Items to which I am allured

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Luna
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Shopping in store for jeans is a painful experience.

Jeans of my youth were skin tight, can’t breathe in them for a good couple of hours, possibly needed zipping up with aid of a coat hanger. And it was all about what your bum looked like in them.
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I've usually only got 3 or 4 pairs on the go, I much prefer dresses but sometimes you just need a pair of jeans.
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That said I do just live in jeans and a jumper. It feels a bit extra to put a dress on to sit in my house all day during the week :lol:

I have just ordered three new pairs of skinny jeans thanks to this thread :lol: must make time to inevitably return them next weekend :lol:
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I love jeans but fitting is a nightmare. I think skinny jeans are the worst for this. 50% of the skinny jeans I've bought felt great in the shop and then went baggy after the first couple of wears. The other half I decided to buy so they were a bit tighter in the shop and they've stayed so I can hardly breathe with them done up.
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I think if there was an alternative which had proper pockets that things don't fall out of (even dresses with pockets don't keep things secure, I think maybe zipped pockets is the only solution) I'd give up on jeans but there isn't.
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I love jeans and live in them all the time. I need to replace several pairs but don’t know what shape to go for now. I’m pleased skinnies are on the way out since I am tree trunk of leg.
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I love jeans too. I’ve worn the same style since au found my perfect pair in j crew. But I really want to get a wide leg pair the same cut as my navy sailor trousers. I will need to do it in person though. I can’t bear the thought of trying to find a new style of jeans online!
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I wear jeans loads, especially since WFH. I resisted skinny jeans for ages but once I started wearing them, I've not looked back. I probably don't look that great in them as I have chunky thighs but to be honest, I don't really care.

I have no idea what jeans to wear other than skinny ones. I currently wear M&S ones but they have stopped making the ones I like, and once my current pairs get too worn, I'll need to find new ones, and I don't know where to start. My friend and I were discussing this yesterday and saying about how we'd pay for someone to bring us loads of pairs of jeans at once, and give us advice about how they look on. I think John Lewis might actually do it so I might look into it.
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I easily wear jeans more than 300 days of the year. I desperately need some new ones. I ordered several pairs online a couple of months ago, kept a couple of pairs and now hate them.
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Come to think of it, I'm not sure any trousers do me any favours really :lol:

Its not like you can waft around in dresses every single day like a Victorian though
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What “looking good” in jeans means is so subjective though isn’t it, most of the time it really is down to fashion or at least what looks most common. I hated myself in skinny jeans at first, I was obsessed particularly with how looooong my big boat feet looked after years of flares and bootcut - it’s only thinking about this now I even remember that (and certainly never, ever thought it about anyone else). Luna has also reminded me that pre-skinnies I would spend ages in shops looking at my bum and deciding if the pocket-to-cheek size was flattering enough, and then suddenly big bums were okay and at some point that fell off my list of top worries.

What this means is I’m hoping the march of mom jeans advances to the point where I think I look okay in them, whether or not I “actually” do. Like lazz, I’ve never been able to find a pair of skinnies that I didn’t need to reverse peel off my apparently disproportionately bulbous calves, and I long for the days when that unattractive ritual is no longer part of my life.
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:lol: I have to do the reverse peel too. You're right, it's nice to wear trousers that you don't have to stand on to get out of.
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I don’t mind peeling them off because I wash all jeans inside out anyway.

Squeak hates them because she can’t get them over her feet in the first place.
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smalex wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 10:56 am Come to think of it, I'm not sure any trousers do me any favours really :lol:

Its not like you can waft around in dresses every single day like a Victorian though
I do (or at least I did in pre covid times) :)) I can't remember the last time I wore trousers, other than gym stuff or lounge wear.

I don't think I own any actual trousers at all and definitely don't have any jeans, I've never been able to find any that fit and are comfy.
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Talking of dresses, this is nice:
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I'm quite partial to a childlike sun dress :mrgreen:

I don't think I'll get it because it's nearly £70 which seems like a lot.
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It's a lot of money to look like Ma Duggar.
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:lol: Isn't it.
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I think that about a lot of the cottage core fashion the young folk are wearing these days though. :granny:
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I totally made home-sewn a version of that pinafore when I was a student, smalex (I made 90% of my clothes back then!). And I still really like the look….
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Yeah it's probably not that hard to make. Not that I'm that adept with a sewing machine. I really love a cross back summer dress.
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