Are Skinny Jeans Over Already?

12/07/2006 at 06:00 AM ET

Well, that was quick! Apparently our readers aren’t the only ones ready to retire the skinny jeans trend. Former drainpipe devotees Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton have come out in flared jeans in the past few weeks, and Rachel Bilson, who we thought looked adorable in her skinny jeans, has also moved onto wider straight leg jeans. We’re not chucking our skinny jeans yet — they are still the easiest cut to tuck into boots — but it looks like this trend is winding down. Do we hear a collective sigh of relief? Let us know.

To get the scoop on denim, click here for more in Off the Rack.

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Sydni on

Its about time the skinny jeans went away. I mean people need to understand that they don’t look good on everyone. Only if your anorexically skinny, maybe. But then you just look gross.

Skinny jeans do look okay tucked into boots though. I just don’t like them with the heels and stuff.

lauren on

What? I LOVE and live in my skinny jeans! what will i do when i can’t wear them anymore?

Twentyfourgetonwithit on

I will still wear my skinny jeans. Nicole Ritchie and Paris Hilton don’t affect my personal style.

Merissa on

If they’re over I’m glad cause i hated those anyway
I am more a fan of the low rise bell jeans………so sexy!

Leonie on

I am DEFINITELY over skinny jeans, but only if you can be over something if you’ve never been into it in the first place. They’re just not flattering on me, and on most people I’ve seen wearing them.

I’m (almost) proud to say I don’t own a single pair of skinny jeans, and have stuck to my flares and wide, straight jeans.

Hurray for the demise of these awful skinny jeans!

Erin O on

I’m bummed. I love skinny jeans. They look adorable on with flats and boots, which I absolutely wear all the time. Well, this is one trend I’m not letting go of yet. Go ahead Hollywood. Here in Germany, skinny jeans live on!

T L on

Who cares!

mg on

Oh no! I absolutely adore skinny jeans, I just find them to be so clean and chic. If this trend is truly on its way down I will not be sighing in relief, rather hunched in depression. Let’s keep them skinny jeans around!

Mags on

THANK GOD! I’m a bigger gal (a hippy size 10) and there was no way I could get on the skinny jean band wagon. I love my flares and bootcuts…sticking with them.


I can only HOPE that the phase is over!! Skinny jeans are only made for those that are a size 0 while the rest of us have to be “out of style”.

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