Move over skinny jeans, denim goes wide for spring

Model of DIESEL BLACK GOLD fall-winter 2010-2011 Women who hate skinny jeans can rejoice this spring when the extra-tight denim that has dominated the market for more than two years makes way for wide-leg cuts.

Bell-bottoms and boot-cut styles will appear in U.S. stores this spring. Many apparel watchers predict the eventual demise of the skinny that has spurred both adoration and revulsion.

"The pendulum is swinging away from skinny," said Ryan Dziadul, a spokesman for VF Corp's 7 For All Mankind. "There are millions of pairs out there. For spring, it's about bell-bottoms."

Wider-leg jeans made an appearance this week at the Magic apparel trade show, the twice-annual Las Vegas pilgrimage where retail buyers place orders for the newest looks. Jeans makers are looking for something new to entice shoppers who have proven scarce at the check-out line since the recession. The move comes as jeans as a category will lessen in importance this spring, experts said. Khakis and corduroy pants are expected to steal the focus, said vendors. Reporting by Alexandria Sage/Reuters

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1. Model of DIESEL BLACK GOLD for Fall/Winter 2010-2011, presented during New York Fashion Week.

2. Model of Mustang Jeans for Spring-Summer 2011, presented during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, Germany. EPA/MARCEL METTELSIEFEN

3. - 4. Models of STARSTYLING for Spring-Summer 2011, presented during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, Germany.


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