Skinny Jeans: Wear with Caution

September 21, 2009 by Reverting  
Published in Trends

Do you remember those pictures of the big-hipped film stars of the 50s and 60s wearing those tight, unflattering cigarette trousers? Unless you’re built like Audrey Hepburn, you run the risk of looking just as ridiculous in skinny jeans.

Skinny jeans are not for the faint of heart or for those who are hip conscious, despite what the fashion magazines claim.  Most women complain about the size of their hips and bottom.  Skinny jeans draw attention directly to the backside by making the ankles and calves look incredibly small.  This affect can make shapely women appear to be out of proportion.

If you don’t have much in the hip department, however, skinny jeans can be a really flattering look for you.

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What other choices do I have?

So you’ve decided that skinny jeans are not for you, but you still want to look up-to-date.  You have a few options.

  • Wear straight-leg jeans in a dark wash.  Skip the boot cut style for now.
  • Wear straight-leg menswear inspired pants.
  • Wear a cute skirt or dress that suits your body shape with a pair of opaque leggings.

But I’ve just got to have the skinny jeans!

  • Get them in a dark color.
  • Try them on before you buy them, and make sure you can deal with how they look.  Use the three-way mirror.
  • Since the focus is going to be on your butt, wear a bright shirt that covers one-half to two-thirds of your backside for a more dramatic presentation.
  • Wear shoes that are also dark in color.
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7 Responses to “Skinny Jeans: Wear with Caution”
  1. XXElleXX Says:

    I go for jeans with plenty of stretch..I like dark indigo boot-leg jeans..they look good on me but maybe I should go for skinny jeans..I think they’d look better :-)

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  3. 3abkrino Says:

    Nice info :)

  4. nani varron Says:

    very informative….thank for the info……

  5. sihana Says:

    Tell me about it. I like this article. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Ardenwa Says:

    very nice, thank you

  7. Faith Summer Says:

    I tried on a pair of skinny jeans once, and left them in the shop once Id finally got em off! Not comfy and not flattering at all! You make a good point about them not being flattering for everyone, although some people dont realise that there are alternatives that they can wear! Well done!

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