The History of the Different Types of Jeans

Jeans have a long history. From being used solely for work purposes to being used for making cultural statements, jeans have now become staples in nearly every closest. Here are a few different types and their stories.

1) Bootcut

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Bootcut jeans were created out of necessity. Sailors and workmen needed pants that were made out of a sturdy, durable material with enough room to tuck their boots underneath. This trend became associated with cowboys and then was adopted by the youth as casual wear. Not much effort is needed to style these jeans because they already stand out.

H&M Boot Cut Low Jeans $15 originally $39.95:

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Express Low Rise Boot Cut Jean $79.90 buy one get the other for $29:

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Via Express

2) Skinny

Skinny Jeans are sometimes called the stilettos of the jean world because of their figure-flattering capabilities. This trend was mostly worn by men until a few daring women decided to give it a try as well. Anything goes well with skinny jeans, especially heels.

Levi Modern Rise Demi Curve Skinny Jeans $29.90 originally $78:

Levi
Via Levi

American Eagle Mid-Rise Super Skinny Jean $29.95 originally $39.95:

Via American Eagle
Via American Eagle

3) Boyfriend

If skinny jeans are the stilettos of the jean world, then boyfriend jeans are a cool pair of high-tops. Their casualness allows for them to be effortlessly worn with a t-shirt and heels for the perfect amount of edge. Androgynous style has been long-standing in the world of Fashion, and many designers have featured their own unique take on these loose-fitting jeans in their runway shows.

GAP 1969 Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans $41.99 originally $69.95:

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Jessica Simpson Newsboy Roll Cuff Pants $35.40 originally $59:

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Via Nordstrom

 

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