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Rolled jeans

(23 Posts)
JohnSnowsTie Thu 04-Apr-13 16:26:34

I like the look of the rolled hem on boyfriend jeans, but:

a) are they permanently like this so you can't unroll them?

b) can you roll the hems of skinny/straight jeans, or is that not a good look?


JohnSnowsTie Thu 04-Apr-13 17:47:40


OneLittleLady Thu 04-Apr-13 17:49:11

I like rolled up jeans. I don't have much choice in the matter though as I'm so short. Not sure if boyfriend jeans are sewn so you can't unroll them though. The only style i wouldn't roll up is bootcut as the shape means it just looks naff

LadyintheRadiator Thu 04-Apr-13 17:52:35

I have two pairs of boyfriend jeans that are sewn up, I suppose it depends on the style/brand.

I do turn up skinnies just a tiny bit if wearing trainers/flats.

JohnSnowsTie Thu 04-Apr-13 21:20:56

Lady do you have the Gap boyfriends? I was thinking of getting those...

Fairylea Thu 04-Apr-13 21:22:50

Everyone in Norwich is wearing skinny jeans rolled up leaving the ankle on display. Even my dh has started doing it.

I won't be doing it. My bottom is far too big to be shortening hems and drawing the eye upwards any more than it has to be !

OneLittleLady Thu 04-Apr-13 21:24:07

Ew, I don't roll enough to show my ankles off, just enough so my jeans don't cover my feet. Far too chilly still to be flashing any flesh grin

BrianButterfield Thu 04-Apr-13 21:24:13

I've been rolling skinnies for years! Am I ahead of a trend fore once (or is 'everyone in Norwich' maybe not that indicative of the very cutting edge of fashion?)

JohnSnowsTie Thu 04-Apr-13 21:26:32

So should I be waiting until the weather improves (hahahaha!!!) or can I roll up with Converse?

Fairylea Thu 04-Apr-13 21:27:29

smile ha! As an ex Londoner I suspect Norwich follows rather than leads ....! However, I may be wrong (and flamed)!

Definitely noticed the ankle flashing whenIve been out though !

faustina Fri 05-Apr-13 06:32:36

The gap ones aren't sewn - you can roll or unroll as you wish!

LadyintheRadiator Fri 05-Apr-13 10:45:30

Sorry, I do have the gap ones and they aren't sewn, I don't know why I thought they were!

freddiefrog Fri 05-Apr-13 11:22:10

I've never found proper 'boyfriend' jeans that a) fit and b) don't make my arse look like its hanging round the back of my knees (the Gap ones were the worst)

I've a pair of straight legged Levi's which I roll up and wear when it's warmer with Converse, flipflops, etc.

I roll skinnies too

JohnSnowsTie Fri 05-Apr-13 14:10:01

Maybe I'll stick with rolling skinnies and straights... I do like the baggy look of boyfriend jeans though, but I keep hearing they're hard to find and that the arse saggage is often the problem.

freddiefrog Fri 05-Apr-13 14:48:18

Yes, I like the baggy look of them too.

I just couldn't find a pair that looked baggy in the right places instead of saggy in the wrong places so gave up and went back to skinnies/straight legs

I don't know if I'm just a weird shape, but they were all quite tight on the lower leg and too baggy on the thigh/bum

If you find a pair that works let me know!

thoughtsbecomethings Fri 05-Apr-13 17:13:58

Not seen many peeps showing ankles in norwich myself... Too bleeding cold !

newgirl Fri 05-Apr-13 17:16:04

am rolling my skinnies

still look far too chubby in them though sad

CointreauVersial Fri 05-Apr-13 18:05:16

I always roll my skinnies and straight-leg jeans, unless I'm wearing boots.

I think a little flash of ankle is slimming, especially in flat shoes - tight jeans right down to the ankle can give you a bit of a "chicken drumstick" look if you are large of behind, but having the trouser hem fall at a slightly wider part of the leg (i.e just above ankle) balances things a little better. Well, that's my theory, anyway.

I am a big customiser of clothes, so would unstitch/re-hem/roll to suit me.

MissBeehivingUnderTheMistletoe Fri 05-Apr-13 19:34:41

Another Norwicher here not showing any ankle (yet). I will roll em up when it gets warmer though.

QueenCadbury Fri 05-Apr-13 19:41:45

I roll up straight legs especially in the summer with sandals, converse etc. i'v started rolling with boots too.

Yardley Fri 05-Apr-13 19:42:34

I roll skinnies all the time...I have gap rolled boyfriend ones, but Im not sure about them.DD asked me, in a dumbstruck voice, why I was wearing 'fashion trousers' when I was wearing them the other day which has rather put me off them.Not that I should listen to her really-she is only 5, but she did look particularly aghast.

CointreauVersial Fri 05-Apr-13 23:51:00

Yardley, you just wait til she's older. My DDs (9 and 11) literally frogmarch me into my bedroom to get changed if they deem my outfit not suitable. "Mum, what are you wearing?" grin

CambridgeBlue Sat 06-Apr-13 08:17:57

My DD (10) gave me 'the look' when I tried wearing my jeans rolled up with ankle boots but all the style blog ladies are wearing them like that so what does she know?!

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