Ripped jeans for women aren’t new trend, not even close. In fact, distressed style has fallen in and out of fashion favor since the 1980s, they’re more popular than ever. Between street style stars pairing ripped up styles with It bags and killer heels, to stars like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, who seem to have taken a serious liking to torn-up denim in recent months, holes are pretty much everywhere.
If you want to have ripped jeans for women, rather buying jeans that are already ripped which is pretty expensive. I’ve good news! It’s easy to rip your own. And that’s why, as avid DIY fans, we’re figuring out how to make ripped jeans for women yourself. First, choose your jeans. The first step, obviously, is picking out which pair of jeans you want to rip.
Wheter tight and skinny, or boyfriend style? Black, white, or blue? High waisted or mid-rise? Second, gather your supplies to distress and rip. To really make jeans look authentically ripped jeans for women, it pays to distress them a bit before you start cutting the holes. To do this, you’ll want to grab some sandpaper or paint-removing block, steel wool, and a pumice stone. For the holes, use a pair of super-sharp small scissors, an x-acto knife, or a box cutter.
We like to use a piece of cardboard or a small wooden block inside the pant legs so you don’t alter the back of the jeans unless you want to. Third, put your jeans on to mark. Use a pen, chalk or a safety pin to denote exactly where you want your rips and/or distressed areas. Fourth, start distressing making your holes. Lay the jeans flat and start rubbing and cutting your marked areas with your sandpaper, steel wool, and the pumice stone.