DEFINITION: Sit low and straight through the hips, with a looser, relaxed fit from the thigh through the knee and calf. Supposed to mimic men's jeans.
BEST FOR: Everyone; boyfriend jeans work for just about any body. The key is finding the right proportions on the rise, not too low and not too high, and keeping the fit just tight enough. You want them to look relaxed, but you'll lose your shape entirely in a pair that's too baggy.
STYLE IT RIGHT: Boyfriend jeans lend themselves both to heels and flats. They look best cuffed just above the ankle, with slim tops tucked in to help define the waist.
EXPERT TIP: "This silhouette becomes sophisticated when worn with a heel – address your version of sexy-tomboy. To maintain [the shape] turn them inside out, wash with cold water, and hang dry to protect the original shape." — Nicole King-Burroughs, Gap 1969 Women’s Designer
Shop the look:
Express Crop Modern Boyfriend Jean ($70)
Current/Elliott The Boyfriend Jean ($230)
Paige Jimmy Jimmy Skinny Boyfriend Jean ($179)