If there's one thing we know to be true about French women and fashion, it's that they love to keep an unfussy wardrobe. Key pieces they always have on standby include a perfect white shirt, a well-tailored black blazer, and classic black heels. They also love their jeans. But we're not talking about any old denim style. Who What Wear UK columnist Marissa Cox told us back in September last year that since she moved to Paris, she discovered the more popular style of jeans were of the straight-leg variety. And while we're sure that no Parisian woman is going to ditch these, we've got new intel that says women in the French capital are loving one other particular style.
According to data from Lyst, the global fashion search platform, high-rise wide-leg jeans are the exact style French women—in particular, Parisian women—can't get enough of right now. In fact, searches for these jeans are up by 68% year over year. And the most popular brand of all? Jacquemus, of course. There's a good reason this silhouette is so popular. It's super flattering on pretty much every body shape. The high rise will give any waist definition, and the wider cut will balance out the hips and can also elongate the legs. Ready to see how some of our favorite French women wear this style? Keep scrolling for some chic looks, and then shop our edit of the best high-rise wide-leg jeans.