Baggy jeans: what they are and how to combine them


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Fashion inspired by the 90s and early 2000s is shown once again: with the revival of some trends of those decades, the baggy jeans, perfect for leisure time and to play down an outfit, creating a jaunty and light-hearted look.

Thanks also to the success on social media, wide jeans are back immortalized in photos on Instagram in versions full of style and combined – why not – even with some elegant accessories.

Baggy jeans: what are they?

The baggy jeans were born as inspiration from the model of the work trousers, which were designed wide is full of pockets to be comfortable during maneuvers and movements on construction sites, and to help workers carry the tools of the trade with them.

In hip hop culture they are worn without a belt and dropped on the hips revealing the underwear. They have almost become a symbol of artists and rappers on the international music scene.

Born as an artistic and cultural movement in the Bronx, hip hop underwent the greatest media exposure in the 1990s, reaching practically the whole world. Along with the music, even the typical clothing of rap stars has conquered everyone, invading the wardrobes of the youngest.

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The baggy jeans draw from the most commercial hip hop fashion, thanks also to the pop stars who became famous in those years, to name two above all: Britney Spears is Jennifer Lopez.

Do you remember the video clip of the song Sometimes? It was the year 1999 and a young Britney sang and danced on a pier with her white baggy pants paired with a high-neck crop top. Or just think of the 2001 video for My love don’t cost a thing where JLo, with pigtails and dancers in tow, she went wild dancing hip hop in baggy jeans and gold chains.

These are jeans that are wide on the hips and legs, the crotch is low, the wash of the most popular denim with this style of jeans and the light blue one. They are very similar to boyfriend pants but unlike these, they are much wider on the hips too.

Today i baggy jeans find new life and appear again in the most current fashion proposals: they are undoubtedly the perfect pants to create an oversize outfit.

Types and models of baggy jeans

Loalirando - Women's Jeans with High Waist and Wide Leg

Loalirando – Women’s Jeans with High Waist and Wide Leg

Wide leg jeans for women and high waist, loose style, sporty and jaunty design. Comfortable fit, can be combined with any type of clothing.

€ 29 on Amazon

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They range from the most classic model, made iconic by hip hop culture, to modern reinterpretations with rips on the knees and a gathered high waist. Baggy jeans are often featured in men’s clothing collections, so be prepared to steal from his wardrobe to create a unisex look.

WangsCanis - Loose Ripped Jeans for Women

WangsCanis – Loose Ripped Jeans for Women

Wide and ripped jeans in front. They can be worn with t-shirts, shirts, tops, etc. Belts or other accessories can also be used to decorate jeans. Casual style.

€ 26 on Amazon

Alternatively, try looking in the closet of uncles, older brothers, or even your parents – you might find a baggy jeans with a vintage taste original (and definitely inimitable by the new models).

WangsCanis - Loose Ripped Jeans for Women

WangsCanis – Loose Ripped Jeans for Women

Wide and ripped jeans in front. They can be worn with t-shirts, shirts, tops, etc. Belts or other accessories can also be used to decorate jeans. Casual style.

€ 26 on Amazon

How to match baggy jeans

Some suggestions to compose a perfect outfit with baggy jeans:

“Old school” look

The most common combination sees them combined with sneakers. Having a wide leg, you can opt for slim-cut sweaters and tops to counterbalance the weights and sizes of the outfit and not overdo it with the combination of oversized clothes. For the more daring looks you can in fact opt ​​for the bare belly with crop top tight, and in an instant you will feel catapulted into the 90s.

More elegant look

Baggy jeans also look good with heels is ankle boots. In this case, the turn-up on the ankle will be almost a must to avoid letting the trousers crawl on the ground and show the heel instead.

Oversized look

As already mentioned, this type of jeans is the perfect trousers to wear to create an oversized outfit studied in detail. However, attention must be paid to do not overdo it with loose clothing, to avoid obtaining the opposite effect and “engulf” the figure in its entirety.


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