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Second thoughts about my skinnys - are they only for stick thin teenage legs?
So I have a few, well several pairs of skinny jeans. It's what I wear all the time. I'm a size 12 in the comfy stretchy ones. I'm an apple shape. My legs aren't huge but neither are they 'stick thin'.I've been wondering lately if skinnies really are the best style of jean I should be wearing? Haven't worn boot cut for a while & when last tried them they felt weird/wrong, I don't think I've put weight on, maybe I have I just feel heavier lately! I'm not getting any younger either!
Not sure what age has to do with it. Not all teens suit every type of jean, nor do older women. Why not wear what feels best for you? I sense you might not be too keen on them so just find something more suitable - they might be the 'in' thing, but any style of jeans purchased from a current store will be up to date, no matter what anyone says about the dreaded M word.
I am nearly 40, only skinny cuts suit me. It pisses me off because I prefer wider leg jeans. Such is life.
I only wear skinnies, though am a size 8/10. Am 34. I never considered age an issue wrt jeans, but choice of top is crucial. If you are chunky round the middle I would go for a longer top with structure, like a fitted shirt for example. Flimsy, tight t shirt with bulging stomach a no no. Imo, obviously.
Let's face it, it's awkward. Think about it: as women we are all kind of expected to gravitate to the same styles which the stores are selling, which the media hypes up, which other mumsnetters suggest, etc. Yet we are all such different shapes. Personally I don't think bootcuts aren't much different to skinnies, except at the ankle, they still fit like a goddamn condom higher up. (Oh how i miss relaxed jeans that actually come in dark indigo and without rips!)
It's bullshit, all of it.
Mot everything out there is designed to show off every nook and cranny of our figures. It isn't practical and there are barely any choices for any of us. It's a gripe I've had for a while now (can't you tell!?), and yet we continue to think shitty thoughts of ourselves for not fitting like square pegs into round holes. See what I mean?
God i wish they'd shake stuff up a bit, invent something new for once. Or I wish that I was a seamstress.
And I only really look good is baggy boyfriend or wide leg jeans. I am a size 6-8 but channel the short-arsed-carrot look in skinnies despite trying on many many pairs over the years due to the tyranny of 'fashion' . I am 41. It's just the way of things. I am quite happy in the jeans that suit me. (And sometimes they are lovely dark indigo )
I only ever wear dark, dark blue bootcut jeans. I look terrible in anything else. I know I am out of date and out of touch but that's all I suit. As my much loved Gok Wan has said wear what YOU feel good in and dress for you own shape.
However, I have seen people of all ages/sizes looking very well. Once they have the right top to flatter.
I don't think there are any rules once you feel good and are happy..
Wouldn't it be wonderful not to give a shit what people think about us and actually wear what we feel comfortable in - I could wear my joggers for the school run & not worry about looking like a bag of poo tied up!!!
I do agree though, you can be any age, any size & if you have the right style of clothes that work for your shape you can look amazing.
Nehru- you really did make me lol & I like my anonymity too much!!!
I think a lot of it can be down to styling, and just how skinny is skinny. I find the so-skinny-they're-rippled look doesn't really look great on anyone, I think skinnies that skim the body look much better. It took me a long time to wear skinnies, and then I started with boots over the top until I got used to the idea. I still worry that with some footwear I look a bit like a golf club, but hopefully, not very often. I still have lots of tight boot cuts in the wardrobe, not consigned to history just yet, but waiting until fashion means I can style them back in (I find skinnies look better with floatier tops, but boot cuts are better with more fitted tops. A the moment, I'm finding more floaty tops than fitted that I like, so I'm wearing the skinnies).