4 Major Spring Denim Trends to Know for 2023


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From the key denim silhouettes spotted on the S/S 23 runways to cool blue jeans outfits seen on the streets of New York and Paris during fashion month, there are some major spring denim trends for 2023. Specifically, there are four essential ones to know if you're interested in updating your denim collection for the new season, which includes everything from shapes that are on the rise to the color that is gaining momentum to how denim is being styled.

Loose and low silhouettes are continuing, so you can rest assured that you'll get plenty more wear out of those pieces if you've already invested in the trend. Long denim maxi skirts feel fresh and new. Notably, they were a huge trend on the street style scene during fashion month for the F/W 23 collections, so we can expect to see even more of the trend in the coming months. The runways and street style set endorsed dark washes and denim-on-denim looks with updated styling tweaks. Keep scrolling to see the four major spring denim trends for 2023 and shop each of them.

Low-Rise Jeans

Though controversial, low-rise jeans are here to stay. What sets them apart from super low denim from the early 2000s is a slightly higher rise and a loose and relaxed silhouette—each element makes the trend more wearable than its predecessors. There were many cool takes on the trend in S/S 23 collections from Bottega Veneta, Jacquemus, and Dior. 


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Denim Maxi Skirts

If I had to recommend one denim trend for spring 2023, it would be the denim maxi skirt. Spotted in the S/S 23 collections of brands such as Tibi, we saw a return to the '90s silhouette with takes that range from minimalism to grunge.


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Denim on Denim

When it comes to denim for spring, the more, the better. At least that's the case with the rise of denim-on-denim looks that pair jeans with pieces such as button-down tops and denim jackets. This is another area where we saaw looser silhouettes, but it works just as well with more tailored pieces.


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Dark-Wash Denim

Lived-in medium and light denim washes have been dominant for the last several years, but we're seeing more dark-wash denim for spring 2023. The deeper wash adds an element of polish and sophistication that make these jeans the perfect piece for transitioning from day to night.


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This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.