If you’re unbothered by bold silhouettes and/or strictly clothe your body in ubercomfy clothing, baggy jeans are undoubtedly a look to try. With so much nostalgic ’90s fashion continuing to trend in 2021, from the triumphant return of the tube top to cardigans and chunky footwear, from sandals to platforms, it’s no surprise that baggy jeans are in the mix as a right-now staple. Whether it’s a slouchy and low-slung straight leg (also referred to as “dad” jeans), a loose and tapered silhouette (this look is more of the “mom” jean vibe, often with high rises and nipped waists), or a wide leg with raw hems or distressed details à la surfers and skaters, there’s a baggy jean to suit a range of aesthetics. Sporty, bohemian, minimalist, or a mix depending on your mood!
Baggy jeans have a “cool factor” to them that makes even the simplest wardrobe basics, from T-shirts to hoodies and blazers, feel fresh but chill. They’re an ideal look when you’re doing low-key stuff like hanging at home, taking a stroll, or going to the grocery store. Hot tip: if a jean isn’t designed to look super baggy, simply size up for a slouchy look.
Ahead, scroll on to discover 37 baggy-jeans outfit ideas. Plus, shop our edit of styles.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil McKinley