What do women do now?
What do women do now?

Sinead Brady

What does the word ‘strong’ mean to you?
What does the word ‘strong’ mean to you?

IMAGE

5 mobile apps to help you save money now
5 mobile apps to help you save money now

IMAGE

3 recently renovated stone cottages in Cavan and Wexford for under €325,000
3 recently renovated stone cottages in Cavan and Wexford for under €325,000

Lauren Heskin

Exactly how to clear out your wardrobe – ten tips by Annmarie O’Connor
Exactly how to clear out your wardrobe – ten tips by Annmarie O’Connor

Erin Lindsay

What to try this weekend: Gluten-free vegan churros with a caramel dipping sauce
What to try this weekend: Gluten-free vegan churros with a caramel dipping sauce

Meg Walker

Are you trying too hard to fit in?
Are you trying too hard to fit in?

Niamh Ennis

Is Prince Andrew going to be the first man to be held accountable?
Is Prince Andrew going to be the first man to be held accountable?

Holly O'Neill

Julia Fox just blogged about her second date with Kanye West… but wait, there’s more
Julia Fox just blogged about her second date with Kanye West… but wait, there’s more

Sarah Finnan

5 nature walks to do around Dublin this weekend
5 nature walks to do around Dublin this weekend

Grace McGettigan

Image / Fashion

Goodbye crop: Everyone on Instagram is loving this new style of jeans


By Edaein OConnell
13th Aug 2019
Goodbye crop: Everyone on Instagram is loving this new style of jeans

Cropped and ankle grazer jeans have had their moment. Now, it is all about the longer hem. A mix of awkward and scary, the Instagram fashion pack are in love. Here’s why they’re this season’s It jeans and how to wear them


Jeans will forever be a staple in any wardrobe.

In the late nineties and early noughties, bootleg and low cut jeans were the pinnacle. Then, skinny jeans became the trend-du-jour, à la Kate Moss. If you weren’t wearing a skinny jean with ballet pumps and a waistcoat, you weren’t going anywhere in life (and wearing anything different made you some sort of denim pariah). Then jeggings came, and all we had to choose from was ‘straight’ or ‘tight’.

Thankfully, times have changed and so have our jeans. From wide-leg to cropped to flared to straight, we have never been blessed with so much choice. But one style that seems to be taking over right now is the longer length hem; it’s time to bring your jeans down a few inches.

Chicness personified

This longer hem style is the definition of cool. Some might look at it and think of nineties’ rappers with Nike Air Max, but I see chicness personified. A classic wide-leg always accommodates a longer length and is a surefire way to nail the trend, but a straight leg works beautifully when stretched.

Those in the know on Instagram are already wearing the longer hem with attitude. Rosie Huntington Whitely – whose style is hitting new heights right now – wore a white, high-waisted pair, with on-trend strappy sandals and a white T-shirt.

@Rosiehw on Instagram

To avoid looking like a bad nineties’ hip-hop revival star, the Instagram pack have been following in the footsteps of RHW, styling theirs with heels for elongation and dressy accessories for an outfit elevation.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by SARAH ASHCROFT (@sarahhashcroft) on

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Sylvie Mus (@sylviemus_) on

 

 

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Tine Andrea (@tineandreaa) on

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Lizzy Hadfield (@shotfromthestreet) on

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by MISS MOLLY? (@molly.mcfarlane) on

How to wear yours

  • Know your proportions. If the jean is a classic straight leg, you can succeed by wearing an oversized blazer. However, if the leg billows, a more streamlined silhouette is preferable. Cinch in the waist with a belt, or tuck in your shirt or T-shirt.
  • Be aware of height. On a shorter frame, a longer hem can cause problems and will immediately overwhelm your shape. Heels will automatically provide the illusion of length.
  • Size up. To nail this look, buy your jeans longer than you usually would. And the best thing is, if it doesn’t suit you, all you have to do is make a trip to the tailors to get the hem shortened.
  • As always, jeans and a plain tee will always be a classic, but don’t be afraid to try yours with a dressier option, such as a ruffled shirt or a Bardot-style top. Clutch bags are big news this season and there is a certain effortless attitude that comes with pairing one with these longer jeans.

Where to buy

Isabel Marant Étoile Corsyj high-rise tapered jeans, €210 at Net A Porter

Monki Yoko wide-leg jeans with organic cotton, €55.30 at Asos 

Straight fit jeans, €39.95 at Zara

ASOS Design Curve balloon boyfriend jeans, €44.24 at Asos 

Premium marine straight jeans, €39.95 at Zara


Read more: Whatever the catwalks say dark denim is always a great investment

Read more: 5 high street handbags that look too expensive to be these prices

Read more: 5 pieces from Uterque every trend-aware woman will be wearing come September