Trendscape: Wide Trouser Jeans

January 18th, 2007

As we begin to retire the skinny jeans fad, we’re welcoming with open arms the wide-legged denim trend.  It may take a while for the transition to happen, but ride with us to stay ahead of the fashion game. Here are some styles to get you rolling. 

Our $$$ Find
Chip & Pepper Arctic Fox Wide Trouser Jean
Chip & Pepper Arctic Fox Wide Trouser Jean | $198 at Shopbop

Our $$ Find

light wash trouser jeans
Light Wash Trouser Jean | $88 at Banana Republic

Our $ Find

Wardrobe Wide Leg Stretch Denim Pant
Wardrobe Wide Leg Stretch Denim Pants | $68 at Nordstrom

Entry Filed under: Trend,Trendscape,Trendscape,Women

20 Comments Add your own

  • 1. enna  |  January 18th, 2007 at 9:53 am

    excellent timing! i was just thinking about trouser jeans this week…now i know where to find good ones.

  • 2. Melody  |  January 18th, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Enna, we’re so glad you’re ahead of the fashion game! Go out and get yourself a shnazzy pair and you’ll be so hip. The higher the waist the more chic you will look. Good luck!

  • 3. eclair  |  January 18th, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    wide leg jeans as a new trend could be good, but these examples seem to be taking a backwards step. I had a pair of jeans exactly like those Chip & Pepper ones five years ago. Designers need to come up with something fresh and different – like Tsubi did – before this is really going to take over skinny jeans.

  • 4. marieangeli dy  |  January 18th, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    i like trouser jeans esp that i’m skinny

  • 5. Mimi  |  January 18th, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    The Wardrobe Wide Leg Stretch Denim Pants are great. I have something similar and –yeah– I’m still fashionable!

  • 6. Melody  |  January 19th, 2007 at 10:04 am

    You’re right, Eclair, designers do a lot of repeat trends but I guess that’s the fashion industry. We hope you find an innovative pair of wide trousers, and if you do, please share!

  • 7. Laura  |  January 19th, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    I don’t feel like these wide leg pants are in quite yet. I feel loose, baggy jeans (boyfriend jeans) should be coming in soon.

  • 8. Style for All&hellip  |  January 22nd, 2007 at 12:02 am

    […] We asked: Are Charm Bracelets In or Out?You said:  We’re divided.  While "In" got 46% of the vote, "Out" got almost as much support (37%).  Omiru’s take: We appreciate that Charm Bracelets, much like Cufflinks for men, allow you to express a little bit more about yourself.  Tennis fan?  Show your sporting spirit with a mini tennis racquet.  Oenophile?  Reveal your love of wine with a tiny wine bottle charm.  That said, they’re seen in some circles as kitschy.  Our verdict: this is a jewelry trend that’s more fun than fundamental, so spend accordingly.Next Question: Our Trendscape: Wide Trouser Jeans sparked a bit of a debate as to whether or not they’re In yet.  But what do You think?   Tell us, are Wide Trouser Jeans In, or are they Out?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!Pictured: Charm Bracelet | $4.95 at Forever 21. […]

  • 9. Sarah Lynne  |  January 23rd, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    OOO love these!!!
    Esp the chip and pepper ones. and lucky for me I live about 3 minutes walking distance from the real Bop!!

  • 10. Melody  |  January 23rd, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    That’s awesome, Sarah. Let us know if you buy them and how you like them.

