Cheap and Chic: Boyfriend Jeans for Every Woman

Cheap and Chic: Boyfriend Jeans for Every Woman

The relaxed denim is surprisingly flattering and perfect for a casual day or night

July 01, 2013


Baggy boyfriend jeans have a reputation for being difficult to wear for women with curves. Well, that couldn't be farther the truth, and since this denim trend isn’t going away anytime soon, it’s time to incorporate this easy look into your summer style. Always an easy go-to when you want to give your skinnies or trouser jeans a rest, the fit was inspired by the guys, but women always seem to wear it better.

For the Everyday Woman

Sonoma Life and Style Modern Fit Boyfriend Capris ($20,

It doesn’t get any more flattering than this. The higher waist helps elongate the frame for petite women. And though boyfriend jeans are a trend, this medium wash never goes out of style.

For the Color Phobic

Current/Elliott Roller Rid-Rise Boyfriend-Fit Jeans ($85,

Colorful jeans can be tricky to pull off, but this pastel yellow gives a bold hue without being overpowering. You can play up the bright factor with color blocked strappy sandals or let the jeans be the star attraction and rock your favorite white V-neck or scoop T-shirt. And the stretch denim works well for fuller thighs.

For the Trendy

Dorothy Perkins Midwash Ripped Boyfriend Jean ($29,

The slight whisking and distressed style may look extremely dressed down, but it quickly and effortlessly transforms depending on the occasion. Keep it casual (graphic tee and flat sandals) or make it wearable for date night (flouncy top and your highest nude heel).

For the Refined and Trendy

DKNY Jeans Soho Boyfriend Jeans ($42,

The crisp white ups the maturity and style factor of these trendy jeans. And don’t stash these away once Labor Day passes, as this bright white can be worn well into fall. 

For the Casual and Curvy

Old Navy Women’s Plus Boyfriend Skinny Khaki ($26,

The fit is relaxed in the hips and thighs, but the addition of a thin belt will help define your waist. And the small, embroidered lobster pattern adds a fun element for the hot days ahead and is a great way to ease into wearing printed jeans.

For Edgy Urban Girl

Express Cropped Rolled Destroyed Boyfriend Jean ($69.90,

The destroyed look is still feminine and could translate from day to night. Rock with a pair of strappy sandals and a crisp white tee for a chic, relaxed summer look. 

—Patrice J. Williams

Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and budget style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. She dishes on fashionable, affordable solutions for those who want to look their best without maxing out their budget. Her motto is, “your style is never determined by your wallet.” Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for daily fashion updates.



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