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?

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Photo: Humberto Carreno/startraks

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Danielle on

OMG, I LOATHE, HATE, DESPISE skinny jeans. I am 5’6″, about 115lbs..not overweight at all…and think they look ridiculous. Maybe good for tucking into boots, but that’s IT. Flashback to the acid-washed, tapered 80s nightmare. Little zippers at the ankles and all. Ugh. Not at all sexy like a pair of boot cuts or flares with heels. GO AWAY SKINNY JEANS!

jessica on

i would MOST DEFINATELY wear skinnys and tapered jeans. i just bought a pair of j brands online today and i cant wait to try’em on.

Mariah on

Ok i really love skinnys and all the girls at my school havr them! i want a pair for myself but i don’t know were to buy them i also love flats they both go togeather so good
i am considerd the fashion queen of the month in my class and i really need to get a pair!

jenjen on

Skinny jeans are not for the average body and I am not sure what kind of fashion statement designers are trying to make, but why would you create a style that don’t flatter most body types? Yes, I would wear them if I had teh body but I don’t…and I am not going to embarras myself (and everyone around me) by trying to make myself look good in them. It’s a bunch of BS that they can flatter any body type….

tneah on

Unless you have the scrawny legs of Kate Moss or Nicole Kidman, these jeans are horrible. If your legs are shorter and muscular, you will look “fat” in this style. Horrible “trend”. Every true style star really just wears what looks good on her body type period. Trends be damned. Look to Katherine Hepburn,Isabella Rosellini, Elle McPherson (who by the way could pull of the skinny jean quite well.) for inspiration.

uhyeah on

skinny jeans are the best thing in the world

finally something for really really skinny people [uhme]

if you are overweight you got the boyfriend jeans
if you are skinny you got low rise flair jeans
if you are extremly skinny you got the skinny jeans

its amazing
it goes well with everything

i hope it sticks around

mi66 on

TO EVERYONE SAYING OMG THEY ARE NOT MADE FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON WELL TOO BAD/ IT IS NOT A HORRIBLE TREND AT ALL

JUST BECAUSE YOU LOOK BAD IN IT DOESNT MEAN ITS A BAD TREND
ANYWAYS WHAT IS AN “AVERAGE” AMERICAN WOMAN??
5’5 AND 380 POUNDS??

SKINNY LEGS NEED SKINNY JEANS
FATTER LEGS NEED FLARE JEANS

BELIEVE ME IF YOU WERE EXTREMLY EXTREMLY SKINNY
YOU WOULD OWN 9 PAIRS

IM 90 POUNDS AND 5’1 AND IVE STRUGGLED ALL MY LIFE TRYING TO FIND JEANS THAT LOOK FIT AND NICE ON ME AND THIS IS IT

YOU DONT EVEN HAVE TO BE TALL .

i HOPE THEY STAY HERE FOR LIKE AT LEAST 3 YEARS OR MORE

krystal on

I think skinny jeans are the worst fashion trend. They dont look good on anyone! they need to go!!

NeeNee on

If most of you who think you look great in skinny jeans could see yourself walking away, you’d be horrified. Add high-heeled boots and you look like a streetwalker. Skinny jeans are a desparate attempt to sell something new by designers who don’t give a darn about clothes that flatter most women.

cc21 on

skinny jeans look good on anybody! u just need to find the right cut or length for ur body type. i no girls who look really good in them who arent overly skinny! if u feel comfortable and U PERSONALLY think they look great on u then why not? If you love skiiny jeans and are curvy then go for a darker wash which crunches a bit at the bottom over ur shoes. Its all about confidence peps! i was so nervous wearing my first ever pair outside the house, but now im so used to them.

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