The skinny jeans trend is not over, according to Kate Middleton

Some trends just never go out of style

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, react during a visit to Manor Farm in Little Stainton, near Durham, north east England on April 27, 2021.
(Image credit: OWEN HUMPHREYS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cambridge has just endorsed the skinny jeans look in her most recent appearance with Prince William. This season has prompted the debate of whether skinny jeans are in or out, but style-icon Kate Middleton has just confirmed skinny jeans are still relevant.

Kate and William decided to take a nice countryside getaway with their three children to celebrate the couple's 10th wedding anniversary. There, the family was photographed at Manor Farm in Darlington, a town in Northern England. Kate sported an outdoor chic outfit, which included a pair of dark wash skinny jeans.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, reacts during a visit to Manor Farm in Little Stainton, near Durham, north east England on April 27, 2021.

(Image credit: OWEN HUMPHREYS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

There has been much debate regarding whether or not skinny jeans are still considered the best jeans. Especially after Generation Z took to social media to declare that skinny jeans are "over."

One TikToker even posted a comparison video of themselves wearing baggy jeans versus skinny jeans captioning it, "Baggy vs skinny jeans LMAO skinny jeans who??"

But, style-icon Kate says otherwise, and after her latest public appearance, has seemed to officially deem them relevant. The look isn't too surprising either as skinny jeans are a known favorite of the Duchess. She is known to shop at J. Brand for her jeans, which typically include a slimming skinny fit, and in the past, she has even sported black skinny jeans from Zara.

This just shows that personal preferences take priority over fashion trends. Kate here seems unfazed and confident with her outfit while she explored the countryside. If skinny jeans were truly outdated, then we would expect to see Kate sporting more baggy or straight-fit jeans (similar to mom jeans). So, if you've been dying to sport your favorite dark wash skinny jeans without judgment, this fit has officially been royal-approved.

We also put a couple of our royal-inspired picks below for you to shop and flaunt this spring.


ZW Skinny Jeans, $49.90/£29.99

Classic black denim jeans are a wardrobe staple. Whether you're going out or running errands, these jeans are perfect for styling with a classic white t-shirt or your favorite blouse.


J Brand Sophia Mid-Rise Super Skinny Jean in Limitless Stretch Denim, $198

For a more casual look, try out these mid-rise jeans that offer a shade above a dark wash. They were also designed to stretch and move with you so you can feel less restricted throughout the day.

Rylee Johnston

Rylee is a U.S. news writer who previously worked for woman&home and My Imperfect Life covering lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. Before joining woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.