Are bootcut jeans still fashionable?

(60 Posts)
retrocutie Wed 23-Jan-13 06:15:46

Hi, I am looking for some new jeans and still haven't managed to shift the baby weight, so skinnies are out. I was just wondering if bootcut jeans are still fashionable, or is there an alternative? Thanks.

wildfig Wed 23-Jan-13 22:11:57

dewdr0p I know what you mean! grin But I've got the very attractive combo of chunky thighs and sturdy calves, so there really isn't an area of my leg that I'm happy to outline in skinnies. Maybe I'm actually more of a courgette leg. [fear face]

justasecond Wed 23-Jan-13 21:37:15

AmberN I remember that look well and I had a Dior saddlebag too! My one and only designer bag purchase ever, what was I thinking?!! Its languishing at the bottom of my wardrobe now.

polyhymnia Wed 23-Jan-13 20:28:48

Not sure what very untrendy refers to - if NYDJ don't know if you've ever actually seen them on anyone but
they can certainly look stylish if you choose the right pair for you and put them together with the right things.

babySophieRose Wed 23-Jan-13 18:40:16

Very untrendy, buy strait leg or skiny if you could wear them, or chinos if you can't.

Saw NYDJ in TK last week...

polyhymnia Wed 23-Jan-13 18:28:35

Second the recommendation for NYDJ skinnies - I have about 4 pairs and really like them. Well worth the money in terms of confidence.

Catchingmockingbirds Wed 23-Jan-13 18:20:49

I have a pair of black ones from Next I think, a pair of wine coloured, really dark navy/purpley, and light blue all from New Look, and 2 pairs from Primark in different shades of blue too. smile

NoveltySlippers Wed 23-Jan-13 16:55:03

I have four words to suggest if you'd like to try skinnies but generally find them awful.... Not Your Daughter's Jeans!!

So very expensive (requires new mortgage), but so very forgiving and a blessed relief if you find low rise jeans give you muffin top. Actually worth the pounds (range from about £115-£130-ish), and believe me, I am not an expensive clothes buyer usually.

finlaysmum12 Wed 23-Jan-13 16:41:47

CATCHINGMOCKINGBIRDS- which high rise skinnies do you have please?
I have a pair of navy ones from N*xt and love them-so comfortable and hold in the tum! (and don't flash your bum when you sit down!)

MarshaBrady Wed 23-Jan-13 16:17:12

Lol Amber. Love it grin.

OMG Marsha, you've just reminded me of my clubbing look du jour when I was 18 - string vest over bright bra, cropped combats, stiletto sandals and (this is crucial) one long dangly earring. Oh and my Dior Saddle bag. I thought I was the mutt's nuts.

And that, my friends, is fashion. Wear whatever you like, because whatever you wear you'll be looking back in 10 years wondering why you dressed like a twat wink

Bunbaker Wed 23-Jan-13 12:44:04

I think that what is the height of fashion and what most people are wearing aren't necessarily the same thing.

Last year those awful dresses that were long at the back and short at the front were the height of fashion, but I hardly saw anyone wearing one. Luckily it was a short lived craze.

DewDr0p Wed 23-Jan-13 12:43:34

grin wildfig and willyoulistentome well of course, the thinnest part of my legs is also my ankles. I would look a bit strange otherwise.

Perhaps I didn't word it very well. Still think you can play around with the proportions quite a bit when wearing skinny jeans - you don't have to show off every inch of thigh. I think a nice chunky boot helps offset the parsnip effect too, no?

MarshaBrady Wed 23-Jan-13 12:27:33

Combats! Preferably loose with tassles hanging down, stilettos and a tank. How did that happen.

I'd love to get into some more styles. Denim is just so good with toddlers. Not really the on the knees thing, but lifting them to put in the car, sometimes picking up the small ride a bike because they've stopped riding.

I'd love to get some wool, cigarette or otherwise but only when there's no chance of any ruination. Actually I have days off, I should just get some.

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Wed 23-Jan-13 12:24:33

Oh God- please don't let jeans go out completely. I remember last time it happened- Tony Blair was in the paper wearing dad jeans and suddenly everyone stopped wearing them..........and combats came in - what were we thinking?

DonaAna Wed 23-Jan-13 12:22:15

Superlong bootcuts are the most stylish shape in Italy right now - not very practical, but the people who wear them have drivers anyway.

That said, jeans and denim in general seem to be a bit off the radar at the moment. I occasionally see them on ultracool women. But most jean wearers are teenage girls and the maid/cleaner types. Opaques and boots or cigarette or wool trousers seem to be the look of the moment. And nobody here wears leather leggings.

Fairylea Wed 23-Jan-13 12:15:47

I think bootlegs are fine. Sure they're not ultra fashionable but who cares. Neither are merrell snow boots and everyone seems to love them.... sometimes style and comfort outweigh fashion.

However, they MUST be long enough to cover at least half of a decent heel. Otherwise you will look daft.

And preferably in a black or dark indigo. Much more flattering than normal denim.

ArtfulAardvark Wed 23-Jan-13 12:05:56

"in my case the skinniest part would be my ankles" hahaha

Id have to be wearing a bloody long top to get to a "skinny" bit of leg...so id end up looking like a 5 year old raiding mummys wardrobe.

justasecond Wed 23-Jan-13 12:01:09

I don't think there is one definitive "in" look. All styles of jeans can look "fashionable".I like to wear all shapes as its boring to just wear one style of clothing all the time. However in this weather its just skinnies/slim jeans or cords as I hate getting the bottom of my trousers wet. I am a bit ocd about it in fact. I have tried to get on with boyfriend jeans but I think they are not for me.

What you wear bootcuts with is what makes them stylish or not.
I agree with Marsha they have to be a dark wash with a slim leg and small flare i.e. not a huge triangular flare from the knee. I am always looking for the perfect bootcut!

survivingwinter Wed 23-Jan-13 12:00:26

I like the idea of bringing bootcut back into fashion by stealth!

I hate skinny jeans and my dh thinks they're horrible on both men and women. Will be very glad when fashion moves away from the skinny!

willyoulistentome Wed 23-Jan-13 11:52:36

DewDr0p - the thinnest part of my legs is my ankles! What top do you recommend?

wildfig Wed 23-Jan-13 11:50:27

I do get the whole 'stop the top at the skinniest part of your leg' thing, and I can see how it works for non-parsnip legs, but in my case the skinniest part would be my ankles. Which would sort of defeat the object of wearing jeans at all. grin

MarshaBrady Wed 23-Jan-13 11:46:10

The new ones are good. Usually dark indigo and slimmer at the top rather than baggy all round and shorter.

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Wed 23-Jan-13 11:41:48

I like straight leg- someone on here actually talked about them on here on another jeans thread and I figured I'd give them a go- loving them! I wear skinnies/ cigarette with cowboy boots/biker boots but my legs, although fairly shapely, are a little chunky for the flats and skinnies combo.

newnn I think it was boot cuts with sparkly top that were mumsy so you're safe

I think boot cuts can look very good so long as they're not ankle flappers. I think they look better with a wedge heel than a thin heel, but that might just be me. Although expensive, I think 7 for all mankind do one of the nicest bootcuts

Annianni Wed 23-Jan-13 11:39:33

It all depends on the fit and length of the jeans.

If you've got bootcuts on that are too short, flapping around your ankles and dodgy footwear... that's never a good look.

I quite like flares, they can look fab.

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