September 9th, 2017
Vogue Paris

Frayed Days

According to the street style pics from the NYFW SS18 shows, the frayed denim trend is still going strong. Alyson Walsh gave DIY tips and maintenance advice in her white jeans series post.

Image © Sandra Semburg for Vogue Paris


what's new


The Cardigan balloon-sleeved wool cardigan


Milou roll-neck wool-blend sweater


Erith leather midi skirt


Suede over-the-knee boots


Contrast-trim shearling jacket


Perry patent leather pumps


Nate aviator-style tortoiseshell sunglasses


Cashmere sweater


Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest


Silk-satin midi skirt

M.I.H JEANS + Goldborne by Bay Garnett

Anita cotton-blend velvet top


Cantwell double-breasted cashmere coat

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  • Gave the hem of a few jeans and denim shorts a DIY cut this season to modernize their look.

    karenSeptember 9th, 2017  8:08 AM

  • Love this image! The hems are nice but I don’t think they are as umpiirtwnt to the image as the polished look of the sweaters and shoes!

    Paula BSeptember 9th, 2017  8:27 AM

  • So cute! And perfect for this weather.

    joannawnycSeptember 9th, 2017  9:40 AM

  • Here is a tip from my dry cleaner: fray the hems and then run a double line of stitching right above. You get a modern look but jeans do not unravel and don’t look too sloppy.

    julieSeptember 9th, 2017  9:53 AM

  • I agree with Paula B and like seeing this IRL. I’ve been afraid the frayed hem could look a little country bumpkin but these looks are great!

    JenniferSeptember 9th, 2017  10:10 AM

  • I concur with Jennifer’s thoughts- a country bumpkin possibility-I suspect it depends on how much style you have to carry it off……

    RuthSeptember 9th, 2017  10:42 AM

  • I get nervous about light and frayed denim, and it has the risk of looking terrible if done wrong. I like how they’re keeping it chic and simple letting the fray be that extra touch.

    JessSeptember 9th, 2017  1:16 PM

  • These women look fabulous! Loving the higher waist and shorter hem!

    PaulaSeptember 10th, 2017  1:40 AM

  • At the beginning of the summer, I tried a pair of white jeans with frayed hems and back they went. I just didn’t feel pulled together. I do love the higher waist and shorter, slightly flared hem though. I also like that even though the wash of these jeans.

    kimSeptember 10th, 2017  10:50 AM

  • Love this – just effortlessly cool and relaxed!

    Paula C.September 10th, 2017  2:37 PM

  • Such an easy update with something we all have….great jeans…and free!

    CariSeptember 11th, 2017  8:32 AM

  • Love this picture. They both look great, in a casual but sophisticated 90s way (makes me think of old photos of CBK) and I’m still on the hunt for some perfect Levis.

    bllSeptember 11th, 2017  10:20 AM

  • any one know who makes the cropped rust sweater? lovin that…..along with the frayed jeans….

    tina wrotenberySeptember 17th, 2017  4:21 PM


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