So These Are the Jeans We'll All Be Wearing This Year

Jean Trends Spring 2020

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The S/S 20 runways were rife with exciting trends for us to look forward to next year. (Colourful leather! Bermuda shorts! Waistcoats! And '60s wallpaper prints, to name but a few.) But we particularly had our eyes on all things denim. The everyday staple had a huge presence on the runways—with every big designer from Givenchy to Gucci and Celine showcasing the much-loved fabric in a variety of refreshing ways, including cropped culottes, vintage washes and '70s flares. (Yes, they’re back!) Scroll below as we share some of the biggest jean trends that we can expect to see all over our feeds, in our favourite retailers, and inevitably in our closets this year. Then, shop the looks before everyone else.

1. Vintage Denim

Jean Trends Spring 2020: Vintage

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Versace, Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

There was a major emphasis on retro-looking denim on the S/S 20 runways. Jeans exuded an upcycled, lived-in vibe. If they look like they could have been pulled straight out of a vintage shop, then you've nailed the trend.

Jean Trends Spring 2020: Flared

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Courtesy of Celine

Boot-cut jeans are back. Thanks to designers such as Celine, Marc Jacobs and Gucci, the leg-lengthening, flared denim silhouette is set to be huge next year. Opt for a high-waisted pair cinched at the waist with a narrow belt.

3. Distressed

Jean Trends Spring 2020: Distressed

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Givenchy, Stephanie Cardinale/Getty Images

Love them or hate them, there's no denying ripped and distressed jeans will be in the limelight in 2020. Balance the casual, undone look with a sophisticated high-neck blouse or a polished blazer as seen at Givenchy.

4. Short + Cropped

Jean Trends Spring 2020: Short Jeans

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Chanel, Victor Virgile/Getty Images

Whether they were Bermuda-style long shorts, culottes or cropped wide-leg styles, shorter hemlines were all over the runways. Wear them with knee-high boots, mules or strappy sandals when the weather warms up.

Jean Trends Spring 2020: Skinny Jeans

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Courtesy of Brandon Maxwell

Skinny jean lovers, rejoice! The silhouette is here to stay—so say the runways. Wear yours belted with barely there sandals for a leg-lengthening effect.

6. Front Seams

Jean Trends Spring 2020: Jeans with front seams

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Ulla Johnson, Victor Virgile/Getty Images

Front seams and ribbing (and pleats, for that matter) were prolific on the S/S 20 runways, adding interest and an elongating effect. Wear them in a variety of silhouettes, from paper-bag to skinny styles.

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