I hear from women all the time who say, “I love the skinny jeans look, but I hate the skinny jeans.” Skinny jeans are tough for anyone with actual hips, or a tush, or a little bit of tummy. Which, frankly, is most of us. Let’s talk about how to get the skinny jeans look — that long, lean line — without having to smash into pants cut for one of the Olsen sisters.
The skinny pants look is so chic, so Audrey Hepburn (in fact, the Gap named a pair of skinny pants after her). But unless you are built like a young Audrey Hepburn, this is a tricky look, because pants that taper in at the hem emphasize the width of your hips and midsection. Unless your hips are very slim, think twice about very skinny pants.