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Did you know, Gap’s been an authority on denim for over 50 years? Our first ever Gap store that opened in 1969 sold only records and Levi jeans. A few years later, Gap launched its own denim label and we’ve been making iconic denim ever since.
Designing jeans is in Gap’s DNA, and year-after-year, season-after-season, the cuts, washes and fits of our jeans are reworked to adapt for evolving fashion trends, customer demand, and to accommodate different body shapes and sizes.
The likes of skinny jeans, straight jeans, Girlfriend jeans and Mom jeans have all enjoyed their moments in the spotlight in recent years, and are still hugely popular today. However, 2023 is set to be dominated with a new jean silhouette, thanks to the return of looser fits inspired by the ‘70s and ‘90s – namely the wide leg jeans.

What are wide leg jeans?

This season’s key jeans for women are wide leg jeans - a jean style that’s more relaxed, with a looser cut, roomy though the leg, with a hem that flares out more than straight leg jeans. At Gap we have many wide leg jeans for you to choose from – check out our ‘70s Flare, ‘90s Loose, and our brand new jean for Spring / Summer 2023 – the Low Stride.

How do wide leg jeans compare to other types of jeans?

Wide leg jeans offer a more looser, relaxed fit compared to skinny and straight styles. The roomy fit offers a modern look, that can be worn slightly oversized, and the wide leg is flattering for any figure. These jeans are super versatile, meaning they’re easy to style with almost any shirt, top or t-shirt in your wardrobe.

How do you wear wide leg jeans?

Wide leg jeans are so easy to style, as they look great with either looser tops, oversized shirts, casual tees, and even fitted vests, as proportions are balanced. Wide leg jeans are usually mid rise or high rise, so they sit centrally at the waist, offering structure and a defined shape. A belt will also complement wide leg jeans for a smarter, more dressed-up vibe into the evening.

What to wear with wide leg jeans?

As wide leg jeans are a more casual style, we recommend wearing them with hoodies, fitted vests, loose graphic t-shirts and with your favourite pair of trainers. Add a denim jacket layered on top to achieve this season’s ultimate outfit, as double denim is a favourite look amongst influencers right now.

What shoes to wear with wide leg jeans?

The wide leg hem can be worn to the floor with trainers or flat pumps, or a little shorter in the leg and teamed with heels or ankle boots. If the jeans fall higher than your ankles, chunkier boots such as combat style boots or boots with platform heels are the ideal choice for a laid-back look.

Similar Styles

Find your favourite fit from our wide leg styles, or check out these bestselling similar jean styles which also offer a wider hem: 

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