THE JEANIUS Fash­ion’s love af­fair with the skinny jean? Of­fi­cially back on

On why fash­ion isn’t done with this hero cut yet

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We’re flighty, us fash­ion peo­ple. One minute we’re vir­tu­ally sell­ing our pets to pay for that must-have pair of flared high-rise jeans, and the next, dis­card­ing them in favour of the lat­est girl­friends. But one style has en­dured where others have fallen: the skinny. Choose well and th­ese ba­bies can be as com­fort­able as leg­gings.

A tip for the short­ies: if worn a bit too long in the leg with a heel, you’ll mas­ter the never-end­ing-legs trick (see right). If you’re taller, try a cropped skinny – those that fall an inch above the an­kle knuckle (that’s a thing, right?) are the most flat­ter­ing.

I re­cently re­verted back to skin­nies be­cause an an­noy­ingly at­trac­tive man I was dat­ing an­nounced that I should wear tighter clothes to “show your body off”. In mock protest, I dug out my Frame Le Color skin­nies. The com­pli­ments started to roll in.

So here are my favourite pairs – and the rea­sons: 1. As men­tioned above, Frame’s Le Color Film Noir (£185) – my ev­ery­day­ers. Not too high on the waist, there­fore avoid­ing por­ridge-pants sil­hou­ette. 2. AG’s The Stilt Cig­a­rette (£180). In­tro­duced to me by my sis­ter-in-law – they are vel­vety soft. 3. Top­shop’s Bax­ters (£40). As re­li­able as your best friend, and up­dated in new washes ev­ery sea­son. 4. River Is­land’s Molly (£40). Af­ford­able, flat­ter­ing and the per­fect length. The Touche Eclat of jeans. 5. Re/done Orig­i­nals Stretch High Rise An­kle Crop in black (£175). Th­ese bad boys suck your in­ner thighs and tummy in, mak­ing you look two sizes smaller (so you can eat twice as much cheese. Win).

Gigi Ha­did


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