Whether you call them distressed, ripped or torn jeans, one thing for sure is that this is a very popular trend. Research shows that trends are often popular for a season or two, but not so with distressed jeans. It also indicates that these denims aren’t a new trend. Apparently, the idea of pre-distressing clothes – purposefully ripping, tearing or slashing threads before they are sold has been around for years.

To many who were new to this trend, it seemed utterly ridiculous, yet it caught on and has become the current fashion obsession.

You can barely walk down any street without passing by bare knees, calves and thighs all protruding through tattered jeans.

This trend is very popular with celebrities as well. We took a look at how they style the ripped jeans and found interesting and different ways they wear this trend.