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Are skinny jeans out of fashion? Here’s a few alternative trouser cuts you should consider for 2016

March 20, 2016

Skinny jeans are great and for years, i’ve put all of my eggs into Topshop Jamie’s basket. However, last weekend, I tried about 20 alternative rotisserie doner huggers on, and left the changing rooms with my middle finger highly flung. Why is it that in any other style of skinny, I have to size up? Jamie’s full of nothing but false hope and elastane.

This realisation was made a little easier with the knowledge that skinnies are kinda finny. We all know there’s plenty of other cuts in the sea, but to me, Jamie equalled safety. Saying that, life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Live laugh love etc. Here’s an example to make this emotionally difficult post a little easier for you.

Picture this. You’re at a hotel buffet *skip 5 minutes into the future* and you’ve eaten everything in fucking sight. The hotel staff have rolled you back to your room and plopped you in the bath; Greenpiece are on route to collect you. I respect you sis. Why have one cuisine when you can have zem all? WHY OWN ONE CUT OF TROUSER, WHEN YOU CAN OWN ZEM ALL.

See 2016’s preferred trouser cuts below, along with my favourite high street options.


Straight leg/cropped flare/mom jeans/boyfriend jeans (click the arrows below to see more options)


Wide leg pants/Palazzo pants/Flares


Cigarette trousers/tapered/peg

bettiazureculottes1dCulottes / ‘Awkward length trousers’

 Style wise, unless you’re happy to adopt the all over, slouchy silhouette – which is hot but can be tricky if you’re blessed with chest boulders – it’s time for role reversal. If the cut of your trourer is loose or baggy, go fitted on top to even out the proportions. Heels will of course lengthen yer, but 2016 was built for backless loafers and stumpy heeled ballet pumps.

Finally, kudos if the hems of your newly profound, wider leg jeans are frayed.

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