Jennifer Lopez Redefines Puddle Jeans in the Widest Wide-Leg Denim

She's going all-oversize-everything.

Jennifer Lopez
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There's celebrity street style, and then there's Jennifer Lopez's street style. The multi-hyphenate assembles outfits in a way that's all her own, mixing loud luxury sneakers with casual athleisure and, almost always, a Birkin bag. When she deigns to wear denim trends, she naturally takes them to unexpected new heights.

Take her errand-running outfit on Thursday, April 25. Lopez left her Manhattan apartment in the widest wide-leg jeans the sidewalks of New York City have seen this spring. The exaggerated puddle silhouette, courtesy of Gucci, billowed from thick waistband into pleated, billowing pant legs.

Jennifer Lopez walks out of her Manhattan apartment wearing wide leg jeans and a slouchy sweater

Jennifer Lopez took a walk on Thursday, April 25, wearing a wide-leg pair of jeans and a slouchy sweater.

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The rest of her casual outfit leaned all the way into oversize silhouettes, with a slouchy cream turtleneck sweater, extra-large sunglasses, and platform white sneakers KSwiss. She left her coordinating Birkin bag at home this time, opting to carry her iPad in the crook of her arm instead.

This extra-relaxed outfit shows Lopez is keeping close tabs on the runways. Baggy jeans appeared all over spring 2024 collections, from Valentino to Ganni to Stella McCartney. It also gives fans of the This Is Me...Now star a sense of her all-time favorite trends: Lopez wore the exact same pair of jeans just days ago—that time with a cropped green turtleneck and a coordinating Lady Dior bag.

Jennifer Lopez in New York City April 2024

Jennifer Lopez wore the same extra-wide leg jeans earlier this month with a cropped turtleneck and platform Uggs.

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As J.Lo prepares for her upcoming tour, she's been dressing in down-to-earth loungewear with a high-low spin (perfect for a day spent drilling choreography at the studio). When she changes out of her coordinating sweatsuits, she opts for easygoing silhouettes like her wide-leg denim. The lesson here? An exaggerated shape can make as much of a statement as a goddess gown—and it's maybe even more comfortable.

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Halie LeSavage
Senior News Editor (Fashion & Beauty)

Halie LeSavage is the senior fashion and beauty news editor at Marie Claire, where she assigns, edits, and writes stories for both sections. Halie is an expert on runway trends, celebrity style, emerging fashion and beauty brands, and shopping (naturally). In over seven years as a professional journalist, Halie’s reporting has ranged from fashion week coverage spanning the Copenhagen, New York, Milan, and Paris markets, to profiles on industry insiders including stylist Alison Bornstein and J.Crew womenswear creative director Olympia Gayot, to breaking news stories on noteworthy brand collaborations and beauty launches. (She can personally confirm that Bella Hadid’s Ôrebella perfume is worth the hype.) She has also written dozens of research-backed shopping guides to finding the best tote bags, ballet flats, and more. Most of all, Halie loves to explore what trends—like the rise of doll-like Mary Janes or TikTok’s 75 Hard Style Challenge—can say about culture writ large. (She justifies almost any purchase by saying it’s “for work.”) Halie has previously held writer and editor roles at Glamour, Morning Brew, and Harper’s Bazaar. Halie has been cited as a fashion and beauty expert in The Cut, CNN Underscored, and Reuters, among other outlets, and appears in newsletters like Selleb and Self-Checkout to provide shopping recommendations. In 2022, she was awarded the Hearst Spotlight Award for excellence and innovation in fashion journalism. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Harvard College. Outside of work, Halie is passionate about books, baking, and her miniature Bernedoodle, Dolly. For a behind-the-scenes look at her reporting, you can follow Halie on Instagram and TikTok.