Mavi's Best Kept Secret: Mid Rise Jeans

If you’re new to the world of denim or haven’t gotten around to purchasing your first pair of mid rise jeans, we’re here to help! We’re going to give you some tips on buying and styling your new favourite fit – mid rise jeans.

What are Mid Rise Jeans?

Mid rise jeans are one of the best fitting jean styles for women of all shapes and sizes. Mid rise jeans suit most body types because they don’t hug the waist like other rises yet they sit high enough to hold you in in all the right places.

 Mid rise jeans have been popular for years, but they continue to be one of the most favoured styles because of how universally flattering they are.

Rise length and measurements of mid rise jeans:

As the name suggests, mid rise jeans sit mid way between your natural waist and belly button. A mid rise jean typically measure between  9-11” from the waistband to the crotch seams, front and back.

If you’re buying a pair of quality mid rise jeans, the waistband should sit comfortably just below your natural waistline, becoming more fitted at the hips and following the natural curve of your waist and bum.

Which body shapes should wear mid rise jeans?

As mentioned above, mid rise compliment virtually all body types.

Mid rise jeans come in a variety of styles; mid rise straight leg jeans, mid rise skinny jeans, and mid rise cropped just to name a few. Choosing the best mid rise jean fit largely depends on your jean preference! 

What to wear with mid rise jeans?

Mid rise jeans are one of those items that can be styled with just about anything – which we love! From morning errands, to mid-morning brunch to an evening out. Mid rise jeans can be dressed up and down.

For a causal look, we love pairing our Alissa mid rise jean with a t-shirt, jumper and sneakers. To dress mid rise jeans up, swap sneakers for heels and a t-shirt for a blouse and blazer combo!



Our Alissa Jean in Dark Supersoft is mid to high waist skinny jean made with the most comfortable denim we've ever produced! This particular fabric features fit retention making them perfect for everyday weaar!

Clothing: Worn with Reagan T-shirt in Navy

Fabrication: 44% Cotton 42% Lyocell 13% Polyester 1% Elastane

Fit: Model wears a size 26 Jean. She is 180cm Tall, has an 86cm bust, 61cm waist and 91cm hips.


The Alexa jean is a mid-rise, skinny style with contrast stitching and a slim fit from the knee down. This denim is made of a mid-washed reform fabric and holds its shape over time.

Clothing: Worn with a white tank for a classic, casual look.

Fabrication: 92.5% Cotton 5% Polyester 2.5% Elastane

Fit: Model wears a size 26. She is 175cm tall with a 76cm bust, 66cm waist & 86cm hips.


Our Alissa Jeans are ideal for everyday wear with a comfortable mid to high-rise waist and skinny leg. These jeans are made of a comfortable feel, stretchy denim, and are ideal for going out and staying in!

Clothing: Worn with our Kara T-shirt in white

Fabrication: 97.8% Cotton 2.2% Elastane

Fit: Model wears a size 26 jean. She is 175cm tall, has a 76cm bust, 66cm waist & 86cm hips.

Mavi Jeans’s Mid-rise Collection

If we haven’t made it abundantly clear already, here at Mavi we are big (big!) fans of mid-rise denims styles. We consider them a must-have denim item given their comfort and versatility. If you’re looking for a mid-rise style to add to your denim collection, look no further! Mavi Jeans Womens Collection.

For more inspiration on how to wear mid-rise jeans see our Mid-rise Collection at Mavi Jeans!

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published