Ripped jeans have been trendy for a long time now, ever since the 1980s heavy metal era. They continued to be popular in the 1990s and the 2000s. In early 2010s they came back in style and in the most recent years, they have been everywhere – from gently distressed to totally ripped jeans.
Before the 2010s, ripped jeans were not definitely not dressy, but lately there have been ways of incorporating them into more elegant outfits. In order to achieve such a look you have to pair the ripped jeans with the right pieces.