Trousers aren’t the only thing going wide this season. Not only did denim make a surprisingly strong showing at shows like Derek Lam, whether they were high-waisted or low-riding, denim was shown in bell-bottom, flared, or top-to-bottom wide iterations giving our thighs, which have been crammed in cigarette pants, skinny jeans, and jeggings, a welcome breather.
In many cases, the return of this jean silhouette is tied to a 70s inspiration – meaning glamour. Yes, just because wide leg silhouettes are back doesn’t mean it’s time to let ourselves go and opt for a messy, baggy look (we’ll leave that to the boyfriend jean). In fact, when it comes to this silhouette, proper fit is paramount. It’s also essential to opt for a style that’s relatively clean, you don’t want to get wide pants with countless holes in them. If you’re looking to experiment, do so with color. As long as you stick with a monochromatic palette, you can opt for any hue in the rainbow, just be sure to go for a simple, fitted top.
1. GAP Long & Lean Jeans, $69.50
2. 7 For All Mankind Bell Bottom Jeans, $178
3. Rag & Bone Bell Bottom Jeans, $180
4. Hudson Gwen Wide Leg Jeans, $165
5. J Brand Martini Slim Lightweight Flare Jeans, $175
6. Stella McCartney Jeans, $210