Tips for Shopping Levi’s Online

Levi’s is one of my favorite brands of denim to shop, but when it comes to shopping online, the process can be a real struggle. 

Levis' Jeans Styled Casually

Have you been looking for a quality pair of denim for as long as you can remember but just can’t find a pair you loveeee? I feel your pain girl, I feel yo pain. Before we get into this post and how I shop for my Levi’s online, I must say – I have a love hate relationship them.

(Sidenote: I just noticed the awful tan line I have on my black left ankle in the photo immediately above – do you think I wear sneakers every day during my commute or whatttt?!)

Anyways – getting back to it. Not all Levi’s are made the same and they occasionally push my buttons, but at the end of the day they’re my favorite denim brand. I want to say over the last 10-15 years, the selection of real denim bottoms has completely changed. Think of your dads dungarees (sorry I had too!!!). They’re stiff, they don’t stretch (okay, maybe after MULTIPLE wears), and they hold up for years and years. Now think of the last pair of jeans you purchased. They probably cost at least $50, are a stretchy material, and will most likely fade in the next 3-5 washes you put them through. It’s okay, it’s just how it is now. But with Levi’s you get a decent price for amazing quality. Need I say more??

Why I Love My Levi’s Jeans

Growing up, I always wore Levi’s jeans – but didn’t everyone?! Now it’s alllll about the stretch, the comfort, and the trends. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love a good pair of comfy jeans I can wear all day, a pair that will last my years, and a pair that won’t cause me any issues until at least five years from now. Who’s with me?

I finally made my way back to Levi’s about a year ago and haven’t looked back since. Okay, fine – I’ve bought other jeans since then. But in my defense, they’re my every day, wear to work, sit on the subway jeans. But my Levi’s? They’re comfy. They’re that REAL denim you’re looking for, they’re easy to wash, and they don’t stretch out after one wear. They’re tough.

If you’re like me and enjoy shopping online, consider the following tips when it comes to shopping for your next pair of Levi’s virtually….

1. Read the Reviews

When ordering a pair of Levi’s for the first time or if you’re trying a new style out, it’s crucial to read the reviews. Hopefully you’ll find a few that the user shares their body shape, size, and weight. First of all, props to them for being so personal and intimate in a review and second of all, this will help you figure out what size YOU need in order for them to fit correctly. Depending on the style Levi you opt for, the sizing will be different. It’s annoying and frustrating, but it’s not gonna change any time soon so we mine as well pour ourselves a glass of wine and get over it.

To make things a little easier, here is a quick guide:

Wedgie fit? Size up two sizes!

Skinny Jean? Stay your regular size!

Mile High Skinny? Size up one size!

Remember – ain’t nobody got time to be returning clothing by mail. SUPER DRAG.

2. Always Look on the Levi’s Website

If you’re like me, you always end up at one of the big three when looking for clothing – Shopbop, Nordstrom, Revolve. Okay, I don’t just shop at those three places, a majority of the time it’s just Nordstrom, they just have my heart TBH. Buttt I can tell you right now that I originally found these jeans on the Revolve website for $147. Now with a majority of Levi’s falling in between the $80-$100 price range depending on wash or if they’re “destroyed”, $147 seems expensive. And I’ll let it be known – I almost ordered them. But instead, I decided to do a little experiment. And the results? The Levi’s website has great deals, a discount for first time buyers, and extremely fast standard shipping. Need I say more?

Yes, I do. I ended up getting the Levi jeans I was lusting over on Revolve for just $56 on the Levi’s website thanks to their amazing sales and 20% off coupon! I saved almost $100 and stuck that money right back into my wine savings.

3. Watch the Inseam

My legs are short AF. No, seriously. A 26″ inseam is regular for me… and if I want my jeans to hit me at the ankle? I have to opt for 24″ or 25″.

I told you they were sausages.

Finding jeans that are short enough for these nubby legs can be a real struggle and I’ve decided (after raw hemming too many pairs to count) I just need to suck it up and get them properly tailored.

But this brings me to my next point – watch the inseam. If you’re short like me (or are extremely tall – ummm can you spare me some inches?), keep an eye on the inseam before you order a pair of Levi’s. This will help you gauge where they will hit on your leg and will allow your tailor to easily alter your pants. If you are impatient, here’s how I raw hem my jeans.

Are you a Levi’s girl? What are your tips to shopping for them online? 



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  1. 6.21.18
    Mollie said:

    This post is SO helpful! Levis really does have such inconsistent sizing!

    xx Mollie

    • 7.12.18
      Rachel said:

      YAY! I’m so glad! It can be a super drag but once you know how the different styles run, it makes shopping a breeze.

  2. 6.21.18
    CAthy said:

    Great tips! I love Levi’s and this helps for online shopping! BTW, love your handbag!!!


    • 7.12.18
      Rachel said:

      Thanks lady! It’s perfect for work!

  3. 6.21.18

    Those jeans fit you like a dream. I don’t think I own any Levis. They never fit me well.


    • 7.12.18
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Tanvi! Try the different styles, I bet you could find a great pair!

  4. 6.22.18
    maggie said:

    I am loving this chic and casual look!!

    • 7.12.18
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Maggie!

  5. 6.22.18
    Kileen said:

    Love this post!! I’ve been on the hunt for a great Levi pair…Looking at the wedgie ones, they sound amazing!

    cute & little

    • 7.12.18
      Rachel said:

      I loveeee the height of them, plus they’re super slimming!

  6. 6.22.18

    Levi’s are the best – I always get excited when I find some at the thrift store because the vintage ones are even better!

    • 7.12.18
      Rachel said:

      Yes! Plus, their 10x comfier when they’re vintage!

  7. 6.22.18
    Laura Leigh said:

    I have really been wanting Levi’s but the sizing has me lost so this was incredibly helpful! Thank you for sharing this!!

    xo Laura Leigh

    • 7.12.18
      Rachel said:

      It’s insane how different each style fits!

  8. 6.22.18
    Em said:

    Great tips! Definitely used same strategizes when shopping for mine online too!

    • 7.12.18
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Emily! Good luck!

  9. 6.22.18
    Sydney said:

    These jeans look so good on you, Rach!!
    xo, Sydney

    • 7.12.18
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Sydney!!

  10. 6.22.18
    Brooke said:

    I’ve been looking in to getting a pair of levi’s, so I am SO thankful for this post!! Great info!

    • 7.12.18
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Brooke!

  11. 6.22.18

    Thanks for sharing your tips! I’m 5’2″ so I also need a shorter inseam, which can be hard to buy for sometimes.

    • 7.12.18
      Rachel said:

      It’s a struggglleee. I’ve actually raw hemmed these jeans since I posted this and am SO pumped about it!

  12. 6.22.18
    paige said:

    love this look and definitely keeping these tips in mind the next time i’m on shop bop 🙂 x paige

    • 7.12.18
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Paige!

  13. 6.25.18

    Levis are a classic! Love these ones you’re wearing!

    • 7.12.18
      Rachel said:

      They’re the best, aren’t they?

  14. 6.25.18
    Laura said:

    These are such great tips for shopping for Levi’s online! I feel like there sizing is a bit all over the place depending on cut and style. These jeans look amazing on you BTW!

    xo, Laura

    • 7.12.18
      Rachel said:

      For sure! So annoying, right?! Thanks babe!

  15. 6.27.18

    Levi’s are such a classic but I do not even own a pair! I LOVE the ones you have on and will need to check them out!

    • 7.12.18
      Rachel said:

      Girrrrll, where have you been!? You gotta treat yourself to a pair!