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I love my bootcuts and think I look better in them than skinny jeans, and I am by no means tall and thin!! I have broad shoulders, wear an F cup bra and have skinny legs,so the flare at the bottom of the bootcut jeans balances out my top half. I think so many people discount clothes because they are not currently the fashion, when in fact they don't look great in the fashion!! I do wear skinny jeans, with something heavy looking on my feet and can get away with it, but always get comments when the bootcut jeans come out. You just need to make sure you wear them with something you like so you feel good about yourself.
Oddly enough I got my old boot cuts out yesterday for decorating in. I didn't paint in them because they're much more flattering than skinnies. I've got very long legs, a flat bum & a big muffin top. They definitely balance me out a bit.
Yes if you like them then definitely wear them. I'm a firm believer of wearing what you like, sometimes even if it isn't the absolute perfect shape for you. Clothes are a lot more than making your figure look it's absolute best, or wearing what's fashionable, I think clothes are about styles, colours and looks that you like, they're for having fun with! Having said that, there is this ongoing discussion on here about skinnies vs bootcut. My opinion for what it's worth is that there is neither one perfect shape or another. Lots of people talk about balancing out larger hips with bootcuts, my view on this is that adding width around the legs may balance out hips, but it adds width! Particularly if they go in at the knee then out again, this in my mind emphasises the width of both parts. Slim or skinnies can look better in some cases, as it allows the slimness of lower legs and ankles to be seen.
Bootcuts are what I usually wear. I'm a very curvy 12-14 (34g knockers, 28in waist, biggish arse and hefty thighs). The flare balances me out a bit! Skinny jeans look totally awful on me and I think that straight legs look a bit frumpy.