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Do you love jeans? Because apparently half the world’s population is wearing a pair at any one time, meaning denim is probably the wardrobe stable that you don’t want to be without.

And now plus-size fashion brand Simple Be has dug deep into the style archives to find out exactly how denim styles have evolved, offering expert tips on how you can recreate those classic styles today.

Victoria Beckham wearing Chloe jeans in Paris 


How Jeans Conquered Fashion explores the history of denim from the Wild West, to Woodstock in the Sixties, punk rebellion in the Seventies and the coloured skinny jeans of more modern years.

Style icons such as James Dean and Marilyn Monroe feature too – as do Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, who infamously wore matching, all-denim attire to the 2001 American Music Awards.

Britney and Justin back in 2001


Plus, there are lots of interesting facts and figures to devour. For example, denim sales increased by an astonishing 800 percent during the Eighties, and the industry will be worth €86.5bn by 2020.



It’s no secret that Justin Bieber thinks pretty highly of himself, but comparing himself to James Dean is a bit much, no?

After acting the brat in his deposition tape, the Canadian pop singer has taken his ego to Instagram where he posted a photo of himself posing as screen legend James Dean’s iconic troubled teen1955 flick Rebel Without A Cause.

Sporting a 50’s quiff and a moody gaze, with a cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth, Bieber captioned the photo: “This is James Dean inspired. Don’t ask me if I smoke ciggys cuz I don’t.”

Whether or not we think you smoke is the least of your worries, Justin.

To make sure the comparison doesn’t go straight over our heads, Justin followed his picture up with a photo of the late iconic actor himself. We get it Justin, you’re super cool. Apparently.

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