Denim Trend Report: Jeans for Every Size, Shape, Budget

Most Popular
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Hottest thing on two legs? Jeans, of course. Here, in our annual denim issue, the best pairs on the planet, both skinny and on the loose.

So '70s: Kate Moss in London last year in a pair of fave vintage Chloe wide-legs.

Read on to see the latest trends in denim...

Ankle-length skinny

Most Popular

"Always sexy and modern, skinny jeans have become a year-round staple." -Wichy Hassan, Creative Director and Co-Founder, Sixty Group.

From left:

$32.80, Forever 21;

$14.98, Bitten Sarah Jessica Parker; for stores.

$169, Miss Sixty; (212) 575-0315 for stores.

$158, J Brand Jeans at Barneys New York; (888) 8-BARNEYS for stores.

$69, DKNY Jeans Juniors; (800) 777-4524 for stores.

Easy off: When it's hot and sticky, zippered ankles are a godsend for getting off tight jeans.

Curvaceous! Flattering doesn't equal tight; it means roomy enough for real curves.

Tip: How skinny jeans adapt for summer: They're newly cropped above the ankle to show off sexy sandals.

Bright colors

"Bright jeans make a splash in a sea of dark-blue denim." -Joie Rucker, Designer and Co-Owner, Rich & Skinny.

From left:

$189, Rich & Skinny Jeans;

$48, Dollhouse;

$147, Citizens of Humanity;

$3450, Old Navy;

for stores.

$163, AG Adriano Goldschmied;

Narrow passage: Jeans this colorful look clownish if cut too wide — choose a slim leg.

Neutral ground: When pants make the big statement, keep tops quiet in black, white, or neutrals.


From left:

$310, Replay; (888) REPLAY-8.

$185, Habitual at Barneys New York; (888) 8-BARNEYS for stores.

$168, Loomstate;

for stores.

$79, Levi's Eco;

$120, Mavi; (866) MAVI-575.

Bamboo you: Fabric derived from bamboo pulp makes for sustainable — and really soft — jeans.

New finishes

From left:

$410, Just Cavalli;(305) 861-5151.

$65, Cheap Monday at August; (510) 703-1065.

$250, Mulberry; (888) 685-6856.

$145, Jordache at Urban Outfitters;

for stores.

$198, Radcliffe;

Dark night: Jeans's answer to the little black dress — the resin wash means it won't fade.

Silver surfer: They'll come in for a closer look when you wear jeans with a subtle sheen.

"Nothing defines the waist or lengthens the leg better than tailored jeans." -Scott Morrison, President and Designer, Earnest Sewn.

High-waisted wide leg

From left:

$207, Goldsign at Barneys New York; (888) 8-BARNEYS for stores.

$150, Joe Bush Hollywood Creations at Dari; (818) 762-3274.

$198, Marc by Marc Jacobs; (212) 924-0026.

$69.50, Express; (877) 415-4551 for stores.

$240, Earnest Sewn;

Call of the wide: With jeans getting so big, think itty-bitty blouses.

Jive walkin': Disco-style denim is a low-cost way to get in on fall's '70s revival.

Tip: A yoke above the back pocket creates a sweet curve.

What do you think?