New Jeans Shapes: What to buy?

The New Jeans Shape _the womens room

Buying jeans can be confusing and stressful especially if you’re not really sure what you want. And why oh why do they make the sizing so confusing – I’m 54 and still have no idea what size I am!!

The only way to buy jeans is to order lots of pairs online and try them on in the comfort of your own home. Theres no hot changing rooms and unhelpful shop assistants to contend with and you can simply send back the ones you don’t like.

The big news in the denim world is that skinnies are over – yes really!! There are lots of great alternatives, the boyfriend is easy fit and flattering, the de-constructed (the uber fashionable are on a waiting list for the £800 Vetements pair!) are all about customisation, while wide legs and kick flares are cropped above the ankle and will look great in the summer with bare legs.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started – ranging from super expensive to totally affordable.

6 Comments

  • Paula says:

    Sorry to say that none of these look remotely nice. Is it an April fool’s post? :) Fashion may dictate that skinnies are “over” but they are still, and will be for some time to come, firmly painted onto the bodies of pretty much every woman who wears jeans where I live, flattering or not unfortunately. They were never a good shape for me but I don’t think they’ll be over for a long time. The boyfriend ones are OK but not with dressy heels! Many of the others make even skinny women look like a ship in full sail. I hope they are over soon too. I know I sound negative, but I’m over the fashion industry coming out with clothes that look as if they were designed to make me look my worst. Sigh.

  • Monix says:

    I’m with you Paula! I think I’ll just sit this one out and not buy jeans, plenty of lovely trousers around at the mo. (£800 for a pair of jeans – gulp??!!)

  • Janice says:

    Really?! you must be kidding, bad choices and waay too costly. My jeans get ripped working in the fields, why would I purchase them that way? Ugly!

  • Jane says:

    Seems no-ones feeling the love here – personally I think the cropped kick flare is really flattering and a great way to update the skinny and I’m loving the boyfriend as it’s comfy and really easy to wear – but each to their own. Of course no sane person would pay £800 for a pair of jeans which look like you customised them yourself! #ficklefingeroffashion

  • Jan says:

    Encouraged to read the readers’ comments as I thought I might be a lone voice. As ‘The Women’s Room’ is aimed at more experienced women I would kind of hope that the need to follow fashion was not a prime concern. As a women with a slight frame I have to say skinnies are the only jeans I’ve found nowadays that actually fit on the waist, on my actual waist that is rather than somewhere between my waist and my hips. Each pair of jeans in the article looks as if it’s harking back to a previous era e.g. flares from the 70s, punk from the 80s. Nothing looks that new to me. I love wearing jeans but, rather like the perfect white tee shirt, the simpler the design the better.

  • Rachael Allitt says:

    I agree and disagree with some of this article. I’m not sure you’ll get me out my skinnies for a long, long time. However, as I like to keep up with trends I have recently bought boyfriend ripped and cropped kick flared ones. I am a size 10/12 and although I like wearing the boyfriend, I do feel around twice the size than I do in my skinnies. My cropped flare I LOVE; with not the smallest of ankles, I feel these are really flattering with both trainers and heels. And….the ones I bought were only £22 from Next.

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