When it comes to wardrobe staples, denim is arguably the most important style – one that’s endured, yet transformed tremendously, since it first appeared in the fashion world in the 1800s. With cuts and washes that have come and gone as quickly as the passing of each season, it’s no wonder it sometimes seems impossible to keep track of what’s on trend and what’s not.
That’s why we’ve rounded up our favourite fits for women of all shapes and sizes – so you can find the ultimate pair of jeans that feels as though it was designed just for you.
1. The Slim Jean
As you may have already heard, the ultra-tight skinny jean is fast approaching its expiration date. Slim fit denim, however, is here to stay. This ultra-flattering shape tapers from the thigh to the leg opening and is more narrow than its skinnier cousin. In addition to offering an elongated silhouette, this super sophisticated style pairs seamlessly with this season’s most lovable layers, including cardigans, coatigans and blazers. With fall in full swing, it may just be time to move this hip-hugging classic to the front of your closet, if you haven’t already.
2. The Straight Jean
The versatility of the straight jean is endless. This timeless fit falls straight from the knee to the leg opening and looks impeccable with knits, blouses and laid-back tees. Dress these jeans up or dress them down for countless effortlessly easy outfits you’ll want to wear on repeat. It won’t be long before this essential style earns its status as the hardest-working item in your closet.
3. The Bootcut Jean
If you haven’t worn your bootcut jeans since their heyday in the 1990s, but you’ve kept them safely tucked away, you’re in luck. This classic fit has made its way back and is showing no signs of leaving any time soon. The beauty of this fashion-must have is that it offers a slight flare below the knee, helping to achieve that long-legged silhouette you know and love.
4. The Pull-on Jean
Whether you’re a bootcut lover or still clinging to straight legs and slim fits, it’s hard to resist a jean designed to lift you up and pull you in in all the right places. With no button to fasten and no zipper to squeeze shut, pull-on denim embodies the essence of no-fuss styling.
What’s your favourite denim trend? Share your thoughts on the looks you love and the ones you’d like to retire to the back of your wardrobe.