  • 11. Style for All&hellip  |  January 29th, 2007 at 12:13 am

    […] We asked: Are Wide Trouser Jeans In or Out?You said:  Three cheers for Wide Trouser Jeans!  A 75% majority are all for this looser, more figure flattering style.Omiru’s take: We had a hunch that Wide Trouser Jeans were ready to steal the spotlight away from the skinny jeans popularized by leggy actresses and models.  Given their flattering silhouette and forgiving shape, we’re celebrating their rise in popularity.  Style tip?  We’d recommend balancing these jeans with more form-fitting tops to achieve the classic small-over-big silhouette.Next Question: Our friends at Couture in the City recently ran an article about shiny celebrity style mishaps.  Says Wendy O. of Couture in the City, "The tinsel is off of the tree and the ball has long dropped in Times Square…so lets put away the shiny stuff until next holiday season."  But what do You think?   Tell us, is Metallic Fashion In, or is it Out?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!Pictured: Wardrobe Wide Leg Stretch Denim Pants | $68 at Nordstrom. […]

  • 12. Style for All&hellip  |  April 5th, 2007 at 1:43 am

    […] April 5th, 2007 Q:  I have not yet caved into the skinny jeans trend.  I’m short, so my legs are not long, and I fear that hemming the [jeans] would cut off the taper.  Any suggestions?A:  Skinny jeans can look good on short people.  However, the shorter you are, the leaner your legs must be to pull off the look successfully. If you do decide to go with the skinny jeans, you do run the risk of cutting off the taper if you hem the pants.  Good instincts.  Should you hem the pants, we recommend taking them to a good tailor who can recreate the taper of the pants.But the skinny jeans aren’t the only hot pants style out there.  We’re rather fond of Wide Trouser Jeans, as they’re as stylish as they are figure flattering.  Pictured: BDG 5 Pocket Capri Skinny Jean Dark Blue | $49 at Urban Outfitters.Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question. […]

  • 13. DBooie  |  May 29th, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    I don’t really like the wide leg jeans trend when I look at it I think of scooby doo’s
    mystery van and tie dye and a fashion mishaps waiting to happen across our nation. Skinnies were classy and timeless and I think they look good on anybody they remind me of the classic audrey hepburn. Maybe if I see more and more people wear the wide leg trend ill probably wear it, I truly think that people are going to ditch this horrid trend and go back to the skinnies!!!!

  • 14. Rubythorne  |  July 26th, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    Wide leg pants are for people with a pear-shaped torso to balance out. The flare at the bottom really does help flatter that figure. It’s not necessarily about how skinny your legs are as another poster suggested. It’s about the proportions.

    Also, you really don’t want a high waist if you have a big arse to go with the pear shape. You want something that will sit low on the waist, preferably with a wide band to help cut the bulk down a bit.

    Last but not least, this look will swallow you whole if you don’t wear some kind of heel with it. It is not for the flat-footed, but it can be a good way for a short person to borrow some height. Let the hem line just skim the floor and put on a nice wedge-shaped heel if you have thicker ankles. It will look nice then.

  • 15. Marcia  |  August 3rd, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    I’ve got a pair of guess wide leg jeans that sit low on the hip bones and are a bit long so you can pair heals with it. I’m pretty narrow through the shoulders and hips, so if paired with a fitted tank these jeans can help give shape without adding weight!

  • 16. Trisha  |  August 3rd, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    Great figure flattery tip, Marcia!

  • 17. cj  |  December 11th, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    I was wondering if wide leg jeans are the right style for someone like me with long skinny legs?

  • 18. Louise  |  January 23rd, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Skinny jeans can remain a fad and never come back ever! Here’s hoping Trouser jeans become a mainstay item in the varied jean styles out there. I love boot cut jeans but the trouser jeans I recently purchased make me look taller and leaner than the Gap’s long and lean by far!!! How do us general folk tell fashion designers that this is a style to keep forever?

  • 19. Stella  |  February 1st, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Those are not good. Too much like bootcut. I bought a pair of wide legs from Urban outfittes, and they are equally wide at top as at the bottom. Don’t buy any of those because thats not really the trend and you can get a way beyter price!

  • 20. Stella  |  February 1st, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Um, skinny jeans are not going to go away, because us general folk like them. Its great you found a new favorite, but most people are just discoverng how easy skinny jeans are to wear and what a huge variety of shapes look great in them. Cheers to individuality where wide and skinny legs can get along!

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