How To: Wear A Wide Leg Jean

As spring 2019 kicks off, we enter a time and season where (almost) everything flies in denim. It’s one of the first times a singular jean style isn’t dominating trend. A fantastic moment that all shapes and sizes can wear what’s best for them without looking or feeling “out of style”. While the overarching trend for jeans is getting less and less skinny, we’re still hearing concerns, trepidation and resistance about when and how to wear and style a true wide leg jean. We hear your cries, so this week we’re showing how to wear a wide leg in black, white and indigo denim.

The Hepburn is one of the newest fits from denim brand DL1961, featuring a ‘fashion high rise’ (11.5”) and a cropped raw hem (26.5” inseam cropped on most!). The best part is the super soft, lightweight fabrication. Plus, love the brand’s ethos and commitment to sustainability, using recycled cotton, solar powered machines, and an on-site water treatment plant while maintaining comfort, fit and style. The Hepburn is fitted through the hips and start to get wide from mid-thigh all the way down, creating the perfect straight, wide leg line. These are great for a front tuck with the high rise, but we’re also loving this paired with cropped sweater or top tucked in or out. The slimming, tight cut throughout the hips allows for a variety of top lengths while remaining figure flattering. We’re wearing the Hepburn in Ashwell (jet black) with a slightly cropped and boxy Rails sweater, highlighting that long leg line by showing some ankle in classic black mules. The Hepburns in Ashwell run large and are very soft, size down if between sizes or with a small waist.

Shown above: Illesteva Cordova II Sunglasses, Rails Perci Sweater, DL1961 Hepburn Jeans in Ashwell, Dolce Vita Ekko Mules in Black


Shown above: Illesteva Cordova II Sunglasses, Rails Perci Sweater, DL1961 Hepburn Jeans in Ashwell, Dolce Vita Ekko Mules in Black

Another new fit from denim darling Frame, the Le Vintage Crop is a dramatic wide leg with a super cropped inseam (25”) which is great for the petite. It’s unique for Frame to cut a heavier weight denim with less than 5% stretch, but we’re loving the look and feel of these pants. All made in Los Angeles, these jeans are great with sneakers or a heel and with no hemming needed! Since this is such an exaggerated leg opening, make sure things don’t get too wide or bulky. To balance the bottoms, we’re wearing these with a more fitted top (shown below). If tight tops aren’t really your thing, cover it up with a fitted leather jacket or another layer. Here we opted for a cozy, skimming, long cashmere sweater to keep things long and lean while slightly obscuring the tight tank underneath.

Shown above: Anine Bing Silverlake Sunglasses, Subtle Luxury Cashmere Robyn Duster in GreyAlternative Apparel High Neck Modal Tank in Black, Frame Le Vintage Crop in Webster, Golden Goose Superstar in Metallic Silver & Green

 Shown above: Anine Bing Silverlake Sunglasses, Subtle Luxury Cashmere Robyn Duster in Grey, Alternative Apparel High Neck Modal Tank in Black, Frame Le Vintage Crop in Webster, Golden Goose Superstar in Metallic Silver & Green

Even though we just showed you the Hepburn in Ashwell, we love these pants so much we’re sharing them again in Eggshell. While the silhouette may be the same, the Eggshell are not running quite as large as the black and the color makes a world of difference. The black is fantastic for everyday and offers nearly a trouser-like look, but the ivory might just be your go-to spring/summer pant. The fabrication is only slightly different but these are slightly less stretchy than their black counterpart and have fake front pockets. If you’re worried about white making you wide, maybe don a longer but body skimming top (not tight but also not a tunic) to counteract the wide leg. We’re wearing this with our new favorite snit (that’s sweater-knit) from Rails to provide the perfect drape and step hem so that all shape is not lost, while maintaining a flattering and comfortable top block.

Shown above: Rails Ezra Top in Grey Melange, DL1961 Hepburn Jeans in Eggshell, K Jacques Arezzo Sandal in Black 

Shown above: Rails Ezra Top in Grey Melange, DL1961 Hepburn Jeans in Eggshell, K Jacques Arezzo Sandal in Black 

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