Wide-Leg Jeans Have Officially Replaced My Skinnies—7 Outfits I Want to Try

The next big non–skinny jeans trend is here, and it couldn't be chicer. While skinny jeans will truly never die, nor do we want them to, we've spotted several emerging denim trends that are pretty much the antithesis of skinnies. We've already mentioned how flares and loose jeans are on the rise, and, well, we're adding another of these non-skinny styles to the top of our lists: high-rise wide-leg jeans.

These are full-length jeans with a trouser-like wide leg and a high rise. We know that wide-leg jeans can be intimidating if you're not used to wearing them already, which is why we're here to give you some outfit inspiration. Some of the standout pairs defining the trend are by Frame and Agolde, which celebs and their stylists alike are keen on, as well as high street styles from & Other Stories and M&S, a Who What Wear editor favourite.

To highlight this chic new denim trend, we rounded up the freshest wide-leg-jeans outfits that fashion people are wearing now and included our favourite pairs to try out.

1. Wide-Leg Jeans + Striped Shirt 


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Style Notes: Go big, or go home—Caroline makes us all want to wear super wide-leg pairs thanks to this effortless shirt and jeans uniform. It's all about sticking to staple separates with this one, and wear a heel so your jeans aren't sweeping the floor.

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2. Wide-Leg Jeans + Leather Trench 


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Style Notes: If you go for a wide-leg straight pair with a slight crop, you'll be able to show off a great pair of shoes. Minimalist Sylvie keeps the rest of her look simple by going for all black.

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3. Wide-Leg Jeans + Nice Top + Bright Blazer


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Style Notes: There's something about an oversized blazer with baggier jeans that just looks so polished. Make like Renia and wear white jeans with a matching top, bold blazer and neutral accessories.

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4. Wide-Leg Jeans + Denim Jacket


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Style Notes: We love a good Canadian tux—just add a vest top and trainers to keep the look fresh like Kellie.

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5. Wide-Leg Jeans + Band Tee


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Styles Notes: This head-to-toe baggy look proves that you don't need to wear anything fitted to look put-together. A slogan T-shirt with a shoulder bag will give your denim look that '90s feel.

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6. Wide-Leg Jeans + Nice Top + Heels 


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Styles Notes: High-waisted slightly flared denim always works so well with a nice top for a night out—if it isn't broke!

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7. Wide-Leg Jeans + Cropped Smart Jacket


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Style Notes: Marilyn takes the classic approach with her mid-wash wide-leg jeans, a cropped jacket and pointed toe pumps. Timelessly chic.

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This story originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. and has since been updated.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.