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I've tried and failed to get past skinny jeans

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HalfStar Sun 06-Nov-16 11:49:42

But I can't. Just given in and ordered yet another pair. hmm

I LOVE the look of mom/straight-leg anything 90s and high waisted, but I just cannot get the look right, it's so cold here I have to wear socks and the socks fall down and it's really uncomfortable.

I'll be wearing looser-fit jeans in summer with sandals but for winter I'm afraid it's still skinnies all the way.

Anyone else?

CointreauVersial Sun 06-Nov-16 12:08:37

Same here. The shops are still full of skinny jeans, so they are still "in", just not as fashion forward as some of the other shapes.

I like some of the wider, cropped jeans but can't get them to work with boots, so they tend to be summer only.

TroubleinDaFamily Sun 06-Nov-16 12:11:54

Having lost four and a half stone last year and discovering skinny jeans, I will say I look bloody marvellous in mine and they will have to be taken from me at gunpoint. grin

PNGirl Sun 06-Nov-16 12:27:17

To me skinnies are just what default jeans look like. I wear them tucked into boots all winter and rolled up or cropped with ankle boots, flats and trainers the rest of the year.

I wear boyfriends as well but they aren't ideal in these temps!

OhHaaaaay Sun 06-Nov-16 12:35:44

I haven't even tried to get past them.

My legs are my best feature and wearing skinnies with a loose-fitting top takes focus away from my hideous middle section which has been ravaged by two huge babies and two c sections.

I find the people who look 'best' are the ones who find their style and go with it. Fuck what everyone else is wearing or thinks you should be wearing.

I bet you look great, OP.

Floisme Sun 06-Nov-16 13:05:25

Yeah I drifted back when my ankles got chilly grin I agree they're by far the most practical style for UK weather. But I'm not wearing any current ones as I really dislike that high stretch, overstuffed look. I'm back in the ones I was wearing 10 years ago when they were still quite relaxed in the leg and pretty much like today's girlfriends.

I wouldn't wear them anywhere dressed up any more. For going out, I'm back in some velvet widelegs which are totally impractical but beautifully elegant and swooshy.

PaperdollCartoon Sun 06-Nov-16 13:43:56

I love my skinnies, I can't imagine ever not wearing them. I do the odd 'mom jean' in the summer, but 9 months of the year I'm all about the skinnies.

Ghoulwiththedeviltattoo Sun 06-Nov-16 13:47:14

I cant even get my legs in skinnys and if i do they look like over filled sausages. So always have to wear the baggy variety. Im very jealous of all you skinny jean wearers

GoofyTheHero Sun 06-Nov-16 13:49:33

Yes, I'll never give up my skinnies!

jessplussomeonenew Sun 06-Nov-16 13:56:15

Hmm, I've been wearing bootcut all through the time skinnies were in because they suit my shape, whereas skinnies make me look ludicrously top heavy (hourglass made even bustier as I'm currently breastfeeding). If they suit you, go for it - I think dressing to suit your shape looks far better than trends that don't suit you.

Judydreamsofhorses Sun 06-Nov-16 14:12:44

In summer I wear mom jeans, cropped flares, dungarees - all rolled up with bare ankles and trainers or brogues, occasionally sandals. In winter all of those look daft - on me at least - with boots, so it's skinnies all the way.

Pretty much live in sknnies here, although I've also got some cotton skinny combats which I like and which I might have to layer over leggings soon, as they are only summer weight.

MrsLogicFromViz Sun 06-Nov-16 17:40:01

I love skinnies too, despite having a couple of Ikea Pax wardrobe shelves packed full of denim of all shapes, washes and styles.

Imsickofnamechanging Sun 06-Nov-16 17:43:58

I hate skinnies with a passion. They feel like I'm in a contraption and just feel tight and uncomfortable, I wear them as I've got no choice but can't wait to fling them off and free my legs as soon as I get home. Hate all all the skinny jogging bottoms as well. <rant over>

Bertucci Sun 06-Nov-16 17:46:15

I love skinnies. I cant see me wearing anything else.

Flares, bootcut and anything else just looks bloody awful imo.

AnyFucker Sun 06-Nov-16 17:48:33

I can manage the "girlfriend" shape but otherwise it's skinnies for me too

GoofyTheHero Sun 06-Nov-16 17:58:42

I wear them as I've got no choice

Why have you got no choice?

Imsickofnamechanging Sun 06-Nov-16 18:02:41

*goofy Well I have got a choice I suppose, a choice not wear jeans at all. But that's not a choice for me iyswim, I do love jeans but just not skinnies and there's no other choice in the shops.

Bluntness100 Sun 06-Nov-16 18:13:33

Me too on the skinnies, although I'm thinking of dragging my straight and boot cuts out of hibernation . I can't do any other type though boyfriends on me and loose or, high waisted on me just look stupid. 😞😞😞

GizmoFrisby Sun 06-Nov-16 18:17:37

I love skinnies. I only wear boyfit jeans in summer. Can't imagine not having them

MontanaSkies Sun 06-Nov-16 18:26:50

Yep - exactly the same here. I look enviously at the cool students in my town in their high waisted, wide leg/ looser fit jeans, but now it's getting cold I'm planning to buy yet more skinnies to go with boots and warm socks.

Only difference is I'm avoiding too much elastane these days and going for a slightly less skin-tight skinny. More relaxed and thicker denim. Will dabble in different shapes when spring's here. Until then will continue people-watching to see if anyone's perfected a winter friendly non-skinny formula I can shamelessly copy.

Fuzzypeggy Sun 06-Nov-16 18:56:00

Can anyone recommend any skinnies which are made of less stretchy fabric, more like old school denim, so that they look more relaxed and less sprayed on?

Floisme Sun 06-Nov-16 19:03:03

Fuzzy Have you got any at the back of the cupboard from 8-10 years ago? That's what I'm wearing at the moment. They still have a bit of lycra (I'm not a fan of pure old school denim - too many bad memories) but they're more relaxed and they haven't got that overstuffed look.

(Only snag is some of them are comically low waisted.)

HalfStar Sun 06-Nov-16 20:12:31

Flo velvet widelegs for fancy sounds lovely and definitely something I could get behind. What tops do you wear with?

Yeah it's just the practicalities of everyday coming into play really, a mix of weather and lifestyle (I WFH a lot and kids are young). I'll get over it!

HalfStar Sun 06-Nov-16 20:16:46

I really love the sort of dusty tomboyish thing you get with high waist mom/girlfriend/straight jeans rolled up in summer with bare ankles. Just does.not.work. in winter.

judy your outfits always sound lovely (stalker grin) so I'm pleased it's not just me who hasn't figured out a fix for this ankle issue!

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