Ombre jeans at ASOS: Crime of Fashion?

Late last week, The Fashion Police spotted these ombre jeans over at ASOS. We’re pretty sure they’re a crime of fashion, but what do YOU think? Let’s take a look at the evidence, shall we?

ombre jeans in acid wash

Ombre jeans: a crime of fashion?

The ombre trend has been around for a while now. It started out with hair, and seemed like a great excuse for everyone to give up hair dye and just let their roots grow out in the name of fashion. Then it spread to clothes. We’ve seen ombre applied to just about every item you can think of, and this definitely isn’t the worst pair of ombre jeans we’ve seen. We do think they could be one of the worst, though, because :

a) They’re acid wash. We’ve already established acid wash as a crime of fashion, and we don’t think we’ll be changing our minds on that any time soon.

b) Er, does anyone else think it looks like this model sat in some wet, pink paint? Or had some kind of unfortunate “accident”? We’ll leave that one up to your imaginations…

Still, at least it makes her look different from this model:

model in blue ombre jeans

This one just looks like God grabbed her by the head and dipped her, feet-first, into a tub of bleach. It’s a cruel and unusual punishment, to be sure, and while we reckon this second example of ombre jeans is definitely better than the first, we’re leaning towards declaring ombre jeans to be a crime of fashion.

In fact, we’re leaning towards declaring the ombre trend in general to be a crime of fashion, because is it just us, or should that particular “trend” be over by now? As Ross once said in Friends, “Wasn’t this just supposed to be a fling? Shouldn’t it be…flung by now?”

We’d very much like the fashion world’s fling with ombre to be flung. What say you?



  • February 27, 2013


    Really, the pink-and-blue jeans look like a weird chemical reaction to bodily emissions.

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  • February 27, 2013

    Lindsey M

    Horrid. Just horrid.

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  • February 27, 2013

    annette tirette

    I love ombre when it’s done right, and this is just wrong.

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  • February 28, 2013

    Pink Princess

    ABSOLUTE Crime…

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