Why Skinny Jeans are Here to Stay!
Have you heard? There’s been a ton of talk recently about the status of skinny jeans. Millennials and Gen Z have opposite views, as do women with varying body types. But we’re here to tell you that they ARE a classic in any girl’s wardrobe and why just one pair is never enough!
Let’s face it, today’s skinny jeans are really not at all the same as the ones from the 90s, the retro decade we’re all in love with.
Skinny Jeans History
Skinny jeans were first created in the early 20th century. In fact, they were originally called “waist overalls”! They became popular with men who wanted to wear them as both workwear and leisurewear. The trend was short-lived, however, because skinny jeans were replaced by baggier styles in the 1950s and 1960s.
During this time period, skinny jeans weren’t worn by women—they were considered masculine apparel. In fact, some women even wore men's pants if they wanted to look slimmer! Then came the 1980s and 1990s when women began wearing denim cutoffs more often than denim skirts or dresses (which was due in part to Madonna wearing them).
As a result, a new trend of wearing tight-fitting pants appeared on runways around the world: high-waisted black leather pants with a zipper on each side so that you could adjust them according to how tight or loose you wanted them to fit around your waistline area area before zipping them up completely closed (or almost closed) together tight enough so that they would stay up on your waistline area area without falling down all the time.
Is the Skinny Jean Dead?
Are skinny jeans out of style? Of course not!
While they were once considered "trendy" or "cool," they're now just part of our everyday wardrobe and are worn by people of all ages—from teens to adults.
There's no doubt that this trend will continue to be popular for years to come!
What Skinny Jeans are Made Of
With their smart blend of different fibres, leading to more stretchiness and recovery, meaning how much stretch your jeans can withstand before bouncing back to their original shape without bagging out at the bum or knees, the comfort factor is really what sets apart current skinnies jeans from their 90’s ancestors.
A soft cotton and polyester mix helps keep skinny jeans in place, while 2% spandex gives them major smoothing and body-flattering qualities. You want more of a silky feeling? Rayon or viscose makes denim super soft, and they will also make your denim look a little more dressed up. Just throw on a plaid blazer or a colourful hot pink jacket for those days when you want a chic casual vibe for school or the office. Here your super stretch skinny jeans will easily play the part of leggings but with a more polished look.
For the ultimate in smoothing and body-flattering, look for fabrics with a mix of 77% cotton, 14% polyester, 7% viscose, 2% spandex that will give your skinnies impressive stretch and recovery.
Do Skinny Jeans Stretch Out?
Do skinny jeans stretch out? Yes, they do.
Skinny jeans are designed to be tight and fitted, so they will inevitably stretch out over time. But that doesn't mean you should stop wearing them! You just have to make sure you take care of the denim so they'll last as long as possible.
We recommend washing them inside out in cold water and hanging them up to dry, but if you need to toss them in the dryer, don't overdo it—just use low heat for a short period of time.
And don't forget about your belt loops! If you're wearing a belt, make sure it's not too tight or too loose—you want it to stay on securely without causing any damage.
How to Wear Skinny Jeans
While some prefer the bagginess of mom jeans, other women just can’t get enough of slim-fitting jeans, which make them feel more feminine, dressed up and professional. High-rise skinny jeans are also amazing to help flatten out the belly and make those pesky rolls and muffin top practically disappear, while hugging your hips and thighs to give you smoother curves.
Thanks to new technologies, skinny jeans can now be designed to actually push up the bottom if you want a rounder looking figure. Similar to push up bras, which lift the breasts and give the appearance of more volume, push up jeans do the same but for the backside to provide a more rounded and perky behind.
So even if you’re not living in L.A. or called Kardashian, you too can have the curves of a Hollywood star and influencer. And you can thank your push up skinny jeans for that!
How Long Should Skinny Jeans Be?
There are a lot of different opinions about how long skinny jeans should be, but here are some best practices that will help you make sure you're wearing the perfect length.
First of all, when it comes to length, you want to make sure that your jeans don't bunch up around the ankle or fall below it when you're standing up straight. If they do, they're too long!
The second thing is that when you're sitting down, there should be no extra fabric bunching up around your ankles and making them look shorter than they actually are.
Finally, be careful about how wide the waistband is on your skinny jeans—it should fit snugly around your waist without being uncomfortably tight (unless that's what you're looking for).