I love a pair of jeans. Outside of work that’s all I wear apart from the occasional shorts for summer holidays, or dress if it’s a party or smart do. But every time I go to buy jeans I struggle. And it’s not just me, it’s everyone it seems (girls anyway) whether they’re fat, thin, average sized. My favourite style is bootcut, but I’m mourning the death of bootcut jeans.
Why, why, why are they so hard to come by?
Ok, so the whole world and his wife are now wearing skinny jeans, but they’re not good for everyone. Bootcut on the other hand suit everyone.
Yes, the bootcut jean may no longer be the fashion icon it once was, but they should still be easy to get hold of for those of us without skinny calves (or thighs).
For us pear shape types (because flare jeans are just as hard to come by and are a bit too flare-y).
Bootcut jeans fit over boots. I don’t want to wear half-mast ankle length trousers unless it’s summer and I’m wearing flip flops or ballet pumps. With boots in autumn to spring, trousers should be a good length. Especially for those of us who get a puffy ankle (because I only get one puffy one, not two, so I certainly want them covered).
There’s a reason bootcut jeans have been around for years. They’re a classic fit. They can be dressed up and down. They give the hint of a leg rather than encasing them like sausages. They make your legs look longer and your body look better balanced.
Both men and women can wear them, and they’re flattering for both.
They’re more comfortable to wear than skinny jeans, and when you walk you don’t find the tightness round your legs pulling down the waist and hips so you have an MC Hammer look going on.
Nowadays most I can find aren’t that bootcut (M&S I’m looking at you, with your bootcut I found in my size, which are more like a straight or skinny cut on my calves).
Even my go to shops for jeans in the past, seem to have dumped bootcut jeans by the wayside. Sainsbury’s is all about jeggings and boyfriend. M&S don’t sell bootcut in stores (although the signs still seem to be up), only online. But they’re always sold out. I have spotted some black ‘party’ ones this season but no indigo ones. Surely a style being sold out indicates however unfashionable, the customers still want to buy them?
I finally found some in Debenhams and bought 2 pairs to tide me over. Thank you Debenhams for rescuing me from my falling to pieces faded no longer indigo jeans.
Fingers crossed next season we’ll see a return and in future I’ll have more choice across more stores with different leg lengths.
Are you a bootcut jean wearer, or a skinny fan?
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