Friday, January 13, 2006
Fashion Forward: Skinny Jeans
We all love a good pair of jeans, but when it comes this season's hottest denim, major news flash... Wide leg is out and skinny is in. 7's Shireen Sandoval shows us how to get the look in tonight's Fashion Forward.
WSVN--It was all over the spring runway shows... From Gucci to Vera Wang... Skinny pants and jeans are big sellers this season.
Erin Melican-Londos: "The skinny leg jean is really taking over."
At Anna Bella Boutique in Weston, owner Erin Melican-Londos has the skinny on skinny jeans.
Erin Melican-Londos: "A skinny jean is narrower in the thigh, knee and most importantly in the ankle area. And they can be super tapered or they can be really a straight leg."
To really strut your stuff, try pairing a straight leg with a distressed T-shirt.
You can wear the look anytime - day or night.
Erin Melican-Londos: "The skinnier leg I think is a little dressier look, so I think you can throw on a jacket, or a fancy top and wear it pretty hot. Throw on a pair of pumps and it's a really sexy look."
Skinny jeans come in all colors... And although they're body hugging, some even come in stretch material.
So no, you don't have to be ultra skinny to wear them.
Just stay away from the super tapered kind which emphasizes the hips.
Erin Melican-Londos:"It's really all in the way that you wear it. If you wear something light on top with a strong shoulder, it brings your eye up. Wear it with a pair of heels or a pair of boots and you create an elongating look."
Local fashion designer Julian Chang is also slimming down his look.
At his store, Steam on 79th, skinny pants are must haves.
Julian Chang: "When I say skinny jean, what's that mean? Have you seen the last season jeans, boot cut? I love that. Those are great. But this season it's all about skinny jeans."
Just make sure you wear your skinny pants with boots or high heels.
Julian Chang: "It's going to be a little difficult at the beginning coming out from the boot cut but I think it's very flattering, a lot of people and everybody can definitely wear it."
Or tuck a pair of skinny jeans into boots for a longer and leaner look.
Julian Chang: "If you get less jean, does it cost you less money. Laughs. Actually. It's less material come on Julian!"
Shireen Sandoval: "Julian says just don't wear your skinny pants with flip flops because you'll look shorter. Want the look, log onto our website at wsvn.com. In the newsplex, Shireen Sandoval, Seven News."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Anna Bella Boutique
1736 Main Street
Weston, FL 33326
Julian Chang's Steam On 79th
1071 NE 79 Street
Miami, FL 33138