Today's Wall Street Journal calls skinny jeans into question, pointing out some scary health issues related to the tight pants trend. But are they really all that bad? We discuss.
And, contrary to the misleading moniker, "skinny jeans" aren't just for skinny humans. For those of us not built like models, fitted pants do more for one's body than flares, bell bottoms or bootcut pants -- adding a giant orb of fabric around the skinniest part of one's body does not flatter. Really, anyone with thinner ankles than thighs -- anatomically: most people -- can pull off skinny jeans. There's a form-fitting pant for every body type. Even CNN agrees, suggesting the right skinny pant for every figure.
And never in the history of the universe have skinny jeans and mom jeans overlapped in a Venn diagram.
They look better with shoes. Unlike too-long flares, which obscure shoes and look sloppy, dragging all up on the ground, a lengthy skinny jean will bunch up, showcasing whatever footwear. And, there's the need to account for a height differential, unlike flares, which with a too-high shoe make one look like a child gone through puberty too fast. Then, there's the boot issue. Or rather, there is no boot issue. There's an entire Facebook Group devoted to the problem with tucking flare jeans into Ugg boots for a reason. "Doesn't it just piss you off when you see someone walking around with those very warm and comfy ugg boots, but they don't have their pants tucked in properly!? It sure makes me want to kill a magician, and wear him as an outfit, if you ask me," asks the Group administrator. That goes for all boots, really. Thin legged pants just slip right in.