fashion In 2024 jeans have gone too far. And the viral ‘barrel’ trend proves it. Erin Docherty

No. But the more I look at them, the more ridiculous they become. 


Also, we’ve just learnt how to style boots with baggy jeans and we absolutely do NOT have the energy to learn what we’re supposed to wear with… these. 

Like, I feel like it has to be cowboy boots and spurs? There’s precisely no other option.

And over on Instagram, people have very strong feelings about them. Some comments were: 

“What in the bow-legged jeans is happening here?” 

“It’s giving vitamin D deficiency.”

“Stop trying to make barrel jeans happen. They’re not going to happen”

“Rickets jeans.”

“It’s giving clown.”

“As someone who spends their 5’5 life being delulu about their height and imagines they are much taller than they actually are…. these Oompa Loompa pants would check me so quick.”

I’ll give credit where credit is due, though — they do look like they could be VERY comfy on the legs.

Anyway. I’ll be sticking to my straight leg jeans this winter, THANK YOU.

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