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The rise of the denim trend has brought with it a slew new styles, cuts and washes. But which one should you buy?
The Hollywood Reporter asked top stylists, who work with stars like Emma Stone and Jennifer Lopez, to break down their favorite denim styles. With options ranging from boyfriend fits to super stretchy skinny jeans, one is bound to find a new pair to obsess over.
Penny Lovell: CITIZENS OF HUMANITY
Penny Lovell, whose clients include Anne Hathaway and Rose Byrne, favors the Corey Slouchy jean, a slimmed boyfriend fit; $328, CitizensofHumanity.com.
Elizabeth Stewart: MOTHER
“I do not live in jeans, but when I wear denim, it’s Mother!” says Cate Blanchett’s stylist Elizabeth Stewart. The Runaway in Clean Sweep (with Lycra for stretch); $198, MotherDenim.com.
Kate Young: AMO
“I love my AMO Babe jeans,” says Kate Young, who dresses Natalie Portman and Sienna?Miller. Babe in ’70s Blue; $253, at The Line.
Mariel Haenn: R13
Jennifer Lopez’s pro Mariel Haenn, half of the styling duo Rob & Mariel, wears R13’s angled fly for something avant-garde. X-Over in Dark Vintage; $395, at Barneys New?York.
Cristina Ehrlich: INDUSTRY STANDARD
“The fit and comfort make them wearable for work and play,” says Brie Larson’s stylist Cristina Ehrlich of the L.A.-made label. Margot Highrise skinny jean; $115, IndustryStandardNY.com.
Petra Flannery: FRAME
Emma Stone’s glam guru Petra Flannery says Frame is her “go-to” for a superslim fit (the brand’s also a favorite of Lupita Nyong’o’s stylist Micaela Erlanger). Le High Skinny in Sayville; $219, Frame-Store.com.
Ilaria Urbinati: J BRAND
“J Brand’s Maria jeans — always!” says Ilaria Urbinati. Maria High Rise in After Dark; $188, JBrandJeans.com.
Karla Welch, Jeanann Williams: LEVI’S
Distressed Levi’s are a must for Justin Bieber’s stylist Karla Welch and Naomi Watts’ stylist Jeanann Williams. Vintage Clothing 1967 Customized 505; $278, Levis.com.
Erin Walsh: M.I.H
“The ‘Phoebe’ style is pure genius,” says Erin Walsh, who works with Sarah Jessica Parker. Midrise, slouch Phoebe boyfriend jean; $260, US.MIH-jeans.com.
A version of this story first appeared in the May 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
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