We’ve been talking about the disappearance of skinny jeans for years, but now they’ve truly fallen out of favor. At the risk of sounding harsh, skinny jeans are over. Two of fashion’s most respected news sources, The Business of Fashion and Daily Women’s Clothingrecently made this bold statement.
Last month, WWD published an article titled “Blue skinny jeans are on the way to extinction”. The writer quoted a denim brand’s sales rep, who put it bluntly, saying, “Skinny jeans are not in fashion right now. Flares and wide-cut jeans are fashionable for the summer.” They interviewed several other denim brand reps, who said essentially the same thing. (Fun fact: other sentiments expressed were that more and more brands are adding a touch of stretch to their jeans, and that medium washes have replaced distressed ones for the time being.)
This week again, The Business of Fashion titled its Debriefing podcast episode, “The Fall of Skinny Jeans”. They used market research to confirm that for the first time, skinny jeans have fallen behind straight-leg styles. But they also pointed out that the style still accounts for 30% of denim sales in the United States, so it didn’t exactly faded away Again. B of F quoted Marie Pearson, senior vice president of denim at Madewell, as saying she’s never seen so many types of jeans fits and shapes sell.
That said, the style I’m here to endorse today is flare jeans, which the WWD implicit item have replaced skinny jeans. Scroll to shop the brands that make the best pairs in the trending style and see how the fashion folks are styling them.