So These Are the Jeans We'll All Be Wearing This Year


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The S/S 20 runways were rife with exciting trends for us to look forward to next year. (Colourful leather! Bermuda shorts! Waistcoats! And '60s wallpaper prints, to name but a few.) But we particularly had our eyes on all things denim. The everyday staple had a huge presence on the runways—with every big designer from Givenchy to Gucci and Celine showcasing the much-loved fabric in a variety of refreshing ways, including cropped culottes, vintage washes and '70s flares. (Yes, they’re back!) Scroll below as we share some of the biggest jean trends that we can expect to see all over our feeds, in our favourite retailers, and inevitably in our closets this year. Then, shop the looks before everyone else.

1. Vintage Denim


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There was a major emphasis on retro-looking denim on the S/S 20 runways. Jeans exuded an upcycled, lived-in vibe. If they look like they could have been pulled straight out of a vintage shop, then you've nailed the trend.

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2. Bootcut + Flared


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Boot-cut jeans are back. Thanks to designers such as Celine, Marc Jacobs and Gucci, the leg-lengthening, flared denim silhouette is set to be huge next year. Opt for a high-waisted pair cinched at the waist with a narrow belt.

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3. Distressed


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Love them or hate them, there's no denying ripped and distressed jeans will be in the limelight in 2020. Balance the casual, undone look with a sophisticated high-neck blouse or a polished blazer as seen at Givenchy.

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4. Short + Cropped


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Whether they were Bermuda-style long shorts, culottes or cropped wide-leg styles, shorter hemlines were all over the runways. Wear them with knee-high boots, mules or strappy sandals when the weather warms up.

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5. High-Waisted Skinny Jeans


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Skinny jean lovers, rejoice! The silhouette is here to stay—so say the runways. Wear yours belted with barely there sandals for a leg-lengthening effect.

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6. Front Seams


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Front seams and ribbing (and pleats, for that matter) were prolific on the S/S 20 runways, adding interest and an elongating effect. Wear them in a variety of silhouettes, from paper-bag to skinny styles.

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Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends you need to know. 

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. 

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.