Skinny jeans are very hot right now. What are they? Basically, jeans that are skin-tight from waist to ankle. Only a very small (literally and figuratively — oh! — no pun intended) proportion of the female population can pull off this look. Sadly, many of them live here in Manhattan, so I’m subjected to this look constantly.
And I’m finding this to be the problem with all current fashion trends. (Examples? Oh, the god-awful fluffy-sleeved tops and mini-dresses). Instead of being slimming and flattering, they emphasize all that’s wrong with me. If I actually wore these trends outside of the dressing room, they would cause people to wonder if I’m in the family way.
So, as a result, I’m becoming very circa ’00, in my boot-cut, low-rise jeans and boatneck tees. I did finally move past chunky heels to flats, though. It’s hard to make my feet look fat, I guess. But I’m sure some designer will find a way.