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What do you wear of you don't wear jeans?

(100 Posts)
YouDoTheMath Tue 23-Aug-11 11:51:01

I have a feeling a there similar to this may have been on here before, so apologies if it has.

So I'm looking for an alternative to jeans, mainly because I wear the same pair ALL the time, they're losing their shape, and I want to feel a bit better presented. Unfortunately I don't have long, lean legs - I'm not fat, just not tall and skinny!

JosieRosie Tue 23-Aug-11 11:53:05

I'm no fashionists, but I'm giving up jeans too and was going to go with comfy cords. Will be watching the rest of this thread with interest though!

JosieRosie Tue 23-Aug-11 11:53:29

Duh - I meant fashionista!

CMOTdibbler Tue 23-Aug-11 11:55:37

I wear skirts, dresses, tunics and leggings - that sort of thing

Collision Tue 23-Aug-11 11:57:02

Josie - cords? really? where are they from? Am not sure I am ready for cords!

I wear skirts and leggings and short dresses and linen trousers and smarter trousers in the winter with boots.

FritziGreenEyes Tue 23-Aug-11 11:59:44

Chinos or JBrand Houlihans.

JosieRosie Tue 23-Aug-11 12:03:13

Collision - why? do they sound too sad?? I wear them with tunics and trainers/boots. Have worn cheapo ones from Tu at Sainsburys. They're not the 'focal point' of my outfit but they are warm and comfy (I work with young children) and neutral smile

Popbiscuit Tue 23-Aug-11 12:12:42

I'm not a big fan of jeans either, for the reasons you describe. I really like <whispers> Boden's velvet wideleg trousers and some of their other styles that have a wider leg. Second the suggestions for cords. They can look nice with a smart jumper and some leather boots or shoes. I wear a size 8 but I find jeans just impossible because if they fit around my (smallish) waist they are too tight on my fat "curvy" thighs. Wideleg trousers seem to get around this problem.

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Tue 23-Aug-11 12:21:00

I have these

Lots and lots and lots of them! in black, red, purple, green, grey...

onelily Tue 23-Aug-11 12:24:39

i usually wear lots of skirts or dresses on regular basis.
When going out, again some dresses or skirts or stockings. If out for grocerie shopping either i opt of jeans or capries. I dont mind jeans, skinny fit ones are the new trendsetters, i guess
Hope this helps!

Collision Tue 23-Aug-11 12:42:32

Josie - <whispers> they do sound a bit old lady ish.

Bonsoir Tue 23-Aug-11 12:44:48

I second Fritzi - Houlihan's are my jeans-substitute of choice

Popbiscuit Tue 23-Aug-11 12:54:15

Am I looking at the wrong Houlihans? When I do a google search it looks like they are skinny jeans with a very tight ankle? If I wore those I'd look like an inverted triangle from the waist down grin.

Bonsoir Tue 23-Aug-11 12:56:59

Those are they! Very flattering and go with everything.

JosieRosie Tue 23-Aug-11 12:58:06

Thanks Popbiscuit - want to form the new Trinny and Susannah? wink <would rather die emoticon>

Collision Tue 23-Aug-11 13:18:48

pees myself laughing!

£245!!! <weeps>

LawrieMarlow Tue 23-Aug-11 13:21:18

I wear dresses mainly. With tights and boots in the winter, sandals in the summer (with or without footless tights depending on the temperature).

Popbiscuit Tue 23-Aug-11 13:24:28

Ha-ha grin Trinny and Susannah have been rather quiet lately!

FritziGreenEyes Tue 23-Aug-11 13:41:45

collision You can get them from Stylebop or Revolve for much cheaper.

higgle Tue 23-Aug-11 14:11:57

I had some much nicer ones from M&S for less than £40 this summer.

Pagwatch Tue 23-Aug-11 14:21:25

I don't wear jeans trousers or leggings of any description.

I wear skirts and dresses. That's it.
But I have lots of them smile

Honeydragon Tue 23-Aug-11 14:26:41

Pag .... I would do this but how do you live without pockets. I need non jeans with pockets. I am not ready for a life without pockets <whimpers>

Pagwatch Tue 23-Aug-11 14:31:10

Hmmm, pockets.

Some of them have pockets but not all. But I often wear jackets or I have a cross body handbag for the days when I don't.
But I am also a handbag person.
I am a bit of a big old Jessie. Skirts, handbags and clippy heels.

Not much help really. Sorry

Cleverything Tue 23-Aug-11 14:36:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BCBG Tue 23-Aug-11 14:37:23

Banana Republic trousers are the only thing that gets me out of Hudson jeans grin are FAB

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