Fashion update: skinny jeans are dead, long live skinny jeans. Need proof? A quick glance at the sartorial landscape will offer a bevy of styles, cuts and silhouettes that are anything but skinny. Approved by the finest tastemakers of the country, the renaissance of the humble pair of denim jeans offers up an exciting array of possibilities—flared, bootcut, distressed or frayed: take your pick. If you aren’t ready to commit to extremely fitted styles after a year spent in the comfort of sweatpants, here are the celebrity-approved styles that are worthy of your time and attention:
If denim-on-denim has always felt an intimidating combination to you, allow Kiara Advani to take the guesswork out of it. The trick is to pair separates in a coordinated wash, like her relaxed buttondown and high-waisted set that ekes out an easy compromise between comfort and style. Bonus points for opting for distressed patches and cutouts to add some intrigue to your look.
For those who still have hope for skinny jeans but are looking for some comfort, Alia Bhatt’s barrel leg silhouette offers the best of both worlds. Featuring frayed hems at the bottom, the high-waisted style serves as an ideal canvas for a wide array of going-out tops, another staple from the Y2K era.
Once you discover the fuss-free comfort of a flared leg, there’s no turning back. Just ask Deepika Padukone who has been parading a roster of non-skinny styles when off-duty. Among other notable styles is this wide flared leg that will take you back in time to the glorious era of ‘90s fashion.
Sara Ali Khan
Not extremely fitted, not completely slouchy: Sara Ali Khan’s denim pantsuit offers a happy union of the two. For those who like hardware detailing on their everyday denims, this style makes for a must-have with an elongating silhouette that is best paired with sky-high heels for optimal results.
A card-carrying member of the normcore club, Anushka Sharma knows a fuss-free silhouette when she sees one. For a day out in the park, the star opted for a Drew hoodie and an extremely flared pair of denim jeans with ripped detailing at the knees to offer a peekaboo flash of skin.