The Boyfriend Jean History

The “boyfriend” style of cut originates from the first true blue jeans created in 1873. Since then, jeans have taken on a variety of cuts and fits; and for as long as denim has been a style staple, it has continually evolved from its original design, eventually leading to the boyfriend jeans fit.

Marilyn Monroe began the boyfriend jeans craze in the 1960s after being spotted in them on the set of Misfits. She would often wear loose-fitting jeans in contrast to her extremely feminine looks and create a more masculine beauty.

Decades later, Katie Holmes would walk out onto the streets of NYC after a dress rehearsal wearing Tom Cruise’s jeans. This created a slouchy and baggy look on her petite figure and was a major step away from the popular skinny jeans silhouette. Boyfriend jeans soon became popular again and were seen on celebs such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Reese Witherspoon.

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