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Monday, June 06, 2011

Do or don't: Wide leg jeans

How adorable are Madewell's new wide-leg jeans? They look so relaxed and flattering. Would you wear them?

P.S. Motherhood Monday post coming up!

177 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally! I love that style! Have a lovely Monday:) Kisses

Fabiana said...

I totally would wear them and do. Wide or skinny, I love it all!

ciao!

Kate said...

Love them, but they don't suit everyone. I'd really like some and these ones look great!
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Ashlae said...

I own the pair in the photo, and the greatest part is that they don't accentuate any part of your body other than your rear end. Love.

Jenni Bailey said...

Probably! Definitely can't rock the skinnies.

Sarai and Nancy said...

I adore those pants! I would absolutely wear them, but I would probably have to wear them with heels cause I'm so short :)
~Sarai
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marissa said...

i think they are so flattering! with a tighter top and maybe some fierce wedges! :)
p.s. can't wait for motherhood monday! i totally saved the name post so i can get inspiration when i'm pregnant one day!

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, Ashlae, that is awesome :)

Giulia Doyle said...

I'd wear them, they look very Dietrich. My problem is that my size 6 feet just disappear...it looks weird.

HiLLjO said...

I have some! They're made by grass and they're 70's-tastic. I wear them one or two times per week!

memtree said...

definitely! nice and comfy indeed!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

DO! i think they are flattering on most body types..more so than skinny jeans. i love my wide leg jeans from gap. xo jillian:: enter to win a $100 shopping spree!

Miss Bibliophile said...

Absoslutely a do! They are so flattering. I bought a pair of wide-legs from the Gap earlier this spring and haven't looked back since.

Joanna Goddard said...

giulia, i wish i had that problem. my size 10 feet *never* disappear :)

Christen said...

Yes! I got a pair and I love wearing them with just a white tank top, or any tank top really. They make me feel so put together even when I'm not. They are so flattering! They make me want to retire my skinny jeans which I never felt skinny enough to pull off.

Giulia said...

I'm sportin' some right now. Yep. Reminds me of the 1970s which I lived thru unlike so many of your tender readers.:)

Blue Green Arts said...

LOVE wide leg jeans. They are most flattering on my body, so they are a go to choice for me any day of the week!

nearafar said...

Total do! Hips be gone!

Danielle of Pretty Ingrid said...

YES! I used to have a pair of jeans similar to this. I loved them so much I bought a second. I was so sad when they wore out completely. I just might have to get a pair of these!

PolkaDot Lighthouse said...

A definite do! They are comfier and more flattering that skinny jeans...doesn't mean all the skinny jeans will be getting kicked out of my wardrobe just yet though.

Kristin H said...

They look super comfortable!

Morgan and Lua said...

I would wear pretty much anything Madewell puts out. So yes. I'd definitely give them a whirl.

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PG said...

I wish. No one under 5'7'' could wear these.

Nicole said...

I would like to try them. Anyone know of a cute petite option available?

Chapstick Fanatic said...

love the look but i think they would swallow my petit frame. i will stick to my skinnies and straight legs.

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Sidereal Day said...

I've got a couple pairs of wide leg jeans they are my favorite. Skinny jeans make me feel claustrophobic.

La chica said...

I give a big "do",

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Shannon said...

I love them! They look so comfy, I think I'd go for it :)

size too small said...

yes- definitely. so cute!

Barbara said...

Super DO!!!

Stephanie said...

Do, but in a darker wash than in the photos above. I just can't bring myself to wear medium or light wash jeans. :-P

beauty bets said...

I've had an awesome pair in closet for years but was in dire need of inspiration on how to wear w/o looking like a farmer. It's all about really fitted OR really blousy tops. And JO - the legs totes cover my size 10 feet!

Joanna Goddard said...

yes! for shorter ladies, GAP has a great pair of wide-leg jeans in petite sizes: http://goo.gl/22iCi

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, yay, elizabeth, that makes me feel better! :)

erica lorraine scheidt said...

love these. wish we had a madewell in sf so i could try this stuff on. I'm also hooked on ditto's wide legs -- great prices on ebay and super flattering.

MJ said...

love them!! they just look so comfy.

ax_ELLE said...

