According to Gen Z TikTokers, middle parts and wide leg jeans are “in” and skinny jeans are officially O-V-E-R. While we think skinny jeans will truly never die, nor do we want them to (justice for skinny jeans!), wide leg jeans do have their advantages. Between their figure-flattering silhouette and relaxed fit, what’s not to love? Not to mention, the roomy denim makes transitioning from quarantine dressing even easier. We understand that wide leg jeans can be intimidating if you’re not used to wearing them, so today we’re sharing a few tips and tricks on how to style the modern and exciting denim trend.
First, let’s go over the things to consider when finding a pair, and don’t forget this is where your stylist can help!
The great news is wide leg jeans work with all body types. Whether you’re tall, hourglass, pear, straight, or even petite, this trend is sure to flatter your shape!
Fit & Cut
Look for a high-waisted rise when rocking this trend. The silhouette will both elongate the legs and flatten the tummy. STYLE TIP: let your stylist know your inseam length so that she can send jeans that graze the floor, but won’t overwhelm your frame.
How to Style
Wide leg jeans are the perfect base for all your pretty statement tops, but you will want to keep proportions in mind. Stay away from oversized blouses when wearing a flare – this can make your body look shapeless and frumpy. STYLE TIP: Front tucking your tops or wearing blouses that nip at the waist are easy ways to create a pinched waist line.
A huge concern for most of our customers is finding the right shoes to wear with the silhouette. Kitten heels and open toe sandals are two great options for wide leg jeans, making this denim trend perfect for the warmer months ahead.
ROCKING THE NEW DECADE’S DENIM SHAPE
White wide leg jeans can (and should) be your summertime staple! We love that this look can transition from a corporate casual environment to drinks on the patio with the girls.
Thanks to their trouser-like shape, wide leg jeans are easily dressed up with more elevated pieces like a silk top, a leather jacket, and heels.
It will definitely take some experimenting to find the right wide leg jeans, but with the help of your stylist you’re sure to find a pair best suited for you! If this trend still doesn’t sound like your thing, we encourage you to wear whatever you are comfortable with regardless of what’s “in” or “trending”. Because being yourself and wearing what makes you feel confident is what’s most important!
And also, can we really take hard and fast style tips from a generation that tried to eat tide pods? We rest our case.