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Skinny Leg Jeans for the Not So Skinny

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For 99.9% of the women in the world, the words “skinny leg”, “straight leg” or “jeggings” brings a serious sense of panic on the level of words like “cellulite”. Contrary to popular belief you don’t need to be “skinny” to wear skinny jeans (but you do need to be proportionate). Check out a few of our favorites below.

1. Five Pocket Straight Jeggings by 24/7 – 12w-32w 19.99-21.99.
A combination jean and leggings, jeggings are fast becoming the new go-to look. Stretchy like leggings, they have the sleek look of a skinny denim without bunching and tight waistbands. Perfect with a tunic or wrap shirt, the uber-confidant will want to pair them with something tucked-in to show off their waist.

2. Exposed elastic Skinny Jeans – 14-32, 12.99-14.99.
When isn’t an elastic waistband appealing? These jeans are super sleek and keep their shape as they move with you. Try them paired with a button down and boyfriend blazer for an unstoppable look.

3. Jeanology Stretch Denim Skinny Jeans – 14w-24w, $44; Special Offer Buy 2, save $20.
Skinny jeans with a bit of stretch are every girls’ dream. They give just enough so you can breathe, are slimming and give you loads of confidence. You’ll want a pair for everyday.

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4. Slub Denim Skinny Jeans – 12-32, $16.99.
Bright and sunny, these jeans are made for the confident woman. With a statement piece like these though be aware of too many other colors. A neutral top is best and really make these jeans stand out. Studded flats or gladiators would be perfect to toughen up the look.

5. White Skinny Jeans – 12-28, on sale 19.99.
Tired of dark denim and shades of blues? Perfect for the warmer months, white jeans are a great neutral palate to start with because they literally go with everything. Try a belted chambray shirt and flats or layered sherbet colored tanks and an arm full of bangles to bring this look out of the ’80s.

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By Catherine Brock

As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine,, Refinery29, and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.

7 replies on “Skinny Leg Jeans for the Not So Skinny”

Uhm, this article doesn’t help at all. The pictures show stick thin girls wearing them, except for the last one where the pants look horrible.

same here, I disagree with this post. I really don’t think that “Skinny” jeans can be for a plus-sized especially for people like me who are petite plus-sized, it’s very unflattering.

i love skinny jeans…at first i was afraid to wear them b/c everything i read about skinny jeans and big chicks being a terrible combination…then i tried them and loved them! they’re pretty much all i wear, besides leggings. fyi, i’m a snug size 20, i came down from a 24 and even wore them then. i’m 5’8″ and 277lbs.

go for it!!

Although, I dont think article is satisfactory, I do agree with the statement that skinny jeans are for everyone, its just how you wear it. I am a size 18 in jeans and I rock those better than most size 5. In my opinion they look better on curvy and plus size girls because they emphasizes our bottom half more.

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