16 Wide Leg Jeans To Give Your Legs Some Breathing Room

Michelle Li

We’ve been well acquainted with our jeans for the past couple of months, so it’s only natural to want to tuck them away for the rest of summer (well as soon as it stops raining!) But wait! Consider wide leg jeans. They’re the relaxed version of your usual skinny jeans. Wear them once and maybe you'll consider taking up ceramics and drinking chai lattes.

I know what you're thinking: why wear wide leg jeans when I can just wear culottes? Well, here's something to consider: they're actually the same thing. Presenting Culottes vs. Wide Leg Jeans: a fashion conspiracy theory. They’re both pants that give our legs some breathing room. And since wide leg jeans can be knee-length, just like culottes, aren’t culottes just wide leg jeans marketed as something totally different? Fashion has the tendency to confuse and rebrand old products as new trends, but we already knew that. It's 2019 and I’m officially on team #CulottesAreActuallyWideLegJeans.

Anyway, click ahead to shop 20 wide leg jeans that will give your legs some flexibility (for high kicks, jogs to the subway, and what not).