Diane Keaton’s wide-legged jeans get raves from onlookers and celebrities

Diane Keaton posted the photo above with a caption I’m translating for you in mixed case below. (Hers was all caps.) She was wearing a pair of wide-legged jeans with a black grommet belt, a black turtleneck and one of her signature hats, except this one was large enough to look like something Pharrell Williams would wear. Plus she had on a pair of black platform shoes. She was magnificent, people noticed, and she got all sorts of compliments during her trip to Wilmington, Delaware.

Regarding these pants: this is seriously true. I wore them on the plane. I wore them in the Hotel Dupont. I wore them in the Delaware Art Museum. I wore them on a long walk through the Wilmington streets. I’m wearing them on the train to NYC. I’ve never received more compliments on anything I’ve ever worn in my entire life.

Yes these pants are outrageous and they look like those skater jeans from the 90s, but she’s rocking that look. She knew enough to pare it down with her top and accessories and let the jeans stand out.

After that everyone asked Diane where she got them, including Debra Messing, Lisa Kudrow, Tracee Ellis Ross and Aubrey Plaza.

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Diane delivered! They’re Maison Margiela which means they’re unaccessible to us plebes. I checked and similar pairs are going for around $480 on Net-A-Porter. However I found a dupe on Modcloth for $99.

As I often write, I’m an avid Goodwill shopper. I have a separate shelving unit just for jeans arranged by color and type with little labels (I have a labelmaker!) like “skinny,” “distressed,” “capris,” etc. I checked the “flares & bootcut” section, which has the most jeans I don’t wear. There is a nice pair of Joe’s flares in there that I’ve worn a few times and there’s bootcut Banana Republic jeans but nothing like this. I’m pretty sure I had jeans which were similar to Diane’s but I didn’t have the guts to wear them and donated them back. I’m going to look for jeans like that when I thrift! I know they’re huge and attention-getting, but they look amazing. I love that the 90s is back in fashion and I already rock the scrunchies, the velvet and the combat boots. May as well go all-in ridiculous jeans like this. Also I already have a grommet belt similar to that! I do.

This lady has STYLE




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  1. Ref7 says:

    So much “no” goes into Diane Keaton’s wardrobe.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, she’s hit-or-miss, IMO.

      Like, I really dig the white coat/boots outfit, but those ginormous jeans are heinous.

    • SilentStar says:

      Unpopular opinion maybe, but I LOVE her style. Not for me, but for her.

      I’ve also been waiting for wide leg pants to make a comeback. I can see it starting to happen, albeit slowly.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I love her style because it is so much hers. She looks joyful, happy and comfortable in her clothing. It’s perfect for her.

      • Jake says:

        Not an unpopular opinion, Keaton is an original. Granted, only she can wear what she wears, but it’s HOW she wears it: no fear, bold, and with no F’s to give. The pieces are amazing, so is Diane!

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Yes, I love her style too,p–for HER, though it wouldn’t work for most people. But people of real, notable style are the ones who allow their personality to dictate what they wear, rather than blindly following trends, and Diane’s fashion beautifully represents her quirky personality. Love her daring and her whimsy!

  2. Nicegirl says:

    I don’t mind the pants or her style but it’s so hard for me not to hate on her for being a WA apologist/supporter. I shouldn’t click on her stuff but it’s like a car accident for me, geez.

      • Nicegirl says:

        Sorry, CB, not trying to be an irritating commenter, although that 🚢 may have sailed long ago. I did see your tweet earlier. Just so hard not to associate her with WA and it has affected how I see her as a person/actress/woman, etc. not trying to wreck your buffet 😂 whatsoever. I’m like THE celebitchy.com super fan.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Yeah I’m not a fan of hers anymore becauae of that. But I do love and want those jeans!

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Who is WA?

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Double posting.

    • Valerie says:

      Yeah, I’ve soured on her quite a bit since she came out in support of him. I *almost* understand why. I imagine it would be difficult to face something like that about someone you know so well, let alone believe it, but I think it shows a huge lack of respect to his victims for her to be so dismissive of it. She claims to be a feminist yet gives no credence to the accusations.

      • maisie says:

        Yeah, she “supported” Allen, but reportedly she *never* left her kids alone with him.

