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How French Women Make Jeans Look So Elevated And Chic

How French Women Make Jeans Look So Elevated And Chic

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Jeans are definitely one of the staples of the French wardrobe. It’s that kind of basic that flatters most body types, can be worn all year long, pared down or dressed up, and can be worn for every occasion while offering maximum comfort.

And when it comes to denim, French women definitely know how to make this basic look sophisticated and chic. That’s why in today’s article, we’ll go through the timeless styles of jeans French women favor above all, how they style denim, and where to shop for high-quality jeans.

The Denim Styles French Women Adore

First, when it comes to choosing jeans, French women do not look at trends but instead pick the most timeless styles. Indeed, in this interview for Who What Wear UK, Morgane Sézalory —founder of the French label Sézane, says: “I’d say instead of falling for the latest fashion trend, French women prefer their collection of trustworthy essentials. A good pair of jeans is one of them.”

And straight-leg jeans are definitely the go-to fit and staple in every French women’s wardrobe. “The perfect straight-leg jean is a wardrobe essential that flatters most body types,” confirms Sézalory.

So, if you’re looking for an effortless yet timeless style, opt for a pair of high or low-rise straight-leg jeans in regular blue that will go with everything and fits every season.


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Here are a few straight-leg jeans I adore:

In addition to the straight-leg jeans, here are a few other timeless styles of jeans I recommend:

In terms of colors, black and dark blue denim is best for autumn and winter. Whereas regular, light blue and white jeans are better suited for the spring and summer seasons. For more information on how to style white denim, check out my previous article on how the French wear white jeans stylishly.

Where to Shop for High-Quality Jeans

When shopping for jeans, quality is key. Not only will deluxe denim feel better, but it will last longer too. To help you, I’ve compiled a list of the best jeans brands you need to consider next time you shop for new denim.

The best French jeans brands

International jeans brands I love

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How French Women Wear Jeans With Flair

The French know how to take this wardrobe basic to the next level. To inspire you, here are 10 jeans outfit formulas that will give you an idea of which elevated basics French women pair with jeans.

1. Leather Jacket + Navy Blue Jeans + Suede Boots

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2. Short Jacket + Straight-leg Jeans

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3. Cropped Coat + Wide-leg Jeans + Boots

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4. Long Coat + High-rise Jeans + Ballerinas

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5. Trench Coat + Straight-leg Jeans

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6. White Blazer + White Tee + Wide-Leg Jeans

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7. Beige Jacket + Straight-leg Jeans + Ankle Boots

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8. Tweed Jacket + Straight-leg Jeans + Slingbacks

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9. Oversized Blazer + Straight-leg Jeans + Stilettos

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10. Fringe Jacket + Flared Jeans + Suede Boots

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