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Another trouser question: do you think it's ok for a SAHM to wear jeans every day, or just boring?

(61 Posts)
scampadoodle Thu 20-Sep-07 13:14:34

I don't mean scraggy saggy crappy jeans with a shapeless t-shirt & rubbish bra, but good, well-fitting, flattering (hopefully) ones in various styles, worn with different tops? Before I became a SAHM I worked in a creative industry & always made an effort to look nice (tho not spectacularly trendy or anything). These days (I have 2 small boys) jeans are just so practical - they go with everything & I just have to add a groovy top or little jacket & I'm there. I cycle most places so...

But am I just being really really dull & fortysomething? *What would Trinny & Tranny do* ?!

scampadoodle Thu 20-Sep-07 14:42:54

Trinny & Tranny obviously aren't logged on atm, but anyone else??

Jenkeywoo Thu 20-Sep-07 14:44:57

I think it's ok for a SAHM to wear anything you like - even crappy saggy jeans. Your children don't judge and anyone else out doesn't matter - of course if you feel happier dressing up a bit then go for it, clothes are there to make you feel good.

MaloryTowersJudgyJudgyJudgy Thu 20-Sep-07 14:46:05

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newy Thu 20-Sep-07 14:48:31

Oh my god! I'm supposed to be making an effort?? I am currently just rotating the primark clothes I bought post birth cos nothing else fitted me. Surprise! I am still wearing them 6 months post birth.

MaloryTowersJudgyJudgyJudgy Thu 20-Sep-07 14:50:28

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TheMadHouse Thu 20-Sep-07 14:51:32

I sorted through my wardrobe yesterday and it seems my SAHM uniform is jeans, denim skits and combats - I went looking for some other skirts today but got no inspiration.

Oh and can not afford boden and can not fit in to primark grin

granarybeck Thu 20-Sep-07 14:51:39

It sounds like it would make you feel happy to wear some different things, but that's the only reason I would do. WIth things like this, you notice that you have jeans on every day far more than anyohne else would notice about you.

MrsBadger Thu 20-Sep-07 17:19:21

anyone who wear jeans every day is boring
no need to go madly skirty if you don't want to though - get some jean-cut cords or khakis

malory is right re brushed hair and jewellery though

Twiglett Thu 20-Sep-07 17:20:27

<looks down at crappy, saggy jeans and 8 year old jumper and dies a little bit>

unknownrebelbang Thu 20-Sep-07 17:26:21

Not sahm, but I do wear jeans a lot, or black trousers whether at home or work.

Could never see myself wearing cords or khakis, tbh.

And yep, I'm happy to be known as boring.

(always make an effort with my hair though.)

flowerybeanbag Thu 20-Sep-07 17:28:51

I wear jeans, cords, combats.

Tommy Thu 20-Sep-07 17:31:44

Id love to wear my jeans but, sadly, I can.t get into them at the mo sad

I suppose it depends what's important to you - I'm more in the whatever's vaguely clean club blush

Mercy Thu 20-Sep-07 17:34:24

Jeans and cords every day here for the last 6.5 years!

If you enjoy fashion, fine, if you don't, fine too.

What's the problem?!

Quootiepie Thu 20-Sep-07 17:35:53

"I don't mean scraggy saggy crappy jeans with a shapeless t-shirt & rubbish bra"


ComeOVeneer Thu 20-Sep-07 17:37:52

I can't bear to wear jeans every day. In the summer I wear loads of dresses or skirts and smart longish shorts, generally with ballet style pumps. Now it is getting cooler, I have skirts/dresses with tights and long boots, or wide legged trousers, with mock shirt/jumper combination, or polo neck etc.

UCM Thu 20-Sep-07 17:39:53

Why on earth would anyone give a toss what you wear when you are at home.

I take off work clothes and go into full 'fatastichav' mode, hair scrunched back, makeup off, dodgy track bottoms and slippers. Proper trailer trash me grin

Beenleigh Thu 20-Sep-07 17:41:26

jeans fine! you sound pretty stylish, you'll get bored of them before anyone else does

BarefootShirl Thu 20-Sep-07 18:23:50

Can't see a problem if you are comfortable. Personally I wear very little (if anything!) when I'm at home - at most, a thong and vest - but again, that's what I'm comfortable in so each to their own.

scampadoodle Thu 20-Sep-07 19:32:25

The thing is, I probably do get a bit bored of them - I've got so many lovely trousers & skirts from my working days which I just never wear 'cause I think, What's the point? Also, it takes more time to put the outfits together. I almost always wear a bit of make-up though. I have a bit of an ishoo with skirts as I hate my legs & have only recently found a company which makes knee-high boots I can zip up. & skirts can be hard to cycle in.
But as someone pointed out, noone probably notices what I wear anyway, apart from me!

Newy: you gave birth 6 months ago; give yourself a break! Mine are 6 & 3.

scattyspice Thu 20-Sep-07 20:13:47

Jeans, cords, black trousers, denim skirt.

dexter73 Fri 21-Sep-07 12:52:32

I bought these trousers and they are a good alternative to jeans. They are very comfortable as they are a bit stretchy. Don't think they are particularly denim effect, more of a cotton twill. I absolutely love them!!

moonmother Fri 21-Sep-07 13:03:29

I'm a sahm and have jeans ,combats and the odd skirt and do wear jeans most days,not scraggy ones.
I don't find it boring as i have a few different cuts of jean ie boyfriend,bootcut,wide leg and cropped turn up ones
So if I'm having a slouchy day its the boyfriend jeans with a long-sleeved hooded t-shirt and trainers
and if it's a 'make an extra special effort' day then its my best bootcuts with a nice top/jumper and boots and jewellery.

bobbiewickham Fri 21-Sep-07 13:09:52

A thong and vest!!? shock

Just trying to imagine my postman's face.grin

He'd need counselling.

MellowMa Fri 21-Sep-07 13:12:27

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