February 27, 2021 at 07:00AM
I want to start this by saying that just because there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that no one is really wearing skinny jeans right now, that doesn’t mean you have to get rid of them entirely. Fashion is fickle but it loves nostalgia and resurrecting trends, so it’s very likely that at some point in the not-to-distant future, drainpipes will once again be à la mode. For now, though, the hottest silhouette around is the barrel leg jean. But what, I hear you cry, does that actually mean? We first had these style of jeans on our radar back in 2017 when Whistles launched its version and we saw it taking off. The Whistles signature barrel-leg jeans have a high-rise waist, loose-fitting legs and are cropped just above the ankle. I consider them akin to mom jeans but smarter. With jean trends and denim in general because a huge trend for 2021, the brand says this product is the best selling of 2021 so far, and sales are up year on year—quite a feat when you consider it’s not been easy for retail recently.
Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2021 fashion trends to know.