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help me find some flattering jeans - please!

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longingforsleep Mon 28-Sep-09 12:52:17

Can anyone help me with my quest for the perfect pair of jeans?

I currently have 3 pairs which I rotate. One carpenter style pair from D Perkins, one Long and Lean from Gap (got hole on knee now), and one cheap slouch pair from Tesco.

I'm fairly tall (5ft 8ish) with long legs, slightly chunky thighs and a bit of a tummy since the arrival of DS2. I like jeans to be comfy - couldn't stand to be trussed up in a tight pair (and skinny jeans would look awful on me, I think).

I have a friend who has a lovely pair of carpenter jeans from Oasis, but they are £pricey and I don't want to be a copy cat. Tried on a pair of jeans in Topshop (Corey?) and they just looked dreadful. Like the idea of a bit of stretch...

Any ideas? Thanks!

Jewelsandgems Mon 28-Sep-09 13:31:24

I was going to say Oasis actually, or French connection (but they are more £ than oasis!)

There are lots of raves about New Look jeans - haven't got any myself (am a bonafide Baxter girl) but had heard lots on here about how nice they are.

auntyitaly Mon 28-Sep-09 13:31:48

YOu might want to try Gap's Skinny Flares. Lovely and super-flattering for your height.

Or..... jeans by Seven for all Mankind. Yes, they are as good as everyone says (and as comfortable, and no, you do not have to pay £200. Go on ebay or get thee to TK Maxx where they are never more than £50. Ie only £10 more than Gap and miles more wear in them in than yer high-street ones.

Avoid 7's Roxanne (skinny) but try A-pocket, straight leg, dojo, or bootleg. Inside leg is 34 inch so they will be long enough. Good luck!

longingforsleep Mon 28-Sep-09 13:53:23

Thanks so much for replies. Will get DH to babysit on Saturday morning and hit the shops (and have a sneaky look on ebay now before DS2 wakes up)!

angrypixie Mon 28-Sep-09 17:46:39

mamayaya Wed 30-Sep-09 09:03:16

Topshop - either ella (flared) or martha (straight leg. I know you tried the corey ones but each fit does fit differently, try them! I'm the same size and shape as you and these work for me! smile

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