Searches for These Anti-Skinny Jeans Are Up 1300%, so I Found the Best Pairs

This season's newest jeans trend is bolder than the ones we've become acquainted with in recent months. With a voluminous cut that gives even flared jeans a run for their money, the dramatic horseshoe style is re-establishing denim as a true fashion hero this season. We've been spotting them everywhere recently, on influencers, celebrities and London Fashion Week attendees alike, confirming that horseshoe jeans are quickly becoming one of the most popular styles on the market. With Google searches surging by +1300% and fashion devotees styling them on repeat, this new-season trend is firmly on its way to reaching cult status.

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Sitting between the waist and hip and flaring out at the knee before tapering slightly at the ankle, this shape adds a sculptural edge to a typical jeans outfit. At LFW we saw the trend styled with full-denim looks, frilly blouses and hourglass blazers, but whilst horseshoe jeans are naturally versatile—jeans are of course one of the easiest items to style—this voluminous shape pairs especially well with form-fitting tops such as light knits, sleeveless styles and T-shirts.

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Championed by French fashion house Alaïa, which has been sending horseshoe jeans down the runway for several seasons, more and more brands are getting on board this spring. Whilst designer labels offer the silhouette in its most dramatic form, high-street retailers such as COS and River Island stock subtler and more wearable takes on the horseshoe silhouette.

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Below, I've pulled together the best interpretations of the horseshoe jeans trend for every budget. Scroll on to see them.


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Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.