If the hemline index is to be believed, and the length of our skirts and dresses really do rise and fall with the stock market, is as sure an indication of a booming economy as we could ask for. So then what, we have to wonder, does this sudden surge in point towards?
While out to dinner with actor Martin Short in Santa Monica, Selena Gomez stunned onlookers in a pair of simply unfathomably baggy faded black jeans, styled with a chic black blazer and sandals. Gomez's big pant debut came within just a few weeks of in an arguably even larger pair of jeans, hers a . Rihanna, too, has been making comically oversized jeans a staple in her maternity wardrobe, even going so far as to include them in her now-iconic
We knew skinny jeans were out, but we're honestly impressed with just how far we as a society have swung in the opposite direction. The obvious benefit of is how much more comfortable they are compared to rigid, straight-leg denim or, of course, restrictive skinny jeans. A pair of ultra-wide-leg jeans would never betray you with a split seam or a digging waistband — it's just not in their nature; we, the sweatpant-trained post-COVID dressers, deserve to jean so freely.
While we may never know what the massive pants trend says about the economy, we know exactly what we're saying to it: get in our carts, please. Shop the roomy, celeb-approved trend below.
BP Wide-Leg Jeans
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Mango High-Waist Wide-Leg Jeans
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Citizens of Humanity Horseshoe Jeans
Shop now: $288;
Free People Old West Slouchy Wide-Leg Jeans
Shop now: $128;
7 For All Mankind Ultra-High-Waist Frayed Hem Wide-Leg Jeans
Shop now: $135 (Originally $208);
Frame Le Baggy High-Waist Wide-Leg Jeans
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Balenciaga Slashed Organic Cotton Baggy Jeans
Shop now: $1,850;