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Influencers on how to rip patriarchy apart with #RippedJeans (Plus, our reccos)

If you’re triggered by Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat’s misogynistic comments on #RippedJeans then here are our recommendations to make a statement in.   

A few days ago, Uttarakhand’s newly-appointed chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat narrated an anecdote at a workshop criticising the attire of an unnamed woman he met on flight. The honourable CM shared that the woman ran an NGO, was a mother of two children and wore ripped jeans, boots and several bracelets on her arm. Speaking at a workshop organised by the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, he condemned her attire as inappropriate and questioned the values she would pass onto her children. He further chastised Indians to be ‘running towards nudity’ while the west is covering up and following yoga. 

These outrageous generalisations by the honourable Chief Minister has led to a flurry of tweets, posts and protests against moral policing with #RippedJeansTwitter trending. Women all across posted pictures wearing #RippedJeans with quotes like ‘Ripped jeans are better than ripped mindsets’. Meanwhile, influencers turned misogynistic comments into memes, case in point Dolly Singh’s hilarious video ‘Five Ways To Wear Ripped Jeans’ –


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There is also Kusha Kapila’s version where she’s hilariously talking about the benefits of ripped jeans from a mother’s perspective –


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So whether you’re looking to make a political statement or a fashionable one by simply wearing cool denim jeans, here are our recommendations of #RippedJeans that are sure to add value to the next generation.  

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The eco-washed ripped jeans with a distressed hemline from Freakins, a homegrown denim wear label is just the pair for air travel. Do remember to add some chunky bracelets to shake things up fashionably.   

Rs 1,899

Image: Freakins Website 


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Since most of our #RippedJeans inspiration comes from Bollywood, it’s only right that we pick one from Anushka Sharma’s label, Nush. This icy blue pair with a relaxed fit is just the pair for air travel.  

Rs 1,814

Image: Ajio Website


Looking to upgrade your basic #RippedJeans then this pair from MellowDrama with sequin sheeting, high low hemline, frayed bottom hem and baggy front pockets is just what the doctor ordered.    

Rs 6,500

Image: Mellow Drama Website


Soft, stretchy and stylish, these flared jeans from American Eagle are the perfect ode to the retro disco era. Pair it with boots and a kaftan for that bohemian touch.  

Rs 4,999

Image: American Eagle Website


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Mom jeans and that too ripped? These ankle-length denims with hard-worn details, gently tapered legs with raw-edge hems are great for running errands with your kids 

Price Rs 2,299

Image: H&M Website

Akshita Nahar Jain
Sr Associate Editor
Akshita Nahar Jain has worked with various publications, including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar Bride, and Time Out Delhi, and written extensively on fashion and lifestyle. A sucker for alliteration and stylish sitcoms, she enjoys scrolling the web for less travelled destinations.
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