It’s been a really exciting time for denim lately. Whether the style is made up of a rigid silhouette, enlivened with embroideries, enhanced with kick flares, or combines two-tone designs. So many fresh looks are giving plain, basic blues a run for their money.

One particular jean detail that’s been ubiquitous on the style set is drawing our attention downward via funky raw, unraveled hems that range from jagged to split to released to asymmetrical. It lends an effortlessly edgy, undone flair to the cool-girl staple, and it’s surprisingly flattering. Check out our top picks tailored for every preference and budget.


AG The Phoebe Vintage High Waist Straight Leg Jeans
SP Black Step Hem Crop Flare Jeans

Parker Smith Release Hem Crop Straight Leg Jean
Missguided Riot High Waisted Fray Hem Jean
RAG & BONE The Capri distressed mid-rise skinny jeans
Mango Frontcut straight jeans
cropped jeans
McGuire Denim Ibiza Jeans
Citizens of Humanity Drew Crop Flare
BLANKNYC Distressed Jeans in Looking Glass
denim women
PRPS Fringed Capri Jean
step hem jeans
MOTHER Insider Crop Step Fray Jeans