The Princess of Wales is bringing back this divisive fashion throwback

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Love it or loathe it, it seems there is no escaping the inevitable resurgence of Noughties fashion. The peplum top has recently been making its comeback, and now it seems another Y2K throwback is ripe for return.

Just last week, both the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex were spotted wearing skinny jeans: a style that dominated the denim category for a decade after Kate Moss was seen wearing them in 2005.

During a trip to Hereford to visit partners of the Duchy of Cornwall, Kate wore a pair of slender black jeans, coordinated with a loosely tailored grey jacket and practical lace-up walking boots (she did traverse into the forest to discover Madley Primary School’s outdoor learning project, after all).

In a similar style move, Meghan attended the medal ceremony for the Invictus Games’ Wheelchair Basketball Finals in Düsseldorf wearing jet-black, skin-tight denim from Frame, elevated to more formal heights with a sleeveless blouse and slender black stiletto pumps.

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Skinny jeans aren't actually the first Noughties classic Meghan has worn during her attendance of the Invictus Games: she also teamed a chic cream and black shorts suit with a pair of Chanel ballet flats, which are shaping up to be the shoe of the season.

So, are we about to embrace the return of the skinny jean? While the body-contouring cut may strike more nausea than nostalgia into the heart of some, there’s no denying the versatility of this slender, simple cut.

Trends may come and go, but both Meghan and Kate have proved the power of ignoring the pull of the zeitgeist and wearing what feels good; whether that’s a baggy boyfriend cut or a pair of the skinniest jeans, we suggest you go for it.

In the market for a fresh pair of skinnies? There are plenty in the shops right now, so you clearly aren't alone...

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