These Are the "Skinny Jeans" for Generation X

Hannah Almassi

Ask any girl aged around the 30 mark how she feels about skinny jeans, and she'll likely note that while drainpipes still have a place, it's a straight-cut silhouette that acts as the most relied-upon denim style in her wardrobe these days. But we're not talking about just any old straight cut—by this time in a one's life, one can get a bit picky when on the quest for flattering denim to wear day in and day out. So these "alt-skinnies" will need to skim ankles rather than bunch at them, and a higher-rise waist is preferable for maximum muffin-top avoidance. And when we say straight-cut, we also don't mean full-on 1980s mom denim—rather slim jeans that glide (not tightly hug) legs.

One such holy-grail offering is M.i.h's Mimi—and, perhaps unsurprisingly, demand for them is reportedly doubling from A/W 17 into S/S 18. Based on a classic five-pocket vintage style (only tweaked and altered to sit more comfortably), the most popular wash is a retro-inspired light blue called Shan, but you'll now find this silhouette in various colourways and finishes to fulfil consumer needs.

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