Jeans Trends 2023: Which Jeans Will Be In Style This Year?

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Last Updated on May 24, 2023

Which jeans are in trend in 2023?

First and foremost, it should be the jeans you love wearing. Baggy, skinny, low-rise, high-waisted, puddle pants, barrel leg, under dresses…whatever style you love, wear it.

At Wear Next, we encourage you to wear what makes you feel like you. But there’s no denying trends are ever-changing, even when it comes to our trusty jeans.

woman wears jeans outside susan fang ss23 show
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So what styles are trending this year? As expected, skinny and tight-fitting styles aren’t a huge feature. While us millennials held onto them as long as we could, it does come as a slight relief that we’re edging towards comfort in 2023.

Y2K-inspired styles make up the bulk of the styles seen on the streets and catwalks, including baggy styles, multi-tonal patchwork denim, puddle jeans and (the less wearable?) low-cut jeans.

The nod to previous decades is undeniable, pervading almost every jeans trend this year. Whether or not you choose to adopt these styles is entirely up to you, of course.

I love a pair of jeans that holds me in, so low cut styles aren’t for me, but patchwork styles? Yes please!

So let’s delve in. Here are the biggest styles of the year and where to buy them. If you want more, check out our edit of the best women’s jeans of 2023, including petite, tall, plus-size, sustainable, designer and high-street pairs we love.

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Baggier is better

Courtesy of Imaxtree

Long live comfy jeans! There’s nothing we love more than clothing that lets you breathe, like this 90s and 00s staple.

Team with a light top to balance the silhouette, or go all-out grunge with a loose fit up top.

Cole Loose Jeans Lucy & Yak

Cole Loose Jeans, £55, Lucy & Yak – buy now


Z1975 Palazzo Jeans, £35.99, Zara – buy now


Courtesy of Imaxtree

Cargo pants are big this year, so why not go a step further and wear cargo jeans?

90s Baggy High Waist Jeans H&M+

90s Baggy High Waist Jeans, £19.99, H&M+ – buy now


Z1975 Straight Fit Cargo Jeans, £35.99, Zara – buy now

Pocket cargo jeans Mango

Pocket cargo jeans, £49.99, Mango – buy now

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Puddle pants

Courtesy of British Fashion Council

Let’s talk about puddle pants. These extra-long, celebrity-approved jeans may not be practical, but they’re nothing if not stylish.

They typically drag on the floor, so avoid them on rainy days!


Made & Crafted® Denim Family Ultra Pleated Trousers, £160, Levi’s – buy now

Extra Wide Leg Denim NA-KD

Extra Wide Leg Denim, £53.95, NA-KD – buy now

Low Rise Loose Jeans Calvin Klein

Low Rise Loose Jeans, £120, Calvin Klein – buy now


black woman wears patchwork jeans at fashion week
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Another Y2K trend, you say? You may have spotted a theme by now.

Patchwork and two-tone denim is making its return, and we’re not mad at it.

90s Straight High Waist Jeans H&M

90s Straight High Waist Jeans, £29.99, H&M – buy now

Patchwork straight-leg high-rise jeans Whistles

Patchwork straight-leg high-rise jeans, £79, Whistles – buy now

Levi's 501 Splice Jeans

501 Splice Jeans, £110, Levi’s – buy now

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Under skirts

woman wears dress over jeans at fashion week
Courtesy of British Fashion Council

Say what you want about wearing dresses over jeans, but its return to the mainstream is undeniable.

After it’s been spotted on the catwalk, celebrities and the fashion crowd recently, you might want to get used to seeing it – and wearing it.


jourdan dunn wears low-cut jeans and waistcoat
Courtesy of British Fashion Council

If you’re brave enough (I’m certainly not), jeans are creeping lower and lower again.

Low Waist Wide Jeans £85 & Other Stories

Low Waist Wide Jeans, £85, & Other Stories – buy now

Wakumi low waist bootcut mid blue jeans Monki

Wakumi low waist bootcut mid blue jeans, £50, Monki – buy now

Organic Cotton Wide Leg Jeans Superdry

Organic Cotton Wide Leg Jeans, £64.99, Superdry – buy now