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Three ways to wear: wide-leg denim jeans

They are back and more versatile than ever. Here are three chic ways to style this trending denim essential, perfect for updating your look with a touch of nostalgic flair

2 July 2024

Wide-leg denim jeans are back with a stylish vengeance, reviving a silhouette that’s been bouncing in and out of style since the ’80s. This time around, the trend is spearheaded by gen Z, who have rung the death knell for skinny jeans and declared roomier styles the only denim to do. 

If you’re of a certain vintage, you may recall the past few comebacks of wide-leg jeans. In the ’90s, descended from the baggy styles favoured by the rappers of the ’80s, wide-leg jeans were embraced by a diverse bunch of subcultures, from skaters and punks to rappers and ravers. Then, after the craze for bootcut styles that followed and throughout the enduring global dominance of skinny jeans, wide-leg styles have ricocheted in and out of favour every few years. 

This time around, they are more versatile than ever, offering comfort and a fashion-forward silhouette, whether it’s for a weekend brunch, a glamorous night out or a more low-key vibe. 

Here are three stylish ways to rock this season’s must-wear trend and elevate your denim game.

And, if you’d prefer to have a professional by your side as you’re styling your wide-leg jeans – or any other new outfit – you can book an appointment with one of our friendly and unfailingly fashion-savvy stylists here.

Weekend brunch

Keep things chic over eggs and bacon in a clean palette of black, white and taupe. Fendi’s fierce gold earrings and Dior’s cat-eye glasses up the fashion ante. 

Off-duty

Paired with Anine Bing’s black leather slides and a crisp cotton shirt (French tucked, s’il vous plaît), wide-leg jeans come into their own as an effortlessly stylish wardrobe staple. A classic Burberry trench will ensure you’re ready for anything that the British weather could throw at you.

Night out

Whether it’s for a hot date or a girls’ night, strap on Gucci’s saucy little corset top, slip on a timeless blazer and finish with a pair of killer heels to redefine the style for the evening.

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