I’ve been wondering about in London for the past week, and found myself noticing how women dress. y’know, London an all…..
What I found quite amazing in a curious, yet somewhat confounded way, was the fact that almost every single woman , no matter age or weight, was wearing skinny jeans!
On some ladies, (the younger ones), they mostly looked good, IF toned legs were hugged by them. However, there were so many young women, overweight with drumstick legs, wearing skin tight skinny’s! It was quite an eyesore.
Take a look at this pic of Cameron Diaz. She’s not in her youth, but has fabulously toned legs, as well as wearing a pair of heels to elongate them more. She doesn’t have to wear a long tunic to cover any part of her body, as she’s in very good shape. So, on a body like this, skinny jeans are a huge compliment!
Compared to this lady, who has what is commonly termed ‘The drumstick leg’….with weight to boot. I’m not being mean, simply realistic. If you do not have toned, fairly thin legs (and body), then I’m afraid the ‘skinny jean’ is not for you.
There are some really figure flattering ‘straight leg jeans’, or even better, the ‘boot jean’ available.
These flatter women’s bodies, of all sizes and shapes, and do not show legs that are seriously out of shape. A ‘straight leg jean’, will balance your hips to the bottom of your ankles, so that even if you are not tall, or if a little overweight, you will still look good. A bonus is that you don’t have to wear heels to elongate your legs either, as we don’t all like to wear heels, and for many of us, they are not practical.
To my mind, nothing says ‘style’ more, than a woman who is dressed modestly, whilst considering her shape. There are so many overweight women in the world today of all ages, and really, to follow fashion, that is just not a good look for one only serves to make one look silly. My advise is to forget about fashion, and dress in outfits that compliment your figure, instead of highlighting all of your flaws.
We don’t see ourselves as others see us. So often, when choosing a great pair of jeans, we automatically just ‘follow the fashion trend’. This can be such a mistake, taking away the parts of you that are gorgeous, and showing up all imperfections instead.
Lastly, if you are a Mature woman, and gravity has taken it’s toll, (as it tends to do, the nasty pest), – unless you’re a gym bunny and just have a figure to die for! Think about what your bottom looks like in a pair of tight leggings, or skinny jeans before you invest in the latest ‘fashion’. Take a good hard sometimes painful look at what you are wearing. You can so easily dress casually but always with a good touch of taste. You’ll never go wrong, and certainly won’t be accused of being ‘Mutton dressed up as lamb’.
Just a thought ladies! Lastly, don’t be afraid to ask for advise when purchasing a new pair of jeans. Take a loving friend with you to shop, who will be honest about whether the jeans you intend purchasing look good on you or not. With all the styles available, you can dress to compliment your figure.
Have a great day 🙂