We Called This Non-Skinny Jeans Trend Ages Ago and, Well, We Were Right

Anna LaPlaca
·3 min read

If you read Who What Wear on the reg, you'd know that we tend to make a lot of trend predictions. Based on what we saw coming down the runways, infiltrating Instagram, and landing at our favorite retailers, we called out the next big non-skinny jean trend when it was first bubbling up. Well, that was at the start of last year and cut to the present-day where the denim trend in question—high-rise wide-leg jeans–have fully taken over the fashion scene.

I'll just say it: we were right. If you don't already know what we're talking about, these full-length jeans are defined by a trouser-like wide leg and a waist-cinching high rise. We know that wide-leg jeans can be intimidating if you're used to wearing more fitted styled (ahem, skinnies), which is why the high rise is crucial here. It hugs you in all the right places and creates some nice dimension for the overall silhouette. Some of the standout pairs defining the trend are Levi's Ribcage Wide-Leg Jeans, which celebs and their stylists alike are keen on, as well as the Citizens of Humanity Annina Jeans, a Who What Wear editor favorite.

We went ahead and sourced the aforementioned pairs along with more of the best wide-leg jeans on the internet right now. You know, just incase you wanted to get in on the trend, too. Keep scrolling to shop all our favorites and glean inspiration on how to style them along the way.

Style Tip: A structured blazer adds a cool polish to the relaxed denim.

Slvrlake Grace High Rise Wide Leg Jeans ($349)

Totême High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans ($210)

Zara Wide Leg Full Length Ripped Jeans ($50)

Style Tip: These jeans were tailor-made for tucking in a sweater. Add more dimension to the look with statement accessories.

Citizens of Humanity Annina Jean in Tularosa ($238)

Eloquii Wide Leg Jean ($105)

Levi's High Loose High Waist Wide Leg Jeans ($98)

Style Tip: Try something cropped on top to really highlight the high-rise denim.

Reformation Remi High Waist Wide Leg Jeans ($128)

H&M Wide High Jeans ($35)

Mango Erika Wide-Leg Jeans ($50)

Style Tip: Chunky boots happen to play especially well with the wide denim.

Boyish Denim Wide-Leg High-Waisted Jeans ($254)

Trave Joan R Full Wide Leg Jean ($238)

Denimist Evelyn Wide Leg Jeans ($225)

Style Tip: Throw on a cool sweater with the jeans for a simple winter outfit.

Closed High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans ($278)

Wrangler Worldwide Wide Leg Long Jeans ($98)

Vero Moda Emma Super High Waist Wide Leg Jeans ($105)

Style Tip: Wearing a classic blazer coat and sleek accessories looks so sophisticated.

We the Free Talia Trouser Jeans ($128)

We the Free Ellie Wide Leg Jeans ($128)

Bdg Bdg High-Waisted Wide Leg Jean - Khaki ($64)

Triarchy High Rise Wide Leg Jeans ($189)

For even more non–skinny jean ideas, we suggest looking to French girls for another on-the-rise style.

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