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