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Fladadafada Fri 14-Feb-20 22:00:20

I have recently bought a light blue denim jacket, mainly to wear with dresses In The spring. Dd13 has just informed me it’s too young for me sad and that denim jackets aren’t really ‘in’ I’m 43.

Is this a thing are denim jackets only for young people? And are they out of fashion?

Lucked Fri 14-Feb-20 22:04:36

They are a timeless classic, I find nothing works quite as well as a denim jacket over summer dresses. I am 43 this year and was wearing mine last summer.

user1494055864 Sat 15-Feb-20 08:07:45

I wear them every summer and I will be 47 this year. I do still shop in places like Topshop and New Look though. I have 2 high school age girls, who also own a denim jacket every year. They are a timeless/ageless wardrobe staple, same as a black biker jacket.

Chemenger Sat 15-Feb-20 08:12:52

I’m more than a decade older than you and my young adult DDs encouraged me to buy a denim jacket. So maybe you’re too young for one. Thankfully I’ve come to the point in life when I no longer care what people I don’t know think of me. I just wear what I like.

Feelingfestivenow Sat 15-Feb-20 08:16:37

I have a great Levis denim jacket to wear over summer dresses etc. I dont give a fig what anyone thinks about it, dont care my jacket I wear what I like

My DH thinks I look pretty cool in it as well....

DownUdderer Sat 15-Feb-20 08:31:28

No you're never too old to wear anything!

Bluesheep8 Sat 15-Feb-20 08:42:57

Never too old! I'm 46 and wear one regularly over dresses and tunics. Ditto a biker jacket.

thebabessavedme Sat 15-Feb-20 09:14:14

I am 56 or 7, my mind has gone blank grin I have 2, one is a lovely short crop from abercombie & fitch, one is vintage with a skull on the back, I wear them with dresses in the s/s and sometimes do a 'texas tuxedo' in the winter with jeans and a shirt and I love them!

thebabessavedme Sat 15-Feb-20 09:15:45

oh and I also own a selection of biker jackets and boots, these will have to be dragged from my cold dead body grin

Agingdisgracefully Sat 15-Feb-20 09:27:44

I'm 59 this year and always wear one in the summer. Recently sewed vintage rock patches on. Looks brilliant and can't wait for the weather to warm up

Nogoodwithgoodbyes Sat 15-Feb-20 09:51:32

I wouldn’t give my denim jacket away for love nor money! It was a gift from a friend and when she sees it on me, she jokes that she wishes she had kept it for herself. grin I love it with:

Summer dresses and sandals
Cropped trousers and a top

I can’t bring myself to do ‘double denim’ grin

Bella2020 Sat 15-Feb-20 10:07:01

I love my denim jackets! I'm 50 and think they are timeless and stylish. I have collarless, blazer and belted styles and I'll be getting them out as soon as the weather feels mild enough. They finish off so many outfits well.

BonSoirMonCherie Sat 15-Feb-20 10:16:45

Denim is definitely in, all denim and that includes jackets. Your dd is wrong on that count.

Menaimum Sat 15-Feb-20 10:25:36

I've never met a 13yo with great style. That's the age for experimentation and cringing mistakes. You on the other hand know what's what with experience to back it up. Your style sounds great. (And you're old enough to remember why double denim can't ever be a thing again*). I'm 52 and have the same classic cut denim jacket I bought in 2000. I change the buttons every few years to follow trends (tortoise shell/brass/crystal/velvet) and am thinking of dying it darker indigo this year but I'm never getting rid of it!
*Bewitched lol

grandemac Sat 15-Feb-20 10:43:00

Denim jackets are a staple, particularly in the summer!

Girlintheframe Sat 15-Feb-20 10:56:52

Defo not too old. I'm 47 and bought one last summer. Fab for summer dresses

Floisme Sat 15-Feb-20 10:58:48

I don't mean this unkindly but most 13 year olds know shit.

Keep your eye on double denim - it'll be back.

thebabessavedme Sat 15-Feb-20 11:05:47

floisme - so far as I'm concerned it never went out grin I do break it up with a good white shirt though!

Floisme Sat 15-Feb-20 11:14:30

I've always had a soft spot for it thebabe!

Ninkanink Sat 15-Feb-20 13:37:47

Flo wasn’t it you who said that anyone who is too young to have worn it the first time round has no right to tell the rest of us that it’s not suitable for us to wear? Or something like that...I thought it was an excellent way of putting it.

Floisme Sat 15-Feb-20 14:15:37

I'm not sure Nink but happy to take the credit grin

Ninkanink Sat 15-Feb-20 14:17:30

grin it was either you or CountFosco.

It’s true come the young and hip automatically get to dictate who can and cannot wear what??

Ninkanink Sat 15-Feb-20 14:19:22

Oh wait maybe it was Remus!

Oh my perimenopausal memory is going to shit!!

Floisme Sat 15-Feb-20 14:21:20

What I do repeatedly say is that, if teenagers want to have their own style (which I quite understand) it's up to them to break away from their parents and find it. Not the other way round.

Bluntness100 Sat 15-Feb-20 14:21:36

Sorry I will disagree with everyone, I think they are a bit dated now. I'd say it tends to be women in their fifties plus or very young teens who wear them, the latter mainly because their parents won't splash out on a leather biker jacket so it's one of the few options they have.

This may be where your daughter is coming from, her mates wear them.

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