All About Women's Denim

Let’s start this off with a bold statement:  Nothing beats a stylish, comfortable pair of women’s denim. 

A well-fitted, comfortable, stylish pair of jeans can end up being the type of garment that you’ll never want to take off. From a casual setting to dressier locales, jeans can do the trick. 

Anne Klein has a collection of denim with pieces that will suit just about anyone. But first, let’s take a look at denim as a fabric over the years and some tips on how it should fit. 

History of Denim

These days, denim is one of the most fashionable fabrics for clothing, with a pair of denim jeans being a must-have for both men and women. 

However, denim wasn’t always viewed by the public this way.

In the mid-1800s, the first denim jeans were worn as workwear. The rugged material was tough enough to withstand the elements and other damage while down in the mines (which was a popular trade at the time). Copper rivets were eventually added to help bind the seams together more firmly. By the 1920s, denim jeans were the most popular workwear out there. 

Denim first became a fashionable choice outside of the workforce thanks to a rise in western-style movies. The main characters in these movies were seen sporting blue denim, which inspired men worldwide to start wearing them in their own lives. 

For women, mainstream denim can be traced back to the 1930s, with Levi’s releasing a line specifically for women. The line was called Lady Levi’s—men’s jeans that were altered to fit the female figure. Later in the 1950s and ‘60s, women such as Marilyn Monroe wore jeans and inspired women to start wearing them in their casual wardrobes. 

Now, there’s absolutely no doubting the significance of a great pair of denim in any woman’s wardrobe. A comfortable, stylish pair of jeans is simply a must-have and can be a bold piece to build an entire outfit around.

Finding the Right Fit

When it comes to denim, there can be an overwhelming amount of different fits available—especially for women. Knowing which fits are right for you is key to finding that perfect pair of denim. 

Not every brand has the same fits, either. It can take a bit of trial and error to figure out which fit from each brand is right for your body type.

In general, for curvier body types, a bootcut fit or a straight leg fit is perfect. They can help make your legs appear longer, and they’re a great match with a cute pair of heels. 

For women with less defined curves, going with a slimmer cut might be a better option. A fitted pair of skinny jeans would likely do the trick here. 

5 Denim Picks From Anne Klein

Anne Klein’s denim collection has some stylish items ranging from an everyday pair of jeans to a fashionable denim jacket. Here are some of our favorites. 

High Rise Skinny Ankle Jean in Medium Blue Wash

These lighter, faded jeans are the perfect playful high-waisted skinny jeans. They’re form-fitting and a great go-to for both comfort and style. The High Rise Skinny Ankle Jean features a zip fly and button closure. Pair these with a nice sweater for the perfect casual look. 

High-Rise Ankle Skinny Jean


High Rise Skinny Jeans with Inside Slits 

A darker pair of denim should be a staple in every woman’s closet since it can pair with just about anything. These high-rise skinnies take casual style one step further and add some edginess with the inside slits. Pair these jeans with your favorite Anne Klein tee, and you’ve got a killer outfit.

 Anne Klein slit jeans


Tencel Denim Pop-Over Tunic

Not all denim comes in pant form. Our Tencel Denim Pop-Over Tunic offers effortless style with a split neck and rolled up sleeves for a refreshing, casual look. Style this tunic with normal leggings, acute brooch, or even the Tencel Denim Cropped Pant. 

Anne Klein tencel tunic


Tencel Denim Cropped Pant

We know that skinny jeans aren’t for everyone. This Tencel Denim Cropped Pant features a wider leg with two front pockets and two back pockets for functional style. Paired with the Tencel Denim Pop-Over Tunic, or a pair of  comfortable dress shoes, this cropped pant is sure to be a hit. 

Tencel Denim Cropped Pant Anne Klein


Modern Denim Strap Watch

Who said we couldn’t have a little fun with denim? Our Modern Denim Strap Watch combines functionality with a subtle denim twist. The classic silhouette keeps the look modern while adding the finishing touches to your ideal outfit. 

Modern Denim Strap Watch


Women’s Denim Comes In a Variety of Fits, Styles, and Pieces

Denim has truly come a long way, from only being worn by miners to becoming one of the most popular fabrics in the world. 

Starting out as a bit of a novelty, a great pair of jeans for women turned into a must-have. Women’s denim can work in both casual and formal settings, depending on the wash. 

With these five picks from Anne Klein, you can add some fashionable denim styles to your wardrobe, along with some outside-the-box picks to stand out from the crowd.