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Denim jackets......

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countrybump Sun 21-Aug-16 11:41:21

So, on a whim I bought a denim jacket yesterday. In my mind I thought I could wear it over some of my dresses with tights and boots as the weather gets colder.

It fits me beautifully and is a lovely shape..........but I think I might just be too old for it (I'm 38) and when I put it on it looks dated. I was hoping for hip mum rather than 90s throwback.

So, what do you think? Are denim jackets only for the young? Should I return it and accept that it's just not me?

treaclesoda Sun 21-Aug-16 11:44:24

Hope not because I bought one recently too!

Queenbean Sun 21-Aug-16 11:45:31

Nope, I love my denim jacket, it goes perfectly as you've described

As long as it's not one of those dad-style 80s ones and is more fitted then you're all good smile

user1471734618 Sun 21-Aug-16 11:47:01

I am sure it is fine, but if you do not like it, just take it back

countrybump Sun 21-Aug-16 12:04:18

It's definitely nicely fitted and not an 80s dad style one! I'm off to a friend's BBQ this afternoon and as it's a bit overcast thought it would be the perfect opportunity to give it its first outing. But, I tried it on and then had a wobble about looking like I was trying too hard to be hip!

Maybe I just need to wear it rather than overthink it!!

I wear mine a lot, and am older than you.

seven201 Sun 21-Aug-16 12:06:33

Ooh I'm on a lookout for a good denim jacket. Where did you get yours?

countrybump Sun 21-Aug-16 12:09:09

I got it in Fatface - there's a lot of denim in fatface at the moment!

Onlytimewilltell Sun 21-Aug-16 16:04:39

I've got a dark blue one from Next and a light blue (bleached?) one which I picked up from New Look last week and I'm 43 !
I think denim jackets and a black biker jacket are wardrobe staples. My 12 and 8 year old's also have them. (Although we wouldn't all wear at the same time).

Floisme Sun 21-Aug-16 16:18:30

I don't think denim jackets have been youthful since the 50s.

donajimena Sun 21-Aug-16 16:20:12

I wear one. I'm 44

suchafuss Sun 21-Aug-16 18:05:22

Always feel hip in my DJ and I'm 48! Its how you wear it that matters

mewkins Sun 21-Aug-16 19:48:23

Roll up the sleeves. Job done.

DavetheCat2001 Sun 21-Aug-16 20:04:30

I bought a really nice one from Oasis a few months ago.

I'm 43.

DavetheCat2001 Sun 21-Aug-16 20:16:31

This is the one

www.oasis-stores.com/gb/sale/jackets-coats/harley-denim-jacket/057767.html?dwvar_057767_color=23&gclid=CI_t3JKc084CFUcz0wodR70J0A

seven201 Sun 21-Aug-16 20:55:27

Thanks for the shop recommendations. I like the oasis one but its out of stock. I will look online at the department stores to see if it's hiding there.

ChuckitintheBucket Sun 21-Aug-16 20:59:12

I'm 54 I have one. I think I look ok in it.

Mine is a previous season's version of this, courtesy of the charity shop.

dudsville Sun 21-Aug-16 21:23:28

I just pinterested white denim jackets, since that's what I have, and it's all v cool while being respectable!

CoolToned Mon 22-Aug-16 11:53:49

Actually the young ones now wear the dad-style oversized denim jackets smile

rightknockered Mon 22-Aug-16 11:57:03

I have an oversized Levis trucker jacket and think it looks good
I also have a one from Toast in a much sturdier denim which I get the most wear out of

AmberGreyson Mon 22-Aug-16 13:29:27

nope, who said that?

ItGoesWithoutSaying Mon 22-Aug-16 13:47:25

Another mid-40s denim jacket wearer. My SiL, however, commented that she liked them but felt too old. She's a couple of years younger than me hmm.

user1471734618 Mon 22-Aug-16 17:18:31

I think a denim jacket is a wardrobe staple for all ages.
I found my daughter(17) a lovely Levis jacket in a charity shop - it's a classic really. I might borrow it from her one day. I am 51.

KellySmith Tue 23-Aug-16 09:05:31

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