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How to Wear This Summer’s Celeb-Favorite Denim

Ultra-wide-leg jeans have become a staple for Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, and Tracee Ellis Ross.


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This summer, wide-leg jeans have overtaken cutoff shorts as the warm-weather denim look of choice. And we’re not talking about the high-and-tight-waisted, sailor-inspired silhouettes of the 2010s. What feels fresh today is a lower rise that’s cut baggy all the way down the leg. In the past few weeks alone, we’ve seen Jennifer Lawrence rocking a perfectly faded pair by The Row, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky stepping out in coordinating baggy looks, and Tracee Ellis Ross looking the picture of laid-back elegance in a stone-washed situation with a slight drop crotch.

While we love the simplicity of a medium wash with minimal detailing, some of our favorite pairs this season turn up the volume with sparkly embellishments, cargo pockets, or unconventional fastenings. The loose look is surprisingly versatile: it plays well with slim T-shirts, tucked-in tanks and tailored blouses—and as the weather cools off this fall, try a cropped knit a la Gigi Hadid. We have a feeling this trend is just picking up—browse all of our picks below to ride the wave.

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Elevated Sparkle

Faded Dream

Distressed to Impress

Drawstring Casual

Loose and Easy

Crisp and Proper

The Ultimate Collab

A Forever Staple

Neutral for All Seasons

Emphasis on Pockets

Patchwork Perfection

Unexpected Details

Extra, Extra Long

The New Cargo

An Embellished Vision

Perfectly Pleated