Wide Leg Jeans for Women - The Perfect Combination of Comfort and Style

wide leg jeans for women the perfect combination of comfort and style

Add a comfy, laidback feel to your wardrobe with a pair of wide-leg jeans. The roomier fit works well with casual t-shirts and sneakers for city breaks, Europe in fall or spring, and chilled weekend getaways.

A favorite among readers, these women’s high-rise wide-leg jeans have a flattering high waist and a figure-flattering silhouette. They also have a versatile darker wash and subtle whiskering for that lived-in look.

The High Rise

As a fashion editor who wears jeans almost daily, I’m always (excitedly) keeping up with the latest denim silhouettes, cuts, washes, details, and brands. This season, the non-skinny variety has been blowing up on runways and in the cool fashion crowd—and that includes voluminous wide-leg styles that look like trouser pants but feel decidedly more casual. As decreed by street-style stars, baggy jeans with a high waist pooling at the ankles are a great option for day-to-day dressing and lend pleasing androgyny to feminine tops.

Try this pair from Good American, with a stylish inner panel that balances the high rise wide leg jeans for women designed to recline and graze the ground. The high-stretch fabric is soft and comfy, though the brand recommends sizing down to avoid the fit being too big.

Also by Good American, this wide-leg cropped style is super soft, comfy, and available in a light and dark wash for maximum flexibility. The raw hems and relaxed shape create a throwback vibe that’s a nice change of pace for those who love to wear denim but want something dressier than straight-leg jeans.

One reader says she “loves the fit and feel of these jeans, especially the stretch and the fact that they are high-waisted. They are so comfy and work well with just about everything.”

The Harlow

The Harlow is an impossibly relaxed straight-leg jean that looks polished and expensive (but it’s pretty affordable). This mid-rise style fits through the thigh and ankle length with a finished bottom hem. It’s made with our Vintage Stretch denim, which looks rigid but has just enough stretch to keep you comfortable. It’s the perfect pair to dress up with a crisp white button-down or casually with a tee and sneakers. Available in Lou, a light indigo wash.

If you love the wide-leg trend but want to try it on a budget, check out this crowd-pleasing pair at Amazon. It’s a great value at under $40 and has many five-star reviews from satisfied shoppers. The fabric is also wrinkle-free, making it a fantastic travel choice.

The Mid Rise

As the trend for more expansive silhouettes continues to gain traction, we’ve got just the jeans to take your style in this direction. Our wide-leg women’s jeans are roomy yet remarkably flattering in fit and shape, much looser fitting than skinny jeans, straight jeans, and bell bottoms. You’ll find a look that suits your aesthetic and lifestyle with various mid-rise, wide-leg jeans in different washes and colors, plus a selection of cropped culotte styles.

Unlike skinny jeans, which are often made with a blend of cotton and spandex, wide-leg denim is always 100% cotton. Some brands may use more synthetic fabric to reduce their carbon footprint and the risk of shrinking, but this will always be clearly labeled on the tag. We suggest avoiding jeans with a high percentage of synthetic fiber, as these can be prone to stretching and may not return to their original shape after repeated wears.

If you’re looking for a versatile, everyday pair of jeans that will go with just about everything, try a classic dark wash like our Kut from the Kloth ‘Harper’ wide-leg denim. The high-waisted, pleated, baggy design will pair beautifully with a fitted turtleneck and blazer for relaxed dinner dates or a sequin crop top and heels for festive parties. Made from premium denim blended with sustainable TENCEL(TM) lyocell, these ‘Harper’ jeans are soft and stretchy for peak comfort that lasts all day.

The Ankle

Women’s wide-leg jeans make for the perfect everyday look. Pair them with heels for a more professional appearance or sneakers for laid-back vibes. You can also wear them with espadrilles or peep-toe sandals when it’s warm.

Wide-leg denim is available in various lengths, including full-length styles that graze the floor and cropped jeans that skim just above the ankle. The hems can be rolled up casually or unrolled to show off your shoes. They can also be worn with a fitted blazer for a sophisticated ensemble.

Choose a top and jeans in the same color to create a monochromatic outfit to add instant elegance to your look. You can find a wide range of women’s wide-leg jeans in light, dark, and vintage wash denim colors and black, neutral, and whitewashes to suit your style.

Many brands offer a selection of wide-leg jeans with unique details like welt-front pockets, patch-front pockets, and stamped floral details. They’re crafted from high-quality cotton and have the proper stretch to keep you comfortable all day. Some are even made with eco-friendly hemp, which is both sustainable and durable. You can also find various waistlines, silhouettes, and fits to flatter your unique figure.