breaking! Kobe Bryant Dead in Helicopter Crash at Age 41
ESC: Gigi Hadid, jeans

Xposure / AKM-GSI

ESC: 30 Days Denim Banners

The more wear, the better.

In the ‘70s and ‘80s, punk enthusiasts wore ripped jeans with accoutrements, like safety pins and buttons, in an act of defiance against mainstream fashion. These days, distressed denim is being taken to a whole new deconstructed level. And Hollywood's most fashionable ladies are leading the charge.

Everyone from Rihanna to Gigi Hadid is sporting the trend, wearing it in a variety of ways, from small ripped sections above the knee to fully exposed, gaping holes. Some may say that the distressed denim trend is getting out of hand, with some extreme iterations being almost unwearable. Others call it fashion.

Whether you're just dipping your toe in the trend or you're ready to push the boundaries, there's a distressed denim spectrum—and celebrities are our identifying markers. What stage is your style at and how far are you willing to go? Keep scrolling to see where you range.

ESC: Miranda Kerr, Jeans

Michael Simon/Startracks

ESC: Joan Smalls, Jeans

Pap Gossip / AKM-GSI

ESC: Zendaya, jeans

Anthony Oudot / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

ESC: Hailey Baldwin, Jeans

XactpiX/Splash News

ESC: Vanessa Hudgens, Jeans


ESC: Priyanka Chopra, Jeans

James Devaney/GC Images

ESC: Bella Hadid, jeans

Gotham/GC Images

ESC: Rihanna, Jeans

Robert Kamau/GC Images

ESC: Sofia Richie, Jeans

BG002/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

ESC: Gigi Hadid, jeans

Xposure / AKM-GSI

Where do you rank?

30 DAYS OF DENIM, DAY 25: Paris Jackson's Stylist Shares Her Denim Obsessions

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.