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Bootcut jeans... For the bin?

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Karbea Mon 01-Oct-12 15:00:32

I'm sorting out my winter wardrobe, and just found loads of pairs of boot cuts that haven't fitted me for a while but now do??? (weird coz I've not lost weight) anyway...

Do I throw them out, are they very dated? I would now only entertain buying skinnies, but I'm not really 'in' so not sure if boot cuts are still ok or not???

NotMostPeople Mon 01-Oct-12 15:02:14


awaywego1 Mon 01-Oct-12 15:08:17

Maybe keep one pair!

Trills Mon 01-Oct-12 15:09:28

Do you like them?
Do they fit you?
Do they look good on you?
Are they still approximately the colour they were intended to be? (and not a washed-out colour)

Karbea Mon 01-Oct-12 15:16:15

trills I'm just not sure what I'd wear them with. They look ok on, but just so different from skinnies, I just don't know if I like them or not or whether it's just because they look different iyswim.

But I don't want to throw them out if in a months time everyone is wearing them and I'll be buying some, as some were pretty expensive back in the day...

Urgh... They are currently sitting on the bathroom bin!

Madmog Mon 01-Oct-12 15:16:38

I've recently bought two pairs of boyfriend jeans. I did a post on them earlier today, so have a look at that!

VivaLeBeaver Mon 01-Oct-12 15:17:15

Bootcuts are meant to be coming back in.

CarpeJugulum Mon 01-Oct-12 15:33:11

Sure I saw a picture of Victoria Beckham wearing a pair at the weekend... may have been in the Daily Fail

CarpeJugulum Mon 01-Oct-12 15:35:12

Yup. They say flare, I say boot cut!

Karbea Mon 01-Oct-12 15:37:05

Umm I've decided to keep my flares. Umm maybe I'll put the boot cuts back away with my summer clothes and rethink in the spring :S

HazleNutt Mon 01-Oct-12 15:38:19

If they fit and flatter, why chuck them out just because the shops want us to buy more clothes and declare some random items fashionable? I don't care if skinny jeans are in, if I look like I have 2 fat carrots instead of legs, I won't wear them.

Wanted to link the same pictures in the Daily Fail of Victoria Beckham. But *CarpeJugulum& beats me to it. If it's good enough for VB, it's good enough for anyone of us. If it looks good, no reason not to wear them.

justasecond Mon 01-Oct-12 15:52:53

Bootcuts are fine. I wear them a lot more these days. The trick is to wear them in a dark wash and in a "skinny boot" style so that they do not flare out too much at the knee but instead just gently flare out to the ankle. Those ones VB is wearing are too flared and too long imo. I also like to semi tuck in a top or do the wendy tucking into vest thing (that MrsCB linked to a while ago) and wear a cardi or blazer over. Thats for days I want to look a bit smart grin.

Caerlaverock Mon 01-Oct-12 15:57:58

Vb looks ridiculous with her jeans trailing round like that. Is she wearing stilts?

Maat Mon 01-Oct-12 16:05:21

I always think the secret to looking stylish is wearing what flatters your shape and not a mannequin.

Why do we have to have things that are IN and things that are OUT?

What's wrong with having different styles of jeans for wearing with different tops?

Skinny jeans look good with long line tops but awful with shorter tops/jackets unless you have a fab figure.

I have jeans of every shape and colour and wear them whenever I want.

Trills Mon 01-Oct-12 16:19:36

I like VB's jeans there

DonaAna Mon 01-Oct-12 16:26:34

Stylish Italian women wear bootcuts a lot - the most fashion-conscious trail the floor without showing the shoe. I wouldn't ditch them, they look much better on most women than skinnies ever did.

civilfawlty Mon 01-Oct-12 16:28:43

I put a seam up the back of mine to improve the leg shape. Much nicer.

Tweet2tweet Mon 01-Oct-12 20:24:39

I only ever wear bootcut- don't care about what is in or out. Trick is to get dark blue with a narrow flare below the knee. Make sure they come down below your ankle and just skim the mid/bottom of your shoes.

I personally think 'skinny' jeans look very fashion victim and constantly see women pulling them up because the elastic seems to go in them, not a good look!

duende Mon 01-Oct-12 21:38:43

justasecond could you link to a photo of this tucking into a vest thing, please?
I can't imagine/ understand what it means...

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