Why do women like to wear tight jeans? Wouldn't they prefer to wear something more comfortable?

It's not the comfortable spandex I'm talking about. I know women wear spandex for comfort. But back before the spandex, why do women wear such tight jeans, as opposed to comfortable jeans?

Answer :-

Opinion 1:-

Many women have a psychological hangup on the numerical value called "size." Whether it is dress size, t-shirt size, or, yes, pants or jeans size, it is very difficult to ignore the numerical value printed on the tag and just focus on buying clothes that fit well and flatter you.

So some women, not all, if they can squirm into a pair of jeans with a smaller (= more desirable) number on the tag, will do so, and will buy them, because they want to think of themselves as a "size 4" or whatever. Notice that I said they think of themselves as BEING a "size 4," not WEARING a size 4. It is very personal to them.

So those jeans they squirm into, if they are a size smaller than the ones that might have fit better, will appear tight to observers who are paying attention.

I know that 30 years ago when I was thinner than I am today I owned a skirt that fit well and was a size 6 (although the suit jacket that matched it was a size 10) and I was irrationally thrilled every time I put that skirt on. Very few women are completely immune to the thrall of the size number.

Opinion 2:-

  1. They are in fashion (and have been, with fluctuating cuff widths, since the late 1990s...a serious macro-trend interrupted only slightly over the last few years by boyfriend and wide-leg jeans) EDIT: As a comment points out, jeans themselves have been popular and in-fashion for women as far back as the 1950s, and often times tight jeans were in-fashion even back then (see Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits, for example)
  2. They are often flattering (on many women, they have the effect of making you look slimmer and making your butt look great)
  3. They aren't alway uncomfortable...if they have a lot of stretch and the right rise for your figure, they can be just about as comfortable as leggings.
  4. They are a versatile wardrobe staple and go with many things (tight tops, loose tops, tight sweaters, loose sweaters, moto jackets, blazers, ankle boots, sandals, sneakers, etc. etc.)
  5. They can look more put-together than baggier styles (especially in a dark wash)

Opinion 3:-

Did it ever occur to you, that what might be comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and conversely, what is uncomfortable for you, might not be uncomfortable for someone else? 

People generally wear what they wear for one or more out of the three reasons (1) Style (2) Comfort (3) Convenience. 

I'm not a girl, but I do wear denims extensively, many of which are tight (though not skinny fit) - and believe me, I do not find them uncomfortable at the slightest, and I'm sure many a woman can vouch likewise, as to the comfort of even the so called tight jeans. All the more so given that they can effectively shield one from the elements. 

In addition, denims are both often stylish, in that they can be paired with most every top, subject only to variations in color of the denim so as to best go with the top the woman (or man) seeks to wear. 

Denims are often convenient, as they don't require much washing, and can be worn for several days at a stretch without any noticeable issue in their appearance, odor etc. As such, merely switching up the top while retaining the denim worn the previous day, can drastically alter the appearance of the woman, which takes care of the average woman's desire to not repeat appearances. 

I believe these reasons are reasons enough to induce many women to wear denims extensively.
source :- quora.com