An attempt to create a happy medium between disco-era bell-bottoms and New-Wave spandex that failed miserably. They are usually high-waisted, full-seated, and quite narrow at the ankle (their character trait). Still sold in stores like Wal-Mart, Mervyns and Kohls and worn mostly by suburban moms who don't watch Desperate Housewives or Sex in the City.
Oh look honey, those tapered jeans show off your keds.
by Jonathan Carmona September 18, 2006