Nicole Richie, Gwen Stefani, and Fergie wearing bleached jeans.
Here’s another trend of the moment for you guys to debate. Ultra-distressed, bleach-stained jeans have been a hit ever since they showed up in the Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2008 collection, and the trend remains just as hot as ever.
Plain old bleach-splattered jeans like the ones Nicole Richie is wearing above are a popular choice for spring, but the tie-dyed bleached jean is even trendier and more daring. Psychedelic denim is a look that we saw on the Balmain Spring 2009 runways, and celebs like Gwen Stefani are loving it right now. (Gwen’s jeans in the photo above are made by Current/Elliott, FYI.)
Personally, I think the jeans Gwen is pictured wearing are cute, and I definitely think they work with her outfit. They’re trashy and grungy looking in a good way, if that makes sense. Fergie’s look, however, isn’t doing it for me. For some reason the jeans just don’t work as part of that outfit. And I’m still not sure how bleached jeans would work on normal people… they might be a tough trend to pull off for some.
Now I want to get your take on this trend. So what do you think? Would you wear bleached jeans? What about tie-dyed bleached jeans? Do you think they can work in real life, or are they too much of an 80’s throwback for you? Leave a comment and discuss!