If there's one thing we know to be true about French women and fashion, it's that they love to keep an unfussy wardrobe. Key pieces they always have on standby include a perfect white shirt, a well-tailored black blazer, and classic black heels. They also love their jeans. But we're not talking about any old denim style. Who What Wear UK columnist Marissa Cox told us back in September last year that since she moved to Paris, she discovered the more popular style of jeans were of the straight-leg variety. And while we're sure that no Parisian woman is going to ditch these, we've got new intel that says women in the French capital are loving one other particular style.
According to data from Lyst, the global fashion search platform, high-rise wide-leg jeans are the exact style French women—in particular, Parisian women—can't get enough of right now. In fact, searches for these jeans are up by 68% year over year. And the most popular brand of all? Jacquemus, of course. There's a good reason this silhouette is so popular. It's super flattering on pretty much every body shape. The high rise will give any waist definition, and the wider cut will balance out the hips and can also elongate the legs. Ready to see how some of our favorite French women wear this style? Keep scrolling for some chic looks, and then shop our edit of the best high-rise wide-leg jeans.
Style Notes: One of our go-to French influencers is Jeanne Damas. Here she's wearing high-rise wide-leg jeans with black boots and a beige jacket. Some might say this is the perfect autumn outfit.
Style Notes: Let's focus on the high-rise aspect for a moment. See how it gives your waist a fantastic definition? Add a belt to give it a final style flourish.
Style Notes: Marissa Cox opts for dark jeans with a white T-shirt, pink blazer, and bright strappy sandals.
Style Notes: A sleek, long trench coat is the perfect layer for transitioning your looks from summer to fall.
Style Notes: While the weather isn't exactly cold or hot, try an outfit like this. A pretty blouse and black boots with jeans.
Shop High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans
Jacquemus High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans ($210)
Lemaire Twisted High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans ($430)
Acne Studios Pakita High-Rise Pleated Wide-Leg Jeans ($440)
Solid & Striped x Re/Done Wide-Leg Beach Jeans ($270)
Raey Panelled Wide-Leg Jeans ($152)
Nili Lotan Toledo High-Rise Cotton Jeans ($375)
Sea Piper Wide-Leg Jeans ($250)
Mother The Hustler Blue Wide-Leg Jeans ($295)
Citizens of Humanity Emery Wide-Leg Cropped Jeans ($305)
Citizens of Humanity Eva White Wide-Leg Jeans ($275)
Nasty Gal Wide-Leg Jeans ($35)
COS Barrel-Leg Jeans (£69)
People Tree Wide-Leg Jeans ($151)
Weekday Mile Bootcut Jeans in Mid Blue ($45)
Whistles Gabi High-Waist Wide-Leg Jean ($199)
Topshop Mid Stone Slim Wide-Leg Jeans ($90)
& Other Stories High Rise Kick Flare Jeans ($79)
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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