Totally do! They look so good paired with a cream or floral blouse and some really high clogs! ♥-Axelle

www.ax-elle.blogspot.com

Karena said...

Love them Joanna!! A really good look!!

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Hazel said...

definitely a do, i likey.

Becca said...

Definitely a do - I love them with more feminine touches (like the far right outfit).

Becca

JeNifer said...

an absolute DO! i love bootcut and flare leg jeans the best. personally i think flare legs are a bit more flattering than skinny jeans - they balance out my thighs and flatter the tush! ;)

i know u hear this all the time.. but, gosh dang it, do i heart your blog. :)

Caitlin B said...

Do you know where I can get that Riverdale sweatshirt? It's giving me a great gift idea for my friend in the Bronx!

Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking said...

Yep gotta love them! Completely agree with Ashlae, they are great for the butt! (I have a 'continuation of my leg' rather than a butt - my wide legged jeans make me look like I have a good rear end!)

Linh said...

DO DO DO!!! I LOVE them!!
xoxo
-linh
http://la-lalinh.blogspot.com

white collar | green soul said...

i'm pretty short (almost 5'3") so they could either be realy good for me or really bad.

guess i'd have to try them on to figure out which! i like them though - so comfy looking!

The Zadge said...

Do, do, do. SO much better than the skinny! When will the skinny jean die and go away?

meemers said...

Totally, I LOVE wide leg jeans and are so happy they are back in!!!

Mrs. T said...

I would love some wide leg pants! Just havent found the right pair yet. I like those Madewell ones though. May have to check them out!


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Cassy said...

I personally LOVE wide leg jeans. Great post.

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Pink Princess said...

Love the look though to pull it off, I'd need some serious heels! Wish we had Madewell in Paris. Anybody know where I can get them here?

pinkgingerale said...

a definite do! so cute!

Melissa said...

LOVE wide legs!

Miss Amy said...

I just wore them the other day and asked the same question.... Is the wide leg look ok?! I think so!

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Nicole Marie said...

absolutely!

joolee said...

oh yes! as long as they fit well in the rear end. :) i adore that style!

shelby h.k. said...

super do.

CinnamonInk said...

Did I just buy some from Gap??? Oh yes I did! They are adorable!

xo,
Kate
www.cinnamonink.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

I would totally. I never got into the skinny jeans because as much as I like the style, they didn't flatter my legs as much. So I wear wider leg jeans or more bell bottom jeans. Super cute.

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

lisa golightly said...

In a NY minute ! These are FAR more flattering on my body type than skinny jeans.

SHAYNA said...

yes, but i really love the style of the other jeans in the pictures. any clue what those are? couldn't find them on the madewell site.

Miranda @ One Little Minute said...

Look like just what I'll need to help feel darling as I get back into shape after baby #2. I love them.

Joanna Goddard said...

miranda, totally!

MG said...

For sheezy. I love them and so glad they're back in style!

monkeyandsquirrel said...

i do so love a wide leg jean! i few of the styles out there have got ridiculously wide, but these are just perfect. i'm a big thumbs up on this one :)

ohnomyboots said...

Never stopped wearing them- skinny jeans REFUSE to fit my thighs (the closest I get is Gap real straight). I love wide legs forevah!

Joanna,
where's the photo from?

etoilee8 said...

I love them.

theolivetree said...

Yes!! Those are way better than skinny! :)

Bethany said...

Love the style, especially when worn with heels and a cute blouse. I need to get a pair for work soon!

Anonymous said...

I'm 5'3" and I find these WAY more flattering than skinny jeans (on me). I look pretty horrid in skinny jeans (even though I own a pair and wear them because they are so comfortable!). --Megan

Laural Out Loud said...

Thank GOD these are a legitimate option again! I love me my wide leg jeans- they are forgiving in all the right places.

Heba said...

I wear them all the time, they're very comfy and chic :)

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Annalise said...

LOVE wide leg jeans! I've always worn them, even when they were not the trend of the moment. My wide-leg Hudsons are my go-to jeans and I always get at least one person asking where I got them every time I wear them! For me, this look will NEVER die! :)

Limequat said...

I don't like them outrageously wide, but I think they lend a more elegant silhouette to a figure. I wear my high-waist wide-leg jeans when I want to feel like Audrey Hepburn; just tuck in a flirty blouse or buttoned-up cardigan.

