2021's Denim Trends Are Prepping to Give Your Sweats a Run For Their Money
In 2020, stay-at-home orders allowed many of us to ditch the office attire and embrace loungewear, athleisure, and pajamas. Although it's been a comfy year (clothing wise, of course), we have been itching to dress up a bit, and what better way to do it than with a good pair of jeans? So far, 2021 has already brought us great jeans that are not only stylish but comfortable as well.
One trend we'll be seeing a lot more of is biodegradable denim. As more consumers develop a stronger desire to care for our planet, retailers are creating collections of stretch biodegradable denim made of plant-based materials that can decompose, producing a minimal environmental impact. We first saw this introduced at Stella McCartney's fall/winter 2020 show and expect to see more brands adopting the new technology.
We're also seeing nostalgia continue to play a big role in 2021 with the straight leg getting a bit of an upgrade into a '90s bootcut — think Rachel Green's denim in Friends — and a '70s flare with an '80s pleated high waist. Ahead, learn more about this year's biggest denim trends and shop our favorite selects. You can also jump ahead to your favorite trend below.