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    Default Jeans? Skinny is over right?

    I’m tall 5’10” have a muffin top tummy and need jeans. Nothing ripped or cutoff at the bottom. These are for work. I’d love something high rise. What’s in style or otherwise acceptable?
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    It seems like all styles are acceptable right now. I thought I'd check what American Eagle is hawking as the trendiest...and it's the "mom" jean. I saw a big rack of "mom" jeans at the mall yesterday too (Macy's?).
    Nordstrom has all the types highlighted- high waisted, flared, straight, skinny...
    So, just buy what you like and looks. feels good!
    eta- the "mom" jean trend is likely for the youngsters to wear ironically. Most moms would probably not be able to pull it off...tapered legs don't tend to be very flattering.
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    I know we're being told skinny jeans are out, but I've only seen teenagers wearing "mom" jeans. All the women over 18 (even college students on my campus) are still wearing skinny jeans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moneypenny View Post
    I know we're being told skinny jeans are out, but I've only seen teenagers wearing "mom" jeans. All the women over 18 (even college students on my campus) are still wearing skinny jeans.
    Yeah. All the bloggers I follow are only showing the "newer" styles on sponsored posts, but all their candid/life photos are still skinny jeans.

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    Yeah - I was at Madewell just the other day and they are still selling lots of skinny jeans. That being said, I was at Old Navy yesterday and bought some high waisted straight legged pant that was on clearance. It's a bit short for me (I'm also 5'10, also with a muffin top!), but I think it's kind refreshing for summer. According to the Madewell employee, I can pull off the "cropped" jeans if I wear closed toe shoes/sneakers/etc. They do look weird with strappy sandals.

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    I'd try on lots of styles and see what you like, lately on women (not young women) I've seen skinny, straight, and some flare/boot. Personally I love a slim boot cut with a heel, I'm under 5 feet and it really lengthens my leg. I still love how American Eagle jeans fit, but I usually buy older styles at Plato's closet. I think just about everything goes right now, and yes, the "mom" jeans are horrible.

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    My skinny daughter wears mom jeans LOL I think it looks funny but she finds them comfortable, so in that sense they are refreshing. I think they would look terrible on me. Now that I’ve lost weight I much prefer skinny jeans! But my favorite is the boot cut style and I don’t really care if it’s out of fashion LOL
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    I’ve seen everything. I’m still seeing skinny jeans for sale but also straight leg, bootcut and even some tapered. For those of us with tiny waists and lots of booty or big legs, taped pants can be really flattering.

    For the past few years I’ve been finding attractive, good fitting jeans at White House Black Market. I must not be alone in this because they sell out quickly. They have some high rise cuts but you can find average and low-rise as well. And the fabrics are very comfortable. I don’t think the photos do a great job of showing how they fit. You gotta try them on. And they carry many more styles online than in store. At least, that was the case 5 years ago. I buy a couple of pairs from there every August since I live in them all winter.

    Im sure I’ll still be wearing skinny-jeans in the fall since they fit well in my knee-high boots and work well with oversized sweaters and cardigans
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    Yes, I think we're in a glorious time when anything goes and anything is available to purchase! Enjoy it, it surely won't last!

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    Default Jeans? Skinny is over right?

    Mom jeans do absolutely nothing for my figure; never have….Not Your Daughters Jeans are the most god awful fit for me….multiple styles. I can wear plenty of medium or high rise jeans though from Old Navy, Democracy, Pistola, Kut from the Kloth and Studio Blue from Stitch Fix. I can also wear American Eagles Super High Rise Curvy Jeggings (these are traditional jeans with pockets…..I hate jeans without pockets) and they are hole and rip free but they pill instantly and they don’t last more than 6 months before they end up with thin material in the thighs. I am also not a fan of jeans with rips or ripped hems.

    I have a mix of bootcut and skinny jeans still. I wear a lot of flat sandals (Birkenstock Arizona, and Dansko Rebekah) low wedges, and ballet flats (Tieks, Kenneth Cole, and Rothy’s) so I still prefer the look of skinny jeans. I wear boot cuts with wedge sandals and boots or athletic shoes.

    For work I think you can get away with both.

    Here are some of the jeans that I currently have:
    https://democracyclothing.com/collec...32305452843057

    https://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=449994

    https://www.ae.com/us/en/p/women/jeg...enu=cat4840004

    I would also look at Lucky Brand, Eddie Bauer (Curvy), Madewell, JCrew, and or pretty much any designer brand you can find at Nordstrom or the like. I have bought jeans from most of those brands except Madewell, but haven’t bought any recently (or jeans in general since Covid started).

    One thing to consider is how much stretch you like in your jeans. I hate too much stretch so I tend to favor brands that are no more than 5-10% max stretch; I find anything pills too much and or causes the jeans to be mishapen as the day goes on (and I always wear a belt with my jeans). I also need a minimum of a 32” length.


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