Reformation Is Selling the Most Controversial Denim Trend of the Year

Allyson Payer

There was once a time (not that long ago, in fact) when finding a pair of jeans that weren't skinny jeans was a challenge in itself. These days, there are so many denim trends on the market that finding a pair that isn't outside-the-box is more of a challenge. The marketplace is so crowded with new denim cuts and special details that it's pretty significant when a new trend stands out. That said, there's one trend that has undoubtedly stood out this year, and it sparked much debate from the start: front-to-back zipper jeans.

We first reported on this sartorial phenomenon this past spring when Vetements x Levi's introduced the trend in the form of jeans and denim shorts. As you'd expect, the internet was instantly buzzing about the perplexing trend. And now, Reformation introduced, as part of its MTV in the '90s collection, its very own take on the front-to-back zipper trend. The non-stretch Zipper Jeans feature a high rise, a no-waistband waist, shadow pockets, and a vintage-inspired fit. At just $148, they're significantly more affordable than Vetement's almost-$2k front-to-back zipper jeans.

Shop the Reformation Zipper Jeans below, and see how they look from both angles!

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