Say hello to double-waisted jeans: The strangest denim trend hitting stores this season

Kate Mendonca
Shopping Editor
Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

Fashion is all about pushing boundaries, being creative and looking forward to what’s new and exciting. Sometimes trends take hold of the public’s attention and stick around for years (think athleisure or streetwear), and other times they’re, well, just plain confusing.

I’ve been drawn to the denim world since I first started working in retail when I was 16, so I’ve seen my fair share of trends come and go, and recently while scrolling through my email I came upon a pair of jeans that really caught my attention - the Natasha Zinko Double Waist Asymmetric Jeans, retailing for $925 at Shopbop.

Image via Shopbop.

At first I was shocked at both the price and the double-denim design, but after digging around online it turns out the Ukranian designer has actually been selling pairs of double-waisted jeans for years and the trend is just now starting to catch on. The acid-wash jeans combine two denim styles into one pair, bringing together a high-waisted insert panel and a low-rise main design.

Zinko’s jeans not only offer a new take on double denim, but also seem to have inspired other designers with her inventive new design. I’ve come across multiple pairs of similar double-waisted pairs of jeans on the market, so for the early adopters looking for the absolute newest designs, you’ll find them thanks to brands like Maison MargielaSandro and Aries.

Image via Shopbop.

Despite the odd look of the double waistband, these jeans might actually be functional if you’re looking for extra storage space. With seven pockets, the Double Waist Asymmetric Jeans have plenty of space for your phone, wallet, keys and other daily essentials.

Although they do seem a little strange for everyday wear, these double-waisted jeans are actually selling out, with only three sizes left in stock on Shopbop.

Curious about the double-waisted trend? Take a look at some of the latest styles below and be sure to let us know if you’d rock this futuristic style and time soon.

Natasha Zinko Double Waist Asymmetric Jeans

Image via Shopbop.

SHOP IT: Shopbop, $925

Maison Margiela Double Waist Bicolour Cotton Denim Pants


SHOP IT: Luisa Via Roma, $855

Sandro Paris Layered Mom Jeans

Image via Sandro.

SHOP IT: Sandro Paris, $265

Aries Lily Double-waistband Jeans

Image via Matches Fashion.

SHOP IT: Matches Fashion, $190 (originally $475)

Maison Margiela Blue Two-Tone Denim Skirt

Image via SSENSE.


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