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The Skinny Jean Is Dead: The 5 Denim Styles You Need Now

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Join the YLF Forum to ask specific questions or just chat about fashion and personal style. Or check out the curated list of things we love in YLF Finds. I just don't get them. Why would any woman want to wear a pair of oversized baggy jeans that make you look like you have a full diaper on board? I've tried more than one pair, even took a pair home to show my boyfriend.

The full diaper analogy was his and I fully agree. I didn't work on this body, particularly my legs and butt, only to wear some ill fitting unflattering "boyfriend" jeans that someone decreed to be the latest trend. It's "a look", Julie.

A fashionable and fun one to people like me. A u-turn to the overly tight and form fitting and short that has been over done in the fashion world for at least 5 seasons.

It's a liberating silhouette actually. At the end of the day fashion and style is a very subjective thing. BF jeans don't do it for you and your BF. Casual maxi dresses don't do it for me and my hubs. Your BF loves your short hair - other men prefer women with long hair. My hubs loves my baggy BF jeans because he thinks they look cute. He loves me in skinnies too. We can draw the comparisons until the cows come home. So back to BF jeans. You'll like them if you like to dress is a boyish and slouchy way - even if it's just once a month.

Perhaps you don't. And that's okay. And it's okay for BF not to like them either. We can't all love everything - that would be boring. Julie, I am coming to grips with the BF look for myself. I bought some BF shorts 2 years ago and love them and wear them often. I got some BF jeans that got thumbs up except for the rolled length here but I felt I was just swimming in them. I think I can do a pair with a hint of slouch and roomy hip, but I need it to come back toward my legs more near the bottoms.

Maybe more like a nod to the BF look than a full on, fall off my waist pair like I tried. Julie, I'm with you. I just don't see the appeal of "dropped crotches", it just doesn't sound pretty to me. I think others can rock the boyfriend jeans look especially if they're into menswear looks, but I think my style is just too ladylike for this particular trend. I bought some BF jeans last summer, without even really realizing what they were - was on vacation, spied these super-soft, slouchy-ish jeans and they were just perfect for a cool summer on the west coast.

I enjoyed wearing them with flat sandals and a summer top. Where I was, it wasn't quite warm enough for shorts, and yet my regular jeans and pants just felt too heavy somehow. That said, the pair I bought - while slouchy, were not super dropped in the crotch area. Loose around waist, slouchy fitting, but they still fit me properly. I forgot to mention that BF jeans don't need to be dropped crotch and mega baggy, Julie.

Inge and Tanya wear "fitted" BF jeans and they look fab! I happen to like the whole baggy-dropped-crotch-vibe and like to sport it from time to time.

It's part of what makes fashion fun! I'm wearing them right now actually. It's all about finding your baggy sweet spot. I guess mine is quite high. What I'm curious about is whether this is different than the 90s-era thing of actually wearing men's jeans, loose with a belt? Is there a different proportion happening or is it similar? I remember this looking pretty good back in the day, especially on fit people which kinda included me at the time, sigh because it was a nice contrast.

It was a "I don't need to show off my body, but trust me, it's kickin' underneath' sort of vibe, which is similar to what I'm getting from the WIWs I've seen from some of you ladies sporting it recently. I am also a bit afraid to venture into this territory on my own. I am not sure I wuld be able to distinguish between proper fitting BF jeans and just too big jeans which do not fit well. On the other hand I want to try Gap BF jeans in case they are more forgiving in thigh area and won't be too tight there like my other jeans tend to do.

I would really like if we have some BF jeans fashin show here on the forum, where we can see them styled on different body types and in different degree of bagginess. For me, I am really liking looser, slouchier styles in all sorts of items. I bought several pairs of slouchy trousers last year, and they have been sort of my "gateway" into all sort of looser styles. Baggy jeans are just a part of that for me, and feels like coming home, since I used to wear looser clothes and feel most comfortable in them.

For me, "attractive" isn't primarily about what is figure flattering, body-hugging, curve-defining, etc. I really care about what looks fresh and new, interesting silhouettes, daring combinations--that's attractive to me.

So some baggy butt action looks pretty cute to me, especially after seeing years of leggings-as-pants, super-skinny, painted on denim, etc. The baggy jeans thing just doesn't work on me either. Style and fashion are something that is ever changing.

The more fashion forward looks worn today will look dated in a decade. But if we wore the same styles our whole lives, we'd get bored.

BF jeans are just another passing style. Yeah, what she said. Just to clarify, I wasn't saying that we all should wear the strangled sausage look when it come to jeans.

Far from it. Mine are not screaming tight, but they are fitted to within an inch of their seams. And that's what I mean. Well fitting doesn't mean obscenely tight. I've altered just about every pair of jeans I own, and trust me, they fit. They are form fitting, but I can run and do many of the gymnastics moves I used to train so hard to do.

