Denim Review: Paige Skyline Ankle Skinny in White

Ladies and gentlemen (are you out there, gentlemen?) I have found them: my perfect pair of white jeans. Can you believe it? I hardly can. White jeans are a wardrobe staple no matter the season (see winter white jeans here and here), and finding just the right pair that works for you can be a serious undertaking. Too tight, too long, too sheer, too much pocket visibility – the issues are endless, am I right?

Everyone’s body is different, so I think that finding a pair of white jeans that suits you is a totally individual experience. However, I think there are two key traits anyone should look for in their white jeans. They are: thick denim and minimal front pocket visibility. After trying many (many) pairs, I have found my happy place with, not surprisingly, Paige.

The Denim

These Skyline Skinny Jeans in ‘Optic White‘ are 99% cotton and 1% spandex. They’re nice and thick, with only a wee bit of give. After wearing them around for a day or so, the waist gave a bit (which I like) as did the denim around the front pockets (for that wrinkled, casual and lived-in feel). The best part is that you really can only see the front pockets (which are not as deep as a regular jean pocket) if you’re really looking. The bright white wash and thick denim expertly minimize pocket visibility.

The Fit

For my boyish shape (lack of hips, flat but), Paige jeans really work. The smaller, lifted back patch pockets give my petite derriere a little lift and a little life. The 8″ rise is a mid-rise on me, and I prefer that in a warm weather jean (perfect for a casual front tuck with soft t-shirts). The Skyline cut hits right at my ankle with a true skinny jean opening (not jegging, not straight leg), and they’re perfect for doing a little roll to show off your shoes or take a walk on the beach (dreams…).

Styling Notes

Wearing white jeans really couldn’t be easier – they look good with everything. I mean everything. Today I paired them with this Madewell chambray shirt for a denim-on-denim look with a twist. The twist being my jazzy little DV by Dolce Vita oxfords. I won’t even say any more on styling white jeans because pretty much anything you wear them with is going to look right. They’re timeless, seasonless and a must-have a complete denim wardrobe.

[Photos by Crissie Fuller]



  1. March 23, 2012 / 2:42 pm

    Love these shoes, I’ll have to check these Paige jeans out! I’m totally almost wearing an identical outfit, except for my white jeans are boot cut AG’s, but I’ve got the same Madewell Chambray on!

  2. March 23, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    I have a pair of white jeans, but they are bootcut so I’m on the hunt for a good skinny leg pair. I’m not looking forward to that hunt because I know it can be hard to find the perfect pair.

  3. Marlena
    March 24, 2012 / 3:45 am

    LOVE those shoes!!

  4. A Reader
    March 25, 2012 / 12:58 pm

    Beautiful, but like most of what is shown here, best left to the very thin. OTOH, I am in love with those shoes!

  5. March 28, 2012 / 3:52 am

    I just adore paige….love this classic white denim. Waited since long for it to arrive in India !!! Finally i can shop for the latest collection at Maison Boutique….

  6. June 30, 2012 / 10:14 pm

    TOTALLY have to check these out! THanks for the review. Need a new pair and have been struggling to find them. One ‘designer’ pair was so thin and flimsy that it almost appeared to add more cellulite than I have! haha, not a keeper.

  7. March 12, 2013 / 3:08 am

    The jeans is making a great look on you.I just bought white jeans for my sister, and she looks very pretty in that.

  8. April 10, 2013 / 5:26 pm

    I found my perfect white with Mother great fit on the skinny style and I got carried away with their neon colors!!!I would recommend it!!

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