The 21 Best Wide-Leg Jeans to Shop This Season

The voluminous style has become a staple for Katie Holmes, Rihanna, and Dakota Johnson.

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For the second summer in a row, wide-leg jeans are winning out over 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 or medium rise that’s cut baggy all the way down the leg. 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 classic five-pocked look, some of our favorite pairs this season turn up the volume with sparkly trouser-inspired pleating a la Dakota Johnson, unconventional fastenings or sparkly embellishments (see Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift’s recent springtime street style). Plus, the loose look is surprisingly versatile: it plays well with slim T-shirts, tucked-in tanks and tailored blouses—or for cooler summer nights, try a cropped knit a la Gigi Hadid. Below, browse all of our favorite summer denim pieces that are guaranteed to keep things easy and breezy.

Trouser-Inspired Pleats

Perfectly Faded Black

Statement Silhouette

Cool Kid Khakis

Split Seam Fabulousness

Sleek and Chic

Perfectly Baggy

Crisp Whites

Woven Details

Sophisticated Neutral

Sweet and Festive

Barrel Legged Brilliance

Raw Denim Elegance

Whiskered and Faded

Party Pants

Back in Black

Street Style Heaven

Tailored and Tidy

Cocktail o’Clock

Acid Washed Wonders

Light and Laid Back

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