I am not a big fan of the skinny jean. I am not skinny, therefore I figured that this type of jean does not apply to me. I had also hoped that the trend would pass, taking its little friends the cigarette pant and the jegging with it. I was wrong. It looks like it's got some staying power, so I figured I might as well give it a try. I wandered into the Gap last week and on a whim tried on their 1969 Textural High-Rise Skinny Jeans in black. Color me surprised - They are actually cute and comfortable. I've been a low-rise girl for so long, but after not working out for 5 months, I'm really enjoying the high-rise.