Move Over, Skinny Jeans: These Denim Silhouettes are Taking Over

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For over a decade now, skinny jeans have been the dominant denim silhouette in fashion. They quickly went from new fad to absolute staple to “any other type of jeans just looks weird.”

But no longer. In recent years, new denim fits have been coming into style, giving skinny jeans a run for their money. And now, it’s fair to argue that skinny jeans are actually losing their dominance, with looser fits coming into the forefront. Here are just some of the looser denim options you can (and should) consider introducing into your wardrobe if you haven’t already.

Straight Leg

Comfortable, simple, timeless, and universally flattering, the straight leg jean is like the skinny jean’s chiller cousin. With a looser fit through the thigh and calf, straight leg jeans can feel both casual and dressy depending on the outfit.

Wide Leg

If you really want to make a statement, wide-leg jeans may be a great choice for you. They’re also a wonderful option for people who have top-heavy body types as a way to balance out the proportions of your figure.


A nod to the 70s, flare leg jeans are tight through the thigh and flare out at the knee. They immediately create a funky, groovy statement, making them a perfect choice for fashionistas who like to put together head-turning looks.