Acid Wash Jeans - They're Ba-aack!

In the past decade we’ve seen leggings, colorful denim, off-the-shoulder sweatshirts and leg warmers all make a comeback. As if the 2000s didn’t get enough of the ’80s already, now acid wash jeans have officially returned to mainstream fashion.


Levis at Urban Outfitters                   Topshop

I didn’t believe it when The Cut warned the unsightly wash was being spotted in Berlin and was potentially poised to make its way across the Atlantic. But it’s happened. Marie Claire even dedicated a page to the trend in the February 2009 issue. Marie Claire blames — er — credits Balmain’s Spring 2009 collection rather than the Berliners for the “recent resurrection”. (Although apparently the wash has been somewhat popular in Europe for some time now.)



Balmain does offer a completely fresh take on the look, but the question remains. Acid wash jeans – heinous or hip?