In October, Bella Hadid stepped out in Manhattan wearing a shrunken Lauryn Hill T-shirt, a varsity jacket, and a pair of extra-baggy black Levi’s, slung low around her hips. A month earlier, she wore equally baggy jeans — this time, in blue — with an oversized, plaid blazer and sneakers. These days, we hardly have the energy to put on pants not made of jersey and secured with a drawstring, let alone struggle our way into a pair of constricting denim. But, with slouchy-style denim, there is no cutting or hugging, making them a 2020 exception to the no-denim rule. They’re good for more than just comfort, too. As Hadid has shown us on several occasions, baggy jeans also make for an effortlessly cool, model-off-duty look.

The baggy jeans trend isn’t only favored by celebrities — in addition to Hadid, Rihanna, Hailey Bieber, Zoë Kravitz, and Katie Holmes also frequently sport jeans on the baggier side — it’s also become a staple on the catwalk. During fall ‘20 fashion month, loose jeans were seen at runway shows including Gucci and R13, paired with ‘70s tunics at the former and leather moto jackets at the latter. They also showed face at Celine’s Gen-Z-friendly spring ‘21 show. What’s appealing about this runway trend is that whereas most “ready-to-wear” isn’t actually readily available for the average person, baggy jeans are. In fact, many people have probably been wearing them this whole time, not knowing that they were leading the charge around the year’s most-of-the-moment denim trend. 

That said, if you don’t already have a pair of slouchy, baggy, and uber-comfortable jeans, now’s your chance. Ahead, see how celebrities are styling their baggy jeans and shop our favorite pairs. 

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Bella Hadid

A sure-fire way to make baggy jeans look cool is to go the ’90s route, pairing a slouchy pair with a cropped graphic tee and a retro varsity jacket (this one is by Reese Cooper) à la Bella. Photo: Gotham/GC Images.

Étoile Isabel Marant Corsy High-Rise Tapered Jeans, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Mango Dart Slouchy Jeans, $, available at Mango

Agolde ’90s Mid Rise Loose Fit, $, available at Shopbop

Katie Holmes

Recreate Katie Holmes’ polished take on the denim-on-denim trend by tucking a chambray shirt casually into loose jeans, and then pairing the duo with an eye-catching sandal. PHOTO: GOTHAM/GC IMAGES.

Acne Studios Blue Blå Konst 1991 Vintage Trash Jeans, $, available at SSENSE

ASOS DESIGN Curve High Rise Slouchy Mom Jeans, $, available at ASOS

H&M Barrel Leg High Jeans, $, available at H&M

Rihanna

Square sunnies: check! Quilted jacket: check! Pointed-toe boots: check! Now all you need to get Rihanna’s laid-back look is a pair of baggy, ripped jeans. PHOTO: ALESSIO BOTTICELLI/GC IMAGES.

Moussy Vintage Odessa Ripped Straight Leg Jeans, $, available at Nordstrom

Zara ’90s Full Length Jeans, $, available at Zara

ASOS CURVE Curve Recycled High Rise Slouchy Mom Jeans, $, available at ASOS

Zoë Kravitz

There’s no celebrity whose trend approval we seek more than Zoë Kravitz’s, so of course, when she stepped out alongside her husband Karl Glusman in a denim vest and belted, baggy jeans, we instantly bookmarked the photo. Copy her look by styling destroyed, vintage denim with an equally distressed, retro jacket, Nike Cortez sneakers, and a thick belt. Photo: Gotham/GC Images.

Denim Forum Joni High Rise Loose, $, available at Aritzia

RE/DONE ’90s Distressed High Rise Straight Leg Jeans, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Eloquii Straight Leg Jean, $, available at Eloquii

Hailey Bieber

Be like Hailey, and pair your baggiest jeans with an early-aughts-inspired duo of a trucker hat and a cropped tee. (Her Rihanna-approved Bottega Veneta coat is not necessary, but highly recommended.) Photo: Gotham/GC Images.

Levi’s High Loose Cottonized Hemp Womens Jeans, $, available at Levi’s

Violeta By Mango Girlfriend Marina Jeans, $, available at Mango

BDG High-Waisted Baggy Jean – Medium Wash, $, available at Urban Outfitters

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