So These Are the Jeans We'll All Be Wearing This Year

Spring Jean Trends 2020


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The S/S 20 runways were rife with exciting trends for us to look forward to next year. (Colorful leather! Bermuda shorts! Waistcoats! And '60s wallpaper prints, to name but a few.) But we particularly had our eyes on all things denim. The everyday staple had a huge presence on the runways—with every big designer from Givenchy to Gucci and Celine showcasing the much-loved fabric in a variety of refreshing ways, including cropped culottes, vintage washes, and '70s flares. (Yes, they’re back!) Scroll below as we share some of the biggest jean trends that we can expect to see all over our feeds, in our favorite retailers, and inevitably in our closets this year. Then, shop the looks before everyone else.

1. Vintage Denim

Vintage Denim is Trending for Spring 2020.


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There was a major emphasis on vintage-looking denim on the S/S 20 runways. Jeans exuded an upcycled, lived-in vibe. If they look like they could have been pulled straight out of a thrift store, then you've nailed the trend.

Flared Jeans Will Be a Huge Trend in 2020


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Boot-cut jeans are back. Thanks to designers such as Celine, Marc Jacobs, and Gucci, the leg-lengthening, flared denim silhouette is set to be huge next year. Opt for a high-waisted pair cinched at the waist with a narrow belt.

3. Distressed

Distressed Jeans Are a Big Trend for Spring 2020


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Love them or hate them, there's no denying ripped and distressed jeans will be in the limelight in 2020. Balance the casual, undone look with a sophisticated high-neck blouse or a polished blazer as seen at Givenchy.

4. Short + Cropped

Short Jeans Are a Must for 2020


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Whether they were Bermuda-style long shorts, culottes, or cropped wide-leg styles, shorter hemlines were all over the runways. Wear them with knee-high boots, mules, or strappy sandals when the weather warms up.

The Coolest Skinny Jeans to Wear in 2020


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Skinny jean lovers, rejoice! The silhouette is here to stay—so say the runways. Wear yours belted with barely there sandals for a leg-lengthening effect.

6. Front Seams

Jeans With Front Seams Are Trending for 2020


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Front seams and ribbing (and pleats, for that matter) were pervasive 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.