        BoT, those jeans are heinous. How can anyone walk with all that denim flapping around your legs?

  3. Nicegirl says:

    Ps. I’m a huge Goodwiller and thrifter and I love your jeans shelf idea. How awesome!!

  4. Mgsota says:

    I love everything she’s wearing in these pics.

  5. Nikki says:

    These DO have a certain dramatic flair that could work for some people, but I’d feel like a gaucho . In all those “Who wore it best?” pages in tabloids, often my opinion is that they all look bad, the clothes are so unflattering/cheap.

  6. kim says:

    I love rocking my wide leg Lucky Brand jeans with a true jersey top.Mine aren’t as high wasted, which I’m glad for bc of proportion and cuteness. “skinny” jeans and yoga are ok, but they’re just too boring to look at every day.

    • (THE OG)@Jan90067 says:

      I got a GREAT pair of (of all lines) TopShop high waisted, wide legged jeans from Nordstrom. I have to say, wearing them with a wide belt and platforms (shoes or white sneakers), a “skinny” top, makes me feel like a kid lol. (And I have to say, having a smaller waist/top and wider thighs, it’s not a bad look!) 😏

  7. Chimney says:

    No sorry, not gonna let celebrities trick me into thinking 500 dollars is an okay amount to spend on what are essentially fancy JNCO Jeans. I’m having intense middle-school flashbacks just looking at them

    • mycomment says:

      I was at a nonprofit a couple of weeks ago and while waiting in the reception area, the receptionist was talking to someone about the $900!!! pair of sneakers she had treated herself to.. (that’s my rent). the first thing I did when I got home was check to see if there was such a thing … and i’ll be damned. several labels and some even higher priced.
      people are stupid.

      re Keaton’s style.. love her (although I suspect she’s exhausting to be around); and love her style. those pockets are hilarious; you’d be digging for hours for your keys/spare change.. and I love that she goes for comfort.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Is it really necessary to call people stupid because of how they choose to spend THEIR money?? It’s all relative. What is valuable to you is different from what may be valuable to someone else. And that’s okay.

  8. raindrop says:

    These jeans were everywhere about 20 years ago. I’m enjoying some of the 90s looks that are cropping back up again, but find it absurd and funny when people pretend like these are brand new ideas/trends. Especially people who were not only alive in the 90s, but were old enough to wear these styles the first time around.

    • Lightpurple says:

      In some of these pictures, she seems to be channeling the great Georgia O’Keefe. A local museum had an exhibit on Georgia a year ago, which featured many items of her clothes. Georgia designed and made a lot of her own clothes and there were definitely oversized jeans with large pockets and lots of big hats.

    • (THE OG)@Jan90067 says:

      ALL fashion is cyclical. There aren’t any “new” ideas really.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        ^^^This. The only “new” things come about because of technology (pantyhose, laser cut leather, etc.).

    • Myrtle says:

      My son went through a phase in the early 2000s where he basically lived in these jeans. I remember taking him to Hot Topic to buy them (for far less than Diane paid). One pair filled the entire dryer. It was around then I started having my kids do their own laundry. (Best single mom parenting choice ever!)

  9. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Those jeans are AMAZING. The Modcloth ones are too narrow in the hips to be a dupe IMO – BUT now I am on the hunt for a pair like Diane’s because they are PERFECT. I might go on The Real Real – a designer consignment online store that I LOVE and that I find really great designer pieces for a reasonable price point – and see what I can find

  10. Doodle says:

    I think they look ridiculous. If I were to wear those people would stare at me, and not in a good way.

    • koko says:

      I was kind of feeling in the minority till I saw your post, I agree, ridiculous.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The jeans look great on Ms. Keaton and would look great on Gwen Stefani but I am not sure they would great on everyone.

  11. Snowslow says:

    I love her style bc it’s HER style. She might pick up on some old trends but she turns them into her own.

  12. Ali says:

    I think she looks awesome! I could never pull off any of it but I’m so glad she’s out there doing it.

  13. KidV says:

    ’90s? She’s going back to the 70s. I had a couple pair of those in the late ’70s and would wear them with platform shoes as she’s doing. I loved those jeans.