Bethany said...

Wide leg with heels.

I don't have any. But I'd love some.

phoebe said...

Yes! I love this style. Much more flattering on us curvy girls than skinny jeans.

colleen said...

I bought those and returned them pretty quickly. If you have any sort of butt, it turns into mom jean central really fast. It's definitely a result of the denim, because I have palazzo pants for work and they do not have such an unfortunate effect.

Collections said...

I'd definitely wear them. Love wide legged jeans.

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Caroline said...

Yes yes yes! I definitely would. And I love that both wide leg and skinny leg are still in.

Sarah said...

Love them. They look so comfy!!

Various Projects said...

i LOVE wide leg pants, but i always look like a raver kid in them so i refrain... too short. lovely on the long-legged of us!

Blue Piranha said...

I have never stopped wearing wide legs, even when skinners were "the" jeans to wear...tho I wear them too...love my flares all the time. Madewell's look great.

marissa (stylebook) said...

if i were model-tall i would. at 5'3" they look like JNCOS on me. :(

Kerli said...

oooh yes! this screams yes! found a pair of my old calvin klein jeans, which I wore about 10 years ago, they are just gorgeous! this summer will be wide jeans for sure!

Trina said...

I've never been able to embrace the skinny-jean trend; my body isn't made for that look. I will always work a wide leg or a flared hem.

Snappy Di said...

Adorable pants.. I would probably have worn them in my skinnier days, but not since my butt is as wide as the bottom of those pantlegs. PLUS, I don't wear any pants at that price point. Call me cheap, but there are plenty of cute pants for much less expensive.

DI

Colleen said...

Heck yes, I love them! I can't find any (unfortunately), and it makes me sad. I am looking for a cheap, but classy pair.

Mina said...

I love wide leg jeans. I recently went to Nordies for new work slacks and asked for wide legs but was told they were out of style! Guess I'll be hitting up Madewell soon!

The Remarkable (Rambunctious) Redhead said...

I think they are awesome, but one of those styles that can be awful if you accidentally wear some that are wrong for your body type.

Joanna Goddard said...

good to know, colleen! i was sort of worried about the butt bc they don't have pockets (and that can look odd)....i might head over there this evening to try them on. thanks for the head's up!

Mary-Cate said...

YES! I love wide leg jeans & they're very flattering on me since I'm pear shaped. xx

the lil bee said...

DO! They look great on curvy girls.

whoorl said...

I LOVE these jeans from Madewell because they are the perfect compromise from the much harder to wear, super high waist wide-legs that create the dreaded long butt, as you can witness here. ;)

http://whoorl.com/archives/5438

hip hip gin gin said...

Definite yes!!
I'm totally over the skinny jeans thing, mostly because I could never rock them with my short muscular legs, not a flattering way to go. Besides when it is hot out wide legs are so much more comfortable, anything tight and I feel like I'm wearing a leg straight jacket.

Lady Grey said...

It's so funny how styles change over time. It wasn't that long ago that I would ONLY wear wide/flared jeans... and now all I wear are slim fit jeans. To be honest, I love both styles.
xo

BL said...

I'm working up the courage to wear wide-leg jeans, since I associate them with the awkward time of my youth. I find skinny jeans way too hot for summer weather, though, and it's very hot right now, so perhaps it's time to get my first wide-leg jeans since the 90's!

Cathi said...

I wear that style all the time and love how they look on me! xxoo :)

marci said...

I would definitely wear them.

One.Twenty.Fifty.Two said...

i totally would... i happen to look stunning in wide leg jeans.. lol.. no am serious.

Babou said...

I wear pants like these all the time
So much nicer than skinny jeans that forgive nothing (hello plumber butt smile)

Got mine at apc and I have a pair in very light jean, one in mint green jeans and one in green corduroy (i will buy any pants a crazy color, especially green) and I love them. So comfortable and i like the 70s vibe. Perfect in winter with a light sweater for weekend errands

Just beware of rain...

Allison said...

absolutly! wide leg jeans are my favourite :)

Courtney said...

I really love the look of those, but I'm only 5'2" and I think they might look more sloppy than relaxed on my small frame. I will just encourage all my taller friends to wear them. :)

Jamie @ charmingly ordinary said...

