Wide leg, high waisted jeans are giving the skinny and boot-cut some high-style competition. They've evolved from that embarrassing pair your mom used to wear to drive your brother to soccer practice and become the domain of true fashionistas. And for good reason! Not only does the higher waist eliminate the odious muffin top phenomenon invented by low-rise jeans, but the wide legs balance out fuller hips while disguising womanly thighs. Hearkening back to the carefree 70s, this style is both figure friendly and curve enhancing. (After all, try creating an alluring hourglass shape with low-rise flares…hard, eh?)
Every fashion forward celeb from Gwen Stefanie to J-Lo to Eve has been spotted wearing the trend. By far my favorite is style star Kate Bosworth's pair by 18th Amendment. Retro and funky, they're addiction in denim form. Worn with a plaid blouse (a la Miss Bosworth), a fitted jacket, or even a plain white t-shirt, the stitching and detailing will instantly update your look.