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Chances are you have a pair of ripped, hanging-on-by-a-thread jeans in your closet. And, we bet you've tried them on countless times. Maybe you were even ready to wear them, only to take 'em off right before you leave the house. It's easy to skew too tween in distressed denim, but there are ways to make it sophisticated, not sloppy. Ahead, five real women show off how they do ripped jeans and look distressed — in a good way.
Photographed by Mark Iantosca.