Women’s Skinny Jeans For Men

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Men can wear women’s skinny jeans too…

If you are a guy like me, finding a pair of skinny jeans that aren’t still baggy from the men’s department can be a struggle. With the exception of brands like Ksubi, Nudie, and Cheap Monday releasing super skinny styles that barely cut it, creeping into the women’s section is our best chance of finding jeans that fit. And with the movement towards higher rises, the idea is not as taboo as it once was.

This struggle is a benefit, not just by fit, but also by style. With men’s washes usually always leaning towards the cleaner and smarter side or releasing styles inspired by women’s a couple of seasons after, choosing a pair of skinny jeans by the ladies can open a range of choices that were never there before.

Some people do still think that wearing women’s jeans is a no no if you are a guy, however most of the time you can’t even tell the difference. Celebrities like Russell Brand and Harry Styles are often reaching for the ladies jeans, ensuring they have a super skinny fit right the way to the ankle and it looks good on them.Β 

Like I mentioned above, high rise jeans for the ladies are very popular right now and that means that us guys can wear them slightly lower on the hips so that the crotch drops, making sure they don’t look like women’s jeans in the slightest. It’s a great way of getting really tapered, slim fitting jeans for guys with slimmer legs like myself.

So, whether it’s distressed styles from brands like Rag & Bone and Paige to more classic jeans by J Brand and Citizens of Humanity, you can see the women’s styles that have become some of my personal go-to’s and more below. I definitely recommend them if you are looking for a flattering skinny for slim legs.

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62 Comments

  1. Davis
    December 16, 2014 / 5:25 pm

    Awesome post, I’ll certainly be looking into this as I have been trying this out recently! Thanks a bunch!

    • December 16, 2014 / 7:39 pm

      Good luck!

  2. July 25, 2015 / 5:34 pm

    If the jeans fit wear them! It is more about comfort and style. Than it is about his or her jeans.

    • July 26, 2015 / 8:42 pm

      Exactly why we wanted to showcase that there’s more options for the guys than they might think!

    • Tom
      January 6, 2016 / 11:42 pm

      That’s right & with a shoulder bag for your bits there is no need to spoil the pockets.

  3. Jessica James
    October 28, 2015 / 3:19 pm

    I have been looking into this too for my brother and he reall loves skinny jeans.

    • October 30, 2015 / 12:45 pm

      Yeah, it’s a good idea!

  4. Kara Johnson
    November 4, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    I really think this idea is great as well. I gravitate towards comfort and then style.

  5. Alex
    December 1, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    Great article! I purchased three pair of women’s jeans yesterday — my wife suggested looking in the women’s section because men’s jeans are excessively baggy and tend to fall off, even with a belt. I am a straight, 60 year old, thin build guy, and have fallen in love with the way women’s jeans fit! Thank you.

    • December 1, 2015 / 7:44 pm

      You are welcome! It works out doesn’t it? So many men do it! You might like my most recent post actually about men’s super, extreme skinny jeans. They might work out for you too!

      • Alex
        December 13, 2015 / 1:26 am

        I’ll check it out, thanks! BTW, I now own a dozen pair of women’s skinny jeans, and absolutely love wearing them! I have well-defined muscle tone, not like body builder or anything, but all those years riding bicycle help. Anyway, while at the store this morning, the nice lady at the checkout counter made a very flattering comment while smiling and very obviously checking me out. I thanked her for her kindness and wished her a Merry Christmas. Sure helps the self-esteem πŸ™‚ Have also been wearing them at work, and have noticed many more double-takes and smiles from female coworkers. I feel good wearing them because they fit so good!

        • December 13, 2015 / 1:54 pm

          I’m really glad πŸ™‚ Ladies like being able to see a man’s figure and shape more easily, just as men do on women.

          • Rick M
            December 28, 2016 / 9:47 pm

            Thanks Lorna,in my experience ladies do love the look.

