raw denim
Totême High-Rise Barrel Leg Jeans ($320)

You’ve probably come across those wide leg jeans that aren’t really wide legs, and also not really straights or boyfriend jeans. Balloon jeans? Barrel leg jeans? Huh?

Well, to sum it up, this trendy take on straight jeans feature a high waist and wider cut cropped legs that are tapered at the ankle. Like the Everlane Arc Jeans we’ve reviewed a couple of months ago (below image to refresh your memory!)

barrel leg jeans

It’s a denim style you need to get used to – let it grow on you. And you definitely should try on some pairs to get the feel if you are looking for something new in denim. You can do the Barrel leg jeans in rigid denim as well as in the softest denim, it all depends on your personal preference.

Below you can find some really rad options that are available right now. Let us know what you think and how you feel about this new denim style. We always love the feedback from our readers 🙂

balloon jeans

Whistles Authentic Seam Detail Jeans Jeans ($119) – available in 15 different styles and washes

ripped jeans

Dolce & Gabbana Ripped Balloon Leg Jeans ($995)

cropped jeans

Frame Cropped Barrel-Leg Jeans ($268)

boyfriend jeans

Dsquared2 High Rise Balloon Leg Jeans ($348)

grey jeans

GAP High Rise Barrel Jeans ($63) – available in more washes

plus size jeans

H&M Barrel Leg High Jeans ($34.99) plus size

light blue jeans

AGOLDE Balloon Jeans ($188) – also available in a grey wash

ASOS Design Curve Balloon Boyfriend Jeans ($31)



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