J.Lo Is the Latest Celeb to Ditch Skinny Jeans for This Controversial Trend

If controversial denim trends tend to get your attention, then you're going to be a fan of the pleated denim trend. The return of denim with pleats can likely be attributed to the return of all things 1980s fashion, but the modern pairs are significantly more flattering. (Trust me—I've tested a few pairs.) Clearly, J.Lo is on board with the controversial trend too, as she's almost always spotted in a cool pair of denim but has shown to embrace the style in the most classic way.

Lopez was spotted wearing a white button-down shirt and white sneakers with her high-waisted, straight-leg pleated jeans. The trend is quite the departure for skinny jeans–loving Lopez, but based on how chic she looks in the trend, we hope it isn't the last time she wears it. 

See how J.Lo embraced the trend below, and shop similar pleated jeans so that you too can ditch your skinny jeans (at least temporarily). Plus, see a few examples of the trend on Instagram.


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On Jennifer Lopez: Carrera Glory Sunglasses ($179); Jennifer Zeuner Ciara Large Hoop Earrings ($242); Brunello Cucinelli Belted High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans ($526); Hermès bracelet

The Trend on Instagram


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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.