    • Srini
      January 12, 2018 / 10:43 am

      Super. I am going to be wearing super skinny jeans tonight. I love the fitting

  6. Terry
    December 6, 2015 / 12:11 am

    Nice post! I wouldn’t wear jeans like the W2 mid rise, because of the fly, entered from the left. But otherwise I don’t mind it at all. Asos is selling the Dr. Denim “Kissy” for both men and women. Some washes are only sold for men, others for women, but I now own 11 pairs. I love them. Great, thin,stretchy fabric and very comfortable. Dr. Denim doesn’t sell the model for men, but Asos deserves respect for offering them anyway. πŸ˜€

    • December 6, 2015 / 5:12 pm

      ASOS do have an amazing selection, that’s for sure πŸ™‚

    • July 26, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      You’re right. ASOS is commercially savvy by offering a selection to men and some to women. I don’t know why they choose the Kissy to push to men because they don’t have front pockets. Those who are a little iffy about buying women’s jeans can have a clear conscience because you can see a male model wearing them and they are under the men’s section.

      Dr Denim Lexys are really good. For some reason not pushed at men by ASOS, only women. Mid-rise, very narrow ankle, amazing fit. If you like any of the Dr. Denim jeans, the Lexys are really worth a try. Material is a little heavier than the Kissy jeans so you might or might not be able to go a size down but I find the leg contour really tapers, like the Nimes jeans.

      What about Dr. Denim Lexy jeans? Advertised for women on ASOS but they are a great fit. They are more like medium rise and have a great tapering shape. I have several pairs. They are not as lightweight as Kissy style so not always quite as stretchy. I sometimes need an L but can get away with an M for some colours.

      Lexy in black, dark stone and light indigo unfolded are gorgeous jeans; blue mirage (lightish blue, sort of a fine grained acid wash look) too.

      Lexy Black M vs Topman Super Spray On 30″R is a good comparison. The Lexys sit better on top of the hip and the Topman ones are lower rise. I’m gonna post them on my blog http://skinnyjeansfan.blogspot.com/

      The Kissy and Dixy styles that ASOS sometimes push at men (not always) are lo rise and short zip. I would prefer Kissy to Dixy even though they have no front pockats because the material is softer, more stretchy and more comfortable and they seem to hold up better, probably because they are clinging all the way down.

      If you want a really narrow ankle look, thee styles are great, especially the Lexy for some reason (or the Kissy bleached black). These are comparable with the narrow ankle Nimes jeans. I find the Nimes jeans more roomy at the top end but heavier material. Maybe I could go down a size on the Nimes, I don’t know. I have only one pair.

      The Lexy black are amazing, size M goes against TopaMan 30″R I would estimate but the Lexy’s sit better on the hip for me because the Topmans are pretty low rise actually.

      Skinny jeans head to head in pictures. ASOS, Blend Flurry, H&M, Dr.Denim Lexy and Kissy (blue & bleached black):
      http://skinnyjeansfan.blogspot.com/2018/03/skinny-jeans-head-to-head-topman-asos.html

      I’m hoping to get a lot more jeans up on my page.

      Oh, have you tried Blend Flurry? No front pockets again, advertised to men on ASOS, great shape but seem to have got tighter and the material is not that thick. The tight fit comes more from the cut than from the stretch so they you have an effort to get them on sometimes, depending on the colour style and material of the individual design.

      • Gaegs
        July 29, 2018 / 9:31 am

        Hello Dave

        I startet with womans super Skinnies also with Dr Denim Kissy and Dixy. They feel really soft and tight, but the low rise cut looks not good on me.
        My favorites are Leviβ€˜s 710, 711 and Mile high super skinny. I wear them also for work. I think nobody expectet that I wear womanjeans. Also not salesasistant in Levis shop. Levis womans have Frontpockets, enough space for keys and credit cards.

  7. anonimatovato
    January 4, 2016 / 8:54 am

    Celebrity Pink jeans look very ‘plain’ and are very soft. They have a lot of stretch in them and stays with you. They have that super skinny fit without trying too hard.

