Fed up of skinnies

(37 Posts)
LynetteScavo Fri 25-Apr-14 12:51:48

Because I feel I have to find find tops long enough to cover at least half of my bum.

What's the alternative? confused

AnnabelleDarling Fri 25-Apr-14 12:59:49

Boyfriends? Actually I find straight legs baggy enough and turn up the ends, big deep turn back rather than turning up a couple of times iykwim

I got my first pair of boyfriends this week after rather stupidly going jeans shopping when bloated & premenstrual. In my defence, dd2 had fallen asleep in the stroller so I was grabbing my chance! Anyway, I looked like shit in the skinnies I tried on, so tried the boyfriends in despair.

They're from Topshop & are amazing. I've been wearing them with a chambray shirt/leather jacket/converse and last night with a slinky top & coral stilettos. Great buy.

contractconfusion Sun 27-Apr-14 09:14:37

I still wear bootcut, for jeans and smart trousers. Skinnies or even straight leg look ridiculous on me. I know people don't like them but I refuse to look like a walking parsnip on account of fashion.

LynetteScavo Sat 03-May-14 21:32:47

I need to be brave and go and try on some boyfriends.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Sat 03-May-14 21:34:20

I love boyfriend jeans. Not so good for winter cos you can't tuck them in boots, but right now, with converse or similar, perfect!

Coconutty Sat 03-May-14 21:36:33

I like the relaxed skinnies in next.

libertytrainers Sat 03-May-14 21:37:50

i just got some nice culottes for summer grin they are nicer than they sound!

HowYaLikeThemApples Sat 03-May-14 21:38:43

I've always struggled how to explain what's wrong when I try to wear skinnies, christ it IS like a parsnip isn't it!!!!!!

thenightsky Sat 03-May-14 21:41:52

Why can't boyfriends be tucked in boots?

TheOriginalSteamingNit Sat 03-May-14 21:43:50

Well they can in theory but tend to make the zip struggle more than skinnies would!

ohms11 Sun 04-May-14 03:05:40

My problem with boyfriend jeans is that they are usually faded/ really casual looking and therefore harder to dress up. But they are really popular right now. I have a wide legged chloe 70s style pair which I think look great with wedges.... and I will always love levis 501s

ohms11 Sun 04-May-14 03:07:36

Or are 501s technically boyfriend jeans?!

squoosh Sun 04-May-14 03:46:48

Straight leg jeans are the best, true classic that will outlive skinny and bootcut.

thenightsky Sun 04-May-14 10:14:24

Agree that straight legs are the way forward. They always feel 'right'.

Busymumto3dc Sun 04-May-14 10:17:53

I look awful in my boyfriend jeans! Are they went to be so baggy on your bum?

Blackjackcrossed Sun 04-May-14 11:30:56

I think Boyfriends are harder to get right than skinnies.
You only had to see how hard it was for Doesmybum woman, she tried on countless pairs and her size 8 butt looked awful in so many, she really struggled to find a pair that flattered.
I believe straight legs are your best option. Gap real straight are flattering for a lot of people...worth a try?

Petal02 Sun 04-May-14 12:55:04

I still wear skinnies, but only with a tunic/long top -otherwise I look ridiculous. If you're wearing boyfriends, have you definitely got to do turn ups at the bottom? Is that how you're supposed to wear them?

Busymumto3dc Sun 04-May-14 13:34:41

Is it that boyfriends don't suit the skinnier you are?

I think you have to try a lot of different boyfriend styles on to find the right ones. If you are used to skinnies and are slightly more on the polished rather than scruffy casual side style wise then definitely go for skinny boyfriends and non-distressed. Will try and link a few...

Petal02 Sun 04-May-14 14:40:41

I like the Asos ones (especially the price)!

libertytrainers where from? that might be my answer to not being able to wear skirts (they ride up til the waist is at my boobs!), and I dislike the dress / skirt flying up bit.
Cheers

Twinklestein Sun 04-May-14 14:51:31

I think everyone's bored of skinnies, thus the turn to boyfriend and flares...

I'm currently rocking skinny bell bottoms to keep the spirit of 75 alive...

Twinklestein Sun 04-May-14 14:52:55

yy to Levi's 501s. I'm so glad that I kept mine from when I was 17...

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