Published on june 20, 2017

Denim Stats You Didn’t Know

written by Team thredUP

You know jeans. You’ve worn them for as long as you can remember. They’ve been with you through the worst dates and the best birthdays. You’ve got a favorite pair that hugs your curves in all the right places and another pair for lazy nights spent binge-watching Netflix. But do you really know jeans? Read on to test your knowledge with some jeans stats you might not have known!

The total number of denim jeans sold around the world every year is 1,240,000,000 pairs!

Check out our 32 pages of denim pants in stock if you want to contribute to that number.

The average number of jeans a woman owns is 7 pairs.

There’s also something to be said for downsizing to just 4: a pair of black jeans, white jeans, dark navy, and light blue jeans!

The average price for a pair of women’s denim jeans is around $45.

But we’re willing to bet you can find plenty of denim pants on thredUP for a fraction of that price

Jeans are truly timeless

Slay in vintage flares. @styleismything

They started out as work pants in the 1920s and ’30s. By the time the 1950s rolled around, classic blue jeans were in full swing. Denim on denim cropped up in the ’60s and so did the groovy bell-bottoms cut. The 1970s introduced tighter, darker jean styles. Distressed denim and bleached denim were all the rage in the 1980s. The 1990s brought overalls to the forefront of jeans fashion. Then the 2000s were full of bedazzled denim and flare cuts. Since then, the 2010s have brought skinny jeans, ripped jeans, and boyfriend jeans into style.

Up and coming denim trends

Undone crops are all the rage. @sincerelyjules

The boyfriend jeans and high-waisted jeans trends of 2016 aren’t disappearing anytime soon, but some exciting new looks are in store for jean trends spring 2017 and the overall denim forecast of 2017! Keep an eye out for colorful embroidery – roses and tigers have been major motifs decorating everything from denim skirts to denim jackets, as well. Straight-leg fits with undone hems are also in store for denim trends of 2017, 2018, and beyond!

What’s your favorite denim trend of the last year or even the last century? Let us know in the comments!