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Should a woman approaching 40 be considering skinny jeans?

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whatdayisit Sat 02-Aug-08 20:27:52

Since the death of bootcuts, I've been wearing mostly slouch jeans, which I love, but I'm at a loss for evening type jeans.

You know going to the pub, casual, but not trainers. The only shoes I think look OK with my slouch jeans are converse type pumps or flat boots. I've tried to find slightly dressier shoes, but I give up.

So now, I'm thinking maybe I should get skinny jeans shock Then I could wear them with heels?

I'm 5'6'' and size 10, so not huge, but my thighs are decidedly chunky. If a 10's going to be tight, it will be on my thigh's. What do you think?

Toothache Sat 02-Aug-08 20:30:41

Age isn't the issue with skinny jeans.... I think very few people can carry them off no matter what age. You sound like a person that could totally carry them off..

btw, I don't believe at 5'6" and size 10 that you have chunky thighs!!!! envy

turquoise Sat 02-Aug-08 20:31:29

The clue is in the word 'skinny'. IMO. Noowt to do with age, all about skinniness.

I (most chunky of thigh) wouldn't touch them with a bargepole.

Bootcut is apparently coming back in for A/W 08 (hurrah). For me it never went out.

bluewolf Sat 02-Aug-08 20:33:10

personally i think they even make
moss look stupid. What about a nice frock?

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Toothache Sat 02-Aug-08 20:34:19

Agree, I watched Gok... bootcut is still the way forward!

Cammelia Sat 02-Aug-08 20:34:22

No on anyone over the age of 12

zippitippitoes Sat 02-Aug-08 20:34:37

i wear them and i have seen 50

SlothyMcFrothy Sat 02-Aug-08 20:35:24

I wear them under a tunic or dress and im fatter than you

ingles2 Sat 02-Aug-08 20:36:20

I wear skinny jeans and am approaching 40.
I think it's actually got to do with the length of your legs. if they're decent or long go for it, if short, or have saddlebags forget it.

zippitippitoes Sat 02-Aug-08 20:37:05

what are saddle bags

SlothyMcFrothy Sat 02-Aug-08 20:39:33

saddlebags are like Jodphur legs i think

KerryMum Sat 02-Aug-08 20:40:24

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Anna8888 Sat 02-Aug-08 20:40:52

Skinny jeans are totally passé smile - so no, don't buy any.

ingles2 Sat 02-Aug-08 20:41:52

I've never heard of jodphur legs but I'm sure it must be the same thing.

lou33 Sat 02-Aug-08 20:44:11

skinny jeans ok as long as your legs dont look like 2 sausages bursting from their skin

Quattrocento Sat 02-Aug-08 20:46:25

My daughter insists on wearing them, which is fine as she is only 10, but I just don't like the look of them on adults or teenagers.

But hey if you like them and it sounds as though you are slim enough to wear them, go for it.

whatdayisit Sat 02-Aug-08 20:48:43

See that's the thing, I'm not at all sure I do like them, I'm just really stuck a "smart casual" look.

ButterflyMcQueen Sat 02-Aug-08 20:51:06

if you are proper skinny they will look fine

otherwise no

zippi you rock

Celery Sat 02-Aug-08 20:52:15

I'm 33 and have compromised and wear narrow straight legged jeans from topshop. They are called "Martha Straight leg jeans", and have a similar look to skinny, but not so extreme.

sfxmum Sat 02-Aug-08 20:53:54

death of bootcut? never!

how on earth would I balance the big bosoms then?

wear what you want

whatdayisit Sat 02-Aug-08 20:57:40

LOL sfx. I do mostly honest. Jeans have been difficult for me every since I was teased when my mum used to get them for me from Tesco. (and this was long before F&F)

So what do we think of flares?

sfxmum Sat 02-Aug-08 20:59:01

too traumatised from 70's childhood for those I'm afraid ditto corked wedges

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sat 02-Aug-08 20:59:30

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SilkCutMama Sat 02-Aug-08 21:00:43

Yes, wear a long top (mid thigh) and it will look wonderful. can't believe you're asking if you are a size 10
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