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.

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Photo: Brandi Pettijohn/FilmMagic; INF; Chris Wolf/Flynet

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Petite on

I am petite and have to admit that I never fell in love with skinny jeans. For my body type, low rise straight cut or boot cut jeans are best. Petite body types never have the option of jumping on the bandwagon for jean trends so no loss for me. I think it’s better to stick with what works for your body type so you look well-dressed all year long. Flares… not my favorite look on anyone.

angie on

I do hope the fad for skinny jeans goes away.. but I do have to say, the classiest most versatile jeans for me, have to be trouser style jeans, period.

Morgan on

I think skinny jeans are unflattering on everyone, no matter what size you are. I am a size 0 and I tried on a pair of skinny jeans and I looked hideous. They make most peoples hips and butts look huge in comparison with the rest of their body, and I’m speaking for myself too.

Mindy on

Skinny jeans (tapered jeans) I will be glad to see go. You have to wear them with the right shoes not to mention have very long legs! What a relief that I won’t feel the need to buy them to be stylish!!

Tammy on

Nooooooooooo I love my skinny jeans….. they cant be over and i really dont think that just cause a few celebs stopped wearing them (for a couple weeks) means their over, and by the way to the previous comment no one is forcing you to wear them!!!! so its not that we didnt realise they don’t look good on everyone, trust me we notice lol!

Amy on

Thank god. I am built a little more like JLo or Beyonce-bootilicious! Since skinny is in (not in my world), then they of course look good on the stars. I look ridiculious in them. Hopefully they are done for good. As well as the anorexic trend! Curvy is beautiful too!

andrea on

i have trouble with jeans. i don’t like flares, but i don’t really want them to be straight down either. also i don’t like my jeans to be super low waist, but not too high. i’m a complicated person, lol.

Aimee on

I was never a fan of skinny jeans. Though I live in the most fashionable city in the US, I see way too many people who should not be out in them wearing them. They are only flattering if you have long skinny legs. And to those of you who think that the only people who hate them are those who look bad in them, I am a tall girl with long “chicken” legs, lol, and I still would never wear them.

Sarah on

hopefully this trend will go awat…i like them tucked them into boots- on some people! not everyone can pull them off! I think that boot cut or flared jeans can look great on anybody!

astoreri on

Thank God!!!!! Skinny jeans look good on like 0.1% of the population. The rest of us look much better in boot cut or straight leg.

The problem with the whole “if you don’t like em or don’t look good in skinny jeans don’t wear them” theory is that way to many people who DON’T look good in skinny jeans and totally CAN’T pull them off wear them anyway.

I’m actually not a fan of flared jeans either. They are another trend that I think only looks good on tall people (but again as with the skinny jeans not everyone can pull them off). Since I’m petite I won’t bother with them, just like I didn’t bother with the skinny jeans.

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