Normally, Fashion Month street style in Paris is an amalgamation of the previous season’s most attention-grabbing pieces, with statement coats, dresses, shoes, and bags making up most of the looks spotted outside shows. This season, though, given how few designers showed in person due to the pandemic, street style wasn’t the scene it normally is. Instead, many show-goers wore jeans, the antithesis of pre-COVID street style. 

Yes, there were still designer bags and shoes, but they weren’t paired with equally glamorous silhouettes. Rather, most were accompanied by classic denim pieces. More specifically, Parisiens sported straight- and wide-leg jeans to this season’s runway shows. Sorry, millennials, but there were no skinny jeans in sight. 

Serving as their replacements were baggier fits, wider silhouettes, and styles more similar to the original blue jeans, Levi’s 501s, than the ultra-fitted pairs that reigned supreme in the ’00s and 2010s. 

With that, for anyone still struggling to transition from skinny to straight — or furthermore, wide-leg — jeans, let the slideshow ahead be your guide. Maybe you’ll find that non-skinny jeans aren’t so bad after all.

A big cuff turns regular jeans into statement denim.

Melanie Darmon wearing Balenciaga sunglasses and a Coperni bag. Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images.

White, wide-leg jeans are very French.

Alexandra Pereira wearing a Stand Studio coat, Zara jeans, a Fendi bag, and New Balance sneakers. Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images.

The model-off-duty look always includes a simple pair of rigid blue jeans. Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images.
Colorful skinny jeans? Pass! Colorful baggy jeans, however, those we can rally behind.

Pornwika Spiecker wearing a Mehtap Elaidi blazer, an Hermes top, Lemaire pants, an Hermes belt, and an Hermes bag.
Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images.
I’m sorry, but crop tops benefit from straight-leg jeans. And that’s a fact.

DolorescfrPhoto by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images.

We’re getting major spring vibes from this combination of wide-leg jeans, a basket tote, and a ruffled blouse.

Marielle HaonPhoto by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images.

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