The world of fashion is often baffling to ordinary women. And every so often a trend comes along which seems utterly ridiculous, yet catches on. Take the current obsession with ripped jeans. You can barely walk down any High Street without being assailed by bare knees, calves and thighs — all protruding through swatches of tattered denim. Celebrities, it seems, can’t get enough of it. Everybody wants to wears it. It’s been a trend! 

You know how are they made? They may look random, but those rips in your jeans are anything but firstly, there are different types of rip: a hole (which cuts right through the fabric), a shred (where threads remain, covering up the hole), and a scrape (a small abrasion on the surface). While the latter two tend to be small, holes can be much larger. But fashion experts say that holes should always be horizontal (vertical ones go against the grain of the denim and can mean the jeans fall apart), never wider than the leg of the jeans (for the same reason) and never more than an inch high when you’re standing up.

If you ever think that why ripped jeans are more expensive than normal jeans or pants we wear? Any special treatment done on denim are most likely done by hand, like sand washing jeans is a manual process which is very harmful to the workers. The price is based on the popularity of the brand and the market segment. Premium brands will charge premium prices for their ripped jeans. 

Jeans are a fashion staple. You’ll find that perfect pair that come up to just the right height without falling down, that make you look good and aren’t too long or too short. You’ll wear them to death, until they literally start falling apart and rip at the seams, hold a small low-key funeral, and throw them away. Because no one likes ripped jeans, right? Wrong. Ripped jeans are everywhere, and for some reason, not only are they acceptable, they are popular. Let your knees feel the breeze!

For the girl who aims to look oh so cool and casual, ripped jeans seem to be the perfect option to pair with everything from nice shirts to oversized jumpers. But unless you’re exactly the right height, jeans with rips in the knees end up half way down your shins with thick turn ups, or flashing just a little bit more thigh than you originally intended. The only solution to this is to buy jeans with rips all the way up them, which leaves you questioning whether you’re really wearing jeans at all. If you want to show a bit of skin, wear a skirt or a pair of shorts. Ripped jeans are meant to look effortless but in reality they’re so much more effort to put on. You have to gently shimmy them up your legs, praying your foot doesn’t go through the knee hole and rip all the way through, turning your jeans into jorts. The longer you wear ripped jeans, the bigger the hole.