Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fashion Flashback: Wide Leg Jeans

 J Brand Bette in Wonderama wide leg jeans ($218)

A friend sent me a link to the above J Brand jeans page and said it reminded her of my style and I am in love.  I recently bought wide-leg Paige jeans in a light blue wash and they are so very retro.  I had to get them hemmed because they were entirely too long for my 5'3'' frame, but it was worth it (not to mention they were marked down to $60 on ideeli).  They look great with wedges and platforms and really elongate my legs.

Of course, wide leg jeans are nothing new and were popularized in the 70s.  Do you remember the Vogue editorial from a few years back with Jessica Miller as Jane Birkin?  The look stays so completely true to Birkin that if you didn't know any better, you'd probably think it was her.  Everyone from Rachel Bilson to Dree Hemingway to Penelope Cruz have been seen in the style.  Dree's is one of my favorite looks -- Current/Elliott jeans in a light wash with a striped Breton top (more on that look here).

 (L) Jessica Miller as Jane Birkin in a Vogue March 2007 issue.  (R) Jane Birkin back in the day.

 (L-R) Dree Hemingway, Rachel Bilson, January Jones, Penelope Cruz.

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