Are Skinny Jeans Over Already?

12/07/2006 at 06:00 AM ET

Well, that was quick! Apparently our readers aren’t the only ones ready to retire the skinny jeans trend. Former drainpipe devotees Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton have come out in flared jeans in the past few weeks, and Rachel Bilson, who we thought looked adorable in her skinny jeans, has also moved onto wider straight leg jeans. We’re not chucking our skinny jeans yet — they are still the easiest cut to tuck into boots — but it looks like this trend is winding down. Do we hear a collective sigh of relief? Let us know.

To get the scoop on denim, click here for more in Off the Rack.

Photo: Brandi Pettijohn/FilmMagic; INF; Chris Wolf/Flynet

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Kat on


Michele on

I’m glad if skinny jeans are over. Nicole looks so cute in that pic!!!

Sondra on

I only use my skinny jeans when I wear boots and they are tucked in. I am a fan of the straight leg/Boot Cut…this style is not too wide like flare or straight like the skinny. It’s what works for your shape and what type of jean it is. Jeans are tricky. One pair will look good on someone and not on someone else. That is why jeans are the hardest thing to buy in my book BUT I SURE DO LOVE THEM;-)

C on

Where I come from those have always been called “TAPPERED” and not “skinny” and as far as I am concerned those went out at the same time the BIG HAIR did in the 80’s. They are just very unflattering no matter what size you are. I’m stickin’ with my trusty flares and boot cuts!

andre on

I love the skinny jeans… I am not about to stop wearing them just because they don’t. And I love how they look with heels, very clean and sleek

Jane on

Guys, if you don’t like em’, don’t wear em’!! Why is everyone so hung up on the whole skinny jean phenomenon?? I’m a size 4(that doesn’t mean anorexic does it?!?!) and i wear them and i think they look fab! And I also think they look fab on many other people as well. it’s just the same as everything else…it’s just got to suit your body that’s all! Personally, i hope they stay in style for a long time…this is the most variety we’ve had in fashion for a long time!!!

Marina on

flared jeans are horrible; I always hated wearing them. I actually think I threw them all away…

Rebecca on

So glad this trend died fast! Although I never would have gotten a pair myself- I didn’t ever like skinny jeans and never will.

never on

I never even wore the skinny jeans. Do these girls really have that much power of the fashion trend? If so, thats rediculous.

Ann on

OMG!!please not yet! in my side of the world its just starting.. well ive been a fan of skinny jeans for 3 months now and the crowd here just starting to embrace it.
and since im a big nicole richie fan!!
it’s only reasonable that i follow her trends.

i swear!! it does look good on me!

im just not ready to let goof it yet..

its soooo too soon!!

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