  8. Sachin Mishra
    March 19, 2016 / 4:45 am

    I like to wear womens skiny jeans and thongs so much bcoz they are more comfortable than mens jeans.

  9. Henry Coppens
    April 21, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    Love all your blogs on mens skinny jeans. Some years ago I started wearing ladies skinny jeans since it was difficult to find mens super skinny until they started making spray-on jeans for men. Even then I would modify them -take them in around the knees to get a completely tight fit. Now I have about 20 prs of very skinny jeans. My legs are not too muscular although I run and cycle a lot. But they are also not like match sticks. I wear them with thick soled creepers, a simple T with usually a perfecto bike jacket.

    • April 22, 2016 / 11:29 am

      Sounds cool! You were ahead of the times it seems! I don’t think gender matters with clothes anymore, as long as it looks good!

  10. Erin
    June 14, 2016 / 8:47 am

    Have been wearing topshop leigh and asos ridley for a couple of years now. Being gay makes it easier for me, I can see why straight guys are reluctant to try it but I’d definitely say to guys that are unhappy with guy jeans just give it a try.

    • June 14, 2016 / 10:02 am

      We are glad you feel that way! After all, the celebs are wearing them too which usually helps people in thinking it’s ok!

    • Henry Coppens
      June 14, 2016 / 10:36 am

      Hi Jeans Blog,

      I am not gay, not that being so should make it easier to wear skinny jeans. However, I have reasonable legs that work nicely, so I am told, with very skinny jeans, or skin tight if you like, such as makes like Topman and other mens pray-ons. Before that I used to buy ladies jeans. No one was the wiser – not that it mattered, or I would buy mens skinny jeans with lots of elastic in the jean material and simply take them in – i.e. put them on inside out, make suitable marks down the length of the side of the leg where is no folded seam, with a pen on the material closer to the leg so that the jean would fit the shape of the leg, use pins along these marks and then use my wife’s sewing machine and voila! skin tight jeans. Henry

  11. Paul
    June 26, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    I have always been on the lookout for the ultimate skin tight jeans, but I found even the skinniest spray on men’s jeans from Topman were just not tight enough until I discovered the fit and feel of women’s jeans. Women’s jeans fit me like a second skin and they feel much softer than men’s jeans. I just love wearing women’s super skinny jeans and of course the admiring glances that I get from females when I am wearing them.

    • Erin
      June 27, 2016 / 6:20 pm

      I so agree. Still guys denim manufacturers aren’t listening! Girls are so much softer and stretcher. Definitely more comfy to wear and grip better around the ankles so they don’t ruche as much when you wear them with timberland boots or other higher footwear. My boyfriend has also gone over to the womens section recently too. πŸ™‚

      • Henry Coppens
        June 28, 2016 / 7:46 am

        Hi, I have always had a passion for skinny – skin tight jeans. I have about 100 pairs of jeans or pants in the jeans style. Most are skinny to skin tight depending on the occasion for use. Mother-in-law tea will call for just simple skinny, but a club calls for the tightest. For a straight guy to be able to pull off skinny jeans you have to have essentially two things: 1 confidence and 2 the leg shape that works. 2 helps 1. Many young guys like teenagers have very skinny legs – ‘matchsticks’ and even spray-on jeans for them look like ordinary skinny jeans. Spray-on jeans for them don’t really work. For spray-on or really skin tight jeans on a guy you must have just a little more shape to your legs – not too much of course, otherwise they look like gym or sport tights or medievel jousters. Like Paul, I have found some makers of mens Spray-ons just not quite tight enough and I have had to resort to woman’s jeans. But I now alter my jeans by sewing the in-seam of the jeans – i.e. taking them in according to what I want. Sometimes this is a bit of a trial an error thing, but I eventually get it right. Right now I will wear a hat – wide brimmed or fedora, leather Perfecto’ style (no other will do) – bike jacket in any colour – but mostly black leather, the jeans and thick soled creeper shoes, unlaced Doc Martins, or simply Converses,

