I read a lot of customer reviews thanks to my job, and to be transparent, Nordstrom's are always the best and most thorough. This story is here to bring you the very best high-waisted black jeans on the market right now, and that's exactly what it delivers. After checking the customer ratings of jeans across the board, I was able to narrow it down to 20 that customers are deeming the absolute best in this style category.
Since Nordstrom carries a large number of the most popular denim brands across the industry, it made sense to feature the customer reviews from its site. I selected the jeans that I had previously cross-referenced with customer favorites on other sites. In other words, the jeans featured below are loved by not just Nordstrom shoppers but denim shoppers all over. So it is without further ado that I bring you the official list of the 20 best high-waisted black jeans of 2020. From cropped to skinny, the perfect pair of black jeans is certainly in here. All you have to do is find the style that works best for you, and read the standout customer review we included with each.
Customer Review: "The perfect pair of black jeans now in more inclusive sizes! I ordered a 33 and a 34—I am normally a 16, but I know how J.Crew usually is with its vanity sizing. However, the 33, which is supposed to be a 16, fit perfectly which was so great. The classic black wash looks polished and the fit is comfortable and flattering."
Customer Review: "I'm 5'9 so it's hard to find jeans that are long enough. These not only work well for the length, but the waistline is very flattering and accentuates the curves. I sized down as there is some stretch to the denim and I wanted to keep them tight."
Customer Review: "I love the wedgie fit Levi’s—seriously my favorite jeans I own. I have three pairs now and plan on getting even more. They fit perfectly. They have some stretch to them which makes them easy to move around in, but still keeps shape and hugs my figure nicely all day."
Customer Review: "I was eyeing these for a while and wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend $200 on these. But when I tried them on I knew they were worth the money. They are fitted but made of mostly cotton, so there’s a slight stretch (in a good way)."
Customer Review: "These jeans are everything! Such great quality and they fit me perfectly. I am tall and curvy so it can be hard to fit great designer jeans that fit well in all the right places, but these absolutely do! The material is very soft and well made. These are expensive but they will last you a long time if taken care of. I highly recommend purchasing these jeans!"
Customer Review: "Love these jeans! I always have trouble finding the right fit for my tummy and these really have the perfect stretch while still tucking perfectly in. Buttons over zippers all day. The distress bottoms really add a trendy, cool factor to any look. I did have to size down because they have a bit of stretch and I like it to be nice a snug. Get them."
Customer Review: "Does Good American got something good going on? Yes. Do they take inclusivity seriously? YES. I bought these in-store after I tried them on. I couldn't leave without them. The fabric is so soft, stretchy, and keep their shape after multiple wears. I've also washed these and the color still has no faded (cold water, air dry only). The back waistband truly does not gap and the high rise gives me the illusion of curves."
Customer Review: "I purchased 3 pairs of jeans from Nordstrom and love them all! This pair fits fabulous, has a great feel, and I like the color. Even though this is during the COVID, shipping was quick."
Customer Review: "I've been searching wide and far for black straight leg denim that also has rips and ruffled hems. This is basically my dream denim. The best thing of all, this denim fits really well around the butt but spacious around the calf. Definitely a good buy!"
Customer Review: "This is my new 'go-to' jeans. They fit perfectly and look amazing. I started with two pair of blue jeans and loved them so much I bought two pair of black Jamie High Waist Jeans. I wash them in cold water and dry on a delicate cycle and they come out perfect. So happy I found them on sale as the regular price is a bit much for me to pay. Try one pair and you will be hooked! Highly recommend."
Customer Review: "I’m having a hard time thinking about wearing anything but leggings since they’ve been my 'uniform' for the last few months. I ordered these hoping they would be just as soft and wonderful as leggings and they are. I love the height of the waist and the feel of the denim."
Customer Review: "I love these jeans! They have the perfect amount of stretch without looking like leggings. They are a great ankle length for petites. I've washed them multiple times and they stay black. You can wear these to a business casual office or dress them up for a night out. I would live in these jeans if I could."
Customer Review: "Super cute and fit like a dream! I love these jeans. They are very comfortable, but very long. I have a 32-inch inseam and I would say these are about 3 inches too long for me. Really great jeans for the price point so I don't mind having to pay to get them hemmed. Super flare-y and slimming!"
Customer Review: "These jeans are wonderful. The picture doesn't do them justice. At all. The material is soft and the color, rich. Like all KUT FROM THE KLOTH jeans, they fit perfectly and are SO comfortable. They are also extremely flattering. I like everything about them. They are stylish and versatile, look great with all sorts of sweaters and shirts and jackets. I am actually buying a second pair."
Customer Review: "I’ve been wearing these at least twice a week since I got them. They don’t stretch throughout the day or lose their shape at all, and the straight leg is perfect for dressing up or down. Fabric is thin but feels more sturdy than you would think. So far these have looked great with everything I’ve paired them with."