Dancing is a joy, and no cutting or pinching when sitting. So, no disrespect intended when I see boyfriend jeans and think, " Look who got dressed in the dark after the orgy.

Sveta, I am with you on this. I'd like to see more pics of different body types wearing them. I tried the KUT ones but I'm just not sure. I tried my size and a size up for bagginess but I don't think the baggier ones worked. I know people are wearing them as they are selling them, but I haven't seen them for reference. In my opinion, BF jeans are a trend, and, like all trends, some people look like they were born to wear it, other people can figure out how to make it work for them, and some people should just stay away from it.

The bandwagon approach that accompanies most trends really turns me off. How can something be new and fresh when everybody is doing it? That said, I'm all for experimenting in the privacy of the dressing room or at home, but, ultimately, if it doesn't work for my body or lifestyle, it won't make it into my wardrobe. This is one trend that looks bad on almost everyone. I liked several WIW that YLF members posted with fitted version of bf jeans which are slightly loose but stil fairly formfitting.

Loose, baggy with dropped crotch look-not attractive on anyone, even tall thin models. When it comes to fashion, I'm not interested in seeing people's bodies, their body shape. Honestly, there are many times when I'd like to see a whole lot less, but I digress. I like how my BF jeans look when I wear them, baggy saggy seat, dropped crotch and all. I think it is of primary importance to dress for yourself and your aesthetic, and while one here invites comments and input from others, remember you are the ones wearing the clothes and if they make you happy that is all that matters.

Sylvie, great point - I think BF jeans are one of those trends that more easily look intentional on skinnier folks, and on those of us who are heavier it can look like we're wearing our husband's jeans because ours don't fit anymore. Mainly because the contrasting fitted top half can't be done in exactly the same way. I felt "no way Jose" about skinny jeans for a long time and finally I got some because I was tired of looking like I hadn't bought jeans in five or ten years.

I still don't think it's the most flattering look for me, honestly, but I wear it sometimes just so I can look like I'm participating in current fashion culture.

So we have good and bad boyfriend news.

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One tip: When you buy boyfriend jeans, size up so they hang a bit looser than normal. Look No. I like the mixed textures here: The jeans are embroidered up the sides, which goes nicely with the wide rib of the bodysuit fabric.

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Just in case The Husband happens to be reading this - clearly I mean of the jean variety. Boom boom. I'm saving my spate of probably hilarious photos for tomorrow with my visit to Forever So the good news is that I may have found some boyfriend jeans which are contenders.

Are you tortured by ill-fitting jeans? Do red marks, gaping zippers, torn seams, and terrible silhouettes terrorize your days?

Jeans look great on many women, no matter what your age is. But in order to look stylish in them over 40 you should choose your jeans with a little more thought. Here are some general guidelines to follow for how to wear jeans after As well as plenty of tips on how to wear jeans in the most flattering way, read on for lots of jeans outfit suggestions and inspiration on what to wear with your jeans.

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Are my legs really that short?! The distressed areas on most jeans are supposed to fit a little above the knee. As you can see mine are almost below it.

Super slouchy or gently relaxed, the boyfriend jean is a divine thing. It's comfortable for starters, but also ranks as one of the modern closet's most versatile pieces. Dressed up with heels or down with flats, it's denim that works every which way No matter what shoe you're wearing yours with, it's vital that the jeans are cropped or rolled enough so that you have a peek of skin showing at the ankle. Otherwise, the boxier cut of the denim falls straight into your shoe, making your leg look shapeless not a good look. The below snap of a style-star-who-shall-remain-nameless shows what we're talking about.

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Do not breathe a word of this to my extensive skinny jeans collection but I may or may not have purchased a pair of boyfriend jeans. And I may have been very happy with said purchase. So happy in fact, I planned a whole outfit around said jeans on a recent work trip to Sydney. I blame these jeans from Embody Denim for making me cheat on my skinnies. Turns out she did. So not really my everyday kind of wear.

I feel like the ones I'm wearing here are a perfect example of what not to wear let me explain. Keep reading! Abby loves boyfriend jeans · Leather jacket and.

I have vivid memories of my mum wearing classic Levi's jeans s, specifically — stonewashed, high-waisted with a button-fly and loose tapered legs in signature thick denim — throughout my childhood to do the gardening or take the dog on a muddy walk. These were the 'mom jeans' before mom jeans became a thing. She was right: they did. Now her single pair of life-worn Levi's make me look like the dated one. I own 24 pairs of jeans — and every single one of them is skinny.

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I really like this outfit! It's casual boyfriend jeans and the tee but the pink cardi and those gorgeous ankle boots make it into a whole lot more interesting outfit than if you were wearing a sports sweater and converses! You look beautiful : x x. You look hot!

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