Denim trends for 2017 include mom jeans, cropped kick-flares and customised pieces. Mom jeans are high-waisted with a tapered leg. They look just as good with trainers as they do with a pair of heels. A waist belt helps bring balance. The cropped kick flare flatters most body shapes thanks to the cut of the leg. Customised jeans have fringes, super rips and step hems, with embroidery and badge details.
Since distressed edges have come and gone, as also culottes, high waist jeans and the boot cut. So the way forward is super-low-cut, low-rider jeans. On the catwalk, designers now mix jeans with their hand-beaded evening gowns. Low rise jeans are expected to be back in a year. Boyfriend jeans often have a turn-up. They can be paired with pointed heels and a jacket, or with chunky boots and an embroidered sweater.
Flares of all lengths are in. Authentic, vintage-looking blue jeans with minimal stretch and a high rise are in. The high rise non-stretch jean with a slim tapered leg is trending. Cropped flares are continuing to have a real moment. Vintage silhouettes remain the key players in fashion denim. Double frays are an alternative to wearing distressed jeans in places like the office, where rips and holes go too far.