For those who spent the last decade being fed up of squeezing into skinny jeans – this style revolution is for you. The wide-leg staple is more flatting than you think.
After what feels like forever, the era of the skinny jean is finally on its way out. But, what comes next?
As the fashion world craves something totally different, people have been experimenting with everything – from straight to boyfriend and vintage-inspired mom styles.
Since filing for denim divorce from drainpipe denim, the industry has wised up to the new practicality of jeans that skim the body.
Unlike the rigid, curve-hugging versions, these aren’t meant to be worn skintight. Instead, they come tailored, lightweight and, believe it or not, are actually super comfortable to wear.
Of course, after an era of wearing skinny jeans, the idea of wearing a pair of wide-leg jeans can feel, well, odd. Especially for the vertically challenged among us.
So, how should you wear them?
The great thing about wide-leg jeans is that they work with almost everything in your wardrobe and make for the ultimate backbone of many a stylish outfit.
High-waisted styles will help to elongate your form even more and, while they look great worn with stark white trainers, wearing a super-wide pant with a flat isn’t always the most flattering option.
Instead, we suggest opting for a cropped style and pairing them with heels; block by day and strappy stilettos by night.
The general rule is to play it safe by wearing something tight-fitting up top, but don’t be afraid to experiment with volume. An oversized jumper or longline T-shirt will instantly give off a truly modern look.