Cut-Off Denim (Never Goes Out Of Style)

I’ve worn cut-off denim since I was a little girl in the 70’s. I usually prefer vintage Levis, but there are many, many other brands that offer the retro look with modern day appeal. So, what’s the allure of the cut-off? In my opinion, they are super versatile and super sexy. There’s something about a girl with a pair of low-slung cut-offs. It captures the all-American feel. She’s got tan gams, radiant skin, and beach worthy hair. And probably flip-flops on her feet (at least that’s how I picture it). The one thing I know for sure-these iconic beauties will never go out of style. Here’s a look at some new versions that are very bit as sassy as the vintage offerings.

The All-American cut-off girl. Mary Kate wears Wrangler and Ashley is in Levis.

Cut-off denim shorts $22.94 available at Old Navy
I love the cute pockets on these.

Destroyed denim midi short $29.99 available at American Eagle
Cut-offs should have a certain amount of destruction. You don’t want them to look brand new.

Textile Elizabeth and James Peeking Pocket short $165 available at Amazon
I adore these. They look like they’ve been worn for years. But be aware-they are super short.

Juicy Couture Vintage denim $98 available at Piperlime
The fading and whiskering are in just the right places.

Mek Nexus shorts $79 available at Zappos
A little longer for those who want more coverage.

Rich and Skinny Venice striped cut-off $103 available at Madison LA
These are a fun and playful alternative to regular denim. They scream ’60’s surf!

Lucky Brand Riley $69.50 available at Zappos
Slightly longer but very vintage looking.

501 Worn cut-off $58 available at Levis
White denim is a huge trend for summer and you can’t go wrong with 501’s. They are the original!

True Religion Joey $174 available at Zappos
Joey’s are known for making every bootie look fabulous. And the wash is great too.

Siwy Camilla (as seen on Megan Fox) $158 available at Singer 22
These are a favorite of the celebrity set. They are super short and super sexy.

Celebs love their cut-off denim. Take a look at these fashionistas putting their signature on the iconic style.

Giselle adds a big belt.

Victoria Beckham makes a very rare “casual” appearance.

Here Victoria shows how to dress-up cut-offs.

Megan Fox rocks her Siwys again!

Nicole Richie does a more boho look.

Alexa Chung makes the look her own.

Me (standing) and a friend, circa 1995. I’m wearing vintage men’s 501’s that I cut off.

It’s not hard to see why I love cut-off denim. They are a timeless classic, and I have to admit, I feel younger when I don a pair.


My mom rockin the cut-offs in 1974. Happy Mother’s Day Mom-I love you!

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