I can’t believe I’m even admitting this, especially after my last post about eating at restaurants day in and day out, but I purchased my first pair of skinny jeans. That’s right, the slim-fit pants that I spent a long, long, long, long time looking down on and making fun of. I own them.
Also commonly known as drainpipes, stovepipes, cigarette pants, pencil pants, skinny pants or skinnies, skinny jeans have been around for years. They’ve clung to the legs of Marilyn Monroe, Sandra Dee, Audrey Hepburn and members of The Beatles and Rolling Stones. The 1980s were especially good to the trendy slacks as heavy and not-so-heavy metal bands jumped around on stage in them, making them look as comfortable and easy-to-move-in as sweatpants. Almost 30 years later, fashion model Kate Moss is still making them look way cool, while clothier H&M had made them a must-have on every fashionista’s list.
The problem I ran into that kept me running away from trying on skinny jeans? They look a lot like leggings, and I detest leggings. Except on five-year-olds. Five-year-olds can totally pull off leggings. But, I digress. Plus, the Jonas Brothers wear them, and that’s just weird.
Recently, however, I’ve been seeing more and more women wearing skinny jeans with boots pulled up over them. It’s kinda cute. And, not all of the women sporting skinny jeans look as though their bottoms are painted on. Double bonus.
So, I ordered a pair online from Gap. And, I had a most pleasant surprise when I tried them on. They didn’t look too bad. And, they didn’t feel overly fitted. Or remind me of leggings. I daresay that I verbalized right then and there that I actually really, really liked them.
Funny how that works.
“No way, Jose, will I ever do/wear/buy/etc.…” Famous last words.