Ripped: check!

By Tina A. - June 08, 2009




So, I 'm sure you 've all noticed by now how big the "ripped denim" trend is among celebrities. It's definitely not the newest trend out there, as people have been ripping and customising their jeans for decades now, but it seems that it 's made a comeback especially after the Maison Martin Margiela S/S 08 and the Balmain S/S 09 shows.

However, it looks like nowadays the simple slit across the knee of a light coloured pair is somewhat outdated, so, after a bit of googling, I present you a few more options:

1. The "wounded knee" category:




2. The "I didn't do it myself - they 're my boyfriend's" category:





3. The "Playing Peek-a-Boo" category:




4. The most wearable way:




5. The "I 'm under serious distress" category:




6. The black pairs:




7. The white pairs:




8. The "I had a date with Edward. Not Cullen; Scissorhands" category:




9. The tied and dyed category:




Personally, I 've already fallen for the trend (twice!) and quite like it really, they are a nice change from the dark skinny jeans from 2-3 years ago...

What do you think of distressed and torn jeans in general? Would you wear them/ buy them/ make a pair of your own?

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23 comments

  1. Love/hate relationship for me.

    Love the way they look sometimes, hate the way I would probably rip them further while wearing them rendering the jeans unwearable!!

    Plus I do not know if I want to spend $$ on ripped jeans haha.

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  2. you know my answer for this.. haha... i'd totally get a pair! i love them. i have some nice distressed pairs from a few years ago but they're bootcut. i neeeed a skinny pair!
    PS: i love the names you picked for your categories :)

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  3. i love ripped jeans, i already have a pair but want another! i was literally laughing aloud at the names you picked, especially i had a date with edward, not cullen, scissorhands ahah :)

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  4. I've distressed a few of my jeans myself..my personal fave is the Erin Wasson Edward (Scissorhands) version :)

    http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

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  5. I don't mind the trend, but would opt for a DIY verison or let the jeans rip naturally. I just don't see a point in buying something pre-ripped or pre-worn... it's nicer if there's a story behind how the jeans got that way, you know? I have a few pairs and all have gotten their rips after lots of wear and tear. Great post! I love the way you classified the different types of ripped jeans :)

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  6. @Sarah: Yes, unfortunately the further ripping is an issue with these jeans...! However, if you wouldn't want to handwash them, there's another trick you can do: turn them inside out and put them in a pillow case b4 choosing the "gentle wash" cycle... ;)

    As far as $$, yes, I 've heard that a lot lately, ppl don't seem to want to buy sth already torn...!!! :PPP

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  7. @Sandra: Thanx dear! ;) Yep, I thought you of all people would apprecciate this post...;) Love how we seem to have similar taste in clothes anyways...! ;)

    Hope you can find a pair you like soon, I think you 'd totally rock them! ;) xo

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  8. @amynicola_ox: Well, I couldn't help it! lol! :PPP If it makes you feel any better, I want another one too, I think they are great for summer! ;) xx

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  9. @Ashley: There is sth so cool and sexy about the way Erin wears them, but to be honest I don't think I 'd be able to pull that off... :) I 'd love to see how you customised your pair! ;)

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  10. @The Haute-Shopper: Thank you dear! :) Yes, I agree with you, it's better if the wear reflects how well-loved the jeans are, but that requires a bit of patience... I would have tried to make a pair of my own, but I 'm so afraid I 'd ruin them....:PPP

    Thx for stopping by! :)

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  11. Love Ripped Jeans and LOVE this post! Really good work putting the pics together!!!! xoxoxo

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  12. @Kelly: Thank you so much chick! ;) Glad you enjoyed it! :) xoxo

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  13. i love number 2, 8, and 9. i really want to do some diy-ing to a couple pairs of jeans. another look that i love is rhinestones! celebrities have been wearing ripped jeans with rhinestones (mostly on the back pockets) lately and i think it looks so cool!


    and thanks for following me!!:)

    love mccall

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  14. @McCall: Oh, rhinestones would be cool too... ;) denimology.co.uk has a few cool DIY ripping guides... ;)

    Thx for stopping by! :) x

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  15. I love distressed and torn denim, I'm definitely partial to them.... :) and thanks for the lovely comments, honey!!


    x

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  16. i love em. i have way too many pairs of jeans... so instead of getting rid of em, i rip em myself =)

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  17. @♥ fashion chalet: Would love to see you wearing a pair anytime! ;))) xoxo

    @C.Chico: :) I guess I should try it out myself at some point...maybe start with an older pair... Thanx for stopping by dear! xx

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  18. Aaah cool I had fun looking at that, I love the ripped jeans Cameron Diaz one are the best I'd say.

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  19. @Luc: I know what you mean, it's fresh and fashionable, but not too over the top... ;)

    xx

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  20. HA! love i had a date with edward. Just watched that movie the other day! Ripped jeans is a DO for me! xx

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  21. @Belle Du Jour: ;) Thx love! I SO agree, now looking for a new pair...:PPP

    xx

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  22. I know it's really wearable and I want a par now!! I need a new pair of jeans anyway so ripped ones will be ones I am going to look for.

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  23. @Luc: It's a lovely style! I 've been showing mine a lot of love lately...:))
    Good luck with your shopping!

    xx

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