For those addressing updates to their wardrobe, we wanted to give input and inspiration on the biggest challenge Meg’s clients have been navigating this year: the denim silhouette shift. Inserting even just a few new pieces into your wardrobe can really add up in cost – So it’s important to take advantage of holiday discounts that can make these additions to your closet more affordable! Get your wardrobe in shape for the new year with Personal Stylist Meg Gallagher’s favorite tried and true denim brands for a trend-right, modern closet.
Personal Stylist Meg Gallagher is an expert on trend-right denim silhouettes. Her expertise is utilized in media and articles such as Forbes Vetted Best Jeans For Women 2022, and PureWow’s Defining the Mom Jean.
You can check out her styling services here.
Best Designer Jeans to Buy in 2022
Khaite takes the cake for uber cool-girl denim at the designer price point.
Khaite jeans tend to run on the smaller side, prepare to size up (especially in the non-stretch styles). This is GREAT for petites, or those with a small waist and hips. They make your bottom look fabulous! Size range is 24-32.
Cream denim is the color trend for denim this year.
Check out this on-trend cream colored Vivian Jean!
Best Lengthening Jeans
Nili Lotan has gorgeous leg lengthening denim.
This is the ideal denim for return to office when paired with a blazer for a business casual look. Pair these with a heeled boot for the longest legs ever!
This silhouette flatters the triangle, inverted triangle and hourglass shape. Petite women can get added height with a platform boot or shoe!
Best Jeans for Specialty Sizing (Curvy and Petite Denim!)
We LOVE Good American for curvy girls!
Good American is known for fit friendly gap-proof waistbands and their new compression denim line (which even offers a jean that has adjustable buttons to custom contour your shape). Reasonable price point and offers hard to find petite and curvy sizing from 00 to 26 PLUS!
The Best Transitional Jean
The Paige Cindy Straight Ankle or Crop length is a go-to jean for transitioning out of your skinny jeans into a straighter leg.
It’s a high rise with lots of stretch, looks good with all different types of shoe silhouettes and comes in a myriad of washes from light blue, mid blue to black! Looks great on all body types. Most times you can size down.
Best Denim for Trend-Right Volume
If you’re looking for a voluminous modern denim, Mother Denim is the perfect brand!
This silhouette has a lot of fabric, which puddles over the shoe in a trend-right fashion. (It’s no wonder this brand is an influencer favorite!) The brand tends to run on the smaller size, so you may need to size up. If you aren’t interested in volume, Mother offers a wide variety of cuts that are each popular in their own right!
Best Price Friendly Jeans
Liverpool denim is beautifully fitting, well priced, denim brand with inclusive sizing!
Their waist bands are smooth and flattering, and some of their silhouettes are pull-on! With their great stretch, this is a perfect denim go-to for flattering a rounded stomach or thighs. Liverpool designs for petite, classic and curvy. The Gia Slim is super flattering and comes in different colors and washes. (Clients who aren’t ready to give up skinny’s love theirs too.)
Best Non-Stretch Jeans
AGOLDE’s influencer-favorite denim is our favorite for non-stretch jeans! The silhouettes are voluminous and trend driven, and we LOVE the washes. Hourglass and long and lean body types look GREAT with these styles.
Best Vegan Leather Jeans
We love vegan leather jeans for fall and winter.
Wide leg leather pants are on trend this season, so a sale is the perfect time to try out this flattering, unique piece for a textural addition to your wardrobe!