I was eyeing this EXACT pair of jeans from Madewell all weekend! A total do, especiallly for us grown ups.

About said...

I would wear the heck out of them! I actually thing wide-legged jeans flatter way more body types than other cuts....I'm excited for them to be "cool" again!

Erin said...

I love the look of wide leg jeans!!

Simone Leblanc said...

I say yes! Love these.

Cat said...

Relaxed/bootcut fit to skinny fit and now to the opposite end of the spectrum: the 70s inspired wide leg. What's next? (Please don't say harem pants!)

Midge said...

I love them! It's a really nice change from skinny jeans.
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ana said...

Of course! they are sooo pretty!!!

Sunshine said...

I think I am too short for wide leg jeans. Happy Monday!

Margaret said...

DO!!

Katie said...

Oh, I love wide leg jeans. They are so chic and flattering with fitted top.

Sarah said...

I love wide leg jeans! So comfy and chic!!
Cheers!

thinkpriddy said...

Si!

Anonymous said...

Completely love them!!!!

salt lake lovely said...

I love these because they are automatically more formal even in lighter washes, and because they make my feet look smaller =D ! lol breezy for summer

Mighty Burns said...

hell to the yes I would I love these! So happy you posted this online store I LOVE it

Meredith said...

Absolutely. Fabulous. Love them.

melissa said...

YES! and I wish I could afford those gloriously wide-legged jeans!

Amanda said...

YES!!! as long as they aren't full on bell bottoms, then yes. some are way too big, but these are just the right size.

Nicole said...

Thank you for the link to the GAP pettites Joanna. I'd love to be able to use this look on casual Fridays at the office.

dc said...

Love them! I thunk the wide-leg jeans look so classic. I too have size 10 feet and never have to worry about them hiding under my jeans.

Courtney Ann said...

Do! but only if you have the right body for it.

Victoria said...

I think wide-leg jeans look so neat, but I haven't found a pair that flatter me yet. Maybe I need to try more on!

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

I looove wide leg jeans. They help make my oddly proportioned body look like it makes sense! :)

Michele said...

I have two pairs of wide leg jeans, and they're my favs! Absolutely love the look of them.

Heather said...

DO!

Yes, I am loving mine. Right from the Gap...so 70s and stylish

Glenda said...

I have 3 pairs of wide leg jeans. In fact last night had a pair on with wedges and a willowy top. Love them! It always looks dressy and put together.

Anela Deisler said...

I've been noticing high buns on New Yorkers. That style hasn't reached me in Seattle yet! Do you have any tips?

Lauren Michelle said...

Oh, I would. In fact, I have some wide-leg denim jeans from Ann Taylor that I absolutely adore. They're very comfortable and can be worn as jeans or dressy slacks, depending on how you wear them.

mary timmons said...

Express has some beautiful wide leg crepe pants that are perfect for work! They are perfectly slouchy and come with a sash belt too. Soooo in love with them. (I'm wearing them right now) They look SO EXPENSIVE but are only $70.

DENISE. said...

LOVE them! So happy to have other options than skinny jeans which -- no way, no how -- have never looked good on me.

SuSach said...

oh definitely YES! gorgeous!!

xo,
susannah

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kaela d. said...

DO! those are great...love the color too! :)

Bobby said...

They were cute till I clicked the link. They definitely aren't $125 worth of cute.

Kiley said...

I love wideleg jeans. I used to have a pair until my mom accidentally gave them to goodwill. At least I hope someone else is enjoying them :P

jean goddard said...

I remember wearing wide legged jeans. This really takes me back. :)

nic said...

Ha! Bobby, I'm with you. If it's more than 50 bucks, my stomach starts to hurt. However, as a woman who proudly (for the most part) boasts a pear-shape, I love wide-legs. They balance what wants to be balanced, you know?

cheers!

~nic
brightmitten.blogspot.com

Heather said...

yes,yes,yes...do,do,do!

Anonymous said...

Totally! So much more comfortable!

Kirstih said...

Love the wide leg pants. I have two pairs from Old Navy circa 2006 or 7 (with the cute square pockets in front). And they don't even look like ON quality!
Btw...just found this blog recently and am loving it as well.

spoonful said...

