Personally I never liked skinny jeans. In my opinion, if …

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Personally I never liked skinny jeans. In my opinion, if you’re skinny they make you look skinnier (and not in a good way!) and if you have even the littlest bit of meat on your bones, or you have big hips, they make you look bigger. I have yet to see them look good on a single person.

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Bootcut jeans are more popular than skinnies, says eBay
I would argue it doesn’t look good on them either. It seems to me that if you’re below a size 6, skinny jeans give you an awkward “chicken leg” effect, and if you are above a size 6 or have smaller but more shapely/curvy thighs, they make your legs look, as one user said above, “like a slice of pizza.” The tapered leg thing really doesn’t work for anybody, and now it’s extended into leggings too, which were bad and unflattering in the 90s and are just as bad today. I’m unpleasantly surprised both skinny jeans and leggings have been able to tough it out this long.

Bootcut jeans are more popular than skinnies, says eBay
“why can’t we have all of the cuts all of the time?”

Exactly! It’s not like jeans will ever go “out of style,” so why not just have every cut?

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