Dad jeans — words we never thought would be uttered when talking about our own personal wardrobes yet…here we are. Truthfully, they’ve been one of our most recent denim loves. They also may seem to be pretty intimidating to wear, style, and even shop for at first…so, we’ve got you covered. Welcome to our Dad Jeans Hub! Here you’ll find our editors’ favorite pairs of dad jeans, which brands seem to do dad denim especially well, and tips on how to style them. You can also find all the articles we’ve written featuring dad jeans.
WHAT MAKES A PAIR OF DAD JEANS GOOD?
The counterpart to mom jeans, dad jeans are the vintage-inspired denim we’ve been reaching for recently. They boast a wider straight-leg cut, are relaxed in the booty, and have a higher rise. Think: a little boyish and shapeless like your Dad used to wear (but cooler on us, obvi). They’re MUCH cuter than they sound…we promise. The best part? Thanks to the bagginess of this denim style, they’re generally the type of jeans you can comfortably lounge around in all day.
Tips For Styling Dad Jeans
Tip 1: Keep 'em Long
If you're not into cuffing your jeans, wear them long with some heels. Shana styled them up with a fun pair of heels and bag to elevate the casual vibe of these dad jeans.
Tip 2: Cuff 'em
Try cuffing your dad jeans a bit and pair 'em with some cute booties. Add a leopard cami and slightly fancy bag to spice up the look like Laura.
Tip 3: Let A Little Bit of Skin Show
Try out a crop top with your dad jeans like Amy. You can rock it on its own or — if you wanna cover up some — add an oversized blazer.
Tip 4: Try A Tailored Coat
Add some ladylike elements to your dad jeans with a tailored coat and pointy boots like Laura. The tailored coat helps offset the slouchiness of the dad jeans, and pointy boots give some leg-lengthening magic.
How We Style Dad Jeans
How We Style Dad Jeans
Our Editors’ Go-To Brands: Dad Jeans
Re/Done is a sustainable denim brand we know and love. The '90s High Rise Loose Fit Jean is one of our top fave jeans from them. They also have great options for all you tall girls out there.
Levi’s…ah, yes — a classic! They're a sustainable denim brand we'll always love (especially their 501s — Shana lives in hers.)
Topshop jeans are great quality with a less expensive price point than some other denim brands. They offer a great range of sizes and awesome washes, too. We especially love this black-wash Laura's wearing.