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Jeans - I just CANT get into skinny jeans. So what should I wear?

(57 Posts)
spicandspan Wed 24-Oct-12 20:23:16

I mean, I can get in to them, but not 'into' them, iyswim.

dexter73 Wed 24-Oct-12 20:29:16

Straight leg or bootcut?

spicandspan Wed 24-Oct-12 20:30:04

are bootcut a bit... not cool now?

MrsBucketxx Wed 24-Oct-12 20:30:31

a straight leg is the next best thing, boot cut can be very frumpy.

dexter73 Wed 24-Oct-12 20:31:28

Tell that to Victoria Beckham! She is rocking the bootcuts at the moment.

SwedishEdith Wed 24-Oct-12 20:34:17

I prefer a skinny flare, myself. Skinny to below the knee then flare bit. Look good rolled up bit as well if long and give you more options re shoes and boots. Seem to balance your figure better than skinny. Otherwise, agree that straight look good as well

dexter73 Wed 24-Oct-12 20:37:24

Isn't skinny flare just the new name for bootcut to make it sound less mumsy?!!

SwedishEdith Wed 24-Oct-12 20:40:58

Not at all (and been around for ages). It's the good bits of skinny and the good bits of flare, all in the one jean (singular). grin

PerryCombover Wed 24-Oct-12 20:42:40

Vb is a v skinny flare lady

spicandspan Wed 24-Oct-12 20:54:50

link me a good skinny flare? Sounds nice...

spicandspan Wed 24-Oct-12 20:55:49

I guess I could wear a straight - just skinnys and straights make me look mahoosive and short.

SwedishEdith Wed 24-Oct-12 21:28:37

Yikes, under pressure now. Will google...

Cubaba Wed 24-Oct-12 23:26:38

I want to know why all the jeans now have to rest somewhere on your hips which ensures everyone gets a flash of your knickers when you bend over. I have a high waist with doesn't help but am getting very tired of all the hipster cut fashion. Where can I go to get jeans that are both sensible but sexy or is that an oxymoron!?

lindsell Wed 24-Oct-12 23:45:13

Some DP skinny flares

Or more expensive Levi's

I am slowly being converted to skinnies but still mainly live in skinny flares.

JudeFawley Wed 24-Oct-12 23:46:44

VB looks daft in those skinny flares imo.

Like she's had her feet amputated.

Wheresmypopcorn Thu 25-Oct-12 04:38:57

Boot cuts are a classic and very flattering

Madmog Thu 25-Oct-12 11:22:08

I can get into skinny leg, but they are really uncomfortable. I think slim leg are comfy all over. I would like some bootleg jeans, but always find them too tight on the tops of the legs (a bit like skinny jeans!).

spicandspan Thu 25-Oct-12 12:31:22

the skinny flares are alright i guess - explain to me again how they are different from bootcut? [clueless emoticon]

cathyandclaire Thu 25-Oct-12 12:36:12

Are they just more flared than boot-cut?

Caerlaverock Thu 25-Oct-12 12:38:05

Skinny flares so ARE boot cut

Caerlaverock Thu 25-Oct-12 12:38:48

Boot cuts make me sad inside

Caerlaverock Thu 25-Oct-12 12:41:30

spot the difference

spicandspan Thu 25-Oct-12 12:41:39

Anyhow if bootcut are mumsy and frumpy, and I wear skinny flares, won't people think 'a frumpy lady in bootcuts'? Cos they won't be able to read the label to see they are actually skinny flares ala VB (not that I really want to look like her anyhow). Unless I drop my jeans on the school run, which equally I don't think will be a good look.

Today I am wearing maternity boyfriend cut jeans with frayed hems. Maybe anything is an improvement eh?

ClaimedByMe Thu 25-Oct-12 12:42:13

I cant wear skinny jeans either, I have tried many pairs from many shops I find them uncomfortable and unflattering on me and i'm a size 8. I have a roundish bum and thighs then below the knee I have legs as thin as a budgies, the skinnies do not work!!

I stick to bootcut and boyfriend they tend to hide my wonky legs!!

spicandspan Thu 25-Oct-12 12:43:10

caerlaverock I do like the skinny flares better actually, they are a nicer shape. But the difference is pretty minimal...

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