Straight-Leg Jeans Have the Cool-Girl Stamp of Approval

Straight-leg jeans on the streets.

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It wasn’t the dramatic coats, beaded bags or piles of accessories that caught our eye on the streets during fashion month. It was the shape of the jeans. Classic straight-leg jeans didn’t go unnoticed against all of the look-at-me peacock pieces. And it is clear that no denim wardrobe is complete without a versatile pair of straight jeans.

Not to be confused with skinny jeans, straight-leg jeans have a less tapered shape. As the name implies, straight jeans go straight down from the hip with a consistent leg width. They’ll fit tighter on the hip and looser on the leg. The rise can vary, but a classic mid-rise or high-rise are the most popular. This more relaxed silhouette makes straight-leg jeans a better option for bottomless brunches compared to super skinny styles. Unlike some denim silhouettes that can be fashion Marmite (see: ultra low-rise jeans, dad jeans and some of Vetements’ more infamous offerings), straight-leg jeans are more user-friendly and have widespread appeal. Some could argue they’re less divisive than mom jeans or bootcut jeans.

Straight-leg jeans done the street style way.

Image: Imaxtree

Choose a pair of straight-leg jeans in a versatile mid-blue with a classic not-too-high, not-too-low rise and they will look as effortlessly stylish in a few years as they do today. We also have some options for those who want to make more of a fashion-forward statement with their denim. (Note the side zippers, patterns, uneven hems, etc.) These offerings show that there is a pair of straight-leg jeans for all, no matter someone’s budget, size or aesthetic.

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Mango
Levi's
GRLFRND
Topshop
AGOLDE
Citizens of Humanity
Frame
Hudson Jeans
H&M
Ksubi
Universal Thread
Wrangler
Warehouse
Gap
3.1 Phillip Lim
Jordache
J Brand
Madewell x ISKO
Boyish Jeans
Just My Size


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Mango

Straight Jeans Anna, $45.99 at Mango

Levi’s

314 Shaping Straight Jeans, $59.99 at Levi’s

GRLFRND

Helena Straight Leg Jean, $228 at Revolve

Topshop

Off White Straight Jeans, $75 at Topshop

AGOLDE

Riley Cropped Straight Leg Jean – Zephyr, $198 at Urban Outfitters

Citizens of Humanity

Charlotte High Rise Straight in Undertone, $258 at Citizens of Humanity 

Frame

Le High Straight Jeans, $199 at Shopbop

Hudson Jeans

Faye High Waist Straight Leg Jeans, $195 at Nordstrom 

H&M

Straight Regular Jeans, $39.99 at H&M

Ksubi

Playback High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans, $205 at Net-a-Porter

Universal Thread

Plus Size Straight Leg Jeans, $19.48 at Target

Wrangler

Icons Straight Leg Jeans, $98 at Nordstrom

Warehouse

Straight Cut Jeans in Stone Wash, $78 at ASOS

Gap

Mid Rise Classic Straight Jeans in 360 Stretch, $79.95 at Gap

3.1 Phillip Lim

Straight Jeans With Zipper, $395 at Shopbop

Jordache

Isabella High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans, $27.99 at Kohl’s

J Brand

Heather Cropped High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans, $258 at Net-a-Porter

Madewell x ISKO

Patched Classic Straight Jeans, $158 at Madewell

Boyish Jeans

The Carter Stripe High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Jeans, $148 at Nordstrom

Just My Size

Plus Size Straight-Leg Jeans, $44 at Kohl’s

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