I would wear them.

sara said...

Yes! I absolutely love a light wash wide leg or trouser jean in the summer, especially with a breezy floral top! Something about the sun makes me go a little bit granola.

domestikate said...

Yes! Love my skinnies but flares and wide legs are super comfy too!

Lea said...

Absolutely! They are much more flattering. Especially seeing the skinny next to the wide leg. Good idea! Thanks for posting!

~Lea
Freetobelea.com

A Sunday Kind Of Love said...

never, but that's because i'm the size of a hobbit and my legs aren't my best feature (aka, i don't have slim legs, so i feel like wide-leg jeans would just exaggerate that). i'm sticking with my straight-leg jeans for now :)

Monica said...

YES!! I'm a college girl recently turned 21 and love having girls night out and we all perfectly balance one another with some using platforms and very wide legged 70s pants and those with skinnies. Wides are coming back but skinnies are not leaving for sure!

Little Black Abaya said...

I absolutely loooove wide leg jeans and trousers and wear them often. I think they taller you are, the better they look on you. And I will need to try out this brand :)

Jacqui said...

if i could find some that would fit my 5'1 stature, totally.

blackbird said...

I'm with Jacqui, too small for wide legs.

Kelly said...

An absolute do! A gal commented above that she's skinny but carries her weight in her legs and has a long torso...ME Too! The trick is to go for a higher waisted pair. It tricks the eye into making your (and mine) short legs longer.

Anonymous said...

Hey Joanna!

Wondering where this picture is from? Thank you.

Torrie said...

Just pinned this image, and here is what I 'titled' it...

[Bein'] skinny's nice, but in this instance, wide's better.

(answer being, YES, I'd wear them!)

Wendy said...

YES!!! They're great!

thehaflife said...

Do! There's a time and place for every cut.

Sydney said...

i think they look okay only on models :(

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Shea Nichole said...

Do! I think if you get the right fit and or color they can actually be flattering! Just think of how comfortable they'd be too! Currently browsing Madwell for a pair :)

Courtney said...

i think they are really flattering on many figures. i'm glad they are making a come back.

Hollie Ann said...

the wide leg ones are soooo cute!

Zelina Garza said...

I love wide legs and I am hoping to buy a pair soon.

Andrea said...

lovely and flattering on so many more body types than skinny jeans. big thumbs up.

madiebaby said...

I've never stopped wearing wide-leg jean since high school, when I rocked my dad's castoff Levi's 501's (they were wide-leg on me... :)
I joined the skinny jean bandwagon for a bit, but truly these are flattering, sexy-casual, and just my style.

D said...

I love them, but I wouldn't wear them! I'm quite petite, so I don't think it's a flattering look on me, unless I have sky-high heels, but I don't want to destroy my feet or my back. :-( I'm jealous of those of you who can rock them!

Anna said...

as a curvy girl, I wear them! They are comfy and Slimming!

BlondBird said...

I love everything from Madewell! Those jeans look super comfy and so flattering!

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Breena said...

Heck yes! These are ADORABLE!

Michelle Lee said...

love all kinds of jeans
and madewell is doing great with relaxed look :)

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Leica said...

YES!!! I hope the wide-leg jean trend of the '90s returns! I have a pear figure and absolutely cannot wear these awful skinny jeans (they're great for those who can wear them, terrible for those who wear them but shouldn't), and that's about all I can find these days--even in maternity wear! (What?!) Wide-leg is so forgiving and flattering.

katie said...

1,000 times yes! i just recently splurged on two pairs of high waisted wide legs (from j brand and ernest sewn.) i love hiding tall shoes under them and pretending i'm actually a normal size... i also love that in the summer, the flow like a long skirt would. cooler and much more comfortable.

Amanda Woodford said...

That style looks so great...I love both wide leg and skinny pants.

Claire said...

I WOULD!!

geeksupreme said...

Most definitely! They're great for any age. (I'm not giving mine away now, am I?) I love, love, love a relaxed look!

shelby said...

I was just thinking about how I want a pair of wide leg jeans! I have a pair of clogs they'd go perfect with xx

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p e b b z said...

oh i just LOVE that outfit on the far right... lovely wide leg jeans =) xx

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