Bootcut jeans

Old Feb 4th, 2016, 05:58 PM
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Bootcut jeans

This is a shallow question and it's just for fun and curiosity.

On a trip to England and France two years ago, I felt like literally the ONLY woman in either country wearing bootcut jeans. I felt a little self-conscious at times, but no big deal. In the US dark-washed bootcuts are considered flattering on older women.

I've been watching the show "Les Reines du Shopping" as part of my everyday French practice. The highly-esteemed fashion consultant who moderates the show suggested bootcut jeans to one of the French female contestants on the show, and I was surprised. The show aired in France last month (Jan 2016).

So, am I wrong or has the style spread to Europe? Do some French women wear bootcut jeans?
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Old Feb 4th, 2016, 06:49 PM
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You are wrong. French women wear whatever they want, with confidence. And besides, most older women are invisible no matter where they are, so it hardly matters what we wear.
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Old Feb 4th, 2016, 07:29 PM
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"most older women are invisible no matter where they are, so it hardly matters what we wear."

I'm sorry but this does not sound healthy.
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Old Feb 4th, 2016, 07:35 PM
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Boot-cut jeans are back.

http://www.vogue.com/13362874/bootcu...-denim-trends/
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Not healthy but unfortunately too often true. It's a good thing then that we can dress to please ourselves.

When in Italy last year I noticed a woman striding down the street in bootcut jeans and boots - I noticed her because she looked fantastic. For women with hips, I think they are more flattering than straight leg jeans. Wear whatever style of jeans suit you best!
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Old Feb 4th, 2016, 08:00 PM
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Maybe I brought bootcut to Europe! Hardy-har-har. Love every response. Come on, Cynthia, we're not getting older, we're getting better!
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Old Feb 4th, 2016, 08:09 PM
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P$ Good article, brubenow. I thought they'd been back for a few years, but I live in the worst-dressed town in the US--Durango, CO--so what would I know?
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most older women are invisible

There could be advantages, particularly for older women shoplifters.
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Old Feb 4th, 2016, 09:38 PM
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I used to be bothered at the thought of being an invisible older woman, but now I dress to please myself, dress well but to suit myself, and really never am bothered by the thought that someone will think I am not in fashion, as they probably don't even see me. I am confident, comfortable, and happy. What else is important?
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There are bootcut jeans in stores now, or perhaps more like a flare than bootcut - Topshop has them, so that must mean they're back in fashion
Though the vast majority of jeans in shops are still skinny.

A couple of years ago you only saw skinny jeans on the street. These don't look good on everybody.
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Old Feb 5th, 2016, 09:35 AM
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That style is kind of over in the US and has been for some time.
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Old Feb 5th, 2016, 10:21 AM
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It doesn't matter if clothing is in or out of style.

The only thing that matters is that the clothes you wear look good on you.

As Michael Kors has stated, "Those side pockets may be the trend right now, but what woman wants to make her hips look BIGGER?"

I don't care if it is Prada, Dior, Givenchy, or Nina Ricci, if it doesn't look good on you don't wear it.


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Old Feb 5th, 2016, 10:42 AM
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Thin's words are some of the wisest I've seen on any "fashion" thread.
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Maybe women of a certain age are considered "invisible" because we worry less about impressing other people and instead we wear what's comfortable, practical and attractive to ourselves.

If that's bootcut jeans, great. If it's something else, that's great, too. See how easy it is?

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I always wear my normal clothes when I travel. I never thought to compare what I wear to what local women do.
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Older women are not invisible in Italy. Not in Greece either, as I recall.
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".That style is kind of over in the US and has been for some time."

It was over. But boot cut made a comeback in fall of '15.
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Wow Cynthia_booker what a sad comment - it sounds very bitter. It's simply untrue by the way. Come to my neighbourhood in Southern Italy where women of all ages are noticed - not in a sleazy way - in a purely aesthetic way.

French women wear whatever they want and wear it with confidence and pizzazz. I love this book - and on page 108 it actually recommends wearing bootcut jeans - so go for it

https://www.bookdepository.com/Paris.../9781419706813
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Old Feb 5th, 2016, 08:39 PM
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>Thin's words are some of the wisest.... <

I used to work for the designer Todd Oldham.

When I was with Todd, I used to fly to London on the Concord with Suzy Menkes and Isabella Blow as my seatmates.

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I am tired of seeing older women wearing leggings! Most of them have thin legs but large torsos and it is not a good look.
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