This Surprising Non–Skinny Jean Trend That's Dominating Right Now

If you feel like there is a new denim trend every season, well, you're right. But a constant variation in trends helps keep your wardrobe must-have feeling fresh—especially when you're tempted to just wear a tried-and-true grandpa jean every day (guilty). This season's It jean is almost like your mom jeans in that you definitely saw your mom wearing these in the mid-'90s to early '00s. The boot-cut jean is back and it's coming for your ankle boots.

In this fashion girl's opinion, it's the formfitting and ultra-flattering shape that has driven this denim shape's rise to popularity (some might say return). In a body-hugging answer to the boyfriend jean, fashion is saying it's ready for a return to tailored looks with clean lines. And we'd have to say we agree. Shop the 12 best high-waisted boot-cut jeans below.

1. Citizens of Humanity Georgia High-Rise Bootcut

Citizens of Humanity know how to do jeans. Boot-cut jeans definitely included. 

2. Goldsign The Nineties High-Rise Bootcut Jeans

Goldsign makes possibly the most perfectly cut boot-cut jeans. If you're looking for tailored, this is it. 

3. Khaite Vivian New Bootcut Flare Jeans

Khaite doing what Khaite does best: creating polished, thoughtfully designed pieces for women. 

4. H&M High-Waist Jeans

When you're looking for budget-friendly boot-cuts, H&M is always a go-to. 

5. Joe's Jeans Hi Honey Bootcut Jean

Joe's Jeans Honey jeans are specifically designed to be hip-hugging and curve-loving—aka a perfect fit. 

6. Good American Good Flare Jeans

Good American is known for its specialty stretch-fabric that fits every unique body and is designed for every unique woman. 

7. & Other Stories High-Rise Jeans

The best part about & Other Stories' jeans? The fact that they're made from sustainably sourced materials. 

8. Mango Bootcut Martha Jeans

These sleek-looking boot-cut jeans are part of Mango's Committed Collection: Committed to sustainable sourcing, that is. 

9. Mother High-Waisted Runaway

If you haven't heard of Mother, they might become your new favorite jeans. Formfitting but never too tight, they feel like cashmere and slide on like butter. 

10. NYDJ Barbara Stretch Bootcut Jeans

NYDJ's jeans come with their proprietary lift-and-tuck technology designed to fit and shape to every woman. A small bonus on an otherwise chic pair of jeans. 

11. J. Brand 1219 Runway High-Rise Boot Jeans

J Brand serving us the ultimate boot-cut jeans made for 2020 (aka with an oh-so-subtle flare around the ankle and a longer, modern hemline).

12. Agolde Pinch Waist High-Rise Kick

Agolde is a fashion favorite for a reason—the reason being its contemporary take on classic styles like boot-cut jeans. 

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