I Found 21 Fresh Ways to Wear the Denim Trend That's Dominating—You're Welcome

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 a number of 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 the high rise is crucial here. It hugs you in all the right places and creates some nice dimension for the overall silhouette. Some of the standout pairs defining the trend are Levi's High Loose Jeans, which celebs and their stylists alike are keen on, as well as the Citizens of Humanity Annina Jeans, a Who What Wear editor favorite.

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 favorite pairs to try out. 

wide-leg jean outfits



Wear your wide jeans with a cool trench and fun mules. 

cute wide-leg jean outfits



Match the wide silhouette with a chunky knit sweater.

how to style wide-leg jeans



Kitten heels play so well with the wide shapes of these jeans.

Fashion people are all about wearing the denim style with this revealing top trend.

outfits with wide-leg jeans and sneakers



You can't go wrong with an easy tee and white sneakers.

Elevate your jeans-and-blazer combo when you opt for a pair of wide-leg jeans.

how to wear wide-leg jeans



The perfect base for all your pretty statement tops.

casual outfits with wide-leg jeans



We love a good Canadian tux—just add a tank and sneakers.

polished outfits with wide-leg jeans



Wide jeans are polished and sophisticated with a button-down shirt.


This head-to-toe baggy look proves that you don't need to wear anything fitted or tight to still look put-together.

dressy outfits with wide-leg jeans



Thanks to their trouser-like shape, these are easily dressed up with more elevated pieces like a silk top and heels.

fall outfits with wide-leg jeans



Wear a long wool coat over the jeans for a cool, relaxed look this winter.

summer outfits with wide-leg jeans



A pair of white wide-leg jeans can (and should) be a staple in your wardrobe.

easy outfits with wide-leg jeans



Sometimes the simplest formulas work best. Try a padded shoulder tee with wide-leg denim.

polished outfits with wide-leg jeans



You can never go wrong with a great blazer and classic sneakers with these jeans.

Blue jeans and a white tee are the perfect base for a statement bag.

simple outfits with wide-leg jeans



Copy this casual 'fit for your weekend errands when you tuck in a boxy tee and throw a trench coat on top.

trendy outfits with wide-leg jeans



Tuck in a roomy sweater to the roomy denim to give your waist some definition.

Half-tuck a bold knit into more tailored loose-fitting jeans for an elevated look.

French outfits with wide-leg jeans



A cropped cardigan is the perfect match to high-waisted wide-leg jeans.

Dress up the denim with a pretty puff-sleeve blouse and heeled sandals.

Next up, see the five denim trends the fashion crowd will wear this winter (and beyond).

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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