From Katie Holmes to VB, Not a Single Celeb Is Wearing Skinny Jeans Anymore

For almost two decades skinny jeans were the denim look du jour, with celebrities such as Kate Moss and Sienna Miller giving us plenty of drain-pipe inspiration via a steady stream of lust-worthy looks. Well, if the last year is anything to go by, A-listers are having a change of heart and have well and truly converted to the non-skinny silhouette. Hard-hitting stuff indeed.

From VB’s leg-lengthening flares and Stacey Dooley’s straight legs to Katie Holmes’s wide-leg styles, the shopping world is your oyster when you look outside the skinny jean category. Plus, with high-street and high-end brands alike embracing a new, and wider, variety of denim fits, you know there’ll be a pair to match your budget. 

If you’re looking for a smarter pair we would recommend flared jeans, which work perfectly with heeled boots and silken blouses, however, if you’re in the mood for something more low-key, the high-waisted wide-leg style is both statement-making and flattering. And of course, for Princess Di vibes, you can’t go wrong with a trusty ’80s straight leg. So if you’re in need of some denim inspo for 2021, scroll down to see our fave non-skinny celebrity jean outfits, plus shop our denim edit.

Stacey Dooley looks every inch the minimalist muse in her jeans-T-shirt–and-blazer getup.

There’s nothing we don’t like about this puffer jacket and barrel-leg jeans pairing. Good with Katie.

For a grungey twist, make like Adwoa and pair black straight-leg jeans with a layered top.

Rosie HW shows us that a slim straight leg is a great alternative to the wide leg-ambivalent.

VB is a big fan of the leg-lengthening powers of flared jeans. Just tuck in a fine knit jumper to complete the look.

Zoë is the epitome of laid-back chic in this Cali-cool outfit. We plan on recreating with the addition of a shearling jacket this weekend.

Alexa has been wearing straight-leg jeans for years now (always ahead of the times), and she is a particular fan of the subtle kick flare, as seen in this look.

We can’t quite get over how refined Kaia Gerber always looks. This outfit is a perfect example of how to work the smart-casual denim look.

For a white denim spin on the trend, make like Katie and just add a colour-matching top and black leather coat.

Dua Lipa goes against the grain with a low-slung denim fit, which she balances out with chunky boots and a delicate knit.

If you want to truly make a statement then look no further than FKA Twigs, who throws a cosy shearling teddy coat over super-wide leg jeans and platform shoes.

Hailey gives us a lesson in styling high-waisted flares. It’s all about a tailored blazer, white tee and leg-lengthening heels.

Another puffer-and-denim combination, but this time from Lily-Rose Depp. Clearly black and bleached denim is a thing.

Sometimes you can’t go wrong with the basics: a button-up top and flared jeans does the job nicely. Kudos to Gwynnie.

Only Katie could look this chic going out to fetch a coffee. We love the combo of dark top half and bleach wide leg jeans.

Bella exudes effortless cool with this wintery jeans-and-bomber-jacket pairing.

Another winning weekend-ready look from Ms Gerber feat full-length straight leg jeans and Converse, of course.

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