Boyfriend Jeans

"Baggy Jeans for that Relaxed and Chic Look"


Boyfriend jeans are the hottest casual jeans for women. Almost every Hollywood trendy celeb has been caught wearing these baggy jeans - Katie Holmes, Megan Fox and Sarah Jessica Parker, just to mention a few.

Boyfriend Jeans by Current/Elliott
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This page will provide you with the basics yet important fashion advice on how to select the right baggy jeans for your body frame and style. Selecting the right pair of loose-fitted jeans is crucial to pulling off the boyfriend trend.

What Exactly Are Boyfriend Jeans?

They usually have a tight fit around your butt but slightly loose and relaxed at the leg. Their loose and comfy cut makes them look like you took them straight out of your boyfriend's wardrobe. They flatter thicker legs and thighs and look pretty trendy with a pair of sexy high heel shoes!

Celebrities wearing boyfriend jeans
Sarah Jessica Parker 40-something, Kate Beckinsale 30-something and Rachel Bilson 20-something are rockin' the Current Elliott baggy jeans.
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But you can also find a sleeker style of the bf jeans - which fits like skinnys but maintains the shreds on the knee and some on the thighs.


How to Look Good in Boyfriend Jeans

What are your choices?

Brands like Current Elliott, PRPS (most expensive ranging from 300$), J Brand, Genetic Denim and 7 for All Mankind are the most popular choices among young celeb stars because they offer unique designs and quality. Expect to pay from 150$ and up.

But if you're on a budget you can still go for more affordable labels such as Lucky Brand, James Jeans, Joe's Jeans, Mavi, Roxy, Gap, PacSun and Alloy.

Light, medium to dark wash

Medium to dark wash is a good choice because they'll blend in with the rest of your wardrobe, from spring to winter.

On the other hand, the light wash boyfriend jeans in white, gray or light blue look pretty for spring and summer wear. They look feminine and yummy with lighter colors like white, baby blue and pink and peach - giving a girly and airy feel to your outfit.

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Have in mind that if you're short or curvy, the contrasting upper and lower garment colors can chop up your body frame, making you look shorter and wider. And it doubles the shortening effect if you're wearing a contrasting color with a pair of baggy jeans-type.

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Basic to trendy styles

They're also available in different denim washes, which are:

    1. Basic with a slight fade
    2. Distressed with a few careful shreds and fade wash
    3. Ripped style with shredded holes.

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The basic one is quite versatile and blends well with absolutely everything, from blouses, shirt to sweaters - so get a pair of the plain ones if this is your first time purchasing boyfriend jeans! However the destroyed style will give your look a little bit of edge and trendiness which go hand in hand with casual tops and tees.

If you have full/short legs

Then select the simplest bf jeans you can find with minimal (but vertical) rips. And if you decide to turn them at the bottom, make sure they sit just above the ankle to expose the thinnest part of your legs - making your legs appear leaner.

Add heels if possible and avoid the super baggy jeans-style which will only swamp you your legs.

If you have thick ankles avoid turning the bottom too much as high/thick cuff legs will draw attention to them.

Work with your proportions

The best leg shape for curvy gals is straight - which makes boyfriend jeans your perfect match! However, if you want to accentuate your hips a little or create a fashion statement, opt for the skinny leg style. They're also easier to tuck in boots.

The wider and super-baggy jeans can best be handled on taller body frames.



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