Anna Wintour Says You Should Definitely Never Wear Jeans for This Occasion


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Although they do exist, there are few examples of Anna Wintour wearing jeans over the years, but that certainly doesn't mean she dislikes them. In the latest edition of Vogue's video series "Go Ask Anna," one of the questions that came Wintour's way was "Is there anywhere you shouldn't wear jeans?" Wintour promptly explains that jeans are great and she loves them, but that there are times when they're not the most respectful choice.

Wintour first lists Buckingham Palace and the White House, but the third occasion surprised us a bit. She emphatically said, "You should definitely not wear jeans when you're meeting your future in-laws for the first time." Now, it's easy to see why this statement would be controversial and have quite a few exceptions. For example, what if you're meeting them somewhere particularly casual where anything more than jeans would feel out of place?

We're thinking that Wintour would argue that there are plenty of other pieces that are equally casual yet more polished, like wide-leg cropped trousers. Whatever your opinion, there's no denying that Wintour knows what she's talking about, and if you want to err on the side of caution when meeting said future in-laws, follow her advice and don't wear jeans. Keep scrolling to watch the video and shop chic alternatives to jeans.

Just for fun, here's Anna Wintour looking chic in jeans, circa 2003:


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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.