Given the fact we wear denim just about every day of the week, we're constantly looking for new and fresh ways to channel fashion's favourite fabric. As such, we decided to consult the vast amount of S/S 20 runway imagery from all the major cities to see just how we should be wearing our denim this year.
What we've found is that the everyday staple had a huge presence on the runways, with just about every big name putting its own spin on it. And while we don't intend to cast aside our straight-leg jeans or classic denim jackets, we are certainly going to be investing in the pieces set to take 2020 by storm, too.
From Chanel's foray with denim Bermuda shorts (yes, really) to the new jean detail that's set to pick up where raw hems left off, scroll below as we share some of the biggest denim trends 2020 has to offer right now.
While 2019 was dominated by the denim boiler suit, 2020 is all about classic dungarees in vintage-style washes. The key is to opt for oversize silhouettes or size up to harness their relaxed appeal.
Weekday Lo Denim Dungarees (£55)
Gap Relaxed Denim Overalls (£55)
Topshop Dungarees (£49)
Much like shoulder bags and camisoles, another piece of '90s fashion iconography is set to return to our wardrobes in 2020. Celine went gung-ho with its bootcut jean offering on the runway, so naturally, we're expecting it to be the stand-out style of the new decade.
Arket Stretch Bootcut Jeans (£59)
Frame Le Crop Mini Mid-Rise Bootcut Jeans (£230)
Marks & Spencer Eva Bootcut Mid Rise Jeans (£20)
Though they've taken a back seat over the past few seasons, the denim skirt is set to make a triumphant return in midi hemlines and a variety of washes. Wear with a tailored blazer like the models at Stella McCartney for a cool high-low balance.
Raey Slit-Front Denim Maxi Skirt (£145)
Isabel Marant Kalosia Pleated Denim Skirt (£315)
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Frayed Denim Skirt (£245)
With Chanel's runway seal of approval, denim Bermuda shorts will likely take over the style scene. Wear them with chic ballet pumps and Breton stripes to harness Chanel's nautical feel.
Weekday East Marfa Blue Shorts (£35)
Arket Denim Culottes (£45)
Re/Done The Long Denim Shorts (£290)
Front seams were a persistent denim theme on the S/S 20 runways, adding interest and an elongating effect. Wear them in a variety of silhouettes, from paper-bag to skinny styles.
Maison Margiela Front Seam Jeans (£395)
Gap High Rise Seamed Wide-Leg Jeans (£55)
Monki Front Seam Jeans (£50)
Midi hemlines have reigned supreme for the past few seasons, but the minidress looks set to make a major comeback in just about every imaginable way—including denim.
Madewell Ruffled Smock Dress (£155)
Free People Lou Jean Dress (£118)
Attico Tie-Cuff Denim Dress (£669)
Consisting of a denim top and jeans, the Canadian Tuxedo was evident on the runways of so many designer brands, including Celine and Brandon Maxwell.
Marks & Spencer Denim Shirt (£35)
Eve Denim Jacqueline Cropped High-Waist Jeans (£320)
Alexander Wang Oversized Denim Shirt (£365)
Levi's Ribcage Jeans (£95)
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next: All the bags and shoes I love this year have one thing in common.
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