No matter what fashion style you have, keeping your jeans wardrobe updated is crucial to staying current. Detox dated denim and refresh your rotation with new jean styles. Here are two new jean trends I’ve tested so you can try them in 2024. They can work for women of all ages, stages, shapes, and styles. Supersized silhouettes are showing up everywhere, but they aren’t for everyone. This is how I style trending barrel leg jeans for my 74-year-old mom and I. I also made some simple outfits with ivory, ecru, or cream jeans you can wear this winter and spring.


Celebrities and fashion-minded women everywhere introduced this trend last year and it’s here to stay for a while. If you are looking for the most flattering jeans for your body type take my free jean fit quiz. If you want to try this tricky trend continue reading to see how I suggest styling it.

Recreate the Look for 2024

Ageless Style

New jean styles, worn with classic closet essentials can interject some life back into your wardrobe if it lacks luster.

My mom and I are both 5’4”. My Free People jeans are a size 25 and hers are a 28. We are wearing this classic white button-up from Nordstrom for under $60 in a size extra small and small. I have on an extra small and she’s wearing a large in the Spanx faux leather leggings.

Free People Under $100

All of these Free People washes come with a 12.12″ high rise and 26″ cropped inseam. Size down for the best fit.

Fab Fit Under $100

Citizens of Humanity Horseshoe Jeans

If you can find your size in stock these jeans have a similar fit to Free People but this style has a super high 13.25″ rise and 27″ inseam.

The Look if You’re “Little”

Rag & Bone

10″ Rise | 27″ Inseam | 15.2″ Opening


11.5″ Rise | 28.5″ Inseam | 16″ Opening


12.75″ Rise | 30″ Inseam | 18″ Opening

Barrel-leg jeans are designed to fit full through the legs and taper at the opening. If you are petite consider a style like the ones from Rag & Bone or Frame that aren’t as full through the legs. Also, this is a high-rise style that should sit at or above your belly button, but if you don’t have the space then look for a shorter rise like these 10″ from Rag & Bone or 11.5″ From Agolde.


“My prediction for 2024 and beyond is barrel-leg jeans”

Anna LaPlaca Editor Who What Wear Jan 2024

This styling video got mixed reviews. This trend isn’t for everyone, but if you want to wear it this is how I think it looks the best. If you like to play with fashion, feel free to copy these combos. The first of each outfit formula below is the one I’m wearing on Instagram. Notice all the closed-toe shoes have chunky heels to help balance the oversized jeans. Swipe to shop for more options.

1 | Motorcycle Jacket and Metallic Boots

2 | Cropped Top, Snakeskin Boots, and a Scarf

3| Cardigan and Clogs


If you know how to style them you can wear these white jeans all year long. Recreate these classic combos with these stylish new jeans. The first of each outfit formula below is the one I’m wearing on Instagram. Swipe to shop for more options.

1 | Magic Matching Monochromatic

2 | Silky Button Up and a Blazer

3| Neutral Striped Top


Long Flares

I’m obsessed with Fidelity’s “Ziggy” with the wide cuff. Size down for the best fit. If you favor a flare that isn’t as extreme this style from Good American is great. If you are tall try Pistola’s “Lana” style. It comes with a high 12″ rise and long 34″ inseam.

Cream of the Crops


Rag and Bone


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“>this one from Paige with the raw hem is easy to hem at home if you need to. If you’re petite this crop flare style from Rag & Bone is your best bet. They have a lower 9.75″ rise. Let it all hang out in these super flattering wide-leg ankle jeans from MOTHER.