Keira Knightley Says Skinny Jeans ‘Were Invented to Make You Feel Bad About Yourself’
Skinny jeans have a surprising enemy: Keira Knightly. According to The Daily Mail, in a new interview for a W Magazine, Keira has expressed her distaste for both miniskirts and skinny jeans. Photographed as part of a “Four Actresses Inhabit Four Decades of Fashion” feature, Keira says in an accompanying interview, “I think skinny jeans and micro-miniskirts are very unfriendly. I’ve been known to wear both, but on some days it seems like they were invented to make you feel bad about yourself.”
Keira is undoubtedly one of the thinner actresses in Hollywood, but we feel her pain regarding the unforgiving silhouettes. While skinny jeans show off the long, slender legs of models and actresses, they don’t do the rest of us any favors. Especially since it’s impractical to wear 5-inch stilettos to Target, over 90% of women who wear skinny jeans would look better in straight, boot-cut or flared options. Is the fashion industry sitting back and laughing at us? Was this all some kind of conspiracy to make us look ridiculous and feel crappy about our legs?
Skinny jeans are the major fashion contribution of the 2000s, and it doesn’t appear that they’re going anywhere. A Google news search for “skinny jeans” yields tons of recent articles about the celebs wearing them, from Heidi Klum to Emma Stone. Fashion trends are set by celebrities – so Keira and other celebs would have to say no to skinny jeans for the trend to fall out of favor. Is it a hopeless cause?
Do you wear skinny jeans? I have a few…and I’ve tried on a million pairs, most of which look terrible. I admit that they’re useful for tucking inside boots – but otherwise they DO make a girl feel bad about herself! Why do we do this, ladies?