The next big non–skinny jean trend is here, and it couldn't be chicer. While skinny jeans will truly never die, nor do we want them to, we've spotted a number of emerging denim trends that are pretty much the antithesis of skinnies. Already in 2020, we've mentioned how flares and bootcut jeans are on the rise, and, well, we're adding another of these non-skinny styles to the top of our lists: high-rise wide-leg jeans.
These are full-length jeans with a trouser-like wide leg and a waist-cinching high rise. We know that wide-leg jeans can be intimidating if you're not used to wearing them already, which is why the high rise is crucial here. It hugs you in all the right places and creates some nice dimension for the overall silhouette. Some of the standout pairs defining the trend are Levi's Ribcage Wide-Leg Jeans, which celebs and their stylists alike are keen on, as well as the Citizens of Humanity Annina Jeans, a Who What Wear editor favorite.
In fact, we've already spotted a number celebs keen on the trend, including Margot Robbie, Bella Hadid, and Selena Gomez. Fashion girls have already been all over the sophisticated jeans, too, styling them with their trusted ankle boots, loafers, and sneakers. To highlight this chic new denim trend, we rounded up how fashion people are wearing high-rise wide-leg jeans now and included our favorite pairs to try out.
Style Tip: Wearing platforms with wide-leg denim feels just as retro as it does right now.