Style on Trial: White jeans

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They appear in the stores every summer, but most of the women we know approach white jeans with caution – either because they’re worried about getting them stained, they’re worried they’ll be less than flattering on, or they’re just worried they’ll look like Liz Hurley. All are valid concerns, and yet there’s still something about white jeans that makes us wonder if we should really be wearing them.

Well, The Fashion Police HQ is home to a small, but very muddy police dog (We use him to sniff out the Crocs…) so white jeans wouldn’t last more than a few minutes round these here parts. Despite this, we think they can look fabulous worn with a nautical style stripy t-shirt and some bright sandals. In fact, we reckon they can be surprisingly versatile, for those who can get away with them.  What do you think? Do you/would you wear white jeans?

[All jeans in the image above are from River Island]

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8 Comments

  • April 29, 2008

    Veronika

    I’ve always wanted a pair but I stay true to my blues and blacks really. Partly because I have a “police dog” as well and partly because Im more into dark colors for clothing in general, although I have recently started on the whole bright tops trend and I have a white trench coat and a white mini-skirt..
    But like today I went shopping and was looking at white jeans, but they just didnt temp me enough, so instead I bought 6 pieces of black clothing (black trench, a LBD, black jeans …), I know, I have an addiction..

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  • April 29, 2008

    Kaitlin

    I think white jeans can work, but only if the woman wearing them is super-skinny and has at least a fairly dark (ah, lame word games) complexion.

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  • April 29, 2008

    Diana

    I donĀ“t like white jeans but yes, I think they would work on super models only.

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  • April 30, 2008

    Nina

    I’ve never considered white jeans to be “selectively flattering.”
    I love mine, but I guess it might be because I’m tall and thin…never considered it.

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  • April 30, 2008

    Alessia

    I like them, but I’m too afraid of red stain mishaps. Not very *regular*

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  • May 1, 2008

    amelia

    I like the idea of them. I’ve even tried a few pairs on, but somehow can never bring myself to buy them. Perhaps they are just for the Liz Hurley’s of the world?
    I do have white trousers, so have no problem with the ‘getting mucky’ bit… I think they just look a little silly on me. I am tall and skinny(ish) and have a dark complexion – so judging by the previous comments perhaps I should give it another go?

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  • May 17, 2008

    Lyn

    I have a pair of white skinny jeans which i bought from new look a while ago. I love them because they do look great on even though i don’t have super super skinny legs! but i’ve only worn them once so far because its difficult to find a top and pair of shoes to go with them but saying that i received many compliments the one time i wore them. i shall be wearing them again once i find a top to go with them. =]

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  • March 31, 2010

    Hybrid

    I bought a pair of white skinny jeans, my first ever, and although I have never been a skinny jean lover (long story short, my ass has its own zip code.) I decided I loved the way they fit. However, probably to many peoples disgusts on this site, I tie dyed them in blues and greens, and now I love them even more! I say go for it.

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