French Women Are After This One Style of Jeans Right Now

If there's one thing we know to be true about French women and fashion, it's that they love to keep an unfussy wardrobe. Key pieces they always have on standby include a perfect white shirt, a well-tailored black blazer and classic black heels. They also love their jeans.

But we're not talking about any old denim style. Our columnist Marissa Cox told us back in September last year that since she moved to Paris, she discovered that French girls love straight-leg jeans. And while we're sure no Parisian woman is going to ditch those anytime soon, we've got new intel that says French girls are now loving another style.

According to data from Lyst, the global fashion search platform, high-rise wide-leg jeans are the exact style French women—in particular, Parisian women—can't get enough of right now. In fact, searches for these jeans are up by 68% year on year. And the most popular brand of all? Jacquemus, of course.

There's a reason this silhouette is so popular: It's flattering on everyone. The high rise will give any waist definition, and the wider cut will balance out the hips and elongate the legs. Ready to see how some of our favourite French women wear this style? Keep scrolling, then, shop our edit of the best high-rise wide-leg jeans.

Style Notes: One of our go-to French influencers is Jeanne Damas. Here, she's wearing high-rise wide-leg jeans with black boots and a beige jacket. Some might say this is the perfect transitional outfit. 

High rise wide-leg jeans trend: @basicstouch

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Style Notes: Anything that makes your jeans feel authentically retro is in this season, too—cue patch pockets and deep indigo hues. 

Style Notes: Let's focus on the high-rise aspect for a moment. See how it gives the waist fantastic definition? Add a belt to give it a final style flourish. 

High rise wide-leg jeans trend: @andi_mun

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Style Notes: Andrea Mun serves up the perfect low-key going-out outfit—wide-leg jeans, a cropped top, and strappy sandals. 

High rise wide-leg jeans trend: marissa cox

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Style Notes: Marissa Cox opts for dark jeans with a white T-shirt, a pink blazer and bright strappy sandals. 

High rise wide-leg jeans trend: @vikilefevre

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Style Notes: Wearing your jeans with a white cotton blouse and braided sandals? It doesn’t get more French than that. 

High rise wide-leg jeans trend: @frannfyne

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Style Notes: While the weather isn't exactly cold or hot, try an outfit like this. A cute cropped blazer with a basic tee and a woollen beret? Parfait! 

High rise wide-leg jeans trend: marissa cox

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Style Notes: Another great look from Marissa. This time, it's a brown jacket and boots with a pair of white wide-leg jeans. 

Shop High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans

Grey jeans are a softer alternative to black but present the same edgy styling opportunities. 

The matching belt and starched pleats are ’70s-style perfection. 

The fade on this pair makes them look genuinely vintage. 

How chic are these jeans styled with a white tee? 

See? What did I tell you about asymmetric fastenings? 

These cut above the ankle so are perfect for wearing with ankle-strap shoes. 

The seamwork on this pair really elevates them. 

Rips will give your outfits a low-key, cool-girl spin. 

Next Up: 10 Timeless Items Every French Woman Has in Her Wardrobe

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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