We Just Tried the Most-Wanted Pair of Jeans on the Great British High Street

When it comes to denim trends, some are easier to wear than others. For starters, you can find a trend that works need for your shape and then decide how you'll end up styling it. But every so often, there’s a simple pair that gets us all talking, and right now, that style is the barrel-leg jean from Whistles. Like most people, when faced with the idea of the barrel shape (i.e., high on the waist, loose-fitting around the leg and slightly cropped at the ankle), we weren’t entirely convinced they'd be flattering. But thanks to some seriously stylish influencers showing us how to wear them—and a number of styles selling out entirely over multiple seasons—we decided to find out what all the fuss is about. Keep scrolling for our team’s verdict on Whistles’ cult barrel jean.