Denim Trend: Drop It Like It’s Hot

By Ann of Holier than Now

To be honest, I was never a big fan of the boyfriend jean.  For me, the question was: why move away from a flattering silhouette to something that did nothing for my body?

But now that the shape and size is being pushed a step further to an almost hip-hop influenced silhouette with a truly low crotch, I’m starting to love it.  I guess it’s a “go big or go home” mentality; I like that these are extreme enough to make a statement versus just looking “casual.”  This might mean going up a size in your boyfriend style jeans, or actually borrowing a dude’s jeans.

It’s certainly in keeping with the man-ish trends we’re seeing for Spring to pair your saggy baggies with sharp, boyish pieces, and there are some great finds below, but I’d be interested to play with this with a 20’s inspired lace tunic to maybe take it a grunge place … which would be, literally, alternative.

1. Current/Elliot The Boyfriend Cropped Jeans ($229)

2. One by Gerald & Stewart Short Pea Coat ($233)

3. Linea Pelle Vintage Perforated Holes Belt ($110)

4. Rag & Bone/JEAN The Sung Shirt ($136.50 – was $195)

5. Vera Wang Lavender Label Rafael Flat Boots ($297.50 – was $425)


Would you wear low-crotch jeans?  What would you pair them with?


Image credits: Stonefox MagazineStockholm Street StyleEbba Z on



  1. December 5, 2011 / 2:06 pm

    I was never a big fan of them when they were just new and Katie Holmes was made fun of for wearing them – I couldn’t see the point of trying on my boyfriend’s boring, tatty Levis or pale blue Tims – then they started making them for women (hello, hip space?), I tried on the perfect pair and it is finally, love. As usual, when I found the perfect pair (by a little known italian brand called Nell & Me) I bought several pairs of the same one in my size. I can’t tell you how much I love wearing them.

  2. December 5, 2011 / 7:23 pm

    I love the C/E boyfriends. Been wearing them for years…the lower the crotch the better. They are AMAZE!

  3. December 5, 2011 / 8:28 pm

    ahhhhhhhh…no…it feels too wrong….

  4. December 7, 2011 / 12:53 am

    When I first started seeing harem pants last year I really wondered if the trend would last. It doesn’t seem like it has, but maybe it’s just morphed into a lowered crotch boyfriend jean? Certainly it’s an easier look to embrace, though I’m pretty sure they’d look horrible on me. If I could find my size I might try some though.

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