Skinny Jeans Is A Ridiculous Term

Shani Silver
1 min readNov 11, 2022

And it’s had a hold on my entire generation.

You remember her.

They aren’t just pants — far from it. They’re a linguistic poke in the ribs with a pointy stick that’s been jabbing at my generation long enough. We didn’t ask for them, they were imposed upon us…like mandatory training videos at work. Has a phrase ever held sway over an age bracket more than “skinny jeans?” What the hell does skinny jeans even mean? Are we…