No Skinny Jeans For You, Gen Z Shares Better Alternatives

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No Skinny Jeans For You, Gen Z Shares Better Alternatives

History has shown that significant fashion fads come and go every decade, from groovy bootcut flares in the 1970s to lethal shoulder pads in the 1980s. However, it appears that one particular piece of apparel has generated a significant generation gap.

Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1996, appear to have grown up with a fascination with thin jeans in an era of Britpop, side fringes, and Motorola flip phones.

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They almost certainly all had a pair of kecks that got them through their adolescent and young adult years at some point. However, some members of Generation Z—those born between 1997 and 2012—appear to have abandoned the ultra-slim denim trend in favour of a more casual look. 

“I never imagined skinny jeans would ever be deemed retro, but well ho,” one TikToker used the medium to show her tens of thousands of fans ‘3 ways’ to wear the figure-hugging jeans.

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Why does Gen Z hate skinny jeans?

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The person, who goes by the handle @momohkd, jokingly offered opinions on what to do with the first tip, saying, “Throw them out.” She then tossed the black skinny jeans in the trash.

The second ‘styling’ suggestion was to ‘burn them,’ while the third creative suggestion was to “cut them up and make something else.” 

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Unsurprisingly, Millennials were outraged to see that their favourite wardrobe staple had fallen out of favour, with one TikTok user remarking, “Just because you don’t like them doesn’t mean we all shouldn’t like it.” 

“Guys, what I kinda like about them…” said another, while a third added, “I… kinda like them…”

“Can we stop hating on [sic]pieces of fabric…it’s just clothes,” said another.

“I know some people hate them but I really like them and fell really comfortable in them,” disclosed a fifth. 

What are the alternatives to skinny jeans?

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Fellow Generation Z members have now chimed in to provide various silhouettes that former skinny jeans supporters can use to spice up their look. 

From wide-leg and straight-leg jeans to cargo pants and utility trousers, it appears that the golden period of skinny jeans and all that came with it is finally coming to an end. 

If you want to update your wardrobe, donate or sell your pre-loved apparel on secondhand platforms like eBay, Vinted, and Depop, then shop those same sites for a new pair of Gen Z-approved jeans. 

How did skinny jeans come into the picture? 

Skinny jeans can trace their origins back to the 1950s, when they were initially known as “drainpipe jeans” or simply “drainpipes.” These jeans were characterised by their slim and form-fitting cut, designed to emphasise the wearer’s legs. They became popular among rebellious youth and were often associated with rock ‘n’ roll culture, worn by icons like Elvis Presley and James Dean. 

Skinny jeans continued to gain popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, especially in the mod and punk subcultures. Bands like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols popularised them as a symbol of counterculture and rebellion. 

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In recent years, the fashion industry has seen a move towards more relaxed and wide-leg styles, but skinny jeans continue to have a presence in many people’s wardrobes. Fashion is cyclical, so it’s possible that skinny jeans may see resurgences in popularity in the future. 

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