What Celebrities Are Wearing Instead of Skinny Jeans

No, no—skinny jeans are not dead. Sure, many have spoken about their "demise" at great length in the past, but, honestly, they've really just moved into that classics territory at this point (similar to black ankle boots, camel coats, and moto jackets, for example). Naturally, our favorite celebrities from Gigi Hadid to Olivia Palermo to Beyoncé still wear the silhouette, but given that skinnies are in this new always-in-style category, there are inherently new denim iterations that are more forward at the moment.

To showcase the specific styles celebs are loving right now, we rounded up the best skinny-alternative jeans all of the fashion A-listers are wearing currently. We're talking It girls like Kate Bosworth in chic cropped flares, Chanel Iman in a cool straight-leg silhouette, Gigi Hadid in boyfriend jeans, and more.

Go on to check out the jeans everyone is wearing instead of skinnies. Plus, shop each style as well. We promise you'll love them—even if you are a die-hard skinny jeans supporter.

Cropped Flares



We've been champions of cropped flares for the last few seasons—they give that same slimming effect through the leg, but the flared detail at the bottom gives the silhouette a little something extra.

On Kate Bosworth: M.i.h Jeans Arrow Flared Cropped Jeans ($285); Frame Shiny Leather Crop Jacket ($1025); Tod's Tasseled Leather Ankle Boots ($1155); Alexander Wang Attica Leather Shoulder Bag ($850). 

Straight-Leg Jeans

Denim alternatives: straight-leg jeans



A straight-leg silhouette is a great alternative to skinnies because they have the same feel but aren't so constricting. Follow Chanel Iman's lead, and pair a distressed style with a cool sweater and boots.

Denim alternatives: Flares



We clearly adore cropped flares, but we're just as smitten with regular flares as well. Kendall's style here is ideal because they're very slimming on the leg.

On Kendall Jenner: Stella McCartney The 70's Flare Jeans ($390); Elizabeth and James Mckinley Sunglasses ($185); Gucci Leather Belt ($420); Louis Vuitton boots; Local Authority T-shirt. 

Boyfriend Jeans

Denim alternatives: Boyfriend Jeans



Boyfriend jeans are certainly a much different look than skinnies, but they're still incredibly popular in the celeb world—as we see on Gigi here with her crop top, velvet duster jacket, and pointed booties.

On Gigi Hadid: Oliver Peoples The Row After Midnight Round Sunglasses ($450); Jacquie Aiche Freeform Chrysoprase Bolo Tie ($108); Versace Medusa Mini Backpack ($1895); Lavish Alice jacket; Re/Done The Muscle Tee ($78); Rag & Bone The Dre Boyfriend Jeans ($250).

Statement Wide-Leg Jeans

Straight wide-leg jeans


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If you really want to go for it, try a statement pair in a flared or wide-leg silhouette like Olivia Palermo loves. This style may seem out there, but it can totally work for you with more toned-down separates like a gray knit. 

On Olivia Palermo: Michael Kors Ribbed Neck Pullover ($795) and Ostrich-Feather Flared Ankle Jeans ($2295). 

Relaxed fit jeans



If you're looking for something in between skinnies and wide-leg jeans, go for a relaxed-fit style like Karlie loves. This is the ideal silhouette if you're looking to just dip a toe in the non-skinnies pool.

On Karlie Kloss: Anya Hindmarch Space Invaders Bathurst Crossbody ($1995); Arcade Stripe Boots ($820). 

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