The clothing industry is so frustrating!! All I have heard for the past couple of years is how “boot-cut and straight leg jeans make you look thinner”. “Avoid tapered leg pants to make your hips and butt look smaller”. “Look for a pant with a slimmer thigh and wider or straighter through the calf”. I have to say, I wholeheartedly agree. The recent trend in jeans has been fabulous, probably the best in several years. So what did I see plastered all over MSN a day or two ago? The new “in” style in pants….the (get this) SKINNY PANTS. What exactly are skinny pants you ask? Definitely not pants that make you LOOK skinny. No, they are pants that ARE skinny. Skin tight and tapered to just above the ankle (sort of like a pair of leggings from the 80’s). They accentuate every curve, lump, and bump you have. Especially the ones you are trying to hide. What is the fashion world thinking?? And, on top of that while we’re visiting the 80’s, you might as well throw in a pair of the other latest thing….leg warmers. Yeesh. I can only pray that as the stores stock their racks with skinny pants and leg warmers that they don’t go as far as adding those horrible aqua sweaters with crazy purple and yellow designs on them. Heaven help us as we strive to live through this and get back to normal pant-wearing.