Also known as “the cowboy crotch”, wedgie jeans are the newest fad on the denim scene. Often found in denim with a thicker, stiffer construction, they have definitive lines of wear across the front and back, dissecting your legs and buttocks. This may sound super unflattering, but take one look at it on Kylie Jenner and you may change your tune.
Wedgie jeans help to add curves to your figure and highlight your assets without having to be skin tight all over. They create the illusion of a flat stomach and a curvy derriere, because their high waist slims over the hips without appearing sprayed on.
You might be experiencing a little déjà vu because this isn’t the first time ‘wedgie jeans’ have been a serious trend. It’s a true 90s look and is a modern iteration of what was referred to as the ‘mom jean’ and made famous by the likes of Mariah Carey, Winona Ryder and Janet Jackson for their booty-enhancing cut.
Keep it modern and youthful by opting for cropped ankles and a slightly distressed finish. Levi’s has jumped straight on the trend with their recut of the classic 505’s, which have been spotted on everyone from Beyonce to Gigi Hadid.
Think your ready to try the trend? Check out our top picks and style with ankle booties and leather jacket for ultimate Nirvana vibes or a boater hat and brogues for a preppy twist.