Did Victoria Beckham Just Make This Common Skinny-Jean Mistake Cool?

It was yours truly who once wrote the story "8 Skinny-Jean Mistakes to Give Up Once and for All," but I'm well aware that style "rules" fluctuate greatly from season to season, year to year, and decade to decade. I'm also well aware that a pillar of personal style is taking risks, and someone who consistently proves that is Victoria Beckham. After all, she didn't become a fashion icon by playing it safe. Regarding jeans specifically, Beckham doesn't swear by one denim style in particular, but she has turned to skinnies often over the years, always providing fresh inspiration. Well, much to my surprise, Beckham just made one of the skinny-jean "mistakes" I highlighted in the aforementioned story: wearing too-long skinny jeans that bunch around your ankles.

Now, typically we'd advise one to only wear ankle-length styles that look clean and polished with any shoe style, but Beckham's bunched-up skinny jeans look so cool with her black satin pumps (and sheer top) that I'm rethinking everything. Now, I'm still convinced that there are certain shoe styles that wouldn't benefit from long skinny jeans (e.g., sneakers), but Beckham's pumps are considerably elongating, and it just works. Are you with me, or do you need some convincing? Keep scrolling to find out and shop longer skinny jeans (depending on your height, of course) that would bunch well with heels.


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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.