The 16 Best Wide Leg Jeans for Women in 2022

As the skinny jeans debate between Millennials and Gen Z continues, we’re stepping in, not to take sides, but to sing the praises of one of our favorite varieties of denim: the wide leg jean. Yes, wide-leg pants are inherently comfortable — a surefire way to slip into post-pandemic denim — but they’re also a great match for your back-to-work blazers, boots, and skinny tops. Don’t know where to start? Look no further than these wide leg styles.

The skyscraper

High waisted jeans can still “ride up” on occasion. Pair it with a chunky boot to elongate your legs and a cropped cut cable knit sweater to accentuate your midsection.

High-waisted wide-leg jeans

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The cropped

Pair wide leg cropped jeans with your favorite casual tee or sweatshirt. To add sneakers or slides for an easy-to-ride set around town.

Wide leg cropped jeans

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The baggy

Baggy jeans don’t have to read grunge (unless you want to). Combined with a cardigan or a blazer, you will feel polished and completely cool.

Loose wide-leg jeans

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Pair strategically ripped or stonewashed jeans with a feminine-looking floaty blouse for a toned down take on the trend.

Wide-leg jeans with worn effect

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