  14. La says:

    These are giving me flashbacks to high school where my friends and I all wore ridiculously wide JNCO jeans and the whole skater look. Nope. Hard pass. I won’t go back.

    I did have a pair of (more reasonably) wide leg jeans about 15 years ago that I adored. I would love it if wide leg comes back because that is so much more flattering on my figure than skinny jeans!

  15. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    She makes me feel less apologetic about my choices lol. Imma black clothing, combat boot wearing mamma with big earrings, oversized watches and occasional hats and dusters. The boys like to mock me, but the alternatives make me cringe so there.

    • BengalCat😻 says:

      That’s my look too, lol! I wear lots of bracelets and rings and band tees. I’m 46 and I like to think I can still pull it off!

  16. Bryn says:

    We used to wear these in the early 2000s when I was in high school, I could fit a half case of beer in the pockets lol

  17. Ann says:

    Mostly, I don’t like her style all that much, she seems to put too much effort into being “quirky”.

  18. Sam says:

    Not my style, but gotta hand it to her and Helena Bonham Carter for keeping the kookiness. Makes life interesting.

  19. pantanlones en fuego says:

    I like the Modcloth ones better. I’m cheap though and I think that $99 is still too much for jeans.

  20. Mego says:

    Just a big no from me. Don’t like the jeans or her style at all.

  21. Sorella says:

    They are a BIG NO for me. But I like the look, these jeans suit a certain type of woman and Diane is certainly one of them, she has a kooky-oversized, original style. I work with a lady who has the same similar style, and I think a big part of the “they look SO great” comments are that they rock it with confidence, it suits them and THEIR look/persona. I really admire that!

    But the price tag…ugh, no way, she could have found it in vintage for much less.

  22. Ann says:

    I’m having flashbacks to my high school boyfriend and his JNCOs! He gave them up after freshman year but I still have a picture of him in those stupid jeans.

  23. FluffyPrincess says:

    I saw Diane Keaton in the Burbank IKEA in late 2018. She was with her assistant, and she seemed very down to earth. 3 college age guys were joking around and laying side by side on a bed, and she thought they looked like they were having fun and asked them if she could take their picture. She dresses just as you would imagine in her downtime too–even a hat, and she looked very stylish and chic, but no one really seemed to notice her. (but me, it seems.)

  24. FuefinaWG says:

    Back in the 1970’s, around ’73 or ’74, these first appeared on the scene. They were called “elephant leg” pants at the time.

  25. A Fan says:

    These jeans and top are very flattering on certain body shapes. Not all body shapes look good in the skinny jean trend.

    It’s too bad when trends ‘forget’ about the variety of shapes and what is flattering on each. Either you walk around looking worse than you could (until trend is over) or you look behind the times because you’re wearing something outdated but flattering.

    [*Or you simply don’t give a shit.*]

  26. Nancypants says:

    Yeah, that’s 1970s, maybe ’60s.
    I was a kid at the time but we called them ELEPHANT BELLS.
    They weren’t just bell bottoms; they were much bigger.
    They were really cool at the time.

    We also wore embroidered work shirts and fake silk shirts, pants made out of crushed,fake velvet and maxi dresses and other crazy sh*t.

    I think it would look better if it was a skirt and not pants.

    Maxi dresses are back but that’s not what they call them now.
    BoHo, I think.
    I still have those embroidered work shirts somewhere in my mom’s closet because she did them by hand.
    I should donate those.

    And she’s always had questionable taste in clothing but who cares?
    She used to always wear gloves and scarves no matter how hot it was but at some point, it came out that she was peeling herself all the time, you know, like skin peeling from lasers.

    She’s a nut. She’s not just quirky or eccentric. She’s a nut.

  27. Sparkly says:

    I think everyone’s mostly encouraging her to keep trying something other than suits.

  28. BW says:

    Oh, is the Annie Hall look back? Diane Keaton has always dressed like this. It’s just this time she’s pared it back so she doesn’t look ridiculous, compared to her normal look. I think people are complimenting her and hoping she gets the hint.

    • Sam the Pink says:

      People forget that Annie Hall didn’t have a stylist because Allen was trying to save money, so he just told Diane to bring her own clothes and style herself. And now people consider that movie to be “iconic” for fashion when in reality it was just Diane dressing herself.