Apparently, Wide-Legged Jeans Are Making A Comeback

Brittany Rae

Hi and welcome to the trend from my nightmares: wide-legged jeans.

Listen, I grew up in the early 2000s. I'm a stereotypical millennial. And I remember how absolutely ridiculous we all looked in wide-legged jeans. Which, of course, is why they're inexplicably coming back.

For the love of all that is good, we have to stop bringing early 2000s fashion back.


First, it was the tiny sunglasses. Then, it was the tiny purses. Then it was bucket hats, mom jeans, platform sneakers and sandals, and those plastic chokers.

If I see one of those one-size-fits-all scrunchie shirts, I'm going to lose my mind.

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Also, let's be clear: I will be complaining about two things here.


The first is wide-legged jeans, which I believe were sent from hell. Wide-legged pants are a different category of pant and will be excluded from this narrative.

I will also be dunking on flared jeans, because I hate them so much.

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Wide-legged jeans are back, baby.

Gen Z has a funny habit of bringing back the fashion millennials grew up with. I have no idea why they do it, but I am entertained by it.

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They're literally combing thrift stores for them.

They're especially on the lookout for JNCO jeans, which were the jeans to have if you wanted to look like your pants could fit more than two legs in them.

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I will admit that some people look amazing in them, however.

I'm not a total monster. I was browsing Instagram looking for pictures for this article, and I had an massive attitude realignment after seeing this picture. Ticka looks amazing in wide legged pants.

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Anyone remember this whole moment? The tight in the knees, ripped jean, torn hem look that we all decided was super fashionable in the early 2000s? Yeah, that's back, too.

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Thankfully, social media shares my rage at these trends coming back.

Twitter | @Gus_802

You guys have no idea how uncomfortable they are (unless you wore them, of course). They slap together. They drag. There's just too much fabric up in there, you know?

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Finally, someone with some sense.

I'll put up with the wide-legged jeans as long as people are comfy. But if low-rise jeans come back? I will scream. Those only looked good on super thin people, and we don't need that kind of negativity.

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I hate y'all for this.

Twitter | @irationalised

Ten years from now, this is going to be the most cringey look in existence, and you'll regret it.

Unfortunately, 10 years after that, those damn jeans will be back again. UGH.

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