Bought jeans for first time in 15 years. They are boot cut. AIBU?

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I have lost weight and went jeans shopping yesterday. Bought a pair of Citizens of Humanity Amber jeans - like this.
I was going to wear them with nude wedges or silver flip flops and a tan/silver tote.
But now I'm worrying that boot cuts are frump tastic and I should have got jeans that are skinny all the way down, even though I hate them and they do not suit me.
Please tell me about boot cuts and whether I have just bought something really mumsy.
And how is best to wear them in very warm weather? (Live in tropics)

I am 42, 5'6-7 and they were a 29 inch waist - I'm a 10/12 hour glass shape, still trying to shift a bit of weight on my tummy.

Thanks.

mysteryfairy Sun 25-Aug-13 22:53:58

I think they're fine to buy/wear if the shape suits you and you like, it but it would be unusual for the same pair to work with both flip flops and wedges as they are likely to be either too long for the former or (more dangerously frumpy) too short for the latter.

woopsidaisy Sun 25-Aug-13 23:04:53

Tabby, they are lovely.
My DSil, is gorgeous and a size 8. She always wears boot cut jeans. She looks fab, and it has convinced me to get a pair this winter.
I agree with mysteryfairy though-how will you wear wedges/flats with the same pair?

I haven't taken hem up yet; they are too long so could be used for either. I'd get more wear out of them with flats but have no going out or smart jeans, and jeans/heels/pretty top is big evening look here.

I have skinny pedal pushers (mid calf) and shorts to wear with flats so guess the Ambers should be used for heels and wedges and nights out.

I only wear flip flops or Birkies in day and don't go out much though.

changeforthebetter Sun 25-Aug-13 23:25:48

YA utterly NB.

If you like them and you think they look good then wear them and enjoy wearing them. I hate that tendency amongst a tiny minority on here that we should all follow some fashion trend or other. These are people who use "mum" as a derisory adjective.

Congrats on the weight loss too thanksthanksthanksthanks

changeforthebetter Sun 25-Aug-13 23:29:13

YAB utterly NU

Sweet Cheeses! I appear to have shat my typing ability out along with a quarter of my body weight [pity party in full swing here confused]

Helentres Sun 25-Aug-13 23:34:35

Boot cuts and boyfriend fit jeans are in right now smile

Oh are they? It was a v trendy high end shop when I bought them and the v trendy young assistant suggested them... Maybe she wanted me as trendy unlikely, as in pedal pushers and navy tee with flip flops rather than mumsy!
I did a search on boot cut jeans on MN and found people being disparaging in 2011... If they are back and I managed to swerve skinnies completely I will be thrilled!

Thanks for help everyone.
Next q - is it ok to hem myself or should I go to a sewing place and ask them to do it?

Think I will keep them long, for wedges... What is optimum length? Mid-instep?

GibberTheMonkey Mon 26-Aug-13 00:51:46

Wear them

I wear them as they balance me. I have wide hips and in skinnies I look like a reverse weeble

I wear them most often with silver flip flops too

Ps change - feel better soon flowers

Gibber - lol at reverse weeble.
I look like I'm wearing footless tights in skinnies.
Like I'm about to do some sort of interpretative jazz dance routine.

VestaCurry Mon 26-Aug-13 00:58:10

They are lovely, the overall cut looks great.

Helentres Mon 26-Aug-13 00:59:03

I can't pull off skinnies either as I have wide hips too. But bootlegs and bf fits are perfect. I wear mine with vest tops and pumps or sandals. Or of I'm going out somewhere special ill wear wedges and a dressier top x

mignonette Mon 26-Aug-13 01:07:55

They are coming back. But for many women they never went away because they are so damn flattering.

Wear them with joy OP!

FriedaPintoBean Mon 26-Aug-13 01:09:02

I think you should wear them with flip flops or trainers

MrsDavidBowie Mon 26-Aug-13 08:13:58

I had a pair of these...the best jeans I ever owned. Wore them so much they have way between the thighs (I had them for 2 years)
Very flattering.

I'm off to Selfridges denim dept next month for a couple of pairs of jeans....worth investing money in them.

MarshaBrady Mon 26-Aug-13 08:15:25

They are back and that is a good shape. Boot cut redux.

Kezztrel Mon 26-Aug-13 08:17:05

They're gorgeous OP! And no of course you shouldn't buy skinny jeans if you hate them and they don't suit you...!

sophiedaal Mon 26-Aug-13 12:32:03

In ten years' time there will be a generation of women clinging to their hopelessly frumptacular and out-of-fashion skinnies when bootcuts are back in, while the generation below them hoots derisively about how mumsy they are. Just like my sister and I used to regard 'flares' as a near-swear word in the 80s, and regularly mocked our mother for her actually rather stylish and flattering i now realise cord jumbo numbers in our baby pics.

I look like a giant toddler in skinny jeans. A giant toddler with cute chubby thighs who is about to burst into tears on account of her cruelly unflattering outfit. Subtle bootcuts have never gone out, in this house - or in the shops, as far as I can see. They've just been rebranded as 'baby boot cuts' or similar.

Wow. I'm very encouraged.
<wears jeans with cutting edge excitement>

Thanks so much all.

LadyMilfordHaven Mon 26-Aug-13 13:28:15

i just CANT face bootcut now.

all that material flapping around

They are flipping lovely OP.

Bootcut and flare suit me. I find skinnies much harder to pull off. I think that the bootcuts-are-frumpy thing is only if they are ill-fitting or too short.

Decameron Mon 26-Aug-13 14:22:53

I have these jeans. I do like skinny jeans still but these are a great cut. I wear mine with wedges too.

mignonette Mon 26-Aug-13 14:27:30

Look for sailor pants cut as an alternative-straight leg with a slight flare out from the hips. Very stylish for reluctant boot cut-ters.

Enb76 Mon 26-Aug-13 14:28:09

I can't wear skinnies, don't like them on other people much either and they're such a faff to get on and off. I like my jeans wide legged (I don't want my thighs hugged thank you) and long but they are so difficult to find as I'm not "on trend".

Aquelven Mon 26-Aug-13 14:37:35

They are a gorgeous shape & far more flattering to the model than any of the more skinny ones at the bottom of that page.
I'm another who can't really do skinnies, hourglass size12. A slight flare balances me out but in skinnies I look like an impersonation of Max Wall confused

Capitola Mon 26-Aug-13 19:43:10

I have to say I think bootcuts look frumpy. But maybe that's because I only see frumps wearing them.

And my mil and mum wear them.

Iggity Mon 26-Aug-13 19:55:20

Lovely jeans. I am pear shaped so would not even consider skinnies. Some people might consider bootcuts not to be on trend but those people clearly have no concept of dressing for your shape.

AnnoyingOrange Mon 26-Aug-13 20:01:56

Victoria Beckham is wearing bootcut jeans these days (or more like massive flares)

www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/5091763/victoria-beckham-goes-to-disneyland-after-saying-she-loves-america.html

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