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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andrea on

I Just bought a pair yesterday and i’m short and i dont have the skinniest legs but they actually look good on me. They look great with a cute pair of flats or high rounded toe heels

Laura on

I’m sorry but whoever commented on skinny jeans only looking good on long legged girls should remember that most of us long legged girls can’t find a pair long enough! I have a 36″ inseam and for the life of me can’t find any of those damned UTI causing jeans to fit even close to my ankle!

Amber on

I think skinny jeans look fantastic on us girls. I own four pairs and the looks and comments I receive from men and women alike have never been less than complimentary. I am definitely NOT skinny but I say buy ‘em, wear ‘em and be proud to show your butt off in ‘em! And as for being horrified if I could see myself walking away, well, I do own a mirror and… I don’t think so! May they continue to be sold! The tighter the jeans the better.

Nataly on

I’M 5’11’ AND VERY SKINNY WITH AN INSEAM (LENGTH FROM CROTCH BONE TO ANKLE) 0F 36 INCHES, MY LEGS ARE VERY THIN AND OMG SKINNY JEANS LOOK AWESOME, YEAH THEY ARE FROM THE 80’S BUT THIS TIME THEY ARE IMPROVED AND LOOK MUCH BETTER THAN THEY DID BACK THAN AND HELLO PEOPLE FASHION RECYCLES ITSELF ALL THE TIME. I’M SOOO BORED OF THE FLARE AND BOOTCUT THE TREND HAS BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS AND HELLO THAT CAME FROM THE 70’S. MAYBE THEY DONT LOOK THE BEST ON PLUMP SHORT CURVY WOMEN BUT THAT DOESNT MEAN THEY DONT LOOK GOOD MODERATLY CURVY, LONG LEGGED, TALL WOMEN LIKE ME. I’M ALL FOR DRESSING FOR YOUR BODY SHAPE AND SKINNY JEANS ARE WHAT FITS MY BODY PERFECTLY BUT THAN AGAIN SO DOES EVERYTHING ELSE HAHAHA!!!!!

kristen on

Skinny jeans need to go away. Wear bootcut instead. They’re more flattering.

Shu on

I’m so skinny too, 5′ and 100 pounds. I’ve got very very skinny legs, and believe me I don’t like the way they look on me. ¡¡I look horrible!!
No way i’m wearing such a thing.

Bella on

Hello, the 80’s called and they want all of their Skinny Jeans back!!

Coucou on

I’ve been thinking and looking around for the last 2 years the skinny jeans appeared and guess what???? i just bought a pair!!! I’m curvier than both JLo and Beyonce , 5.4 and 120 pounds, and I always said I would never wear them. but I finnaly tried them and found a pair that fits me in James brand. Because I think the trend will not last that much anymore, I didn’t want to pay a lot, they were 60% off and it was good. It’s more straight, not cig but it goes with those pregnant tops that flare around the waist and it’s perfect!!!! for my body. Can’t wait to wear them!!!
If you’re not obese and too short, I say go 4 it!!!

C on

I would I think they look great I have a pair off black ones and I am planning to get a pair of white ones the look fab with ballet pumps

Cody on

I recently did an article or our school newspaper on skinny jeans and although people didn’t respond very fondly to it. I basically said that skinny jeans are for people who are SKINNY. Not people who are average or fat. And even skinny people look bad in them, but at least it’s tolerable. They look like those “relaxed fit” jeans your grandma would wear. I think they’re gross.

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