The 24 Best Wide-Leg Jeans to Wear With Everything

It's officially a trend.

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As the skinny jeans debate between Millennials and Gen Z continues, we're chiming in—not to take sides, but to sing the praises of one of our favorite denim varieties: the wide-leg jean. Yes, a wide-cut pant is inherently comfy—a foolproof way to slip back into denim post-pandemic—but they're also a great pairing for your back-to-work blazersboots, and form-fitting tops. Not sure where to begin? Look no further than these wide-leg styles ahead.

The High-Rise

A high-rise jean can always "rise" to the occasion. Pair yours with a chunky boot to elongate your legs and a cropped cable knit sweater to accentuate your midsection.

High Rise Wide Leg Jeans

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The Cropped

Pair a wide-leg crop jean with your favorite laid-back tee or sweatshirt. Add sneakers or slides for an easy run-around-town ensemble.

Cropped Wide Leg Jeans

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The Baggy

Baggy jeans don't have to read grunge (unless you want them to). Combined with a cardigan or blazer, you'll come off polished and utterly cool.

The Baggy Wide Leg Jeans

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The Distressed

Pair a strategically ripped or faded jean with a floaty, feminine-leaning blouse for a toned- down take on the trend.

The Distressed Wide Leg Jeans

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Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.