The Denim Trends You Can't Miss

The Denim Trends You Can't Miss

It’s not just about the jeans

By Paige Booth | 21st September 2016

When someone says “denim”, we usually assume they’re talking about jeans. But designers are bringing denim back in a big way and jeans are only the tip of the iceberg. Read on to discover the latest denim trends and avoid FOMO!


Bring back your inner toddler and stay on-trend with overalls. With practical pockets and adjustable straps, they’re both functional and relaxed. While the long dungarees are trending in both black and blue shades, pin stripes have also made their way onto the catwalk and onto the street.

Denim shoes

Love denim? Of course. Love shoes? Duh! From denim boots to sandals and even heels, this trend is for those who love to experiment. You’ll see this popping up in every area, from Stella McCartney designs to Opening Ceremony – bonus points for the early 2000s nostalgia that comes with those chunky denim platforms.

Denim jackets

Over-sized denim jackets have been a huge favourite and key trend this winter, and they remain a clear winner as the warmer months slowly roll in. Trending silhouettes include the dropped shoulders and elastic waistband, as well as true blue colours and acid wash finishes. A key tip for the denim jacket: the more aged, the better the look.

Denim skirts

Whether you favour an A-line or a pencil cut, the denim skirt is making a comeback. Longer versions are typically button front, while shorter skirts with zip fronts and backs are popular too. After Alexa Chung’s collaboration with AG jeans, the button-up denim skirt made huge waves and looks like they will be staying this season too. Score!

Denim dresses

Anyone who’s ever said denim couldn’t be feminine is dead wrong. The denim dress has come full circle since the 70s and made its way back on the runway and the streets. With so many different cuts and styles of dress, there couldn’t be a more diverse denim trend. 

Denim bags
If you’ve forgotten bout denim clutch bags and little denim coin purses, you’re forgiven. It’s a somewhat forgotten (or suppressed) trend from the early Noughties. These are being resurfaced by designers such as Michael Kors, Givenchy and Dior. Go for it!

OK, OK, I know I said it was about more than jeans but what would a denim trend report be without some quick coverage of the latest looks for your pins?!

Damaged denim

Calling all DIY lovers! Heavily destroyed denim is here to stay. Huge holes on the knee and thigh area, as well as random shreds and frayed, uneven hemlines on either your jeans or overalls are still on point. Chop, chop!

Mum Jeans

Mum jeans continue their reign in the fashion world, with high-waisted, hip-hugging and straight-leg silhouettes. The turned-up cuffs and cropped lengths are key details for this look. Extra points for the minimal slashes and slight distressed details, but don’t go too OTT with the damaged look for the mum jeans.

Boyfriend jeans

Boyfriend jeans are still a crowd pleaser with their practicality and style. Turned-up cuffs that sit above the ankle make this denim look authentic. For a youthful feel, try adding some iron-on patches. Or channel your inner 90s child with flower decals towards the hem.


Flares are having a huge moment in the limelight. The classic 70s look is figure-hugging – think high-waisted denim silhouettes with wide flares. Ombre tie-dye additions to your flared denim are the prefect festival statement.


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Article by Paige Booth


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