6 Fall Denim Trends We're About to See Everywhere


(Image credit: Diesel)

Fall is coming in hot and so are the new fall denim trends that will have a hold on the season to come. While jeans are 100% the mainstays in our closets, they're certainly not immune to the ebb and flow of the trend cycle. Personally, I don't buy new jeans every single season—my shopping cadence tends to be lean more yearly—but I always like to keep up-to-date on what the key silhouettes of the season are so I can either pull something out of my closet that aligns with them or perhaps dabble in a new style if I'm so inspired.

This season, there's six new trends that we think you should be aware of. We saw these coming down the runway in the fall '22 collections but seeing them on Instagram and in the new arrivals sections has only solidified their importance. The big themes to know? Jeans are getting longer and baggier, waistlines are dipping lower, and the proclivity towards the early aughts is only growing stronger. With that, continue on to discover the details of each silhouette, where it appeared in the fall collections, how fashion people have already adopted it in their own outfits, and even our favorite shopping picks.

1. Puddle Jeans

We've already pointed out how celebrities are wearing the puddle pants trend—essentially extra-long pants that pool around the ankles—but now it's time for our jeans to get the lengthening treatment, too. Full-length jeans are officially replacing cropped pairs so take this as your sign to skip that trip to the tailor.


On the F/W 22 runway:
(Image credit: Khaite)

Khaite made an excellent case for puddly jeans as everyday jeans. Just pair them with a structured blazer and great basics.


In Instagram:
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Opt for a wide-leg pair or even go up a size to achieve the perfect puddle hem.

In the market:

2. Denim Miniskirts

All things Y2K are only ramping up in popularity as the year progresses and this fall, fashion is going even deeper into the early 2000s archives to pull out the next big denim trend. Yep, denim miniskirts are on the menu this season and with all the miniature hemlines that have been trending, it's only natural that the next phase features denim iterations.


On the F/W 22 runway:
(Image credit: Diesel)

The Gen Z set will wear an iteration of this look for their nights out this fall: an interesting top, denim miniskirt, and knee-high boots.


On Instagram:
(Image credit: @bellahadid)

When Bella Hadid puts her stamp of approval on a trend, it's only a matter of time before everyone else follow suit.

In the market:

3. Low and Loose Fits

If low-rise jeans have scared you so far, fret not, friends. This fall, low-rise jeans are decidedly easier to wear with roomier and relaxed fits that offset their midriff-baring waistlines.


On the F/W 22 runway:
(Image credit: Tibi)

Tibi managed to make low-rise jeans looks downright approachable with their loose-fitting version.


On Instagram:
(Image credit: @sasha.mei)

Balance out the jeans' roomy shape by wearing them with a tight-fitting tank.

In the market:

4. Deep Indigo Washes

Despite lighter-wash jeans being a fashion-person fixture, dark denim is set to have a moment this fall. We noticed an uptick in deeper shades of indigo and darker silhouettes on the runways, like the near-black jeans at Ulla Johnson.


On the F/W 22 runway:
(Image credit: Ulla Johnson)

Ultra-dark denim is set to shine this season and according to the runways, it couldn't be more polished.


On Instagram:
(Image credit: @symphonyofsilk)

Dark denim is begging to be styled with wardrobe classics like ballet flats.

In the market:

5. Cool Cargos

Cargo everything has been trending hard all year long, and now that includes our denim. Utility-inspired jeans are set to have a moment with pockets adorning baggy fit jeans like they did at Amiri.


On the F/W 22 runway:
(Image credit: Amiri)

Love them or hate them, you can't deny how cool they look.


On Instagram:
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Fashion people are already wearing the jeans with their sultriest heels for a cool contrast.

In the market:

6. Unfinished Hems

The last several years have prioritized denim that's ultra-tailored and polished, but now we're seeing the pendulum swing in the opposite direction with unfinished raw hem jeans start to bubble up again. Pro tip: they look especially cool with black ankle boots.


On the F/W 22 runway:
(Image credit: Celine)

Celine tends to set the tone for cool basics, so we fully expect this denim detail to dominate.


On Instagram:
(Image credit: @amaka.hamelijnck)

Wearing them with fall staples like ankle boots and leather jackets is a no-brainer.

In the market:

Speaking of fall, these 29 new-season basics are already in my cart.

Senior Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.