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yet another question about jeans

(6 Posts)
shelley72 Sat 25-Jun-11 18:01:07

i do so need to stop agonising about jeans - maybe i should just give up on jeans forever. i have some gap curvy jeans which fit all over (ie dont gape at waist) and they look ok with heels. however they seem to be so long that i cant wear them with flats (converse or birkenstocks at the min), and i cant get any shorter length.

what shape jean would you recommend so that i can wear flats? for some reason, straight legs just dont look right on me with my fat knees. does that just leave me with bootcut (already feel i look mumsy)? is there anything else in between?

i promise that once i have this sorted, it will be my last jeans question forever (well til autumn anyway)

blossoming Sat 25-Jun-11 18:21:33

Skinnies and ballet flats? That is what I live in. Cropped ones are nice in summer too. I think they suit everyone, in the same way as opaque tights suit everyone. Just wear a longer top if there are any issues.
The other benefit of skinnies is you can wear them with heels or flats, so you need less pairs!

dexter73 Sat 25-Jun-11 18:22:28

I wear flat shoes with bootcut, straight and skinny jeans. I like bootcuts and don't think they look mumsy (unless worn with black heeled boots of course!).

Macaroona Sat 25-Jun-11 18:24:06

Def skinny jeans with ballet flats - my s/s uniform smile

shelley72 Sat 25-Jun-11 19:20:18

ah you see ballet flats look so wrong on me too (sigh)....

tulpe Sat 25-Jun-11 21:16:04

Try Citizens of Humanity Ava jeans. They are straight cut and look fab with Converse. They are low-rise at the front but cleverly cut higher at the back to avoid builders bum issues. I got a pair for £60 in TK Maxx - they were £170 on Net A Porter. The quality is amazing - heavy but not bulky and keep their shape - and, apart from Top Shop Marthas, i won't be buying high street denim again.

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