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Alexis Parente
Oct 05, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

The newest denim trend involves an unexpected finish—or rather, a non-finish. The latest crop of jeans boasts modern-day versions of traditional hemlines, from distressed fringe to raw scissor-cut ends. We rounded them up and grouped each reinvented hem treatment by category. Shop our favorites, below, for an instant denim upgrade.

The Turn-Down Seam

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Take out the seam entirely. Undoing them (as in, unfolding the seams) results in a neat, striped tie-dye effect that caters to the effortless-cool girl.

Shop the styles: Rachel Comey, $450; avenue32.com. J Brand, $278; matchesfashion.com.

Scissor-Cut Hem

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Who needs a tailor when you can take a scissor to the bottom of your jeans? We are all about the raw edge with some stray fringe.

Shop the styles: Mother, $205; motherdenim.com.​ Raey, $179; matchesfashion.com.

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Fringed Edge

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Tap into your inner Boho spirit with a fringe hemline. To fully embrace the trend, reach for a flared '70s-style silhouette as well.

Shop the styles: Marques'Almeida, $370; net-a-porter.com. Current/Elliott, $360; farfetch.com.

Tailored Cuff

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This one isn't distressed, but this sleek hemline deserves a mention. The trouser-denim hybrid has made a comeback with a tailored wide cuff. Elevate your denim wardrobe with this clean approach to the hem.

Shop the styles: 7 for All Mankind, $189; 7forallmankind.com. Frame Denim, $395; avenue32.com.

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