        • Paul
          June 28, 2016 / 11:46 am

          Hi Henry, I like your sense of style and the fact that you that you have the confidence to wear skin-tight jeans. Like you, I have many pairs of skinny jeans in many different washes and styles. For work, I don’t wear them too tight, but when I am out at night on the town, I wear my super skinny low rise women’s jeans size 12, which look as it they are painted on!
          I also wear a black leather biker jack with my skinnies. Skin-tight blue jeans and a biker jacket – a great look on any man or woman. I always wear black leather boots with my jeans and my boot collection includes ankle boots, New Rock Boots, biker boots, cowboy boots, riding boots and thigh highs.

          • Henry Coppens
            June 28, 2016 / 12:14 pm

            Hi Paul,

            Great that you agree. I actually live in South Africa, which, believe it or not, is not far removed fashion-wise from the Western world. I have many boots like yours, but I also enjoy pointed chelsea boots with a cuban heel. This requires the jeans to be not too tight round the ankle if they are to fit over the top of the boots – the rest of the leg is skin tight. A point that I have discovered is that most tight jeans, mens or woman’s, have a straight taper down the entire leg length. This means that just below the knee where the leg is much thinner, they do not fit tightly. This leads me to taking this part of the leg so that the tightness, and not the taper, is uniform along the entire leg length.
            I must be a little smaller than you as I usually have a size 10 woman’s jeans – low rise of course.
            My big worry is how long this mens skinny style will last as I enjoy it so much.
            Also, one does not realise how many woman find men wearing tight jeans appealing. They find it adventurous and exciting!!! Henry

            • Paul
              June 28, 2016 / 7:00 pm

              Hi Henry, I live in Ireland, so the weather is cool most of the time, so I can wear jeans and leather jackets and boots for most of the year. It’s great that you can squeeze into a size 10! If my jeans are really tight at the ankle I wear them inside my boots. I do not worry about changing jean styles – it will always be skinnies for me! I just love to see the ladies checking me out when I am wearing my super skin tight jeans !!!

      • Paul
        June 28, 2016 / 11:30 am

        Glad to read that your boyfriend has also discovered the pleasure of wearing women’s jeans. I could not imagine ever again wearing those hard, baggy and shapeless men’s jeans that I used to wear. I agree that women’s jeans fit really well with tall boots.

        • Erin
          June 28, 2016 / 11:56 am

          Lol yes, he was a bit taken aback when I suggested topshop instead of topman but he now has quite a few pairs and would probably never be seen in guys again! They also look better with converse and trainers too.

  12. Rick M
    December 28, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    Love this BLOG, I am a60 year old that has been wearing skinny jeans since the 70’s. I was having a hard time finding them for a while so I did purchase a few pairs of women’s.Then I found ASOS ! You Have to check the fabric content but I now have about 20 pairs in all colors and spray on tight. My philosophy ,if you’ve got the legs , show them.Ladies love it!

    • Paul
      December 29, 2016 / 11:07 am

      Good for you Rick M! Glad to see that a male of mature years enjoys wearing skinny jeans!

      • Rick M
        December 29, 2016 / 9:45 pm

        Keep spreading the word on men’s skinny jeans.Ladies should not have all the fun!

        • Paul
          December 30, 2016 / 11:33 am

          Totally agree! I have just bought some new skinny jeans from the ladies department, they are black coated and look like leather jeans and they are really skin-tight. Can’t wait to wear them out and about!

          • December 30, 2016 / 1:11 pm

            Which ones are those? You should post in the forum and show everyone!

            • Paul
              January 10, 2017 / 12:43 pm

              My new black-coated( waxed) skinny jeans are from Penny’s ( Primark) with the Denim & Co. brand. They fit really well and are so comfortable to wear. I wear them with my biker jacket and tall boots.

