If you’ve read me for long, you know I love jeans. Dark, light, colored, wide, skinny, faded, you name it…I’m a fan. No matter their shape or color, jeans have a casual vibe that fit my lifestyle so I wear them a lot.
Jean trends evolve slowly but steadily and it’s a good idea to be aware of what’s out there so you can stay on top of new looks. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a trend fanatic, and the classics will always be fashionable but a small touch of trend does help keep you looking modern and current.
So let’s talk about jean trends and what’s in for fall 2019.
You read that right. They say low-rise jeans are inching their way back. It’ll be a while before they’re mainstream again, so I’m skipping them today…and hopefully for the rest of my life.
Hallelujah. Highrise jeans are everywhere this season and a welcome shape. They help to prevent muffin top, make your legs look longer and are very comfy. They’re terrific with cropped jackets and sweaters or anything tucked in. They look awesome belted and are available in all leg widths.
These have a slit, cut or opening at the bottom of the leg. I’m seeing most of these on the side of wider legged jeans, but you’ll find them on all widths.
Released and Frayed Hems
These seem to be a love em or hate em category, much like destroyed jeans. This look will continue into fall. As with all trends, only wear them if you love it. There’s no point in feeling like a fashion victim just to try new trends.
Cropped jeans, both wide and narrow legged are continuing into fall. They aren’t just for tall women but may require some finesse to get the proportion right. They’re a modern look and one to consider. They look great paired with mules and taller ankle boots.
They started surfacing several seasons ago and flatter virtually every silhouette. The subtle bell-shaped leg helps to balance wide hips, shoulders or tummy and elongates the look of your legs. If you’re one of the lucky ones who can wear a heel, they help you look even taller when hemmed to cover your shoe or boot. More on looking taller here.
These are just like they sound and share some of the same benefits as the bootcut. They’re usually fitted through the hips and widen steadily to the hem. If they’re hemmed to cover a heel, they help you look taller and will add balance to a wide shoulder. They’re less flattering with wider hips and tummy, but still a great look.
They are fitted through the hips and snug all the way to the ankle. They tuck into a knee-high boot easily but often bind around the calf. They are often in very stretchy denim which makes them thinner than other denim.
My favorite jean and pant shape of all time. It’s fitted through the hips, narrow through the thighs and straight from the knee down. The cigarette jean floats over your calf and ankle, unlike the skinny. It has a slimmer silhouette than straight jeans but is more forgiving than the skinny.
What shape jean is your favorite?
What shape are you curious to try?
Thanks for reading and have a great day.
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