All the Denim Trends You’re Sure to See Once 2020 Commences Again

Maggie Griswold
All the Denim Trends You’re Sure to See Once 2020 Commences Again
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If I’m being honest, I wear denim almost every single day. I love how you can dress it up or down, and there are so many flattering styles that never fail to make me feel like a sartorial queen—especially with the influx of high-waisted and vintage-inspired denim looks these past few years. If you’ve also been loving the recent denim styles, you’ll be glad to hear that the 2020 jean trends are full of your favorites (with a couple new styles making their way into the scene, as well). Based on both the runways from fashion month and street style looks, we can predict all the stunning denim trends you’re sure to see everywhere once 2020 resumes.

If you’re not someone who pays close attention to all the different fashion runways during fashion month or pours over street style looks for hours, have no fear. We did the research for you. The runways and streets were filled with 2020 denim trends we can wait to wear ASAP. As one door closes, another opens, and the jean trends for the new year are the perfect combination of old and new. Vintage denim fans, you’ll love some of the high-waisted styles that will pervade 2020. Skinny jean-lovers will also be thrilled at the continuation of this trend, as well. Below, you’ll find the seven denim trends that are sure to be available from all your favorite designers in 2020.


1. Rip It Up

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends


Because the fashion universe knows we can’t wait for our parents to comment on the holes in our jeans (*eye roll*), ripped and distressed denim is on-trend for 2020. Pair these hole-filled wonders with a graphic tee and and an oversized blazer or an effortlessly chic wrap top. The possibilities are endless on this one.

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends | ripped flaire jeans


These oh-so-chic cropped flare jeans have the perfect amount of rip for everyday wear.

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends | black ripped jeans

J Brand.

These high-waisted ripped jeans would look amazing with any graphic tee you own.


2. Boot-Cut Baby

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends

Celine show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, Paris Fashion Week.

Former horse girls (You know who you are.) rejoice, because boot-cut jeans are in for 2020. This style is very ’70s mixed with a little bit of the early aughts, so go ahead and grow your hair long and grab a poncho to achieve the full look.

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends | dark wash bootcut jeans


A dark wash to complement all your favorite tops.

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends | light was cropped jeans


A cropped bootcut jean is a fun alternative to longer styles.


3. High-Rise & Wide-Leg

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends

Cornel Cristian Petrus/Shutterstock.

More fabric, please. High-rise wide-leg jeans are here for 2020, and I’m pretty happy about it. Whether you like your wide-leg denim to hit the floor or prefer it cropped, as long as it’s high-waisted, you’re good to go. This style of denim is perfect for pairing with feminine blouses or cropped sweaters.

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends | mid-wash levi wide leg jeans


Look long and lean in these wide-leg and high-waisted jeans.

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends | wide leg plus size jeans


High-waisted and wide-leg jeans look even cuter in a light wash for spring and summer.


4. Skinny Legend

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends

Brandon Maxwell show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, New York Fashion Week.

Everyone loves a good skinny jean, am I right? Luckily for all of us who have seven pairs of this style in our closets, the high-waisted skinny jean isn’t going anywhere in 2020. Wear your favorite pair with a turtleneck and statement duster jacket in the winter and flow-y crop top in the spring.

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends | skinny ripped jeans


Pair these cute ripped skinny jeans with your favorite sneakers.

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends | light pink skinny jeans

J Brand.

Switch it up and try pink skinny jeans this summer.


5. Long Form

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends


Ankle jeans whomst?! Long jeans are in for 2020, so go ahead and forego shaving your legs. This style of denim is perfectly paired with crop tops to add a little bit of contrast in lengths. Wear your tiniest blouse with these long jeans in the summer or cop a fuzzy cropped sweater in the fall.

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends | dark long jeans


Long jeans are perfect for pairing with heels.

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends | red skinny jeans

Rag & Bone.

Play with color and choose a pair of long jeans that boast a fun hue.


6. Pleat-Front, Please

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends

Chanel show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, Paris Fashion Week.

Pleat-front pants are trending for 2020, so it only makes sense that pleat-front jeans are also set to make as place in the new year. This style of denim is basically made for tucking in chic blouses or graphic tees and cinching that waist of yours with a belt. Vintage vibes all day.

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends | light wash pleated jeans


These light-wash pleated jeans would look adorable with nearly everything in your closet.

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends | black pleated jeans

One Teaspoon.

Black jeans look good year-round, and that’s just a fact.

7. Shorty Get Loose

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends

Givenchy show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, Paris Fashion Week.

While long jeans are in for 2020, so are short jeans. Whether it be jean cut-offs, denim capris or (Don’t hate me for this.) denim bermuda shorts, you can re-purpose any old pair to become trendy for 2020. Just take a pair of scissors on your high school denim and get to work.

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends | cropped cheetah print jeans


The animal print reigns on, so why not try these cheetah printed cropped skinnies?

STYLECASTER | 2020 Denim Trends | cropped ripped jeans


A classic light wash cropped jean is a summer staple.


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