            • January 10, 2017 / 4:56 pm

              You should share photos in the forum!

            • July 26, 2018 / 10:12 pm

              Actually I hadn’t realized you have a forum. Have you got a link? I have lots of skinny jeans photos.

            • July 27, 2018 / 1:47 pm

              We are closing it unfortunately!

    • December 30, 2016 / 1:09 pm

      Glad you like them too!

      • Rich M
        December 30, 2016 / 8:05 pm

        Just got a new pair of PULL & BEAR washed black skinnies from ASOS
        and they are GREAT!

        • January 1, 2017 / 3:30 am

          I’ve heard a lot about Pull & Bear jeans being good for a cheaper brand!

      • Martin
        July 27, 2017 / 1:50 am

        What’s the deal with girlfriend jeans?From what I’ve gathered they are slim jeans and tapered etc?I’m 6 foot,with a 34 inch waist and 32 inch leg.I recently bought a pair of stripey unisex rock jeans in 16 and the fit was amazing.I then took the plunge and bought three pairs of women’s jeans(mum,petite and skinny,all 14).Now the petite pair were mid rise but are honestly the best fitted jeans I’ve ever worn.I was always pulling my jeans up or using belts then undoing them when I sat down,it caused friction burns and itchiness constantly caused by the heavy denim.I might try skinny in a size 16 like the unisex pair and definitely want to try the boyfriend fit.Are boyfriend jeans always straight cuts or ever slim?Regards.

        • July 27, 2017 / 2:16 am

          Hi Martin! Boyfriend jeans come in various styles. You can get slim boyfriend, skinny boyfriend, or the baggy boyfriend. The slim style is usually a wider skinny, almost straight. The skinny style is skinny, so it tapers at the ankles and it’s slouchier in the crotch and thighs. The baggy boyfriend is usually straight and loose all over. With regards to girlfriend jeans, those are basically a skinny boyfriend, so they have a much more closer fit than boyfriend jeans, but they’re not skin tight. They have more of a slouch and a slight looseness to them. Does that help? I can recommend some slim/skinny boyfriend styles to you?

          • Martin
            October 21, 2017 / 5:25 am

            Hi Lorna:D thanks for the break down.I’ve bought over 20 pairs now and found that non stretch,slim and skinny boyfriend jeans fits well around the calf as my legs are quite athletic from cycling.Petite style seems to be the best fit so far(both boyfriend and non boyfriend jeans).I’ve also bought a few stretchy skinny jeans a size up and they’re really comfy but a little loose around the waist,so I guess they effectively become slim.Can you recommend some boyfriend styles that are white with rips and distressing that aren’t high waisted?

  13. January 9, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    I am a guy of 5-11, 178lbs, medium build… and I would like to find skinny jeans that fit snug from waist to ankle.
    I prefer mid or low rise, with or without functioning pockets, zipper, button closure… but like belt loops.

    Any suggestions?

    I have two pairs of these and they are a perfect fit, but they are not made of stretch denim.
    https://www.amazon.com/DaisyDays-Jeggings-Stretch-Moleton-Leggings/dp/B01J2D7KL2/ref=lp_15474026011_1_6?srs=15474026011&ie=UTF8&qid=1483999395&sr=8-6

    • January 10, 2017 / 4:54 pm

      Hi, it depends on the kind of price you’re looking to spend, do you have a budget?

    • Rick M
      January 10, 2017 / 10:18 pm

      Seriously guys,try the PULL & BEAR from ASOS.I now have three pairs and they are GREAT and CHEEP.

    • July 26, 2018 / 10:21 pm

      I would suggest to try Dr Denim Kissy and Dr Demin Lexy from ASOS too. Lexys are midrise and have 2 front and 2 back pockets. The Kissy style doesn’t have front pockets and is lighter weight denim and a bit more stretchy. Tne there are the Dixys but they are low rise too and don’t really fit me. They all actually have a different look because of the weight of the denim and the stretchiness differences – and perhaps they are a slightly different cut too.

