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Boyfriend jeans - best ones?

(21 Posts)
Greengardenpixie Sat 09-Jan-16 14:07:55

Looking for a pair that are flattering. Love a slight loose fit without being overly baggy or unflattering in the bum and hip area! I am a pear shape. I just cant seem to find ones that flatter me. Recommendations please?
This kind of shape:

burnishedsilver Sat 09-Jan-16 16:53:21

Try Gap Girlfriend jeans.

starsinyourpies Sat 09-Jan-16 17:07:29

I was going to say Gap girlfriend jeans!

Greengardenpixie Sat 09-Jan-16 19:07:18

Thank you smile Off to google them!

AwkwardSquad Sat 09-Jan-16 19:15:36

Yup, Gap girlfriend jeans! The sizing comes up quite big btw.

CremeDeSudo Sat 09-Jan-16 19:57:39

I've got the Next girlfriend jeans and love them. I struggle with jeans (also a pear shape) but Next and Gap seem to be the best fit for me in any style

friedafilmer Sat 09-Jan-16 20:58:19

Boyfriend jeans are probably not the best option for pears in general. Why not try girlfriend jeans if you like the relaxed feel but not so shapeless.

maybemyrtle Sat 09-Jan-16 23:48:22

I like uniqlo's slim boyfriend ankle ones, but size down - I bought 28 but after a few wears they've loosened up quite a bit. Some washes are in the sale right now too.

Greengardenpixie Sun 10-Jan-16 00:01:30

Really like the uniqlo ones. I am a size 12 but cant seem to understand the waist sizes!!! They are huge!!! I mean if i were to measure my thin part of my waist, i am about a 29 inches or 30. However jeans dont sit that high up so what do i measure!!?

Greengardenpixie Sun 10-Jan-16 00:03:41

I have no idea of the difference between girlfriend and boyfriend!!!
I tend not to wear really short tops with jeans tbh so it kind of balances my shape out. I dont have huge hips, just a bit shapely. However i dont want to look mumsy iykwim. That is my idea of hell in jeans!!!

TheDowagerCuntess Sun 10-Jan-16 02:44:42

Girlfriend jeans are a slimmer cut - I have absolutely thrashed a pair of GF jeans this past twelve months, and wish I could find the exact same pair in a darker blue without the rips.

If you're able to get into the shops, it's probably an idea to try a few different pairs on, in case you decide you really do prefer the BF cut.

I so wish we had Gap, or that they shipped here...

CremeDeSudo Sun 10-Jan-16 07:40:43

I think you need to be careful with these tapered ankle styles as a pear shape though as I think they can make your arse/hips look wider! I've put on weight so wearing them with longer tops than I was previously and hopefully getting away with it! hmm

lorelei9 Sun 10-Jan-16 10:22:18

I don't understand one poster saying that boyfriend jeans aren't the best option for a pear shape and girlfriend are better - slimmer cut just means I can't get my arse into them!

I need new jeans for a holiday in a month but as I'm at a very awkward size and shape I'm not holding out much hope of getting anything decent.

friedafilmer Sun 10-Jan-16 10:38:13

lorelei9 - I am not pear-shaped so I could be wrong. But since pear shaped usually are bigger in the bottom, a slouchy, no-shape pair of jeans might make the legs shorter/bigger, and hide the pear's womanly shape. That's why I suggested girlfriend jeans, which are roomy, but a slimmer fit than the typical slouchy boyfriend jeans that usually suit boyish body type.

lorelei9 Sun 10-Jan-16 10:46:04

frieda - I don't think I understand all these names for jeans.

I am bigger in the bum but that's why I can't fit in a slimmer fit jean IYSWIM? Either I go up a size or my arse doesn't fit.

so an overall slouchy jean, while being shapeless, can at least be bought in the right size.

friedafilmer Sun 10-Jan-16 10:49:28

friedafilmer Sun 10-Jan-16 10:50:51

lorelei - girlfriend jeans are like boyfriends, only slimmer in the thigh area, just like the boyfriend jeans recommended for pears in this article smile

lorelei9 Sun 10-Jan-16 10:52:51

frieda - yes, slimmer in the thigh area but I guess it depends how far your pear shape goes down - for me it's bum and tops of thighs so the right size girlfriend jean will fit fine at the lower thigh but not the upper.

I actually haven't worn jeans since I gained weight (I'm now losing the weight) because it's such a nightmare to sort them. I don't know why jeans are so much more problematic to sort than regular trousers (which are pretty easy).

friedafilmer Sun 10-Jan-16 10:54:53

friedafilmer Sun 10-Jan-16 10:58:13

lorelei9 - I have no experience dressing a pear body shape so I was just basing it on articles and blogs and my friend who's very pear-shaped and she says the worst jeans for her are boyfriend jeans because they make her bigger than she really is. She likes bootcuts and flares. But maybe it's a case-to-case basis.

I have read though (from blogs and here in MD) that Levis make fantastic jeans for pears called Demi Curve.

maybemyrtle Sun 10-Jan-16 19:56:48

The gap gf ones didn't work for this pear sadly. The whole point of this style imo is to be slouchy, I may as well wear skinnies if I wanted them slim on the thighs.

Pixie, the actual garment size charts on the website are way more helpful than the sizes! Try a 27 or 28 if you're a 12 I reckon.

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