The Denim Styles You Should Watch Out For This Year

A good number of denim trends that made baby steps in 2016 will likely hit the peak in 2017 while others that hit hard will likely become less prevalent. New Woman shares the trends with you here. Keep these in mind if you're looking to build a better denim wardrobe in the new year.

The Denim Styles You Should Watch Out For This Year

Jeans have been around for over 140 years, but even along that journey there have been changes along the way. From interesting finishes and unconventional cuts to modern, size-inclusive labels, denim is in an exciting place right now. There’s a lot of variety and even more creativity happening in the industry. New trends bring with them styles and options that help to create a look and define an attitude. The same goes for the 2017 denim trends that will be hitting the market in the coming weeks and months. Let’s have a clear idea what’s there for this year.

The Fabric

Pump the Brakes on Stretchy, Legging-Like Fits.

Add to Cart Rigid, Vintage-Inspired Denim

Denim Styles

Following a boom in demand for vintage Levi’s and other old-school jeans, brands are releasing their own ultra-stiff, retro-inspired denim. While breaking them in can be a process, the structured fit is a fresh and flattering alternative to the paper-thin stretchy fabric that has dominated shelves for years. Your bum will thank you, trust us.

The Silhouette

Pump the Brakes on Restrictive Ankle Cuts.

Add to Cart: Wide-Leg and Boot-cut Hems
Denim Styles

A slim-cut jean will never go out of style but if you’re eager to branch out, 2017 is going to be all about bigger, breezier hems. From ultra-wide legs, cropped flares, ‘70s bells, and modern boot-cut silhouettes, ankle-strangling fits might start to feel downright restrictive in the New Year.

The Wash

Pump the Brakes on Cheap and Easy Distressing

Add to Cart White, Ivory and Sand-Color Jeans

Denim Styles

Hard-earned fading is one thing, but we’re tired of the machine-made, dialed-in distressing you see on every other pair of jeans. Next year, break in a pair yourself or go for a deeper, darker wash. Or, for something new entirely, try a pair of jeans in a hard white, not-quite-white, or an earthy tan hue. These neutral-color jeans still go with everything in your closet — try a pair this winter with an oversize black sweater and black boots— while appearing more like an “outfit” than your standard baby blues.

All About the Ankle

Denim Styles

Jeans that are ankle length and have ankle detail will be a big hit in 2017. Variety will be everything on inseams ranging from 29-26; such as a step hem, curved hem, raw hem, and fray hem. They’re a perfect opportunity to highlight your new shoes.

Embroidered Jeans

Denim Styles

This style is back, especially because it gives a little something extra to your denim. If you don’t have any jeans that come with embroidery, consider getting some iron on patches and giving new life to an old pair!

Black is Always in Style 

Denim Styles

Black denim was a huge trend in 2016 and will continue this year. These are easy to dress up for any occasion and let’s face it, black will never go out of style.

Deconstructed Boyfriend Jeans

Denim Styles

If you’re more into the skinny jean with a boyfriend vibe, these are the ones for you.


FASHION NOTES: With Model & Actress Elena Fernandes