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Boyfriend/Tapered Jeans for 40 year old

(22 Posts)
fraggle73 Thu 09-May-13 08:00:34

Loiking for casual weekend jeans. I normally wear skinny from Levi or Next lift and shape but would like different style to suit my pear shape. Normally wear plain top and scarf and ballet pumps. Would also like to try new footwear. Any ideas for a 40 year old mum ???

SorrelForbes Thu 09-May-13 08:07:38

I really like Gap sexy boyfriend jeans

Cherrypie32 Thu 09-May-13 08:12:52

Same as Sorrel, they are my new favourites grin

SorrelForbes Thu 09-May-13 10:26:55

Really comfy and flattering and a good length for wearing with flats (unlike my other favourites, GAP High Rise Skinnies which are very long).

fraggle73 Thu 09-May-13 13:01:21

are they suitable for the curvy girls?

ProveYourLoveToMe Thu 09-May-13 13:05:44

I like gap sexy boyfriend too.

As for footwear, how about clogs (swedish hasbeen), toms or pointy flats?

justasecond Thu 09-May-13 13:35:40

How long are the gap boyfriends? can they be rolled down a bit to make them ankle grazer length?

blibblibs Thu 09-May-13 13:44:42

I love my new Gap sexy boyfriend - and they were only £10 in the sale.
I'm 5'2 and they graze my ankles with two turn overs.
Not far off 40 and a classic pear that can't wear skinnies but these jeans are great.

blibblibs Thu 09-May-13 13:47:00

I wear them with my Superga or new Mellisa jelly flats in navy.

SorrelForbes Thu 09-May-13 13:49:09

fraggle73 Absolutely, I'm very curvy.

justasecond I'm 5'4" and my Sexy Boyfriend jeans come to the bottom of my anke without wrinkling. There's nothing to roll down.

Cherrypie32 Thu 09-May-13 13:55:34

Yep, I am curvy and these have alot of 'bum' in them so never end up hitching them up.

fraggle73 Thu 09-May-13 21:55:20

are these the one.

ProveYourLoveToMe Thu 09-May-13 21:56:05

Yes. Hope you like them grin

fraggle73 Thu 09-May-13 21:57:17

Out of stock in my size, will get a pair at full price and try them smile

finlaysmum12 Thu 09-May-13 22:10:58

next tapered boyfriend, i luuurve them. I'm 5'7" and can roll them 1-2 times to ankle skim. (oh,and i'm nearly 45,when i remember)

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 09-May-13 22:18:57

I think they are hard to wear. Because I have slim legs, they make my thighs look much bigger than they actually are. It is also quite hard to avoid looking like a Playschool presenter in them, or at least it is for me.

Have you looked on Pinterest? They can look nice rolled up with heels.

I tried the Gap 'Sexy' ones at the weekend - they made me look like a troll and also they come up huuuuuge. They were an absolute disaster on me.

fraggle73 Thu 09-May-13 22:22:56

finlaysmum12 - can you send me a link to the next ones?

TheBuskersDog Thu 09-May-13 23:32:08

What size do people buy, is it your usual real size, your usual Gap size (usually a size or two down) or what?

SorrelForbes Thu 09-May-13 23:37:49

Usual GAP size (28). I've got chunky thighs and they are flattering. I can imagine they'd be a bit baggier on someone with very slim legs!

LittleTyga Thu 09-May-13 23:40:18

I'm nearly 50 and wearing my Gap Boyfriend jeans!

finlaysmum12 Fri 10-May-13 19:04:42

this is the link to the next ones (though the rear view looks very odd, they don't look that bad on my behind!)

BIWI Fri 10-May-13 19:11:42

What has your age got to do with it?

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