Forget Skinny Jeans—Baggy Jeans Are Destined to Take Over in 2021


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You'd be forgiven for thinking that most people have given their jeans a break this year and favoured leggings and jogging bottoms. However, denim is a category that has been rising in demand this year, and MatchesFashion saw a 50% growth in jeans sales in 2020. Denim has been heavily featured in the spring/summer 2021 collections, and the key shift we saw was a move from slimmer silhouettes to a more relaxed, slouchy fit.

It's the shape and comfort of your jogging bottoms but using classic washes and more distressed denim. Victoria Beckham added jeans to her main collection for the first time and said to The Guardian, "I lived in vintage jeans all the way through lockdown. Although, I will have you know that I never once turned to an elasticated waist, except for in the gym." Beckham isn't the only designer to create a baggy, wide-leg pair of jeans, as we saw these across all the major houses, including Balenciaga, Paco Rabanne, Chloé, and Celine. Although we saw different washes and silhouettes, they all had really high waistlines and were cinched with a black leather belt.

Keep scrolling to see how the jeans were styled by designers for spring/summer 2021 and to shop our edit of the best baggy jeans.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Balenciaga)

Style Notes: At Balenciaga, a checked oversize shirt was tucked into the high-waisted baggy jeans. 


(Image credit: Courtesy of Paco Rabanne)

Style Notes: This leopard robe coat looks amazing with these high-waisted jeans and bra top at Paco Rabanne. 


(Image credit: Courtesy of Victoria Beckham)

Style Notes: At Victoria Beckham, a white shirt was tucked into the front half of the baggy jeans. 


(Image credit: Courtesy of Chloé)

Style Notes: At Chloé, the jeans were a really loose fit and were worn with a belt over the blouse. 


(Image credit: Courtesy of Celine)

Style Notes: Celine showed a classic preppy look with baggy jeans, a leather biker jacket, and a baseball cap. 

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Next up, See our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2021

Emma Spedding