The ripped jean trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. Yet, it can be a real thorn in the side of the over 50 crowd. So many of the fashionable looks expose knees and other areas that we don’t feel are age-appropriate. How to wear this lasting trend while still keeping our over 50 dignity? Here are some of the looks that we love for looking cool and trendy over 50.


A faded wash and expert distressing add lived-in comfort to a pair of ultra-skinny, ankle length jeans from Current/Elliot.

Finish your look with the vintage-inspired edge of these ripped, ankle-length Madewell jeans in a high-waisted cut that’s subtly whiskered at the thighs and knees.

Designed to flatter and lift, these figure-hugging stretch jeans from Levi’s have become a favorite the world over.

Shredded¬†tears and whiskering¬†down the front give trend-right appeal to Melissa McCarthy’s stretch-denim jeans in a leg-hugging cut detailed with triple-needle¬†topstitching and logo embroidery on the back pockets.

Faded and whiskered, soft jeans from Seven7 cut to fit curves get trend-right destruction from shredded tears and bi-level hems with frayed edges.

Leave a trail of admirers in your wake when your wear these STS Blue straight-leg jeans featuring confidently sassy embroidery at the back hems.

Small rips and well-placed fading give trend-right edge to curve-flattering boyfriend jeans by Swat Frame. Wear them rolled or full-length, depending on the season!
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