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So... am I too old to wear skinny jeans ?

(22 Posts)
Katw3kitts Fri 10-Oct-08 10:15:59

What do you think ?

I'm 40 (eek) and just bought a pair yesterday from Topshop (size 10 ).

But are they too young for me, is it just young girls who wear them ?

DD said they looked 'OK'( in that long drawn out tone ...) but I should only wear them with boots and never with pumps. Is she right at 11 or should I just take them back ??

RubySlippers Fri 10-Oct-08 10:17:09


wear them with a slouchy sweater etc

i think an 11 year olds default position is to be hideously embarrased by their parents ...

zippitippitoes Fri 10-Oct-08 10:20:03

i wear them i dont think it matters how old you are tbh

Tn0g Fri 10-Oct-08 10:22:35

I'm 40 next year < yikes > and wear skinny jeans.

My 11 ds looks at me like this hmm when I wear them, but to be honest just exsisting on the same planet seems to cause him great embarrassment at the moment.

Tn0g Fri 10-Oct-08 10:23:43

I don't have 11 dss, btw, just one, who is 11 years old


mosschops30 Fri 10-Oct-08 10:26:13

Nope you wear them if they make you feel good and look good in them.

If youd bought a cropped boob tube or a pantsuit i would have said maybe (btw i dream about having a pantsuit but am too old at 33, i think theyre for below 24 year olds only lol).

OrmIrian Fri 10-Oct-08 10:27:31

I hope so because I am intending to get some. My legs are just about my only asset these days sad

OrmIrian Fri 10-Oct-08 10:28:03

Sorry....I should hope not!

beansmum Fri 10-Oct-08 10:30:31

I would agree with her about boots/pumps...

Katw3kitts Fri 10-Oct-08 10:33:20

Thanks guys.

I just remember my dad 25 years ago snorting whenever he saw me in my skinnies... or Max Walls as he insisted on calling them hmm

I remember sewing them up to make them even tighter, they were almost impossible to get over my ankles. Thank god for lycra these days !!!

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 10-Oct-08 10:35:09

If a Topshop size 10 fits you envy you can definitely wear them smile

suggy Fri 10-Oct-08 15:06:37

I got some last week from next. I am 40 in 4 months and they feel so fine (make me feel slim, sexy and with it)! Though feel too self conscious wearing shoes with them (size 7 feet I look like a mime artiste) boots better but it makes such a nice change. Been in bootcuts for last 10 years so it is time for a CHANGE grin

castille Fri 10-Oct-08 15:16:26

I can't bring myself to buy any, not because of my age or shape, but my 11yo DD looks SO like me that it would be v odd to dress like her!

noddyholder Fri 10-Oct-08 15:20:58

I think you need them o make the current shapes of other things like shoes and tops work.I wear them and I'm 43

katiek123 Fri 10-Oct-08 20:29:39

skinny jeans are great IMO (i am 38) - mainly with boots in my case but i love them with tunics - plus if you have good tops you can get away with cheapo jeans since (with boots) only a small portion of them are visible in any case grin

random Fri 10-Oct-08 20:31:15

I wear them and I'm 49 shock

katiek123 Fri 10-Oct-08 20:33:28

good on you random smile

random Fri 10-Oct-08 20:35:25

Mutton dressed as lamb anyone grin

fizzbuzz Fri 10-Oct-08 20:43:25

I tried to wear some with Converse...I felt like a Ramone ( a fat Ramone sad)

fin42 Fri 10-Oct-08 20:43:50

I wear them and I'm 43. I actually think they're much easier to get away with than some other trendy styles (boyfriend cut, huge flares etc.) because you can wear them with a really nice pair of boots and baggy tops.

themoon666 Fri 10-Oct-08 23:18:24

Hey Random... I'm same age and I wear em too. Size 10, 36 inside leg.

lou33 Sat 11-Oct-08 00:15:00

i wear them with heels or boots

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