Gen Z’s Cancel The Skinny Jeans, Suggest ‘Better Alternatives’

Cancel culture is very much alive today, from canceling celebrities to political figures. But this time, it is the Gen Z’s who are finding themselves in this trend, as a TikToker who belongs to this age group is saying skinny jeans are out, and that there are better alternatives.

From those groovy bootcut flares of the 1970s to killer shoulder pads that rose to fame during the 1980s, it seems that there are fashion trends you can identify with a particular decade. 

Skinny jeans, for one, came out during the 1950s, and are still popular until today. These jeans usually have a snug fit between the legs, ending in a small leg opening from nine to 20 in circumference.

The millennials are loving and obsessed with skinny jeans. Millennials are those born between 1981 to 1996. 

However, some Gen Z members are interestingly canceling this style and suggesting better alternatives to it. Gen Z’s are those born between 1997 and 2012.

‘Throw them out’

Such as this TikToker who goes with the handle @momohkd who said that people should “throw them out.”

“Skinny jeans just aren’t for me but to each their own. #momostyleme #fashion #TodayILearned #skinnyjeans #diy,” she posted in the TikTok video’s caption. 

Then, she jokingly popped the skinny jeans in a bin, told viewers to “burn them,” and advised that they should cut those jeans up and make something else. 

@momohkd has gotten some sympathy from some netizens. One said, “I genuinely don’t know how I ever wore skinny jeans, they’re uncomfortable and make me feel insecure like??? What was going on inside my head?”

Recently, VIAVIA, a fashion retail platform, also interviewed Gen-Zers, asking them which fashion trend “absolutely needs to die,” and the skinny jeans came out in their answers. 


Skinny jeans just aren’t for me but to each their own. #momostyleme #fashion #TodayILearned #skinnyjeans #diy

♬ Brace Yourself – zenorachi

Fashion influencer defends the skinny jeans

However, not everybody is showing their support for those who hate skinny jeans. Wisdom Kaye, a stylist and fashion influencer, defended the skinny jeans from the Gen Z ridicule, saying that he thinks “the hate is stupid.” 

How about you? Do you agree with these Gen Z’s or not?

Lindley Agustin

Lindley Agustin

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