Living: Saggy Slacks Make a Debut

Baggy jeans are winning converts—but not everywhere First it was la cigarette: women virtually had to lie down so that they could pull the stiletto-slim jeans over their hips. A few deep inhalations to close the zipper and, voila, skintight denim pants. Now the French are going in the opposite direction, and their latest innovation may undo some of the psychic damage that la cigarette inflicted on Weight Watchers dropouts. Baggy jeans have arrived.

The fit is tight at the waist and in the back, loose at the hips and thighs, tapered at the...

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