The best thing about wide leg jeans are their ability to chameleon. Team with a plain white tank and you've got your entire weekend wardrobe sorted. Level up with a blouse and you've got effortlessly smart-casual for the office.
When it comes to wide leg jeans for summer, go for a mid-rise to high-waist that's fitted around the hips and back. Cropped styles work, but ideally have the leg hit near your ankle to make them the most flattering.
We love wide leg jeans in vintage-wash blue, faded denim and cream. Here are our top picks to shop now.
1. Best Vintage-Style Wide Leg Jeans: Outland Denim
Outland Denim's latest collaboration with Montana Lower features these perfect high-waisted, somewhere between straight-and-wide leg jeans that also come with embroidered patches, so you can really make them all "free love" looking.
Best All-Rounder Wide Leg Jeans: Rolla's
With a length that will skim ankles on tall women and just hit the floor if you're more petite, Rolla's Sailor jeans are a great all-rounder - they have the details to make them feel more work-appropriate (and a wash that's dark enough to not feel too faded), with a comfortable, high-rise waist.
Best Affordable Wide Leg Jeans: Cotton On
Cotton On have come through with their denim collection for 2021, with all the right cuts featured (and, in great news, flattering modern cuts for curvy ladies, too). Their wide leg jeans feel great on, and are wonderful if you're a tall woman as they have long leg length.
Best Affordable Wide Leg Jeans: Glassons
We couldn't decide when it came to affordable jeans, so we had to include two - the Glassons wide leg jean is the perfect cropped cut - not too short, but with its ankle-skimming length, looks great with heels and boots.
Best Fashion Wide Leg Jeans: Bec + Bridge
Bec + Bridge have released the perfect 70s wide leg jeans this season, complete with vintage-esque front seams and a very high waist that's super flattering.
Best Dark Denim Wide Leg Jeans: Ginger & Smart
If you're after a darker wash when it comes to wide leg jeans, Ginger & Smart have your back. Their Annie jeans are a wonderfully classic deep blue, perfect for more dressed up denim looks.
Best Cropped Wide Leg Jeans: Bassike
Bassike have been doing wide leg jeans since before they hit mainstream, with their High Rise Wide Jean a staple in fashion leader wardrobes for years. The cropped length looks fantastic paired with an oversized shirt and some chunky sandals for summer.
Best Black Wide Leg Jeans: Dr Denim
With the washed black denim hue and the ankle crop, these jeans are both super comfortable and a great choice if blue denim isn't your thing.
Best Designer Jeans: The Row
We are loving the denim cuts from The Row right now - these super wide, super baggy jeans are the 90s denim we never knew we needed.
Best Light Denim Wide Leg Jeans: Thrills
Thrills do some of the best washed out blue denim we've ever seen. It's that fine line between white and baby blue, and they nail it. These wide leg jeans are also super stretchy, if you hate the restrictiveness of a high waist.
Best Cream Wide Leg Jeans: American Vintage
Sometimes, white just isn't the vibe. Cream wide leg jeans are a great way to incorporate the style into your wardrobe if you don't feel like blue denim is your thing. A great fashion option as they pare back beautifully with the season's neutrals.