I Scrolled Through Hundreds Of Pairs Of Baggy Jeans To Find The Very Best, Most Wearable Styles

Every capsule wardrobe needs a great pair of baggy jeans.

J Lo, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski wearing baggy jeans

by Gemma Lavers |
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You might've heard rumblings that skinny jeans are back, but don't be folding away your baggy denim just yet. With their effortless charm and relaxed silhouette, baggy jeans have become the epitome of laid-back chic, offering a refreshing change to the confines of skinny jeans.

90's fashion is creeping back in, which means flannel shirts, denim dungarees, leopard print, and of course, super baggy jeans. We've already seen Miu Miu and Balenciaga champion baggy jeans on the spring/summer 2024 runways, with silhouettes becoming even slouchier by the season. For this, we have Loewe's Jonathan Anderson to thank.

Loewe runway 2024 featuring baggy jeans
Super baggy, jean-like trousers have been spotted numerous times at Loewe shows. ©Getty Images/WWD

Baggy jeans are hardly a new thing, however. Celebs like Bella Hadid, Taylor Russell and Emily Ratajkowski have welcomed the baggy jeans with open arms for years, cementing their place as a staple in every wardrobe and showing us all how to wear them now.

Taylor Russell walking wearing baggy jeans in London, Nov 2023
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If you're thinking about ditching your beloved skinnies in favour of something with more volume, then I'm here to help. I've put in the work, scrolling through hundreds, nay thousands, of pairs of baggy jeans to bring you only the very best, most wearable styles.

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Best baggy jeans

Levi's Baggy Dad Wide Leg Lightweight JeansLevi's

The type of jeans you'd probably find in your dad's wardrobe, we couldn't not include a pair of Levi's. With a mid-rise, wide-leg cut and straight leg, these are baggier than your classic Levi's - and way baggier than the 501's - but still just as flattering.

Best sustainable baggy jeans

AGOLDE Low Slung Baggy JeansFenwick

The brand loved by Taylor Swift, Chrissy Teigen and Rihanna (who sported them mid-pregnancy may we add), AGOLDE's baggy jeans feature a relaxed style, low-rise waist and are made from organic cotton, recycled lyocell and cotton.

Best low-rise baggy jeans

COS Volume Jeans - WideCOS

With a retro low-waist and subtle contrast topstitching these jeans would be perfect for pairing with a matching denim top for that full '00's ensemble. The pièce de résistance? The wide leg of the volume jeans are designed to elegantly cascade over your shoes.

Best distressed baggy jeans

Diesel Straight Jeans 1996 D-Sire 09h58Diesel

Ah Diesel, arguably the greatest brand at nailing the distressed denim looks. The D-Sire jeans feature a clever DNA wash that's made from fix denim with a lightweight texture. To create this season's popular 'distressed' look, these jeans have a ripped knee and a slightly faded wash that has been created by natural earth.

Best black baggy jeans

Arket Willow Loose JeansArket

If black denim is more your jam, Arket has a great pair of almost cargo-style baggy jeans. Featuring elements like a mid-rise waist, relaxed fit and slightly flared silhouette, these would look great with a simple white t-shirt and a pair of black ballet flats.

Best baggy balloon jeans

Citizens of Humanity Horseshoe JeanCitizens of Humanity
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The 'Horseshoe' jeans are slightly more sculpting than a pair of traditionally baggy jeans. This style of jean curves out at the hip and comes in at the ankle. They've been spotted on the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who dressed her pair up with a black roll-neck and heeled boots. In fact, these jeans are now a best seller, so shop while you still can.

Best high-street baggy balloon jeans

Zara TRF Baggy Balloon Mid-Rise JeansZara

If you like the style of the Citizens of Humanity Horseshoe jeans but are looking for a high-street alternative, these Zara ones are perfect. Available in a few different blue hues, including light blue and indigo, balloon-style jeans look best paired with a slightly more cropped or fitted top.

Best cuffed baggy jeans

We Are The Free Final Countdown Cuffed Low-Rise JeansFree People

Cuffing (or rolling up) your jeans certainly isn't a new thing. But, the best thing about it is that it suits all styles of jeans; straight leg, skinny and now baggy. These jeans come with sewn cuffed hemlines that are a bit more sophisticated than just rolling them up, a zip fly and low-waist. Play into the retro look of these jeans by elevating the look with a baby tee, or even add a super baggy striped collared shirt and matching Adidas Gazelles for a sporty edge.

Best baggy jeans with pleat

Albaray Light Wash Wide Leg Pleat JeanAlbaray

Casual tailoring was another huge trend seen in spring/summer 2024 collections of brands including Gucci and Toteme. That means white shirts with embroidery, oversized blazers and denim jeans with the same pleats you'd find on a pair of suit trousers. The Albaray jeans feature a pleated front to add that touch of sophistication your jean collection might've been missing. Plus, these are perfect for the office - throw on a crisp white shirt and you're good to go.

Best tailored baggy jeans

Alexander Wang Rounded Wide-Leg JeansFarfetch

These Alexander Wang jeans are great because they're baggy, but they won't swamp you. Not only are they the most perfect denim blue, but they also have a flattering mid-rise fit, concealed fly fastening and a light whiskering effect.

Best high-end baggy jeans

Loewe Anagram High-Rise Wide-Leg JeansMyTheresa

You might've spotted loads of people wearing the Loewe wide-leg jeans last summer. The good news? They're back for this summer, too. Featuring the iconic Loewe logo embroidered onto both knees, these jeans are perfect for making a bold statement. And, they will look so chic with a denim shirt and a pair of white loafers or mesh ballet flats.

How do I find the perfect pair of baggy jeans?

Finding a good pair of baggy jeans can be difficult because you want the jeans to fit perfectly. Not too tight but also not so baggy that the jeans swamp you and pool around your ankles. But, understanding your body shape and exploring different styles and fits will help you on your search.

The best thing to do is know your measurements of where you want your jeans to sit, whether that be high-rise, mid-rise or low-rise. Baggy jeans also come in various lengths (if you're under 5 foot 4 you'll know the struggle). So measure your inside leg to find out the best length for you.

Also take note of the fabric of the jeans. Denim that has a bit of a stretch will be a bit more comfortable, after all you don't want to be limited to just a pair of standing jeans. While heavier-weight denim will offer a more structured look. Consider the wash too, as this might impact your overall look. For example, pair dark denim with a light-to-medium shade top, light wash denim with a dark or bright top, and medium wash will go with almost everything.

Will baggy jeans go out of style?

A baggy jean, just like a mom or boyfriend style jean, is just one of those items that are unlikely to ever go out of style. Something less timeless, like diamante jeans however, might do. Despite the cyclical nature of trends, baggy jeans have proven time and time again to be a staple worth holding onto. Their relaxed fit and effortless coolness mean they go with a whole host of outfits and can be worn in almost every single season. And that's what you want from a piece of clothing - something you know you'll wear again and again (and again)!

From their roots in streetwear to their recent resurgence on high-fashion runways, it's clear that baggy jeans possess a timeless appeal. So, will baggy jeans go out of style? Not if their enduring popularity has anything to say about it.

Gemma Lavers is a Fitness, Fashion & Wellness Products Writer at Bauer Media. She writes for brands such as Grazia, heat, Closer and What’s The Best, specialising in all things health and fitness.

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