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can I still wear bootcuts?

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yazzy85 Fri 28-Nov-14 15:42:50

Can I still wear bootcuts like these from Oasis or are they too flared and out of style? Should I be looking at straight legs instead?

Earlybird Fri 28-Nov-14 15:46:01

Wear what suits your body shape.
If you are long and lean or petite, skinnies look great. If you are heavier/pear-shaped, bootcuts are more flattering. IMO.

yazzy85 Fri 28-Nov-14 15:59:30

www.oasis-stores.com/scarlet-bootcut-mid-wash-jeans/the-bootcut/oasis/fcp-product/3250195923

These ones. I'm a curvy size 10.

SofaCanary Fri 28-Nov-14 16:11:58

I still wear bootcuts sometimes but really long lean ones that are skinny down to the knee before flaring out.

Those Oasis ones look a bit dated but that might be cause they're too short on the model and flapping around her mum boots!

SofaCanary Fri 28-Nov-14 16:14:13

What about these from Gap

MiniTheMinx Fri 28-Nov-14 16:16:22

I guess you should really wear whatever suits you. I think bootcuts look odd unless someone is very tall and thin.

yazzy85 Fri 28-Nov-14 16:31:59

Thanks everyone, I think straight legs would be more suitable and slimming perhaps.

peasandlove Fri 28-Nov-14 20:21:04

I'm about to resurrect my bootcuts. I have some great ones from around 2005 from French connection that have been stored away.
Im going to dig them out and wear again.

Iloveangel Sat 29-Nov-14 07:25:26

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.

Eastwickwitch Sat 29-Nov-14 07:29:12

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.

Ragwort Sat 29-Nov-14 07:39:19

What shape jeans suit curvy fat size 16-18s? I have always worn boot cuts (with my mum boots grin) - because skinny jeans would look ridiculous on my shape - assuming I could even get into them!

Angelhairscruff Sat 29-Nov-14 08:05:52

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.

peasandlove Sat 29-Nov-14 08:08:33

either are still on trend. All the jean designers still do versions of bootcuts as well as skinnies/boyfriends etc. Just make sure you update your footwear to keep the look modern.

confusedandemployed Sat 29-Nov-14 08:09:16

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.

yazzy85 Sat 29-Nov-14 09:16:19

Thanks ladies for all the advice, will try in a few pairs of bootlegs in the shops and straight/slim ones to compare, skinnies don't suit my legs very much anymore

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