals of distress are enough to get you noticed, which is certainly the case with these super skinny jeans with just the lightest touch of destruction. Warning: You'll wear these multiple times throughout the week. 

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