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Advice
|9 Apr|3 mins

Skinny Jeans: There's A Style for Every Shape

Don’t let the name fool you, this cut looks good in all sizes
THE ICONIC
9 Apr
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When we first pitched this idea, there was a bit of a debate. “Do people still wear skinny jeans?”. Last year saw the rebirth of ‘70s flares, embroidered mom jeans and exaggerated wide legs, so it seemed as though all talk on how you should wear skinny jeans had fallen silent – almost as if the reigning must-have denim cut had unofficially become extinct many moons ago without any major announcement, and more importantly, without any replacement. However, a quick survey of the office floor revealed that while some women now wear nothing but mom jeans, and a few guys mostly wear straight-legs, almost everyone still had at least one pair of skinnies in their wardrobe and those that did, wore them on the regular.

Advice
|9 Apr|3 mins

Skinny Jeans: There's A Style for Every Shape

Don’t let the name fool you, this cut looks good in all sizes
THE ICONIC
9 Apr
Share:

When we first pitched this idea, there was a bit of a debate. “Do people still wear skinny jeans?”. Last year saw the rebirth of ‘70s flares, embroidered mom jeans and exaggerated wide legs, so it seemed as though all talk on how you should wear skinny jeans had fallen silent – almost as if the reigning must-have denim cut had unofficially become extinct many moons ago without any major announcement, and more importantly, without any replacement. However, a quick survey of the office floor revealed that while some women now wear nothing but mom jeans, and a few guys mostly wear straight-legs, almost everyone still had at least one pair of skinnies in their wardrobe and those that did, wore them on the regular.

People who love them, LOVE them, and it’s easy to see why - there’s no denying they’re the only cut of jeans that suits every shape. Tall, short, slender or curvy – skinny jeans do not discriminate (despite what their name suggests). Styling them takes very little effort too. You can pair them effortlessly with a simple tee, a hoodie, a dressy shirt or even a blazer they’re that easy to wear. In terms of how the design has evolved, they reached their peak in the 2000s when we decided we needed the same cut in every colour of the rainbow, and we got over that fad pretty quickly. Since then, new variations of the silhouette have less to do with the dye and treatment, instead what you should look for when you’re buying a new pair of skinny jeans should be the fit and finer finishes, like cropped lengths and frayed cuffs.

Find the right fit. A good pair of skinny jeans should follow your natural shape and flatter your figure. Keep them skinny but not skin-tight. They should hug you like a close friend, not smother you like a needy pet.

Show some actual skin. Cropped styles have replaced the uber-long lengths of their predecessors. Try rolling the cuffs or simply chopping them off at the ends to achieve the desired length and show a hint of ankle.

Simplicity is key with skinnies. You don’t need to get too experimental with colours and dye treatments – all you need is a dark pair for smart-casual occasions and a light stonewash for every day.

For more options, discover our denim collection and find a pair of jeans to give you that comfortable hug only a skinny could offer.

THE ICONIC
Fashion Team
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