So This Is How Fashion Girls Will Be Wearing Denim in 2020

Given the fact we wear denim just about every day of the week, we're constantly looking for new and fresh ways to channel fashion's favourite fabric. As such, we decided to consult the vast amount of S/S 20 runway imagery from all the major cities to see just how we should be wearing our denim this year. 

What we've found is that the everyday staple had a huge presence on the runways, with just about every big name putting its own spin on it. And while we don't intend to cast aside our straight-leg jeans or classic denim jackets, we are certainly going to be investing in the pieces set to take 2020 by storm, too.

From Chanel's foray with denim Bermuda shorts (yes, really) to the new jean detail that's set to pick up where raw hems left off, scroll below as we share some of the biggest denim trends 2020 has to offer right now. 



(Image credit: Imaxtree/Isabel Marant)

While 2019 was dominated by the denim boiler suit, 2020 is all about classic dungarees in vintage-style washes. The key is to opt for oversize silhouettes or size up to harness their relaxed appeal. 



(Image credit: Imaxtree/Celine)

Much like shoulder bags and camisoles, another piece of '90s fashion iconography is set to return to our wardrobes in 2020. Celine went gung-ho with its bootcut jean offering on the runway, so naturally, we're expecting it to be the stand-out style of the new decade. 



(Image credit: Imaxtree/Stella McCartney)

Though they've taken a back seat over the past few seasons, the denim skirt is set to make a triumphant return in midi hemlines and a variety of washes. Wear with a tailored blazer like the models at Stella McCartney for a cool high-low balance.



(Image credit: Imaxtree/Chanel)

With Chanel's runway seal of approval, denim Bermuda shorts will likely take over the style scene. Wear them with chic ballet pumps and Breton stripes to harness Chanel's nautical feel. 



(Image credit: Imaxtree/Ulla Johnson)

Front seams were a persistent denim theme on the S/S 20 runways, adding interest and an elongating effect. Wear them in a variety of silhouettes, from paper-bag to skinny styles.



(Image credit: Imaxtree/Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini)

Midi hemlines have reigned supreme for the past few seasons, but the minidress looks set to make a major comeback in just about every imaginable way—including denim. 



(Image credit: Imaxtree/Celine)

Consisting of a denim top and jeans, the Canadian Tuxedo was evident on the runways of so many designer brands, including Celine and Brandon Maxwell.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next: All the bags and shoes I love this year have one thing in common.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.