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Who can wear them? Proportional figures have the most options, but you don’t need to be stick-thin to sport these jeans. Those with a tummy or full hips and thighs can offset curves with styles that have slightly roomier leg openings.

How should they fit? “Skinny jeans need to fit comfortably, like a second skin,” says Rosella Giuliani, Gap’s creative director. Look for soft, stretchy denim that doesn’t dig in. Beware of bunching on the calves and a creeping-down waistband.

How to Wear Them

Balance the slimness with a loose top, be it a long tunic or the layered look here. You have total shoe freedom: flats, heels, booties, boots…

To buy: Skinny jeans by Joe’s Jeans, $169, Velvet by Graham & Spencer cashmere sweater. Steven Alan silk top. Pretty Ballerinas flats. Olga Prieto bangles. ring.

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