Allright. Though this is an opinion thread, it seemed to fit within the guidelines of Cafe Society… fashion is part of that, no?
So, in the thread about Christina Hendricks, skinny jeans have come up a few times and I wanted to give them their own thread. Some people are against them on curvier girls, some for.
I’m very much in the crowd of pro-skinny-jeans for nearly all women, IF THEY FIT PROPERLY. Obviously that’s always the case, but oh so important for jean-type pants. Muffin top is always, always bad. But the argument against seems to be that they make you look larger because of the taper. Well, the thing is, that’s pretty much as large as you *do *look. Naked, you do taper down from your thighs to your ankles. Unless, again, they’re way too tight and are bunching and cutting into flesh, of course that’s bad. A properly fitted pair of skinny jeans shows off curves flatteringly. I think women think that really flared jeans “balance out” their shape and perhaps are a bit more slimming. But I never see that - I want to see it, I wish it was happening, but when I wear flared jeans, but my thighs are still the same size and now I’ve got some mermaid things going on with a flared base.
In the last few years, my size has changed back and forth a little. But when I buy well-fitting, non-skin-tight skinny jeans, they flatter everything. They make shape more important than size, I think.
However, denim leggings (or, shudder, jeggings) should rot in hell forever. I hope we can all agree on that.
So, Dopers, skinny jeans. Are they really a “right, not a privilege”?