Have you heard or read about the latest fashion-is-bad-for-your-health fiasco? Apparently, skinny jeans are the new health hazard especially if you squat in them.
In case you missed it (and it was really hard to miss it, since it was ALL over the news), a 35-year-old skinny jean wearing woman in Australia was taken to the emergency room and had to have her jeans cut off of her. After helping someone move and squatting for long periods while emptying cupboards, she felt numbness in her feet and tripped and fell on her walk home. She spent several hours stranded, unable to move. She was finally taken to the ER and put on an intravenous drip.
On day four, when she could walk unaided, she was released. I can’t help but wonder what she wore for the ride home.
I feel like I’ve been in skinny jeans forever.
I’ve certainly own them in every color since as long as I can remember and I know I’m not the only one. The “skinny” fit has become a denim staple for both men and women under the influence of major skinny jeans experts like Emmanuelle Alt.
And there’s nothing wrong with that…denim is certainly not a trend that will ever go out of style. But there is room for improvement and change. Last year my fashion professor actually told me that the denim industry had become stagnated because of the high popularity of the skinny jeans. She said that it was working on pushing different styles to move people away from buying the same style over and over. And I think its working.
Brands like Vetements and Marques Almeida are designing jeans with new flared and straight fits that are both modern and artful. Mix in inspiration from Brie’s extensive pants collection and a visit to Tokio 7’s sale section and I think I’m on the right track. Farewell black skinny jeans! (But not forever though)
Have you heard or read about the latest fashion-is-bad-for-your-health fiasco? Apparently, skinny jeans are new health hazard – especially if you squat in them.
Although Google’s latest trend report mentioned a decline in the skinny-jeans trend, we still can’t get enough of the style. Yes, yes, we’re totally down with the cool wide-leg iterations of the season, but there’s no denying that it’ll be hard to completely break up with the slim denim that’s paired so perfectly with everything in our closets for so many years.
In case you missed it (and it was really hard to miss it, since it was recently ALL over the news), a 35-year-old skinny jean-wearing woman in Australia was taken to the emergency room and had to have her jeans cut off of her. After helping someone move and squatting for long periods of time while emptying cupboards, she tripped and fell on her walk home, and spent several hours stranded and unable to move. She was finally taken to the ER and put on an intravenous drip. On day four, when she could walk unaided, she was released.
When I heard the news that a woman was hospitalized for wearing skinny jeans, I started freaking out because I am a hypochondriac who wears skinny jeans all of the time. Could I be next? I didn’t want to find out, but although I know that there are plenty of pants that aren’t skinny jeans, I’m hard-pressed to think of any that I’d actually like to wear.
Once I quit my full time desk job at the beginning of June, which had a serious business formal dress code, I was most excited to ditch my J. Crew black slacks and Calvin Klein pencil skirts in favor of something more casual. So my daily uniform has become a pair of skinny Cheap Monday skinny jeans, in either black or blue, with a plain cotton t-shirt, in either black or white or grey. If I’m going to a business-related meeting, I’ll swap out the t-shirt for a button-up shirt or blouse. It’s simple. It’s neat. And I know it looks good.
But skinny jeans can be really uncomfortable, especially when you’re biking around or just sitting around, and although I don’t think I’m at high risk for being hospitalized, I figured it might not be the worst idea to switch up my routine a little bit. The thought of giving up denim entirely gave me hives though, and it would have been way too easy to just wear dresses for a week (except for the fact that I hate wearing dresses because I inevitably accidentally flash someone), so I challenged myself to not only forgo skinny jeans but to also still wear denim each day.
I can’t help but wonder what she wore for the ride home.
Are all of us skinny jean lovers in danger? Is our love affair with our skinny jeans over?sets the record straight. His website investigates daily health news and puts all the stories circulating out there into proper perspective. Yes, the media can sometimes go to great lengths to nab the public’s attention – and with this skinny jean story, they probably sent millions of women into a fashion frenzy.
“A single case study of one woman’s problems from wearing skinny jeans drew global news attention.”
Yes…that’s right. ONE study fanned the flames of hysteria. ONE story screaming internationally, with headlines like:
“Skinny Jeans Hospitalize ‘Fashion Victim’ For Four Days”
“Painful Skinny Jeans Land A Woman In The Hospital ”
“Here’s How Skinny Jeans Are Hurting Your Health”
But let’s face it—the style does come with its leg of problems. It can take years to find the ultimate pair that’s not too tight in the knees, doesn’t sag in the butt, is slimming enough in the calf, but isn’t too tight in the thigh. Are we right? Well, if you’re still searching (and not giving up on skinnies altogether), we’re helping you find the perfect pair. That’s right, we enlisted NYC-based denim aficionado and 3×1 founder Scott Morrison to weigh in on the common problems people have with skinny jeans and offer solutions.
Are all of us skinny jean lovers in danger?
Is our love affair with our skinny jeans over?
His website investigates daily health news and puts all the stories circulating out there into proper perspective. Yes, the media can sometimes go to great lengths to nab the public’s attention and with this skinny jean story, they probably sent millions of women into a fashion frenzy.
The moral of the story? Well, I think there might be a few (feel free to add your own):
- Don’t squat for prolonged periods of time while wearing skinny jeans. (I don’t know about you, but for me, that’s hardly a problem. My squatting time ability is not what it was when I was 35. Not by a long shot. If I’m gonna squat, it’s at the gym while sporting lots of forgiving lyrca.)
- Don’t wear skinny jeans to help someone pack up to move; instead, put on your yoga pants, or convince them to hire a professional mover who, chances are, is not wearing skinny jeans.
- Save the skinny jeans for days when you’re not sitting/squatting for extended periods of time. Skinny jeans are like the stilettos; they may look nice, but you can’t go very far in them.
- Thank goodness some good, “real” news is dominating the headlines. I’d much rather read about same-sex couples finally being legal; two real bad guys finally being captured/killed; and Obamacare being upheld.
Keep scrolling to check out five expert tips that’ll help you find your true blue (or blues).
1.Too Tight At The Knee
If you’re feeling like your skinny jeans are a bit too restricting in the knee, look for pencil or straight leg silhouettes. These cuts tend to be more generous in the knee area and allow for more movement.
2.Saggy At the Waist
If you tend to find your skinny jeans getting baggy in the waist, look for a style with a two-piece contoured waistband. The two-piece construction is more resistant to stretching out. Another option might be to size down and let the denim stretch to a more comfortable fit after a few wears.
Low-rise jeans are a thing of the past. Finding a nice mid- or high-rise jean that provides superior coverage to the midsection shouldn’t be difficult any longer. Look for something with a 9- to 11-inch rise.
4.They Make My Butt look Flat
If you want to add a little perk to a flat butt, look for a brand that offers five pocket sizes, as opposed to three, which is an industry standard. To flatter every shape and size, 3×1 uses five pocket sizes in its women’s collection. Each pocket is set by hand, chalked into the correct position, and sewn one pocket at a time. Paying close attention to the pockets is key for any butt fit issues you may have.
5.Not Skinny Enough At The Ankle
Be sure to differentiate the various silhouette offerings, as even 1/2 inch can make a big difference when it comes to leg openings.
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