The 16 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 blazers, boots, 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.

copenhagen, denmark   january 31  lisa hahnbueck is seen wearing wide leg denim jeans, turtleneck outside baum und pferdgarten during the copenhagen fashion week autumnwinter 2019   day 3 on january 31, 2019 in copenhagen, denmark photo by christian vieriggetty images
Christian Vierig

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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.

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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.

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Edward Berthelot

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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.

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