10 Best Coated Jeans & How to Style Them

by Freya Wilcox
Woman wearing black coated jeans with a white and black striped tie front shirt

The coated jeans trend may have been around for a while, but it shows no signs of disappearing from our favourite fashion retailers – and we couldn’t be happier. From day to night, this style is extremely wearable, and yet adds a little edge to your outfit. We’ve selected our top 10 as well as stand out celebrity influencers to help you rock the leather look and feel confident in doing so.

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Coated Jeans To Suit You

Multiple brands have made coated jeans accessible and affordable. They can give your favourite skinny jeans look a complete refresh and are perfect for a chic daytime vibe as well as a night out on the town.

The high-rise style of coated jeans or waxed jeans mean that anyone, whatever size, can feel comfortable and gorgeous in this flattering, contoured shape. They also work with a huge array of fabrics, so anything from sheer shirts, relaxed cotton tees, metallics, satin, lace and stretch knits can be worn on top.

Black waxed jeans are a firm favourite amongst A-listers and on the high street. They sculpt your figure perfectly due to the stretch fabric, yet are just as comfortable as regular denim. Not only that, if you were ever in doubt how to wear black coated jeans, don’t be: they are hugely versatile, working with a slouchy denim shirt and trainers, or a crop top and heels. They can even make an appearance in your work wardrobe, too, paired with a blouse and structured blazer.

But don’t just think that black coated denim is all that is on offer. Brands such as Missguided and Asos stock a variety of colours such as blue, red and gold, which definitely won’t break the bank and could easily jazz up your wardrobe staple. We’ve also spotted white coated jeans for Spring/Summer. They work so well with denim on the top half.

The other great thing about coated jeans is that whether you’re a girly girl or more grungy, they can work for you. From stilettos to Converse, smart coats to oversized denim jackets – never has a more fashion forward item worked with so much and lasted so long!

Outfits with black coated skinny jeans

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Celebrity Inspiration: How to Style Coated Jeans

The leather coated jeans trend is ongoing in the world of celebrity, with stars such as Gigi Hadid and Jessica Alba showing how to style a relaxed look with the edginess of black waxed jeans. Long, duster style coats work really well with the ultimate skinny jeans, balancing out the frame perfectly. The lace-up detail is a real trend setter right now, too, with brands such as Missguided and Topshop showcasing it. Perfect for those wanting to make a statement with their jeans.

Gwen Stefani shows exactly how to glam up standard jeans and blazer outfits with a beautifully detailed, slightly oversized monochrome jacket (very Balmain), skinny coated pants and killer heels. And that red lip is to die for!

We love that Emma Watson has gone for some colour with a gorgeous deep red pair of coated jeans, but paired them with ballet flats rather than boots to suit the in-between weather. The more relaxed blazer and scarf works well during the day time, too; definitely a look we’ll be recreating.

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Top 10 Coated Jeans

Sure never to go out of style, this top 10 incorporate the must-have wax coated skinny jeans, alongside various colours and shapes to suit all sizes, needs and wants. So whether that be a low-rise pair for a relaxed day out, or a high-waisted pair with lace detailing or zips – we hope that one (or more!) has your name on it.

Asos has a huge variety of black styles to suit all body shapes. But there are also some colourful gems available so be sure to have a good look around.

Missguided and Boohoo are perfect if you are after coated jeans for the ‘big night out’, offering metallics and intriguing details in abundance. They are also so affordable that it really doesn’t matter if these trends are only around for a season or two!

But on the other end of the scale, Selfridges have a unique variety of colours and shapes for those who are feeling brave and are willing to spend a little more on something unique. We couldn’t resist including our favourite pairs from J Brand below.

And if you’re a fan of the style and fit of regular Topshop jeans, you definitely won’t be disappointed with what they have to offer in terms of coated denim. Durable, comfortable, and often at the same price point too.

Asos Missguided Petite Vice High Waited Coated Jeans in Champagne
Asos £25
Asos - Only Olivia Coated Waxed Jeans in Chocolate
Asos £20
Boohoo - Plus Liv Coated Skinny Jean in Black
Boohoo £28
Missguided Black High-waisted Coated Lace-up Skinny Jeans
Missguided £40
Missguided High-waisted Coated Skinny Jeans in Blue
Missguided £15
Miss Selfridge Super High-Waisted Black Coated Jeans
Miss Selfridge £28
Net-a-Porter J Brand Selena Cropped Coated Mid-rise Bootcut Jeans in Black
Net-a-Porter £235
Selfridges Karen Millen Metallic-coated Skinny Mid-rise Jeans
Selfridges £49
Selfridges J Brand Alana Skinny High-rise Coated Jeans in Claret
Selfridges £295
Topshop MOTO White Coated Jamie Jeans
Topshop £45

Go ‘Hell for Leather’ in Coated Jeans: Top Tips

  • You can be fashionable and practical in coated jeans – opt for a denim shirt and black skinnies in the day time, and change into court shoes and a blazer at night.
  • Black coated jeans can work with your favourite leather jacket, so give it a go for a ‘glam rock’ vibe.
  • Long duster coats look fab with a streamline pair of waxed jeans to balance out your shape.
  • The high-waisted look is great for a night out and very comfortable if it’s going to be a long one!
  • From classic Adidas trainers to pretty dolly shoes, coated jeans can work just as well with flats.
  • Don’t be afraid of colour – pale pastel shades and classic white waxed jeans are perfect for Spring and Summer, whereas dark reds and greens suit Autumn and Winter.
  • Opt for the lace-up look or bootleg cut if you fancy cool rather than classic.
  • Don’t just stick with a bit of shine on your bottom half – silk or metallic tops really complement the coated trouser.

The street style that can be worn day or night and during all seasons, women’s coated jeans are a fashion must-have. The style has been around for a long while, so you can rest assured that a classic pair won’t be done with by the end of the year. They may even replace your go-to denim. And has fashion ever been so comfortable? We think not!

Read more great articles on women’s fashion here at alexie.co.

Last reviewed and updated on March 9, 2017

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