|Marilyn in “The Misfits”
If you sometimes feel as though you’ve been left in the dust by recent jean trends: the skinny, the boyfriend, the ankle, the sailor, the flare…then it’s time to take another look at that old stalwart, the straight leg jean.
I’m not talking about the oft-derided “Mom Jeans” of yore (which were actually tapered at the ankle) but a true “stovepipe” silhouette that creates a strong vertical line and the look of lean and longer legs. In a dark wash with dark stitching like the pair above (my new faves), they can be dressed up with heels for an evening out, and when paired with a jacket they’re sleek, polished and professional enough for the Business Casual office. Roll up an inch or two and wear with gladiator sandals on the weekend. Wear them with boots (in or out), oxfords, wedges, espadrilles, flats.
I’m still a big fan of NYDJ (Not Your Daughter’s Jeans), and they offer several styles and washes in a straight leg cut, as well as an extensive range of styles in Petite, Plus and Tall sizing. (Also try Zappos.com, and Nordstrom.com; both carry a decent selection.)
|NYDJ “Marilyn” in white
If you’re into the colored jeans trend, these from APC are one of the few I’ve seen in a straight leg style:
|A.P.C. straight leg
If you have a taste for premium denim or prefer a lower rise, there are options for you:
|7 For All Mankind “LA Dark” wash
|Paige “Skyline” straight leg
And always classic, Levi’s.
|Levi’s Modern Bold Curve
Are you a fan of straight leg jeans? Any favorite brands or styles? How do you like to wear them?
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