Would you wear it? Skinny Jeans

09/06/2006 at 05:46 PM ET

Skinny jeans — just the words alone seem to strike terror into the hearts of many women, but as it says in PEOPLE’s Fall Stylewatch issue, anyone can wear them — honest! Contrary to popular opinion, this look is not just for the waifish and slim of hip/thigh/butt. Within the skinny jeans world, there are a variety of cuts, lengths, and widths of the slim styles that can flatter any body type. And remember, it is all about proportion so consider wearing a longer, looser top with tighter jeans to balance yourself out.

1. If you are more petite, try a cropped style (like the J. Brand jeans, right) that really shows off a hot pair of heels.
2. If you are curvier, try a pair that scrunches around your ankle, which creates the same slimming illusion as a pair of bootcut jeans (see Kate Beckinsale, left).
3. If you want to make your legs look endlessly long, try a long pair of jeans pulled down over super- high heels.
4. If you don’t want to invest in designer options like the celebs, everyone from Target to the Gap is offering the look for less.

Tell us what you think: Do you like skinny jeans? Is this a trend you will try this fall?

To see more denim trends click here

Photo: Humberto Carreno/startraks

FILED UNDER: Denim , Trends

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shopdiary on

I’ve finally taken the plunge and bought not one but two pairs of skinny jeans. It’s not for the faint hearted that’s for sure!

Tracey on

SKINNY JEANS ARE TERRIBLE!!! This is “fashion” gone wrong, when you can see everyone jump on the bandwagon of a terrible trend. I don’t care what anyone says, NO ONE LOOKS GOOD IN SKINNY JEANS. They didn’t in the 80’s, and they don’t now. Same with ankle boots! People need to show a little independent thought and refuse to buy into these atrocious trends.

sapna on

OMG i definitely think this is going to be a big hit this fall…

seanan on

Why not wear skinny jeans again. Everyone did in the early 80’s. They were even high-waisted back then the new trend with a lower rise will be more comfortable.

Tia on

I LOVE SKINNY JEANS! I bought some and I think they look great on anybody who’s in shape! I’m so glad they’re back in style! I wear mine every week.

Stephanie S. on

Not bad if you have the right body and the right top.

Lynn on

Skinny jeans are probably one the worst trends out right now. I agree with Sapna, them along with ankle boots, and leggins are the uggliest, most unflattering looks out. The 80’s were bad enough the first time. Why are we trying to recreate them? Are designers really that hard up that they can’t come up with better concepts than recycling the tackiest decades trends? If you are going to bring back a decade, at least bring back one that had some fashion sense, like the 50’s and 60’s, with cute dresses and feminine looks.

anna on

Skinny jeans arent like terrible they look good if u have the right body type and it

anna on

Skinny jeanns look cool and trendy with the right acessories and body.

mono on

Let’s face it! Not anyone can pull off a pair of skinny jeans. No, they don’t look good on short or curvy girls. That’s the truth. So,if you have great legs…then go ahead and buy yourself a pair; if not,then do us all a favour and stick to your bootcut jeans.

And one more thing:the skinny jeans trend was big in Europe last year…

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