Here's How French Girls Are Wearing the Anti–Skinny Jean Trend

Judith Jones
·3 min read

We here at Who What Wear like to talk in great detail (and with much passion!) about our jeans. They are one of the hardest-working items in our wardrobes, after all. We've already touched upon the biggest jean trends we'll all be wearing this year—including vintage-inspired denim, distressed jeans, and one of our personal favorites right now, bootcut and flare jeans.

Yes, friends, the '70s silhouette is back, and we've already spotted the style on some of our favorite celebrities including, Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra, and Gigi Hadid. Thanks to designers such as Celine, Marc Jacobs, and Gucci, leg-lengthening flares are set to be huge this year. And we've noticed that fashionable French girls, in particular, have been quick to jump on the trend.

The pinnacle of effortlessly chic, below we're sharing some of the cool ways French girls are wearing the anti–skinny-jean trend right now. Invest in one of the chic pairs below and you'll be wholly on-trend for the year.

The coolest way to wear the '70s bootcut silhouette in winter is with a vintage-looking faux-fur jacket. Ground the look with neutral brown boots and finish with a pair of retro sunglasses. So chic.

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Dl1961 Rachel High Rise Flare Jeans ($199)

Blank Denim Cropped Faux Fur Jacket ($98)

French girls have a knack at making even the simplest of basics look seriously chic. Pair your high-waisted denim flares with a simple yet sophisticated button-down for an effortless look.

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H&M Flared High Waist Jeans ($30)

Madewell Classic Button-Up Shirt ($40)

For a chic French-girl look, balance the volume of flares with a formfitting top or bodysuit—preferably in one of this season's trending hues such as minty green.

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& Other Stories Flared Mid Rise Jeans ($89)

& Other Stories Long Sleeve Tubular Neck Sweater ($69)

For a bougie look pair your flares with a turtleneck, a plaid coat, and chic loafers.

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Frame Le High Patch Pocket Flare Jeans ($278)

Forever21 Glen Plaid Coat ($50)

Create a leg-lengthening effect by pairing your bootcut jeans with pointed-toe boots and finish the look with a charming knit sweater.

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Paige Paige Genvieve Flare in Rhythm ($229)

H&M Cable-Knit Sweater ($30)

For an effortless ensemble, tuck a fitted cardigan into a pair of high-waisted denim and finish the look with a straw bag and clogs.

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Agolde Agolde Vintage Hi-Rise Flare Jeans ($188)

Violeta by Mango Fine-Knit Cardigan ($40)

Black bootcut jeans are a great option to take you from day-to-night in style. Wear yours with an all-black ensemble such as a turtleneck, leather jacket, and chic loafers to nail that cool, French-girl vibe.

AG Jeans The Angel ($198)

ASOS Stirrup Mid-Heeled Loafers ($28)

Topshop Oversize Faux Leather Button-Up Shirt ($75)

Every French girl has a handful of chic little cardigans in their repertoire to pair with their jeans. For a weekend look, wear your flared jeans with sneakers and a vintage-inspired cropped cardigan in a cute pastel hue.

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Liverpool Lucy Bootcut Jeans ($98)

& Other Stories Cropped Ribbed Alpaca Blend Cardigan ($119)

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Low Top Sneaker ($80)

A pair of flares and a pretty blouse are always a winning combination. Just add a long overcoat in colder temps.

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Woman Within Bootcut Jeans ($33)

The Reformation Olio Top ($148)

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Up next, the 2021 French wardrobe guide: 7 items chic women in Paris will wear.

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