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Are ripped jeans a thing again now?

(29 Posts)
TheBitterBoy Sun 04-Jan-15 15:26:16

I've been into town a couple of times this week and I've suddenly noticed loads of girls with ripped jeans on. They just seem to have straight slashes from seam to seam across both knees. Mostly worn by late teens to twenties but I also saw several women wearing them who were definitely old enough to have worn them the last time around (and maybe the time before that!)

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 04-Jan-15 15:28:58

They've been pretty popular for the last couple of years. I wear them and am over 40.

MMcanny Sun 04-Jan-15 15:28:59


TallulahTwinkletoes Sun 04-Jan-15 15:31:05

Old enough to wear them last time round?

I'm 27 and wore them last time round. Does my great age offend you? Pray tell, what should I wear so I don't look silly in the latest fashions. What with them only being appropriate for young'uns.

I'll get my coat...

Ujjayi Sun 04-Jan-15 15:37:49

I have noticed them around for a while but the pair I saw today were totally ludicrous - literally big round holes so her entire knee caps were showing shock. The phrase WTAF came to mind.

TheBitterBoy Sun 04-Jan-15 15:39:38

Woah calm down! I only meant that some trends tend to be only worn by teens such as the onesie in big groups round the shops from last year, and at first I assumed this was the case with the ripped jeans, but then saw some older women wearing them so asked my question. Maybe I'll stick with chat next time I did't realise I'd strayed into AIBU territory.

MsBojangles Sun 04-Jan-15 16:34:16

Take no notice OP, yes they are a thing at the moment. I recently bought a black pair slashed at both knees, I'm 40 and to be honest I did feel a bit of a dick in them so have only worn them once.

purpleapple1234 Sun 04-Jan-15 18:14:20

Yes. Convenient for me actually as my beloved pair of cords were beginning to wear away. Then I fell off my bike and the knee went. I can still carry on wearing them under the distressed guise! Although when nearly the whole leg is ripped open to reveal fake tanned leg it is a bit much.

Doobigetta Sun 04-Jan-15 18:18:59

I don't really get the current ripped jeans look. I've seen lots where otherwise quite smart jeans- skinny, dark colours with no fading- are ripped. They don't look as though they have worn naturally to that state, they look like new black jeans with rips in them. Is that the whole point? Stupid theyoungpeople, doing fashion wrong again.

southeastastra Sun 04-Jan-15 18:19:54

they're out now so don't bother grin i have a ripped denim jacket (bought like that) and my ds hates it

stareatthetvscreen Sun 04-Jan-15 18:20:40

dd wearing them so yes smile a thing

scarletforya Sun 04-Jan-15 18:22:25

Kim Kardashian wears them. Enough said!

SauvignonBlanche Sun 04-Jan-15 18:24:48

DD, (14) asked for some for Christmas, I pretended to be outraged.

Nocturne123 Sun 04-Jan-15 18:31:21

Yeh they do seen to be back in . Lucky for me as I love them .. I have a few pairs and don't feel too old for them (28)

Maybe I should sad

TallulahTwinkletoes Sun 04-Jan-15 18:57:16

Ha! I don't think ripped jeans or anything is/are on the same level as a day onesie that's worn in public... grin

BlueEyedWonder Sun 04-Jan-15 19:08:23

I've just ordered a black pair from Topshop to try... I'm 38 so should probably know better!

santamarianovella Sun 04-Jan-15 19:36:43

I have a couple, and I'm 31.

MoreCrackThanHarlem Sun 04-Jan-15 19:46:10

Yes. Very popular amongst dd and friends.

The skinny high waisted ones with the straight slash at the knee are probably Topshop Joni jeans which are everywhere.

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Sun 04-Jan-15 21:33:24

I like generally distressed jeans rather than the current fashion for black jeans with a single rip at the knee. In my experience that rip will get bigger and bigger until it's like Zippy - not a good look.

Good mid blue denim skinnies with distressing all over paired with classic other items is my favourite perennial look. Navy merino in winter, white cotton in summer - done.

Hoppinggreen Sun 04-Jan-15 21:39:28

I've seen quite a few young girls in skinnies with the knees slashed.
Won't be wearing them myself but I can't wear skinnies anyway.

50ShadesOfSummer Mon 05-Jan-15 06:40:50

You can buy Top Shop Joni jeans with the rips already in place. So, a thing.

Won't be doing it myself as I don't wear jeans much anyway.

kerstina Mon 05-Jan-15 09:08:13

Saw some lovely jeans in the gap sale nice and soft then I noticed the gaping holes grin Not for me unless I keep jeans till they are threadbare.

NeitherHereOrThere Mon 05-Jan-15 11:04:18

Yup - was a bit hmm when my DD bought the Joni high waisted black ripped jeans but she looks good in these. I wouldn't wear these though.

Apatite1 Mon 05-Jan-15 14:12:57

Ok for teens (I wore them when I was one). I wouldn't wear them now.

MarjorieMelon Mon 05-Jan-15 14:19:50

I wore them when I was 15, 501s with a huge rip exposing my bum cheeks.

I haven't worn them since . I don't really like that look.

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