Pleated Jeans [April 2024]

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Workwear has had a huge influence over the past few seasons. Of all the workwear characteristics, pleating is a designer favorite. As denim and workwear go hand in hand, naturally we are seeing a pleated revival.

For pleated design, many have kept true to the original workwear inspiration: the working woman.

And as a result, the jeans have clean lines, wider hems and some being cropped for ease of movement. These styles reflect the time when women joined the workforce, making a style that works just as well for the women of today…just as they did way back when.

Our Favorite Pleated Jeans

And a little about what makes each special…

Stretch Jeans | Kennedy Hr Wide Pleat Jeans for $329.00 from

5In Mid-weight, non-stretch denim, pleated front, raw waistband, full length, hook-and-eye closures at waist, zip fly, 5-pocket styling

Jeans | Flora Pleated High-rise Wide-leg Jeans – Blue for $425.00 from NET-A-PORTER

Nili Lotan’s ‘Flora’ jeans are made from faded denim with tailoring elements, so they look particularly smart.

Flare Jeans | Damon Pleated Wide Leg Jeans for $595.00 from

5in mid-weight, non-stretch denim, faded wash and worn edges, pleated front, button closure and zip fly, 5-pocket styling

Wide-Leg Jeans | Damon Pleated High Waist Wide Leg Jeans for $595.00 from Nordstrom

Wide-leg jeans cut from nonstretch Japanese selvedge denim.

How To Wear Pleated Jeans

Pleated’s clean lines and overall smart feel dress up anything you wear. You can easily pair them with a graphic tee and a motorcycle jacket for a sample everyday look or dress them up with a crisp white button up shirt or sweater and sandals for something that has a french ease to it.

How do you choose to style them?

This page was last updated on Monday, April 8, 2024