Following last week’s post on 100% cotton denim, the good, old-school kind you break in, I saw this article in Vogue UK. Writer Julia Hobbs whole heartedly embraces the old-fashioned, anti-fit of real denim going so far as to refer to stretch denim as imposters. She credits their world-wide acceptance to the streamlined silhouette they create and the consumer’s impatience with breaking in real denim. I would have to add pure comfort as perhaps the biggest influence, at least for me.
The article explains part of the renewed interest in real denim is a reaction to the “cinched-in, arse-flattening skinnies having become so normal, so tired-looking”. Real denim conforms to your body, after months of wear, giving the illusion of a “peachy bum”. Hobbs reports “women now want a generously enhanced behind” with a desire to look sexy rather than skinny. And so, the fashion pendulum swings.
I’m not arguing any of these points, but I believe there’s a place for both…and even more. I love that today, style is what you personally make it, not because of the jean of the moment. I’m looking forward to finding the perfect pair of 100% cotton, denim jeans and giving them a go to add to my round-up of other favorite jeans…the cropped flare, the slim-girlfriend jean, and even my stretch skinnies. Sure there will come a time when some of these fits will fall out of favor and look tired, just like the low-rise, boot cut from years ago did, but until then, I’m enjoying having options.
Source: photo: ©Vogue, jeans shown by Re/Done