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 Oversized Poplin Shirt (£59)

Frame Le High Flare Light Blue Jeans (£265)

Dominique's cut-out top and wide-leg jeans combination is perfect for a night out.

Asos Design Curve Top With Long Sleeves and Asymmetric Cut Out Detail in Black (£16)

Karen Millen Curve Premium Authentic Wash Straight Leg Jean (£79)

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.


MM6 Maison Margiela High-Rise Flared Jeans (£225)

Mango Ribbed Knit Sweater - Women | Mango United Kingdom (£36)

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)

Christopher John Rogers Double-Breasted Floral Jacket (£1019)

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)

French Connection 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.

Isabel Marant Lemony Jeans (£395)

H&M Oversized Jacket (£25)

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


Ganni Denim Shirt (£225)

River Island Blue High Waisted Wide Leg Jeans (£42)

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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