8 Denim Trends Fashion People Will Wear in 2023 That Aren't Jeans

True-blue lovers, rejoice! 2023 is set to be a huge year for denim. There's no doubt jeans remain a staple in our year-round wardrobes‚ but we couldn't help but notice just how much designers decked the runways with the versatile fabric—featuring a whole host of washes, silhouettes, and fresh styling ideas—leaving no sartorial denim craving unsatisfied. And naturally, we're not mad about it.

We've already covered some of the biggest jeans trends to look forward to, so today we're focusing on the fresh denim trends fashion people will be wearing this year that aren't jeans—and there are plenty of them! From denim maxi skirts to Y2K-inspired styles, if you love denim as much as we do, take a look below for the denim pieces to be seen in this year.

Denim Maxi Skirts


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While we saw the whole gamut of denim skirt lengths on the runways—from super high-hemlines to calf-length silhouettes—we simply could not deny the dominant presence of the maxi silhouette—a trend that has been all over the fashion set this season and continues its reign into 2023.

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From low-rise to sandwash, studded to distressed—denim is getting the Y2K treatment this season. Whether you love it or loathe it, there's no doubt we'll be seeing plenty of cool iterations on the fashion set.

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Canadian Tuxedo 2.0


(Image credit: Courtesy of Ulla Johnson; Burberry/Imaxtree; Saks Potts/Imaxtree)

It's all about double denim in 2023. The Canadian Tuxedo is being reinterpreted in fresh and non-traditional ways—think soft denim tops with maxi skirts, denim blazers and low slung skirts, cropped denim jackets with loose jeans—there are plenty of fun and exciting ways to pull off the trend this season.

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Denim Dresses


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Perhaps one of the easiest and most wearable trends you'll try this spring/summer is a denim dress. This year's iterations come in a delightful array of washes and varying lengths—with many softer denim fabrics coming into play.

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Oversize Denim Jackets


(Image credit: Khaite/Imaxtree; Givenchy/Imaxtree; Diesel/Imaxtree)

Who doesn't love a cool, oversize denim jacket? Versatile and easy, this is a denim trend that's ultra-wearable and you can throw on over everything from polished pants to miniskirts. Opt for a slightly longer silhouette for an of-the-moment look.

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Light Washes


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It's a lighter year ahead! As we come into the warmer months, it's only natural we see lighter denim shades crop up. On the runways, we saw an overwhelming number of brands showcasing super-light denim washes (that almost looked bleached) back on the agenda—many leaning into the Y2K trend.

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(Image credit: Courtesy of Blumarine; Givenchy/Imaxtree)

Cargo denim is here to stay for 2023. From skirts to shirts, statement pockets and utility details will add a practical, cool, and trendy touch to your casual outfits.

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White Denim


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Fresh and crisp, white denim is getting a makeover this year, with exciting silhouettes that will act as the backbone to your warm-weather outfits. For a runway-inspired look, opt for a maxi or miniskirt and pair it with plenty of crisp white layers.

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Denim Tops


(Image credit: Ganni/Imaxtree; A.W.A.K.E Mode/Imaxtree; Altuzarra/Imaxtree)

From strapless tops to soft denim shirts—denim tops are having their moment in the limelight this year. Invest in a cool and modern silhouette now, before everyone else does come spring.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.