The Latest in the Denim World

July 11, 2007

From work pants to designer ones, the pair of jeans has indeed come a long way. There is a debate among textile historians regarding the origin of the jeans. There is also a conflict about the origin of the words ‘jeans’ and ‘denim’. According to some experts, the word ‘denim’ originated from ‘serge de nimes’, a fabric woven in Nimes in France. As per some other experts, the word ‘denim’ was derived from the word ‘nim’, which was a fabric specially woven in France. Some experts are of the opinion that ‘jean’ was a fabric produced in Italy, which was a mix of cotton, linen and/or wool.

However, both the terms ‘denim’ and ‘jeans’ are used interchangeably in today’s times. The concept of jeans has evolved from that of strictly work clothes to that of comfortable and casual wear. It is accepted by people of all age groups, all over the world.

Jeans has always been an evergreen piece of clothing. It has gone through a lot of changes from time to time. Initially, it was introduced as work pants, but then it emerged as a fashion statement. The classic blue jeans are still a hot favorite with several people. In the last decade, embroidered and designer jeans came into fashion.

International trends in jeans

The following are some of the types of jeans that are the latest in fashion all over the world:

Colored jeans:

Jeans in various colors like red, white and pink are in vogue. Several celebrities such as Ashley Simpson and Rachel Bilson have been noted to be wearing colored jeans.

Wide legged jeans:

Jeans that have a slim fit on the thighs and wide legs are in high demand nowadays. Such jeans are also called boot cut jeans. Celebrities like Naomi Campbell and Angela Basset have been seen sporting wide legged jeans.

High waist jeans:

After the trend of low waist jeans, high waist jeans are back in fashion. Both – high waist jeans with wide legs as well as with a skinny fit – are popular. Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez have been noted to be wearing high waist jeans.

Skinny jeans:

Skinny jeans are popular again. Famous personalities like Nicole Ritchie and Hillary Duff have been seen wearing skinny jeans.

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