8 Must Have Festive Metallic Holiday Jeans

L’AGENCE Margot Skinny Jeans in Purple Crackle Foil

Can you believe it’s almost December? We’re heading into full blown festive explosion mode and what better way to celebrate than with some new denim that’s perfect for the holiday season? Every year when December rolls around, we start seeing lots of metallics, foils, and coated jeans in extremely bright colours, so I’ve rounded up 8 different pairs that I think are ideal for it.

When it comes to the festive holiday parties, one of the best ways to make a statement is in a pair of jeans like these, teamed up with a smart blazer, some heels, and a clutch. Dresses are of course a fab option, but December’s always absolutely freezing and there’s potential for snow, so wearing a dress in sub-zero temperatures while travelling? I prefer to pass on that, even with tights… So while everyone else is rocking up in their cocktail dresses with sequins, you will stand out in a pair of metallic foiled jeans that are as stunning to look at on the shelf as they are to wear.

My favourite pair of jeans out of this list are the purple foil ones above. The colour is just spectacular and I don’t think I’ve seen a pair of jeans with this shade of purple before, and even though red and green are usually the merry go to colours, I think this purple screams Christmas just as much as it has the perfect hue! With black blazers and heels, you can’t go wrong!

Rag & Bone High Rise Coated Skinny Jeans in Red Metallic

If you prefer something a bit more subdued, a muted coated red could be the option for you. They aren’t too shiny, they aren’t too bright, but they have just enough colour in them to make them festive and fun while being understated. I’d say these are a winner too!

L’AGENCE Margot Skinny Jeans in Evergreen Coated

Green! What could say festive more than a rich evergreen? I think this shade from L’AGENCE reminds me of a Christmas tree so that’s why I chose it. It’s much easier to wear than red as dark green is subtle, but it still has a festive pop to it that you can easily work with when it comes to your other items. I love the model’s pairing of the velvet blazer, that really gives it a boost.

7 For All Mankind Studded Skinny Jeans in Black

Now if you have more of an edgy style and prefer black, why not try a coated black with some side seam studs? The raw, unfinished hem just makes them tougher, but at the same time if you wore a red top or something velvet with these, it could have a subtle festive undercurrent.

Rag & Bone High Rise Skinny Jeans in Gunmetal Metallic

Perhaps colour isn’t really your thing, but black is too dark for you, so why not try grey? We don’t often see coated or metallic grey options as it’s usually silver, but gunmetal has a great vibe. I’ve already thought up so many ways to wear these, and if you’re already a fan of grey jeans, these will be the perfect choice for you as you can wear them in all of the same ways.

J Brand 835 Mid Rise Coated Skinny Jeans in Phenomena

If you do love red, and you do want a brighter pair, these might be a better option over the pair near the top of the list. They’re more vibrant and have more of a real red undertone, which suits the Christmas spirit perfectly.

7 For All Mankind Ankle Skinny Jeans in Emerald Metallic

Again, if you loved the green pair but they were too muted for you, 7 For All Mankind have a metallic pair which actually have peacock undertones so they are really shiny and foiled as they’re not just coated with a wax. The shine on these looks fantastic and also reminds me of a mallard duck too!

MOTHER The Rascal Ankle Jeans in Guilty Flash

Lastly, if metallic and coating isn’t your thing and you really want to keep things as understated as possible, so you blend in at the holiday parties rather than stand out, but you don’t want to completely give up a small hint of festive cheer, these could work. They’re a simple, plain black jean, but they have a tuxedo stripe made out of lots of little seed beads, all sewn together, so you get that glitz and glam while remaining smart and classic. Could be a win, win?

How are you wearing your festive jeans this year? If you don’t have any, either of these will be a perfect choice and you can just shop the jeans with the links below each image. The links are affiliated, so buying them through The Jeans Blog helps to keep the site running. As always though, we would love your opinions! Lorna.



  1. Lu
    November 27, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    It’s great to see that coated and metallic are at the fore front again. The ones released in recent seasons would be perfect to wear without having to buy new. There’s also the secondary market where previous releases are available for less than buying a new pair at full retail.

    • Lorna
      November 27, 2018 / 6:00 pm

      Yep! There’s still previous ones if people still have them in their wardrobes!

      • Lu
        November 29, 2018 / 3:56 pm

        It would be nice to see more people wear metallic and coated jeans year round and not limited to the xmas season only. They are eye catching and very flattering any time of year.

        • Lorna
          November 29, 2018 / 8:47 pm

          I love them that much too! So fingers crossed!

  2. Tom
    December 3, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    any guys thinking of joining in with these πŸ™‚ ,
    I do like the look of the Rag and Bone in Gunmetal… very tempted

    • Lorna
      December 4, 2018 / 12:37 am

      I’ve found that metallic coated jeans do often run smaller as the metallic finish often makes them stiff, so order your normal size and a size up just in case! πŸ™‚

      • Tom
        December 5, 2018 / 2:35 pm

        thanks Lorna – will let you know πŸ™‚ … looking stand out from the crowd !

        • Lorna
          December 5, 2018 / 3:41 pm

          Good luck πŸ™‚

          • Tom
            December 13, 2018 / 12:11 am

            hey lorna,
            so I went for it with the rag’n’bone but in the muted red, had much fun wearing them:) πŸ™‚ what a super fitting jeans
            … thanks for the article whilst I know it wasn’t originally aimed for guys … I wore them with pointed black suede Chelsea boots…

            • Lorna
              December 13, 2018 / 12:15 am

              Oh cool! Do you have any pics? πŸ™‚

  3. Tom
    December 17, 2018 / 11:37 pm

    no decent ones… will try when I wear them again and let you know πŸ™‚

  4. James
    December 23, 2018 / 8:51 am

    Oh WOW!! Look at those purple babies, they’re awesome. I’d love a pair of those but think they’ll be too short. I like my jeans to be 32″ inside leg so they cover my ankle. I have some American Apparel disco jeans in purple which were all the rage a few years back and I’ve not worn them for a while. I think you’ve just inspired me to get into them Lorna!!

    • Lorna
      December 23, 2018 / 5:16 pm

      Oh yeah, go give them a go! I love purple!

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