This Crazy Jean Trend Is Secretly Blowing Up

Time was that zippers held a purely practical purpose. Need to slide into a fitted dress or pair of no-stretch Levi's 501's? Yeah—you'll use a zipper. But these days, there's been a surge of fashion-forward, dare we say edgy, ways that women are incorporating zippered pants into their wardrobes.

At their most basic, zipped hems or exposed pocket details add a bit of intrigue. At their most blatant, they zig and zag across an entire pair of pants. Below, we're highlighting a few of our favorite ways to embrace zippered pants in your day-to-day life, and then we're offering up a few of our favorite styles so you can get the look and give it a try.

Read on to check it all out!