The new shape of denim – high street road test part I

If ever there was a denim trend I could get on board with it is this – the high waist wide leg.  The first sightings of the new shape had me feeling optimistic but now I see them popping up all over the high street and I will confess to already (in the space of a week, ahem) having ordered three pairs.  Needless to say, I am loving the new shape of denim…

First up is this pair from Next which I went for in an 8R (I am usually between an 8-10).  Here’s what I love about them…  The fit is great; nice high waist with a decent amount of stretch so they don’t cut in and the leg is wiiiiide.  The raw hem is a nice details, especially as the length sits just off the ground for me at 5ft 7 in low heels like this or just skims the ground in flats.  I have spent many a wet day with soggy hems slapping round my ankles when the length was just a smidge too long – if you’ve been there you know that floor skimming hems suck up puddles like a super sponge.  Not gonna lie, for £35 I am strongly considering getting the matching pink pair too…

mais oui jumper – Next   |   wide leg jeans – Next
heels – Zara
detachable collar mac – Jigsaw
maltby mini bag – Reiss




  1. 17 Mar / 12:19 pm

    They look awesome on you, and you’re right they are the perfect length!

    I’d love to give a style like this a try – I so rarely change things up and try something other than skinny jeans!

    Hope you are having a good weekend 🙂 We are having a quiet one to recover from our busy week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Thankfifi
      25 Mar / 9:11 pm

      I think you’d love them Mica – you should definitely give them a try. I must say I am really enjoying the change from skinnies… wide leg and flares will always have a big part of my denim heart!

  2. Jennifer
    25 Mar / 5:42 pm

    WAH! I cannot express how upset I am. I ordered the pink wide leg jeans. For some inexplicable reason I ordered a regular length leg. I do know better, but I guess I wasn’t paying close enough attention. And now that I want to exchange them for a long leg, they have completely disappeared from the website!!! Do you have any pull there? lol

    • Thankfifi
      25 Mar / 9:13 pm

      Aw no!!! I don’t think I do sorry… Maybe they will come back for you? I will prey to the Next gods and fingers crossed… Also I so want the pink now even more – are they amazing? And if you keep them and wear them a little cropped I bet they’ll still look awesome – I feel like there is so much cropped denim this season but not cropped mid calf like previous seasons, more like ankle length crop. Maybe you need to embrace it as a happy accident?!

      • Jennifer
        29 Mar / 9:30 pm

        I’m keeping them!!! They’re ok with flats 🙂 … as long as I don’t hike them allll the way up under the boobs on my waist-less torso lol

        • Jennifer
          29 Mar / 9:31 pm

          And, sorry, yes they are amazing.

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