Having trouble breaking away from skinny jeans? Try these jeans for an up-to-date change



Once you break free from skinny jeans, you'll wonder why you didn't bootcut sooner (Pictures: Credited Below)


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Once you break free from skinny jeans, you’ll wonder why you didn’t bootcut sooner (Pictures: Credited Below)

The era of skinny jeans is over, which will either be music to your ears or absolutely devastating.

For years, the fashionable denim choice has been spray-on skinnies, but tight jeans are now considered cheugy, dated and unflattering.

With the re-emergence of 70s and 90s fashion, we saw a greater variety of shapes and cuts in stores.

The good news is that you’ll have no trouble finding a style that flatters you. The bad news, however, is that you can no longer get your must-have Topshop Jonis for fear of being judged by fashion-forward teenagers on the street.

The fit of your new favorite jeans will depend on your style and body shape, but the general rule is to avoid anything labeled super slim, skinny or jeggings.

Straight leg jeans are ideal if you don’t want a big change, although you shouldn’t be afraid of boyfriend jeans or wide leg jeans. Their voluminous shape will skim bumps and bumps while emphasizing your curves and helping to even out a very heavy figure.

If you prefer casual comfort, cargo jeans are roomy and have plenty of pockets (pockets!) for your essentials, while those looking for a tapered ankle can opt for straight leg or mom jeans.

Whenever you feel nervous about walking away from your trusty old skinnies, just try to remember them; you’ll never have to do that awkward shuffle-and-jump routine to sneak into a pair again.

Here are the best non-skinny jeans you can buy now…for when you’re ready to say goodbye.

Asos designer boyfriend jeans



Boyfriend jeans have a relaxed and androgynous shape (Photo: Asos)


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Boyfriend jeans have a relaxed and androgynous shape (Photo: Asos)

Shop for £20 at Asos.

Straight leg non-stretch jeans



Straight leg jeans elongate the legs and look great with heels and a fancy top (Photo: Arket)


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Straight leg jeans elongate the legs and look great with heels and a fancy top (Photo: Arket)

Shop for £69 at Arket.

Spanx mid-rise flared jeans



Looking to replace your jeggings?  Spanx jeans pull on the same but look like the real deal (Picture: Selfridges)


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Looking to replace your jeggings? Spanx jeans pull on the same but look like the real deal (Picture: Selfridges)

Shop for £130 at Selfridges.

Sky High Wide Leg Jeans



Made using Gap's Washwell method, these jeans are better for the environment than the average pair (Photo: Gap)


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Made using Gap’s Washwell method, these jeans are better for the environment than the average pair (Photo: Gap)

Shop for £54.95 at Gap.

Levi’s 501 Original Jeans



Opt for a classic 501 straight leg for timeless style (Photo: Levi's)


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Opt for a classic 501 straight leg for timeless style (Photo: Levi’s)

Shop for £95 at Levi’s.

High waist slim jeans



Even the cropped jeans got an update for 2022, with a wider leg and retro high pockets (Picture: H&M)


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Even the cropped jeans got an update for 2022, with a wider leg and retro high pockets (Picture: H&M)

Shop for £29.99 at H&M.

Straight cargo jeans



Pair cargo jeans with trainers and a crop top for easy summer dressing (Picture: Stradivarius)


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Pair cargo jeans with trainers and a crop top for easy summer dressing (Picture: Stradivarius)

Buy for £35.99 from Stradivarius.

Wrangler Wanderer in Vintage Sunfade



Feel like a '70s rockstar in this statement pair, part of a collaboration between Wrangler and Fender (Photo: Wrangler)


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Feel like a ’70s rockstar in this statement pair, part of a collaboration between Wrangler and Fender (Photo: Wrangler)

Buy for £90 from Wrangler.

Mom Jeans



You can't go wrong with M&S (Photo: M&S)


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You can’t go wrong with M&S (Photo: M&S)

Shop for £39.50 at M&S.

Cole organic denim jeans



Goodbye uncomfortable skinnies, hello baggy jeans you can really walk around in (Picture: Lucy and Yak)


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Goodbye uncomfortable skinnies, hello baggy jeans you can really walk around in (Picture: Lucy and Yak)

Buy for £55 from Lucy and Yak.

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