15 Pairs of slouchy denims to help you ditch the skinny jeans trend


By Kelly Lim

15 Pairs of slouchy denims to help you ditch the skinny jeans trend

Remember the baggy, loose-fitting jeans that encapsulated a whole era of ’90s teen angst (think pop punk stars like Avril Lavigne and *NSYNC)? Well, they’re back and bigger than before.

Roomy, wide-legged denim is the hot new jean in town––and with good reason. Our focus on comfort during current times have led to a movement towards more relaxed, voluminous silhouettes, and the realm of denim has received a similar treatment as the comfy clothing option has transitioned seamlessly into the everyday on both the runways and the street. Pushing forward the slouchy look, the Spring/Summer 2022 collections delivered the final blow to fashion’s abandonment of skinny jeans, as brands from Molly Goddard to Balenciaga and Peter Do and The Row all championed baggy blues to show that the style is set to reign supreme for the foreseeable future.

Meanwhile, celebrities from Bella Hadid to Dua Lipa and Blackpink’s Jennie have embraced the baggy pants trend as a staple of the everyday in a variety of styling options that include balancing the oversized proportions with a form-fitting top to going all-over oversized with an equally baggy sweater.


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Take it from us: Once you find the right pair, you’ll never want to take them off. Baggy jeans will fit effortlessly from day-to-night, and can be easily dressed up with a tailored blazer and an It-bag or sky-high stilettos and chunky jewellery for a more polished look. While the appeal of skinny jeans was that it streamlined any outfit, loose-fitting denims do the opposite and leaves you with an effortless (comfier) cool however you wear it.

Ready to go hunting? Luckily for you, we’ve done the digging––ahead, find our pick of the best baggy jeans on the market, designed in different cuts, washes and patterns to fit a variety of personal styles:

Shop: Mosaic Pleated Jean Released Hem Mesa, Frame, RM539.11
Shop: Barrel wide-leg jeans, Totême, US$359 (approx. RM1,489.13)
Shop: Heart pocket jeans, Natasha Zinko, US$560 (approx. RM2,322.88)
Shop: Dad organic-cotton ripped boyfriend jean, Raey, RM664
Shop: Ella high-rise wide-leg cropped jeans, Khaite, RM1,723
Shop: High-rise straight-leg jeans, Lemaire, RM2,410
Shop: Egli high-rise wide-leg jeans, The Row, €589 (approx. RM2,834.54)
Shop: High-rise belted jeans, Peter Do, €559 (approx. RM2,690.17)</figcap
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