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Old 09-01-2012, 11:11 PM
 
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I am asking this because I am 5'10'' and 135 pounds, and have some muscle, so I appear lean. However, my friend, Karen (my so-called girlfriend, which I don't have) is short and chubby. In fact, when I wear regular jeans I look skinnier than when she wears skinny jeans. So are skinny jeans supposed to make people look fat?
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Skinny jeans mean they are cut "closely" and formfitting. It has nothing to do with how you lok in the jeans, but how the jeans lok in relationship to your body.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:33 AM
 
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To let fat people know that should they should not wear them.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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So are skinny jeans supposed to make people look fat?
Skinny jeans have tight legs all the way down to the ankle. They are a fashion reaction to the flared leg designs that had been popular before. And like all fashion reactions, they have one purpose... to sell you something new.

And yes, they make most people look fat. You have to have a very lean figure to look good in them. Which means that most people don't look good in them. But everybody is buying them.

Fashion has never been logical.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:45 AM
 
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The skinny jeans look is just a fad; it will end and then the next generation of jeans will appear. Usually these fads are promoted to get consumers to rush out and buy new clothes so they feel "in" with their clothes.

Personally I think the skinny jeans are very unattractive; but to each their own.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Skinny jeans are a glorified pajamas.

Since I believe the trend is 90's with all the neon colors they might bring back the really long skirts with layering and dressy hats.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I personally think they can look cute on virtually anyone (well women at least), but proper fit is critical. The ground rules: get the right size and size up if you have to. If you go skinny on the bottom, then make sure your top is looser. I haven't figured out the rules for the men. It is definitely harder for them, because the "ideal" body type is a little unbalanced top to bottom, so the proportions can be weird.

In my book, they look best on someone who has long shapely legs, but you can still wear them if you don't.

Skinny jeans end up looking crappy when people get the wrong size or wrong rise and have muffin top. And then they pair it with the wrong shirt: something to short or too tight or both.

Picking the right shoes and the right length is important too.

I am decidedly not skinny, and wear skinny jeans often. I was actually really happy about this trend. Considering I have thick thighs, regular jeans were always tight in the thigh unless I sized WAAAAY up and get a ton of tailoring. So at least now it is intentional!

I generally pair my skinnies with a pair of flats, a longer top or blouse and a cardigan of a similar length. My legs end up looking a mile long.

I have a really simple rule to evaluate if I can get away with a trend. I ask my mom. If she thinks my outfit is cute, then it is appropriate. (My mom is super conservative and extraordinarily picky on evaluating what body types should wear which outfits)

So feel free to wear your skinny jeans (even if you wear a double digit size and are not skinny), just create your outfit wisely.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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If you're skinny, you'll look skinny. If you're larger, you'll look it! Skinny jeans aren't "girdles"...they are simply pants that fit tight to your body. It will show what you have!!
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Warwick, RI
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Skinny jeans are designed in a way that allows them to be made with the least amount of cheap, thin material possible, making them very cheap to produce with a name designed to make people want to wear them. Cheapen em up, thin the material down to nothing, slap a trendy name on them and sell them for way more than they're worth. And for the most part, people look ridiculous wearing them. Forget skinny jeans and give me a pair of good old fashioned Levis any day!
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Skinny jeans are the worst trend to ever appear in this lifetime.
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