Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Go Wide

Paging through Shopbop's denim offerings, I found myself lamenting the demise of the skinny jean. An initial skeptic, I was won over by a pair of Earnest Sewn two years ago and haven't looked back since. Clicking through the new Spring looks, however, I was sad to see few skinny styles represented, as fashion gives way to a wide-leg moment. It seems that whenever a trend veers towards an extreme, it's only a matter of time before the pendulum swingeth back to its opposite end. Though I was hoping that the flirtation with high-waisted, wide-legged looks would soon end, Spring '08 lookbooks everywhere indicate otherwise.

When I bought my first pair of "wides" last fall, I felt as if I were swimming in the extra fabric, my legs unaccustomed to such freedom. It'll certainly take some time to adjust, and just as we experienced with the advent of skinny jeans, their wide-leg counterparts require a few more fitting room sessions before you find your match. Mine happens to be Anlo (whose lookbook consists almost entirely of wides), but there are definitely some other promising options. Styling note: unless you are very tall, please wear these with heels.

J Brand The Doll High Waisted 22" Bell Jean
, $209.

Grey Ant Etiquette Jean, $330.

Back seam detail.

If you like the wide-legged look but are leery of the high waist, Anlo's Alix Wide Leg Trouser Jean is my favorite. $198.

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1 comment:

  1. I bought this wide legs from anthropolgie, im 5'2 so the trend scared me but after tailoring them i think they are super cute esp if you got a little junk in the trunk the pockets in the back are super flattering