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    Default fluff -- fashionable jeans vs. well-fitting jeans

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    I walk around Manhattan every day and see every type of fashion statement you can imagine.

    As I woefully determine that I am wearing out-of-date jeans, I see that what seems to be the big style now is that we've gone back to tapered....not like 80s tapered with shirts tucked in to high-waisted faded jeans, but not full-on "skinny" necessarily...they all seem to taper down at the ankle and seem stretchy-tight on top. And people aren't tucking them in to boots, they're wearing them with regular shoes (sneakers, flats, grown-up lady shoes).

    But of course, I see many people in them and they just don't fit them well...too tight up top, not suited for their body type, the tapered/skinny look is a challenge for people above a certain weight, size, or age.

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    Is it better to be wearing jeans that fit you well, or jeans that are the style that has clearly become the new norm?
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    Fit you well! There is no point in being stylish if you look horrible!
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    I'd say fit you well is more important. And I think for a lot of people, probably not all, if you want something trendy you can find a version that will actually fit you...yet some people don't bother.

    And alternatively i think its hard to decide between "out of my comfort zone" and "doesn't fit well". I bought a pair of skinny red cropped pants from the GAP...great sale but they are out of my comfort zone because they are very skinny. Both of my SIL's say theya re cute and look good on me but I'm a little gun shy about wearing them.

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    Fit well is more important. There was an article I read and they showed the same girl trying on different jeans. Some made her look much larger than she was. Very interesting on the importance of the right fit.
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    But like...how about if I'm still wearing boot cut jeans (because I haven't shopped in a while and that's what was around back when I did)? Should I be switching over?

    (I have other kinds, just giving an example....I have fashion paranoia.)
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    I'm a fan of boot cut so totally not the person to ask.
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    I like my barely boot cut jeans from Express. I've had skinny jeans, but I just feel like I look like an ice cream cone.
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    I'm short 5'2" so the boot legged looks good on me.

    I don't do well in skinny pants. Short height but as my grandma says I'm "solid". Thick thighs and big bum. Skinny pants=BIG no no.
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    I think jeans are usually enough of a classic that, if they are in decent condition and fit you well, the cut & shape don't really "date" you the way a plaid ruffly blouse or an elastic headband or a slashed sweatshirt would.
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