It's Official: Fashion People Will Live in These 9 Specific Jeans Trends This Year

Jeans are the bedrock of my favourite outfits, but that hasn't always been the case. I remember when skinny jeans dominated the market for what felt like years and, feeling like they didn't suit me, I swore off of them for years. However, in the last half decade or so, jeans trends have come into their own, with more cuts, lengths and colours to choose from than ever. For me, I've been converted into wearing them thanks to the straight-leg and loose-fit styles that make me feel good about my figure, and reclaiming the joy in wearing jeans has made me all the more adventurous—now, I'm willing to give any style a whirl.

From crisp white shirts and loafers to a blazer layered over a bra top and heels, jeans are my go-to for almost every occasion. In fact, as 90% of the outfits I wear between September and March will involve a pair of jeans, I can always justify treating myself to a new pair at this time in the year. But which to choose?

To help me break down the options, I set out to discover the top jeans trends of 2024. What did I find? That are nine types of jeans that are starting to bubble up in popularity. From washes and distressing to statement embellishments and exaggerated hemlines, scroll on to see the nine jean trends for 2024 that will make your outfits feel current all year long.

1. Puddle Jeans


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Style Notes: Anyone who wore extra-long jeans in there teens (read: me!) will tell you that these are not the trousers you want to wear when there's rain forecast. On dry days, however, there's no denying that puddle jeans look cool.

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2. Ecru Jeans


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Style Notes: Not just for spring/summer, soft, cream-toned jeans work year-round (I like wearing mine with a black leather jacket for a contrast). Prevalent on the Proenza Schouler and MSGM, you can expect to see this jeans trend ramp up as we head into summer.

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3. Turn-Up Jeans


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Style Notes: Whether you take a long pair and DIY them or you opt for a pre-cuffed option, I'm seeing more and more influencers wearing (and designers creating) turn-up jeans. Coincidence? In fashion, there's no such thing.

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4. Foil Jeans


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Style Notes: Silver trousers have been one of the dominating trends this season and now, we can expect to see them transition into every day attire by way of jean-type fabrics and silhouettes. Give them a go—I have a feeling you'll be surprised at just how much you like them.

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5. Flare Jeans


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Style Notes: They exude French appeal and tap into the '70s aesthetic which has been at the heart of fashions for a few seasons now; if you're yet to embrace flares, consider 2024 the perfect time to do so.

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6. Indigo-Blue Jeans


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Style Notes: Pale, vintage-type washes have dominated the jeans space for some time but now, we're seeing more of an appreciation for the deep blue pairs; shades reminiscent of what your dad might pick. Keep your silhouettes loose and relaxed for a modern take on what otherwise be "dated"-looking denim.

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7. Ripped Jeans


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Style Notes: Love them or hate them, ripped jeans are everywhere right now, and I'm willing to bet that's going to be the case for much of the rest of 2024, too. For the sleekest possible take, look for clean rips to the knee as opposed to distressing all over.

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8. Grey Jeans


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Style Notes: Mooching around the recent spring/summer press days, our fashion editor, Remy Farrell, was surprised at the sheer volume of grey jeans on display. You may wish to take that as your cue to invest in pair pronto.

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9. Seamed Jeans


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Style Notes: Once you notice a trend, you start seeing it everywhere, and that's definitely the case where overly-seamed jeans are concerned. From twisted panels to adding in seams just for the sake of it, this is one jeans trend I didn't expect to see take of for 2024 (though it's also one that's growing on me).

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.