Monday, June 17, 2024

7 Sustainable Denim Brands to Shop for Wide-Leg Jeans


With any luck, skinny jeans won’t rear their tight-fitting discomfort any time soon. If you’ve been slow to the comfort of wide-leg, loose jeans, give these sustainable denim brands a chance, with styles you’ll love.

For years, the skinny jean reigned supreme. So much so that it is hard to remember what we wore before skinny jeans were a thing. To refresh your memory, though, there were the low-riders of the ’90s, the wide-legged trousers, and bellbottoms before that, and way back in fashion history the now-reprieved mom-jeans.

Skinny jeans became popular as they were marketed to make all figures look slimmer — but the women of the world have spoken and figure-hugging denim, or any clothing for that matter, is so out. We want stylish, comfortable clothing and we are over trying to make ourselves look slimmer.

Sustainable wide-leg and baggy jeans

If you think the wide-leg and baggy jeans will swallow up your figure, we’ve got some good news. With the right cut for your shape, the perfect top, and a great pair of shoes, you’ll be surprised at just how flattering wide-leg and baggy jeans can make you look.

Plus, when you’re shopping for sustainable denim, there are more options than ever. Here are some of the best sustainable brands with wide-leg and baggy denim options for your wardrobe.

1. Ganni

Ganni’s Snow Washed Denim Angi Jeans are made from organic cotton and feature a button and zip closure, and large cargo pockets on the lower leg. The jeans are fitted at the waist and designed for a straight fit through the hip and thigh with a wide straight leg. Pair these with ballet flats and a neutral top for an edgy Parisian look.

Ganni snow-washed denim.

2. Citizens of Humanity

This is not the extra baggy denim of the ’90s. The horseshoe cut and high waist deliver a comfortable, stylish look perfect for day or night. The high ankle cut so nicely shows off the shoes hidden underneath. Try wearing these with a button-down shirt and extra-high pumps.

Citizens of Humanity jeans.


Another pair that every updated wardrobe needs: a good pair of casual denim. The “Eva x Taylor Born To Run Wide-Leg Jeans” from SLVRLAKE has a great vintage look thanks to the retro wide legs, pleats, and high waist. The organic denim is high-waisted with unique diagonal seams. This wash always pairs well with pretty much anything! Try wearing them with a fitted top and a cute blazer.

Slvrlake denim.

4. Sézane

French label Sézane makes wearing sustainable clothes easy and fun and the Le Crop wide-leg jeans are no exception. These jeans are made in Morocco with 100 percent organic cotton. And for an extra feel-good fit, you’ll love knowing all of Sézane’s workshops are audited by independent experts, in compliance with the standards the label has selected to ensure its products are made not just with highest quality materials, but the highest level of ethics, too.


5. Stella McCartney Mid-Rise Boyfriend Jeans

Is it just us or is everything with a “taken from your boyfriend’s closet” twist has a tendency to become a staple in our wardrobes? From boyfriend blazers and shirt dresses to boyfriend jeans, we just love the relaxed cool of it all. This organic pair from Stella McCartney has a distinct ‘80s feel with its loose legs and acid wash. Pair it with a chic turtleneck or go all out with a cropped top.

6. DL1961

DL1961 is serious about its sustainability commitments. Each jean is an example of state-of-the-art denim production. The company is committed to raising the bar on its own production as well as the for the denim industry at large. And with stunning styles like the Hepburn wide-leg vintage look, it’s sure to make its point. Pair this with a bodysuit, platform heels, and a fitted blazer for a timeless look.

DL 1961 denim.
Re/Done jeans.

7. Re/Done

Re/Done is one of the largest fashion brands committed to upcycling. It gives new life to Levi’s denim and Hanes’ tees. Dress these cozy wide-leg jeans up or down. Perfect for throwing on with tennies for a quick run to Trader Joe’s for a dinner grab or dress them up with stilettos and a sparkly top for drinks and bites.

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