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.
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.
& Other Stories
Kick Flare Mid Rise Jeans, $79 at & Other Stories
Straight Jeans Anna, $45.99 at Mango
314 Shaping Straight Jeans, $59.99 at Levi’s
Helena Straight Leg Jean, $228 at Revolve
Off White Straight Jeans, $75 at Topshop
Riley Cropped Straight Leg Jean – Zephyr, $198 at Urban Outfitters
Citizens of Humanity
Charlotte High Rise Straight in Undertone, $258 at Citizens of Humanity
Le High Straight Jeans, $199 at Shopbop
Faye High Waist Straight Leg Jeans, $195 at Nordstrom
Straight Regular Jeans, $39.99 at H&M
Playback High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans, $205 at Net-a-Porter
Plus Size Straight Leg Jeans, $19.48 at Target
Icons Straight Leg Jeans, $98 at Nordstrom
Straight Cut Jeans in Stone Wash, $78 at ASOS
Mid Rise Classic Straight Jeans in 360 Stretch, $79.95 at Gap
3.1 Phillip Lim
Straight Jeans With Zipper, $395 at Shopbop
Isabella High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans, $27.99 at Kohl’s
Heather Cropped High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans, $258 at Net-a-Porter
Madewell x ISKO
Patched Classic Straight Jeans, $158 at Madewell
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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