I Found 21 Fresh Ways to Wear the Denim Trend That’s Dominating—You’re Welcome


The next big non–skinny jeans trend is here, and it couldn’t be chicer. While skinny jeans will truly never die, nor do we want them to, we’ve spotted a number of emerging denim trends that are pretty much the antithesis of skinnies. We’ve already mentioned how flares and loose jeans are on the rise, and, well, we’re adding another of these non-skinny styles to the top of our lists: high-rise wide-leg jeans.

These are full-length jeans with a trouser-like wide leg and a high rise. We know that wide-leg jeans can be intimidating if you’re not used to wearing them already, which is why the high rise is crucial here. It hugs you in all the right places and creates some nice dimension for the overall silhouette. Some of the standout pairs defining the trend are Levi’s High Loose Jeans, which celebs and their stylists alike are keen on, as well as the Citizens of Humanity Annina Jeans, a Who What Wear editor favorite.

To highlight this chic new denim trend, we rounded up the freshest wide-leg-jeans outfits that fashion people are wearing now and included our favorite pairs to try out. 

The perfect everyday wash.

Nobody knows cool denim like Zara.

Kitten heels play so well with the wide shapes of these jeans.

A best-selling classic.

Fashion people are all about wearing the denim style with this revealing top trend.

Grlfrnd’s fits are some of the best I’ve tried.

You can’t go wrong with an easy tee and white sneakers.

The foundation to so many easy, simple outfits.

Elevate your jeans-and-blazer combo when you opt for a pair of wide-leg jeans.

Time to update your warm-weather denim.

The perfect base for all your pretty statement tops.

These are so good for the price.

We love a good Canadian tux—just add a tank and sneakers.

The front crease lends a polished feel.

All about that contrast stitching.

This head-to-toe baggy look proves that you don’t need to wear anything fitted or tight to still look put-together.

The puddle hem gives these extra cool points.

Thanks to their trouser-like shape, these are easily dressed up with more elevated pieces like a silk top and heels.

Another editor favorite.

Yep, this beloved Levi’s pair also comes in black.

A pair of white wide-leg jeans can (and should) be a staple in your wardrobe.

This off-white wash is so chic.

Sometimes the simplest formulas work best. Try a padded shoulder tee with wide-leg denim.

Nordstrom sale find alert!

You can never go wrong with a great blazer and classic sneakers with these jeans.

Perfect for recreating the above outfit with.

Blue jeans and a white tee are the perfect base for a statement bag.

The Row’s basics are just on another level.

Copy this casual ‘fit for your weekend errands when you tuck in a boxy tee and throw a trench coat on top.

Style with sneakers and heels alike.

Tuck in a roomy sweater to the roomy denim to give your waist some definition.

This mid-blue shade is so timeless.

Fun fact: this hand-finished pair was constructed in a 50-year-old denim factory in the north of Japan.

A cropped cardigan is the perfect match to high-waisted wide-leg jeans.

For a more chill look, go for this upsized fit.

Dress up the denim with a pretty puff-sleeve blouse and heeled sandals.

These surprisingly good quality for their price.

Next up, see the six shoes you should own if you live in basic jeans.

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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