Wide Leg Jeans Are About To Be Everywhere & We Found The Most Perfect Pairs

February 17, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
shefinds | Fashion

If you look around, you’ll notice denim trends have changed drastically from the days where everyone was only wearing skinny jeans. The staple pant may not be completely out of style, but skinny jeans definitely aren’t cutting edge anymore. A new jean trend is taking over this spring and we love it.

Skinny jeans step aside, there’s a new denim trend taking over: wide leg jeans. They’re much looser and comfier than your skinnies–sounds amazing, right? The complete opposite silhouette to skinny jeans is becoming more and more popular as celebrities and influencers everywhere can be spotted modeling them for all of the hottest fashion events. NYFW was full of wide leg jeans.

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Traditionally, baggier denim has been viewed as casual-wear only, but all of that’s changing. Working well for both work and play, wide leg denim is set to become the new go-to style when it comes to jeans this spring.

If the idea of styling wide leg jeans scares you, we have some tips on how to wear them like a pro:

–For a weekend look, pair light wash wide leg jeans with a basic tee and fashion sneakers.

–For work, choose darker wash jean. Wear a dressy top and layer a tailored jacket over it. Complete the look with a pair of strappy heels or mules.

The wide leg jean trend looks effortless, which is why we think everyone loves it so much. You can look good without looking like you’re trying too hard. #stylegoals

We only expect this rising trend to grow bigger and bigger in size so stock up while you can.

ag the rhett rigid jeans

AG The Rhett Rigid Jeans ($225)

The Rhett Rigid Jeans are a wide leg cropped style. Since they have a few distressed patches on them, they're perfect for a more casual outfit.

About the product: A high rise and relaxed, ankle-skimming profile make these AG Rhett jeans feel like the pair that might convince you to leave skinny jeans in your past—at least one day per week. 

fathers daughter claudia wide crop jeans

Father's Daughter Claudia Wide Crop Jeans ($255)

This dark wash pair of wide leg jeans is great for a dressier occasion. For work or date night, this pant will make you look effortlessly stylish.

About the product: At once throwback and innovative, these Father's Daughter wide-leg jeans are detailed with an '80s-inspired stone wash and overlock contrast stitching at the seams.

blank denim class act jeans

Blank Denim Class Act Jeans ($88)

At $88, this pair of Blank Denim Class Act Jeans is more affordable than the others. The distressed hemline makes them more interesting.

About the product: Shredded cuffs lend a grunge-inspired finish to these faded Blank Denim culotte jeans. 5-pocket styling. Button closure and zip fly.

citizens of humanity tulip jeans

Citizens of Humanity Tulip Jeans ($238)

How cute are these wide leg jeans for spring? Lightwash cropped pants look great for a bright, warm day. This pair has an added flare with the raw edge slit down the front of each pant leg.

About the product: A fresh silhouette that's perfect for spring, these wide-leg Citizens of Humanity cropped jeans have long front slits and curved tulip hems.  

frame le palazzo pants raw edge

FRAME Le Palazzo Pants with Raw Edge ($255)

Cropped jeans aren't your thing? Don't worry, you can still follow this new spring jean trend with these floor length Frame jeans.  

About the product: You won't rush to swap these frayed, light-wash FRAME flare for sweats at the end of the day. Trust us: they're that comfortable.  

loup chloe pants

Loup Chloe Pants ($165)

These super highrise wide leg jeans are way cooler than your regular old skinny jeans. We love the tied waist in the front.

About the product: Casual, but 100% more statement-making than your regular jeans, these wide-leg Loup pants have a super-high rise that hits at the natural waist.

tortoise canni slouchy crop wide leg jeans

Tortoise Canni Slouchy Crop Wideleg Jeans ($425)

This cuffed pair of wide leg pants will make you wish you were back in the 90s! The slouchy style is made to be relaxed and comfortable.

About the product: Put your skinny jeans out to pasture. These easy, '90s-inspired Tortoise jeans feature a wide leg and easy, slouchy style. Wear the raw-hemmed cuffs cropped and pair them with your favorite high-top sneaks.



These old-school sneakers are also trending in 2018 and pair great with wide leg jeans.

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