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.
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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.
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.
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Baggier is better
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, £55, Lucy & Yak – buy now
Z1975 Palazzo Jeans, £35.99, Zara – buy now
Cargo pants are big this year, so why not go a step further and wear cargo jeans?
90s Baggy High Waist Jeans, £19.99, H&M+ – buy now
Z1975 Straight Fit Cargo Jeans, £35.99, Zara – buy now
Pocket cargo jeans, £49.99, Mango – buy now
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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, £53.95, NA-KD – buy now
Low Rise Loose Jeans, £120, Calvin Klein – buy now
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, £29.99, H&M – buy now
Patchwork straight-leg high-rise jeans, £79, Whistles – buy now
501 Splice Jeans, £110, Levi’s – buy now
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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.
If you’re brave enough (I’m certainly not), jeans are creeping lower and lower again.
Low Waist Wide Jeans, £85, & Other Stories – buy now
Wakumi low waist bootcut mid blue jeans, £50, Monki – buy now
Organic Cotton Wide Leg Jeans, £64.99, Superdry – buy now