April 18, 2007

Style Verdict: Baggy Jeans

First skinny, now wide. Both the skinny jean and the wide leg denim are currently sharing the spotlight, because I don't see skinny jeans going anywhere anytime soon. But I do like the wide jeans too. Which is unlike the skinny jean, because I loathed those when they first emerged on the scene, but gradually, they did grow on me. The wide leg denim, which is not to be confused with bell bottoms, because bell bottoms are snug at the top and wide at the bottom only (think 1970's), but wide leg jeans are wide from thigh to ankle which gives them a much more relaxed, trouser type fit which can be much more flattering on more body types. I'm cool with them, I think with the right styling, it could be a cool look. But what do you think? Do you like them? Hate them? Don't care? Would you wear them? I wanna know your style verdict.

Related posts: Wide Leg Pants & Skinny Jeans
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  1. I totally felt the same way about skinny jeans! I didn't like them at all when they first came on and then they grew on me. Right now I am not digging the wide leg trend - i feel that it looks a bit pretentious on people that aren't celebrities...but maybe in time this trend will grow in me too...

  2. I like wide leg jeans when styled correctly. I would most always put them with some sort of fitted or very tailored top. It's the same with any trendy piece, it has great potential to be a fashion "hit," but one wrong wardrobe choice, and it can easily turn into a fashion "miss."

    I have to say though, I'm not really feeling any of the wide leg looks in that article, except for maybe Jessica Alba's.

    So, I can dig it.

  3. Hi just wanted to say that I love your blog and I had a quick question do you think that the wide leg jeans would look good a plus size person? I've been wanting to get some but the just look huge in my eyes, i'm a size 16 and I'm looking at it and i'm like I not brave enough yet.

  4. anon-
    I believe that anybody could wear any style they want if it's done right! Check out these wide legs from Lane Bryant, these from PZI Jeans and also check out www.cennev.com, www.theavenue.com, www.ashleystewart.com, and www.shopcurvation.com for some options.

    And I'm so glad you love the blog!

  5. I like wide leg, but not super-wide leg. Of course, people will probably wear the wide leg just as wide as they can find them. Someone always has to take the trend to the extreme.

    Oh, and wide-leg-dragging-on-the-ground just looks sloppy!

  6. for me baggy pants r more confortable than skinny ones... "chupines" in spanish language ...but ... those chupines r much better when u wanna get a sophisticated look...
    relax look = baggy jeans ..which i really love them ..but with an cool t-shirt and a scarf arounf ur neck ..i think it get a cool looks

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  8. I like the wide leg jeans, they've been a reoccurring style trend over the last few years and I think if you have a nice tailored pair they can be very cute (like with the white tank)...however this is not a style for the masses! I think short women look frumpy or stout and you shouldn't get them extra long where them hem is all dirty from being dragged and stepped on. Funny thing is I have a friend that is pear shaped with thick thighs, wide legs worked for her because they fell like bootcut jeans and gave a better proportions.

  9. Well, first of all I'm surprsied you don't trip on all that extra material and fall flat on your face.
    Also, I don't see it looking well to mix and match.
    You can have it with a poofy blazer type jacket, like they showed in Vogue. And it gives you a more smaller frame. But otherwise, to me once you walk in the room it seems like it's tsunami season since you're blinded by folds of billowy material once those wide-legged pants come through the doorway.

  10. I've been wanting to get baggy jeans. I would match it with a tighter top, and that would flatter my waist.

    Anyone know where to get them?