Here's How French Girls Are Wearing the Anti–Skinny Jean Trend

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We here at Who What Wear like to talk in great detail (and with much passion!) about our jeans. They are one of the hardest-working items in our wardrobes, after all. We've already touched upon the biggest jean trends we'll all be wearing in 2021—including '90s baggy styles, cross-over waistbands and, of course,with wider-leg styles coming back in general, it only makes sense that flares have returned.

Yes, friends, the '70s silhouette is back, and we've already spotted them on a host of street style leaders (back in September last year, when Fashion Week was still happening) as well as on celebrities such as Katie Holmes. Thanks to designers such as Balmain, Victoria Beckham and Ulla Johnson, leg-lengthening flares are set to be a staple part of our wardrobes this year. And we've noticed that fashionable French women, in particular, have been quick to jump on the trend.

The pinnacle of effortlessly chic, below we're sharing some of the cool ways French girls are wearing the anti–skinny-jean trend right now. Invest in one of the chic pairs below and you'll be wholly on-trend for the year.

The coolest way to wear the '70s bootcut silhouette in summer is with a simple button-down shirt. Et voilá.


Arket Lightweight Linen Shirt (£69)

Veronica Beard Crosbie High-Rise Flared Jeans (£310)

Dominique's perfect example of a going-out top with flared jeans is the outfit we'll be recreating as soon as we can go out again.

Never Fully Dressed Brown Leopard Sia Shirt - Curve (£69)

Autograph Dr Denim Plus Moxy High Waist Flared Jeans in Light Wash (£45)

It doesn't get more Parisian than a white shirt unbuttoned just-so, but why not try it with a different kind of flare silhoutte that's cut-off at the ankle? Perfect for showing some new sandals off…


Jigsaw Tyne Wide Leg Jean (£90)

Monki Cotton Shirt (£25)

A ensemble of off-white pieces is so very French. Try out a pair of white or cream flared jeans with a polo knit for a fresh take on the idea.


See by Chloé High-Rise Flared Jeans (£225)

Calle Del Mar + Net Sustain Ribbed-Knit Cardigan (£385)

Not all French women go down the minimalism route, you know. This colourful mash-up proves just how individual you can make a simple jeans-and-tee outfit, so don't feel restricted to true blues only.


Zara Coloured Jeans (£30)

Gucci + Ken Scott Jenni Appliquéd Floral-Print Velvet Blazer (£2650)

It's a big yes from us to flared jeans with a gingham cropped top and all of the quintessentially summer accessories.


Frame Le Italien High-Rise Flared Jeans (£355)

Arket Reta Check Tie Front Shirt (£45)

It classic and it works: A blazer, slim-fitting top, flared jeans, heels and basket bag is the kind of formula that you'll never tire of.


& Other Stories Flared High Waist Jeans (£65)

Bohemia Souk Baskets (£25)

Slim flares and a belted blazer (with nothing underneath!) could well be our new favourite sassy combination for 2021. Throw in a tarte tatin and things are looking pretty French up in here.

Paco Rabanne Leather-Patch High-Rise Flared Jeans (£440)

Acne Studios Checked Cotton-Blend Tweed Blazer (£550)

Double denim never fails to look chic, especially when it's in the same shade.


Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini Ruffled Denim Blouse (£320)

Frame Le Italien High-Rise Flared Jeans (£355)

Up next, the biggest autumn/winter 2021 trends you need to know.

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. and has since been updated.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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