Fashion

11 Of The Best Wide Leg Jeans To Shop Now That Skinny Jeans Are Over

By Phoebe Youl
16th Feb 2021

Models sitting by a pool wearing wide leg jeans.

You’re either a jeans person or you're not. If you happen to fall into the former camp of denim fans now and forever, you’ll know there’s nothing quite as satisfying as the discovery of a perfect pair in the pursuit of “effortless” style.

But, when it comes to adopting new denim trends, there are infinite options—some, universally controversial (see the recent return of Y2K-era low-rise jeans) and others, universally wearable and ultimately more comfortable. Enter: the wide-leg jean.  

Less of a trend and more of a genre, wide-leg denim is a silhouette that returns every few years with an updated vengeance. Right now, TikTok is millennial-shaming skinny leg jeans (alongside side-parts and the laugh-cry emoji). But baggy denim has been on the up, and on the style loop-de-loop for a while. Soz, Gen Z. 

One of the reasons for its consistent reboot comes down to the simple fact that wide-leg denim looks great on pretty much everyone. Naturally waist-cinching and leg-lengthening, the style is a foolproof fit, easily dressed up or down (perfect for upgrading your "jeans and a nice top"), and looks just as good worn with sandals in summer as they do heeled boots in winter. Basically, they are a cost-per-wear calculators’ denim dream come true.

Keep reading to discover the very best versions of your new favourite wide-leg pairs to keep on rotation. 

Levi's High Loose Jeans

Price: $149

The latest addition to Levi’s legendary denim line-up, this loose fit, super high-rise pair is a must-have on our shopping list. A modern interpretation of the classic 90s style, these not only look great but are crafted from a water-saving blend of hemp and sustainably grown cotton. Shop here

Glassons Super High Rise Straight Jean

Price: $59.99

Available in four different washes (our personal favourite is "Almond Milk") these relaxed fit, wide-leg jeans from Glassons are the perfect choice if you're on the hunt for a more affordable option. Bonus, the extra-long leg length and raw hemlines give a cool update to this classic style. Shop here

Ksubi Playback Vibez Trashed High Rise Jeans

Price: $374

From the new age legends of cool, these stonewashed Ksubi jeans are on the pricier side—but with a high waist and relaxed fit, you'll want to wear them all the time. Shop them here

Re/Done Blue High-Rise Loose Jeans

Price: $400

Re/Done knows good jeans and this updated take on a 90s inspired fit is no exception. Crafted from recycled denim, the style features a classic high rise with a loose—almost baggy—longer-line fit through the leg. Shop here

Neuw Sade Baggy Jeans

Price: $179.95

Made from mid-weight, non-stretch 100% organic cotton, this baggy wide-leg, distressed style from Neuw is the ultimate throwback. Wear yours with mules, a cropped tank, and a baguette bag for an updated take on a classic 90s look. Shop here

Lee Beau Jeans

Price: $169.95

Inspired by dad jeans circa 1992, the Beau jean from Lee is the ultimate slouchy, relaxed chill denim look that's perfect for cruising around on the weekend. Shop here

Nobody Denim Milla Jean

Price: $239

Made using Nobody's signature comfort stretch denim, these super high rise jeans are slimming through the hip and thigh, flaring out to the hem. They're slightly cropped, which makes them look awesome with both sandals in summertime, and ankle boots in winter. Shop here

ABrand Slouch Jeans

Price: $129.95

Channel 90s-style Californian surfers and skater dudes in these extra cool baggy jeans from Melbourne label ABrand. Shop here

Lee High Baggy Jeans

Price: $169.95

With distressed tearing at the knee and an overall loose and slouchy fit, this black denim look from Lee can be styled up with heels or kept super casual with a pair of white sneakers. Shop here

Assembly Label High Waist Flare Jeans

Price: $100

Assembly Label's high waisted flare jeans will roll with just about anything. A linen button-up, a long-sleeve tee, or that nice going out top for date night. Shop here

Cotton On Baggy Straight Jean

Price: $59.99


It might have once been hard to imagine a time when loungewear and denim might meet—but these extra chill baggy jeans from Cotton On are the perfect marriage of both. Shop 'em here

Image credit: Lee 

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