As the skinny jeans debate between Millennials and Gen Z continues, we’re chiming in—not to take sides, but to sing the praises of one of our favorite denim varieties: the wide-leg jean. Yes, a wide-cut pant is inherently comfy—a foolproof way to slip back into denim post-pandemic—but they’re also a great pairing for your back-to-work blazers, boots, and form-fitting tops. Not sure where to begin? Look no further than these wide-leg styles ahead.
A high-rise jean can always “rise” to the occasion. Pair yours with a chunky boot to elongate your legs and a cropped cable knit sweater to accentuate your midsection.
Shop High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans
MOTHER High Rise Wide Leg
NILI LOTAN Florence distressed high-rise flared jeans
Totême Flair High Rise Wide Leg Denim
Lafayette 148 New York Wyckoff High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans
STAUD High Rise Panel Wide Leg Jeans
Veronica Beard Crosbie Wide-Leg Jeans
Pair a wide-leg crop jean with your favorite laid-back tee or sweatshirt. Add sneakers or slides for an easy run-around-town ensemble.
Shop Cropped Wide-Leg Jeans
AGOLDE High Rise Crop Jeans
7 FOR ALL MANKIND Alexa High Waist Crop Wide Leg Jeans
3×1 Kickflare Jean
Rachel Comey Absolute Wide-Leg Denim Pant
Goldsign High-Rise Cropped Jeans
Zara Cropped Wide Leg Button Jeans
Baggy jeans don’t have to read grunge (unless you want them to). Combined with a cardigan or blazer, you’ll come off polished and utterly cool.
Shop Baggy Wide-Leg Jeans
& Other Stories Treasure Cut Jeans
Raey Baggy Boyfriend Jeans
Balenciaga Baggy Wide-Leg Jeans
Frame Le Baggy Palazzo Jeans
GRLFRND Wide Leg Jeans
L’Autre Chose Wide Leg Denim
Pair a strategically ripped or faded jean with a floaty, feminine-leaning blouse for a toned- down take on the trend.