Skinny jeans taper completely at
the bottom of the leg, whereas
slim fit pants
(drainpipe jeans) are skinny but then the lower leg is straight instead of
tapering and so they are often slightly baggier at the bottom of the leg than
skinny jeans. In some styles, zippers are needed at the bottom of the leg to
facilitate pulling them over the feet. Stretch denim typically has a certain
percentage of spandex, which may be used to allow the jeans to have a super-slim
fit. Skinny jeans come in a variety of colors and styles.
Skinnies are important in the jean market but this style
of pant is also made in other fabrics.
In 2005, fitted pants were reintroduced to the mainstream
market for women. This new style of pants was called "skinny jeans".
Initially, it was not well received by the public, though there were some early
adapters. It would not be until 2006 that skinny jeans would gain more steam in
the fashion world. Throughout 2007 skinny jeans received more mainstream
exposure as fashion trends started moving toward a tighter leg. Men's
skinny jeans were introduced in 2008 and became the norm by 2009.
Alternate terms include skinny jeans, skinnies, skinny
This type of pant comes in many different fabrics,
colors, and sizes. They are typically made with some sort of stretch to
difference between skinny pants and slip fit pants.
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