While I understand that skinny jeans won’t ever entirely be out, as they’re still considered a classic denim silhouette for many, I haven’t worn them in years. A style on the other end of the denim spectrum continues to increase in popularity and will continue to thrive this season. Yes, we’re talking about loose, straight-leg jeans—more specifically, the immensely relaxed silhouettes. With a quick scan of recent runway collections, you’ll find that even the most coveted designers have included loose-fitting denim in their designs. Denim isn’t what you think of when you hear the word couture, but that didn’t stop Valentino from sending Kaia Gerber onto the grounds of Chateau de Chantilly in wide-leg jeans for their 2023 couture runway show. Bottega Veneta had the fashion set in a tizzy last year when the brand created jeans crafted out of leather, and even ultra-cool NYC label Khaite showed support for the style with low-slung and baggy jeans.
Among the runway, social media feeds, and street style, the love for wide-leg jeans is everywhere you look. Below, I’ve highlighted this trending denim cut as showcased on the runways and found more everyday visual inspiration showcasing how fashion people are wearing loose-fitting jeans. With that in mind, keep scrolling for a range of outfit ideas and shop the best-selling denim on the market right now.