  14. Fabian
    February 12, 2017 / 9:05 am

    I discoverd in september 2016 the Him Spray Jeans, the skinniest men jeans from Cheap Monday.
    As I tried them the first time I felt very well cause the material is very light and soft but after trying I was little bit affraid that I am not able to take it off any more – the legs are very tight and not as elastics as other super skinnies. The sales girl told me that I shoudn’t be affraid, that she knows the problem for herself. Today its still not easy to take it off, but for ones a day its no problem.

    On ASOS I saw, that they sell woman skinny jeans from my favourite fashion label as men jeans. Yesterday I decided to try the Cheap Monday Mid Spray in my shop.
    And really, it fittet very well and the the sales girl told me, that I am really good looking in this 2 skin dark blue jeans. Unaccustomed are only the faux front pockets.
    A reason why I am good looking in extreme skinny jeans is, that I combine it with extra long shirts and pullover.

    • July 26, 2018 / 11:26 pm

      I actually made a slight tear in my Blend Flurry super shinny jeans when I pulled the on the other day.
      That’s exactly because of what Fabian has mentioned. The dark blue Blend Flurrys that i have seem to have got tighter and they aren’t really so stretchy, not compared to Dr Denim Kissy and Lexy jeans for instance. Similarly, ASOS own brand jeans are not so stretchy and the skinniness is more in the shape.
      One thing I should say about Topman and Dr Denim is that I did the first wash on 3 pairs of Dr Denim jeans (including their Lexy Black) and 1 pair of Topman Black Super Spray On and the colours did not run, hardly at all. Sometimes if you wash new or even not so new jeans in the bath, you get a bathful of blue or black water!
      By the way, I think the Lexy Black (M) is tighter than the TopMan super spray black (30R) and a skinnier fit but paradoxically perhaps a little more comfortable because of the slightly higher waistband.

  15. henrik
    March 23, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    Can somone send me link to skinny girl jeans ?

  16. Henry Coppens
    March 24, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    All major local and international chains have girl’s skinny jeans available on line in a huge range of styles and colours. Stores like Topshop, H & M, Zara. Manufacturers too like Cheap Monday, Nudie, all to name a very few. And then there are the on line shops like ASOS, Amazon.

    • henrik
      March 29, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      okey, can you send me a link to some girl jeans ?

  17. Mjt
    July 6, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    I have skinny jeans like jeggings cos it fit me great and it just cover legs so men can wear women jeans like skinny or leggings e tc that just clothes to wear and feel comfortable

  18. Martin
    July 27, 2017 / 1:52 am

    What’s the deal with girlfriend jeans?From what I’ve gathered they are slim jeans and tapered etc?I’m 6 foot,with a 34 inch waist and 32 inch leg.I recently bought a pair of stripey unisex rock jeans in 16 and the fit was amazing.I then took the plunge and bought three pairs of women’s jeans(mum,petite and skinny,all 14).Now the petite pair were mid rise but are honestly the best fitted jeans I’ve ever worn.I was always pulling my jeans up or using belts then undoing them when I sat down,it caused friction burns and itchiness constantly caused by the heavy denim.I might try skinny in a size 16 like the unisex pair and definitely want to try the boyfriend fit.Are boyfriend jeans always straight cuts or ever slim?Regards.

  19. Shea Butter
    July 30, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    thank you …. we should not let society dictate who we can dress ..

  20. October 25, 2018 / 3:52 am

    My favorite brand is N.Y.D.J. the last 10 years; buy skinny or leggings ; mostly black , dark green or tan ( American made only not their foreign made; dye runs / bleeds badly ) .My favorite style named Angelina black coated with frontal slanted zippered pockets isn’t made any longer; it looks like a hybrid between Emma Peel’s leather jumpsuit bottoms and Roy Rogers’ fancy ranch riding pants !

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