If you’re a longtime Strategist reader, you probably recognize the pair of jeans below. The Levi’s Ribcage cut is all over our archives — including in our guides to the best mom jeans and high-waisted jeans. We’ve even crowned it the “Goldilocks of jeans,” and its cult following includes Strategist editor Maxine Builder and New York deputy editor Alexis Swerdloff. The jeans feature Levi’s highest high rise, at 12 inches, which Builder describes as “deliriously high, easily clearing my belly button.” And Swerdloff likes that the denim is “stiff without being too constricting.” The classic straight-leg style makes them versatile and timeless, too.
Levi’s Ribcage jeans are currently on sale at Nordstrom in an ankle length that petite women we’ve talked to approve of, because their 27-inch inseam gives a “legs for days” look while “hugging what they need to hug,” says content creator Amy Serrano. Now that they are half off at Nordstrom — from $98 down to $49 — we suggest stocking up.
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