What are Ankle Grazer Jeans? Styles and Fits On-Trend

Table of Content

  • What are Ankle Grazer Jeans?
  • What to Wear with Ankle Grazer Jeans
  • Are Ankle Grazer Jeans Flattering and Who Do They Suit?
  • Ankle Grazer Jeans with Mavi Jeans

There's nothing quite like a fresh pair of jeans to revitalise your wardrobe, but with classic cuts, it might be tough to stylise them in a modern and interesting way. The Mavi Jeans collection will undoubtedly have the right fit for you in a fashionable and elevated style.

We’ll touch up on the details around the fashion trend ‘ankle grazer jeans’ and, of course, how to wear them - that’s what’s really important!

What are Ankle Grazer Jeans?

If you're wondering what ankle grazers are, we've got the answers. Ankle grazers are a type of shortened jean that fall just above your ankle and are slightly cropped. This cut is ideal going into warmer weather that comes with Spring and Summer.

The style also offers a seamless alternative to rolling up your jeans which can sometimes pigeonhole your outfit for the day. But ankle grazers, like most jean fashions, are a resurgence of an old trend - Cigarette Jeans.

Cigarette jeans were first introduced in the 50s, receiving their name from the ‘high-waisted theme’ and equal width running down the leg and cutting at the ankles. The style was made famous by a number of celebrities advocating the trend, including the likes of Audrey Hepburn.

How to Wear Ankle Grazer Jeans

Ankle grazers are a fashion suited to every and any individual. You can alter certain variations of the jeans by subbing out the width of the leg and opening, choosing a low, mid or high-waist, and selecting a frayed, ripped hem rather than a clean cut. There is honestly no limit to this silhouette.



Barcelona is a high-rise jean with a wide split that begins at the knee and widens as it goes up. This wash has an unfinished hem, ankle grazer characteristics and distinct knee rips. This jean, made from a combination of traditional and organic cotton, is rigid yet pleasant.

Note: As you wear these distressed jeans, they will soften!

This outfit capitalises on the ‘borrowed from the boys’ fashion movement with a ‘wake up the next morning t-shirt’, which features a crew neckline, drop shoulder sleeves and an oversized fit. Cut from 100% cotton, this thicker t-shirt is the perfect trans-seasonal piece.

Fashion: Worn with Boxy T-Shirt - Griffin

Fabrication: 80% Cotton 20% Recycled Cotton

Fit: Model wears a size 26 Jean. She is 178cm Tall, has an 81cm bust, 58cm waist and 86cm hips.


Prepare for a night you'll never forget by wearing the
Scarlett Super High Rise Skinny jean from Mavi. These jeans, are form-fitting and comfy, and they’re made combining denim and elastane to incorporate stretch and comfort. Our Scarlett high-rise is designed to create a streamlined silhouette with a skinny fit and leg.

This outfit features The Belle Sweat - a relaxed fit, long sleeves and cuff detailing at the hem and sleeves. This sweat is cut from 100% cotton fabric with a french terry inner layer.

With these cool natural colours accentuating your summer look, feel confident and reassured as you assimilate back into social situations after a pretty anti-social two years!

Fashion: Worn with Belle Sweat in Lichen

Fabrication: 90% Cotton, 6% EME, 4% Elastane

Fit: Model wears size 26 jeans. She is 178cm tall, has an 81cm bust, 61cm waist & 89cm hips.


The Tess skinny jeans are a classic style with a high-rise waist and narrow ankle, which comes to an end at an ankle grazing length! These pants are made of a denim that allows for easy movement and, of course, comfort.

We are matching the Tess Jeans with the Georgia Tee - it’s 100% cotton with a crew neckline, loose fit and short sleeves. This breathable t-shirt is all cotton, and it’s a wonderful addition to any wardrobe.

Fashion: Worn With Georgia T-Shirt - Blue Graphite

Fabrication: 77% Cotton 21% Polyester 2% Elastane 

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

Are Ankle Grazer Jeans Flattering and Who Do They Suit?

Are ankle grazer jeans flattering? Unfortunately, ankle grazer jeans aren’t a one size fits all silhouette. But the great thing is that you can get a variety of styles and work with chopping and changing the rise, leg width, and fit (skinny, straight, boyfriend, mom, slim etc.).

By changing the rise of the waist, you can accommodate your height and proportion. What do we mean by proportion, and how could that affect what jeans you wear?!

The rise of a jean refers to the measurement between the under crotch seam and the waistband - a low-rise being the smallest length and a high or super high-rise being the longest measurement. The longer the rise, the more height it adds to your stature. So what rise is best for you?

If you are long in the legs, a high-rise will elongate your legs, making you appear even taller, which is not always what people desire. A low-rise jean will combat this restoring proportion to your build.

On the other hand, if you have short legs, a pair of high-waisted jeans can elongate your legs. It’s all relative!

Want more information on jeans for tall women? Read our article!

Jeans for Tall Women - Explained and Remedied

So to answer your question, ‘are ankle grazer jeans flattering?’ In summary, absolutely! You just need to find the right fit and style that suits you!

Ankle Grazers with Mavi Jeans

At Mavi, we are very proud of our Cropped Length collection; there is something for everyone in there from different fits, sizes, and washes, all sharing the same aspect of high-quality denim.

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