Who else wore these high-waisted beauties? My girlfriends and I were all
at the height of eighties fashion in our fold over jeans. I saw a
picture of a pair of these the other day and it tooootally took
Not the most flattering look for us short girls, fold over jeans had
pleats, several extra decorative brass buttons and button holes, and
from what I remember they were almost always done in acid wash.
I had fold over jeans in every possible form:
- Shorts (yeesh...)
all in acid wash.
I remember buying the jeans at “The Limited Express” before Express broke
off and became its own store. ALL of the girls in
eleventh grade were wearing these things.
On the tall, skinny girls it was an interesting look but call me crazy, I
sure didn’t need all of that extra, bulky denim laying around my
I topped off my folded over jean look with a giant brown belt a boyfriend
had given me –the clasp was shaped like a clock face. Because on top off
all that extra material I needed a big clock face belt.
You could not walk by Limited Express, Rave, Lerner New York or Contempo
Casuals without seeing a window full of mannequins wearing all this
stylish denim on their bottom halves.
I remember pairing my jeans with a big bulky Forenza brand sweater or an
Outback Red turtleneck and wearing scrunchy socks and shiny, black
patent leather lace up shoes. Oh yeah, and that awesome, totally
Thankfully the fad didn’t seem to last too long, maybe like one school
year? In retrospect I’m grateful but at the time I along with every
other girl, could not get enough of this dynamite denim look.