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Best Skinny Jeans Alternatives Still Fitted But Look Elevated

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Best Skinny Jeans Alternatives Still Fitted But Look Elevated

You have been hearing this, skinny jeans are dead or outdated! But you are still wondering what jeans to wear! In this post, I am sharing the best skinny jeans alternatives you can wear that will give you the same confidence.

Why Not Skinny Jeans?

Skinny jeans were a staple for every Millennial including me for decades. But they only work for certain body types. 

  • The overall model like skinny who really don’t have any ounce of fat. So, they look perfect when the jeans hug their hips and shows their slender legs. 
  • The curvy lady with perfect curves. Again, no belly pooch or any other imperfect area. Just the right curves. 

And we used to be that way without kids, without any physical changes. 

Now, we have a different body. Whether you want to accept it or not. And honestly there are better jeans options than skinny jeans that will still hug your bottom and create the shape you want.

They also look more sophisticated than the skinny jeans and it’s time to update your style. 

Even my teen does not wear skinny jeans. 

What Jeans to Wear Instead of Skinny Jeans

If you are on the same boat as me, you are just done with skinny jeans. You can’t to move on to a more comfortable style, then jeans are perfect for you.

Slouchy Jeans / Boyfriend Jeans

This had to be the first one, because this is the jeans that helped me explore other styles of denim. I shared my honest opinion about them on the post where I share Why I skipped skinny jeans for more than a year, and living in slouchy jeans.

There is a reason they are called slouchy, they are not as rigid and fitted as skinny jeans are, so you don’t feel like you are wearing a corset on your hips. These jeans are great for travel, running errands and you can wear these jeans even if you have a belly pooch. 

Straight Leg Jeans

Straight leg jeans are the best alternative I have found that gives you the structure and support but does not feel as restricted as skinny jeans feels.

The straight leg style is also really flattering on all body type. Specially if you are pear shaped or have a straight figure, it balances your proportion and makes you look elevated. 

These are my favorite style of jeans. And you know I love the Levi’s ribcage straight leg jeans

But if you want something stretchy and comfortable, then try the Madewell Perfect Vintage Wide-Leg Jean. Yes, it’s called wide leg, but the design of the jeans are straight leg. 

They have a comfortable stretch to them and they also come in petite and tall sizes. I bought these jeans in white and absolutely love them. 

Wide Leg Jeans

Wide leg jeans are perfect for straight figured women like myself because of the wider leg style, they draw attention to the legs and hence make your waist appear slender. This helps add a waistline and have the hour glass silhouette.

These jeans are also perfect for special occasion outfits when you want to add a little bit of extra touch to your overall look with some pointy toe heels (they don’t have to be super high).

The elegant style of these jeans make them perfect for any body type and they also bring in a sophistication to our looks even if they are jeans. 

If you haven’t tried them, ever, I recommend a black pair because they would go well with everything.

Baloon or Barrel Jeans

Baloon or barrel jeans have a wider leg width around knees and it tapers as you go towards the ankle. This is one of the most flattering style of jeans that can make any body type look curvy.

If you have a straight figure or you are too skinny and you look like a stick in skinny jeans, then these jeans are your best friend. 

What to wear instead of skinny jeans - Baloon leg jeans

These Banana republic Factory Barrel jeans almost look like skinny jeans in a relaxed format. With low stretch they will give your tummy the support it needs without feeling restricted.

These are mid waisted which is better than high waisted. Because I feel like they don’t make the belly pooch as evident.

The legs are still narrow but not as restricted as skinny jeans.  

Flayer Cropped Jeans/ Boot Cut Jeans

Flayered jeans in general look really chic on any body type. Because of the flared style they have a way of making you look slimmer and create a curve.

But with the cropped style, there is a bit of ankle show that not only makes you look TALLER, it also adds a chicness to the style. 

You can have so much fun with all the different styles of footwear because all of them will show in these jeans. 

You can also wear ankle boots comfortably without worrying about folding your jeans. Isn’t that awesome!

These Levi’s jeans are mid rise and have a lot of stretch in them. Bootcut style actually camouflages any belly pooch by giving you the seamless style. 

These jeans come in a lot of different colors, but if you are picking one, pick a non faded one that are easy to wear. 

They will look much more put together and stylish even when you style them casually.

Slim Jeans

The Everlane Slim Jeans are the perfect addition to your style that will instantly give you the grownup skinny jeans look. 

The slim style and the stretch makes these jeans the most comfortable to wear. But there are not as restricted as the skinny jeans. 

You can pick between different seam length for these, so pick accordingly. But because of the narrow ankles. You can fold them as well just like skinny jeans. 

Flared Jeans

Flared jeans or Bell bottom jeans as they were called another style of jeans that will give you the same fit around your hip and things. They feel just like skinny jeans. But the flared bottom looks flattering and adds softness  to your body shape. 

Here is another advantage, that people don’t realize. Flared jeans can make you look taller. It does not matter whether you wear flats or heels, they will make your legs look longer and in turn help you look lean.

What to wear instead of skinny jeans - Flared jeans

Madewell Skinny Flare Jeans is the perfect combination of skinny jeans and flared jeans. These jeans are stretchy and high waisted. 

They look like your favorite skinny jeans with hugging thighs and back. But the slight flare at the boot makes the jeans flattering and elevated. Definitely a better version than the skinny jeans you have been wearing.

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