The more wear, the better.
In the ‘70s and ‘80s, punk enthusiasts wore ripped jeans with accoutrements, like safety pins and buttons, in an act of defiance against mainstream fashion. These days, distressed denim is being taken to a whole new deconstructed level. And Hollywood’s most fashionable ladies are leading the charge.
Everyone from Rihanna to Gigi Hadid is sporting the trend, wearing it in a variety of ways, from small ripped sections above the knee to fully exposed, gaping holes. Some may say that the distressed denim trend is getting out of hand, with some extreme iterations being almost unwearable. Others call it fashion.
Whether you’re just dipping your toe in the trend or you’re ready to push the boundaries, there’s a distressed denim spectrum—and celebrities are our identifying markers. What stage is your style at and how far are you willing to go? Keep scrolling to see where you range.
Where do you rank?
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