The drop hem jeans trend is still going strong. You know the look – the darker denim shade at the bottom of unhemmed jeans made popular by Rachel Comey.
Well, there’s an easy DIY way to get a similar look using a pair of jeans you already have! You just need the right pair of jeans and a…
…seam ripper! That’s pretty much it.
Inspiration sources: (top) You’re Pretty, Bitch // Rachel Comey legion jeans from Nordstrom // drop hem crop jeans from Target (bottom) wide leg drop hem jean from Madewell // drop hem skinny jeans from Madewell // drop hem skinny relaxed jeans from Digfood
So how do you figure out what type of jeans will work for this project? Well, technically any pair of jeans will work…and lots of other pants too (not just jeans). But if you want a visual line of demarkation, like the ones in these photos, you’ll need a slightly lighter pairs of jeans that is true denim.
How to DIY the Drop Hem Jeans Trend
Grab a paid or denim jeans and a seam ripper and start gently ripping out the bottom seam from the pants. Do just a little bit at a time, and pull it back to determine if you have a darker denim underneath before undoing the entire hem.
If the color on the inside (which will be at the very bottom of the pants when finished) is what you had envisioned, rip the remaining stitching off the bottom of the pant (on both pant legs) and unravel the remaining material.
Photography Amelia Lawrence // Model Emma Spear
What do you think? Do you like the ‘after’ version better than the ‘before’?