Classic white denim is a wardrobe staple that practically begs for the sun! From getting you through relaxed backyard BBQs and picnics to providing a fashion-forward edge for nights out, white jeans have multiple uses. They are also incredibly versatile – so much so that they look just as great with a t-shirt on a hot summer day as they do with a silky top and platform sandals during date-night in the city. With its ability to transcend styles, classic white denim provides effortless chicness while making you feel carefree and happy all at the same time.
I’ve broken down a few categories for the white denim. Keep scrolling to check out the white denim selections for every casual to dressy event you’ll need denim for. As well as denim that comes in plus, petite and tall sizes.
Shopping for white denim is such a fun way to refresh your wardrobe for the new season! Nothing screams “summer” like a crisp pair of white jeans, whether it’s straight-legs or high-waisted flares, and wearing them with your favorite tops brings a timeless style to any outfit. From days spent strolling around town to balmy nights out on the town, you’ll be sure to stay cool and make a statement in any situation when you shop for white denim.
Maintaining white denim, often an essential and stylish wardrobe item, can be a challenge. But with the proper care, you will have your favorite pair of lightwashed jeans for seasons to come! Regular washing in cold water and air-drying are key for achieving a bright, clean look. A bit of bleach can help keep them pristine and light in color, but take care not to overuse it. With just a little bit extra attention from you, those beautiful whites will keep sparkling! Here is the detergent I use for everyday wash. If your denim is dirty or stained, you may need to pre-treat it with a stain remover before washing. I pretreat with this one for tough stains, or use this dye-free oxi-boost in the wash along with detergent. Once it’s time to dry your denim, hang it on a hanger or lay it flat instead of drying them in the dryer.
Like many other fashion staples that we love today, white denim came out of a bit of a rebellion. In the 1950s dark denim was being banned in schools as they were seen as “too casual” but students found a way around this by bleaching their blue jeans white. This launched Levi’s first ever white denim jeans.
By the 1980s we see the height of this material in almost every way. White denim had the spotlight and often it was worn with a coordinating white denim jacket. The 1990s and early 2000s kept denim in the spotlight, only at this time it was denim on denim on denim. Throughout all of these transitions in fashion, white denim remained crisp and chic.
White denim will be a staple for many years to come. What will keep it in your closet longer is the style you go with. Personally, I prefer a slight bootcut without distressing that I know I can dress up or down. You’ll be able to wear them with white sneakers, wedges or even heels.