WARNING: This post may cause strong feelings including, but not limited to: frustration, anger, confusion, even rage.
The BIG style question of the moment that many of you over 40 may be asking…are skinny jeans dead!? No. They are NOT dead. Okay, phew. Now you can breathe. BUT… fashion is moving in a new direction now with more relaxed fit denim taking centerstage. Like it or not, baggy jeans are here and it doesn’t look like the trend is going anywhere anytime soon! Personally, I love adding new pieces to my jean-drobe, but this transition from skinny to baggy has been really hard for me too! I sent 5 pairs back to the store before I actually kept a pair and even still it took me weeks, even months to wear them on any kind of regular basis.
What do you think…love it, hate it, want to try it? Please share in the comments.
If you’re interested in trying baggy jeans, make sure you watch this video!
Why Baggy Jeans?
Remember baggy jeans from the ’90s??? I sure do. I remember wearing a pair by Levi’s that I absolutely LOVED in college. I traded my friend, Karen who was studying abroad with me in Paris, for her ripped-up, baggy Levi’s. I was SO psyched to wear them. I wore them for many years before finally retiring them. I kinda wish I still had them. For those of you who are getting bored with skinny jeans or maybe you don’t find them flattering for your body shape, you are going to love this new denim style! Baggy jeans have grown in popularity throughout 2020-2021 and I don’t think they’re going anywhere for a while. Baggy jeans are essentially oversized boyfriend jeans. They’re roomier throughout the hips, butt, and legs, but fit the waist like normal jeans.
Moussy has quickly become my favorite, go-to denim brand. Their jeans are pricey, but the denim is SO good and high-quality. I love the washes, the distressing, and the fit. If you are petite, this is the perfect brand because many of the inseam lengths are shorter. Unfortunately, the exact pair I’m wearing is sold out but I linked a few of my favorites below.
How To Wear Baggy Jeans
Since these jeans are so baggy, I’d keep the volume on top to a minimum. I’m wearing a Ganni blouse with balloon sleeves. But because it’s fitted throughout the body, it works! Whatever you wear on top, keep it simple. Think a streamlined sweater, tee, or blouse tucked or half-tucked in. For a third layer, throw on a moto jacket or cargo jacket. There are tons of ways to style these jeans! Baggier jeans are definitely a bit more on the casual side but you can certainly dress them up with heels like I am with the braided pair by Express above.
You Will Resist
At first, you are going to resist these because it’s our nature. New things like this are HARD to accept at first. Think about how you first felt about ankle booties or even skinny jeans. I know many women refused to wear either for years thinking they would come and go, but they are still going strong. Over-sized jeans are going to continue to grow in popularity. I think this is the case because skinnies have been SO popular for SO long and fashion is cyclical. It’s time for a silhouette change!
More Baggy Jean Styles
If you’re still not sure you want to try the super baggy jeans, go for some of the other “baggy” jeans styles that are more streamlined. Even though all I can think about is that SNL skit when I hear mom jeans, the mom jeans options out there now are actually very stylish! Some other safe options are straight-leg jeans and flared or wide-leg jeans. Some of my favorite brands for trendy jeans are…
Have you tried baggy jeans yet…what are your thoughts? Please share in the comments!
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