I'm Officially Anti–Baggy Jeans—5 Trends I'm Wearing Instead

First things first, I apologize for the hyperbole. Just like everyone else, I own more than a few pairs of baggy jeans at this point, which I'll certainly still wear. But I've found that I've been reaching for them less and less as of late. I don't find them to be the most flattering style of jeans for me, and I'm growing a bit tired of the trend after seeing so much of it. Instead, I've been experimenting with a few other trends that are just as cool.

I'd have to say that my go-to denim style is straight-leg jeans, and I've included them on this list, but there are a few other trends (both denim and not) that I suggest looking into if you're also growing tired of baggy jeans. Scroll to see if they fit into your wardrobe and shop some of my favorite versions of each.

Loose Trousers


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While I may be seeking a break from baggy jeans, I'm still wearing baggy trousers. I find that they look more polished and are surprisingly easy to dress up or down.

Shop Loose Trousers

Flared Jeans


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I'm currently searching for my first pair of flared jeans in quite some time. After seeing celebrities and fashion people in them so much lately, I'm sold. This style is a good alternative to skinny jeans.

Shop Flared Jeans



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It's been a while since I've wanted to wear leggings as pants, but the sophisticated styles by The Row, Toteme, and Wardrobe.NYC have convinced me it's time.

Shop Leggings

Denim Maxi Skirts


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Maxi denim skirts were one of my favorite trends to emerge in 2022, and I'm still here for it. I sprang for the Khaite one, but there are tons of stellar options to choose from.

Shop Denim Maxi Skirts

Straight-Leg Jeans


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Straight-leg jeans will probably always be my number one denim style. I probably wear my Agolde Pinch Waist pair more than anything in my closet. They look good with everything, and they'll never go out of style.

Shop Straight-Leg Jeans

Next up, 10 Easy and Fun Jeans Outfits to Wear for Nights Out

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.