If you read Who What Wear on the reg, you'd know that we tend to make a lot of trend predictions. Based on what we saw coming down the runways, infiltrating Instagram, and landing at our favourite retailers, we called out the next big non-skinny jean trend when it was first bubbling up. Well, that was at the start of last year and cut to the present-day where the denim trend in question—high-rise wide-leg jeans–have fully taken over the fashion scene.
I'll just say it: we were right. If you don't already know what we're talking about, these full-length jeans are defined by a trouser-like wide leg and a waist-cinching high rise. We know that wide-leg jeans can be intimidating if you're used to wearing more fitted styled (ahem, skinnies), which is why the high rise is crucial here. It hugs you in all the right places and creates some nice dimension for the overall silhouette. Some of the standout pairs defining the trend are Levi's Ribcage Wide-Leg Jeans, which celebs and their stylists alike are keen on, as well as the Citizens of Humanity Annina Jeans, a Who What Wear editor favourite.
We went ahead and sourced the aforementioned pairs along with more of the best wide-leg jeans on the internet right now. You know, just incase you wanted to get in on the trend, too. Keep scrolling to shop all our favorites and glean inspiration on how to style them along the way.
Style Tip: These jeans were tailor-made for tucking in a sweater. Add more dimension to the look with statement accessories.
Style Tip: A structured blazer adds a cool polish to the relaxed denim.
Style Tip: Try something cropped on top to really highlight the high-rise denim.