We tend not to see a problem area on our bodies as the changes to our shape creeps up on us over the years. Some have pockets so you can add the pads when required. Hi Glenis, happy belated birthday to you. I assumed it was going to be an ultra-modern building full of people whizzing away on machines.
More guidelines for jeans
I would try other pant styles or other colours as well. You are right that more tapered jeans put more emphasis on the hips.
If that is not an area you like to highlight, you may want to stay away from them. On the other hand you may just need to get used to the silhouette. You could always try a cheap pants and see how they make you feel?
Another way to wear skinnies and tapered jeans effectively is to wear them with tunics, which is a favorite look of mine. In general though, straight or bootcut jeans tend to be more flattering on most people. I personally prefer the bootlegs as they elongate the legs, allowing high er heels, and giving instant height not that I need it at 1.
Your set is very good. Some of the models wearing the clothes you have an excellent and I can wear those in iran. Some of the tips are useful while some do not apply. It also depends upon looks.
Actually, baggy jeans are not bad at all as long as they are worn smart according to the fit and to the wearer…. Sharon Stone looks great in baggy jeans and she is 54 years old. Teri Hatcher is 47 years old and looks awesome in ripped jeans.
But then again, not all middle aged women are in good shape. Bottomline though is that, a FIT woman can look good in anything as long as it is worn with some minor but important changes.
For example, for a woman over 45 ripped jeans might look good as long as they are not too ripped and as long as she is fit and in good shape. Over weight and out of shape women, women who look frumpy and unkept in general, they have to be a lot more careful in their wardrobe choices. You are very right Odysseia. All my advice is quite general and everyone should just make their own judgement about what applies to them. Why bash women who are the heavier side of things?
There are a lot of reasons that women gain weight as they age. Thanks for letting me know Robin. I have now corrected this and updated the page with lots more jeans you can buy right now. I feel you can wear any color after I personally would keep the rest of your outfit quite neutral though. A white top would look fabulous! The best online store for women clothes for me is http: Thank you so much.
I am so inspired. Oh how lovely to hear that Cecilia! You may like to join my upcoming style challenge on Feb 2 to ignite your style even more. I have a question…. Should you dress for your age, how old you feel or how old you look? I am 45 but look much younger and I feel young. I would say, dress on how you feel and trust your own instinct. In any case no matter what you wear, if you wear it with confidence, you will pull it off and look good!
I am 41 and in good shape but they still worry me! Crew, hopefully they work! Otherwise I like my slim boyfriend jeans. They are very high waisted super comfortable jeans. The fit tends to be a bit baggy. They usually look very unflattering. Do you have to belt jeans? Both belted and unbelted can look great. It all depends on your body type and figure priorities.
I no longer wear really distressed, but stone washed, why? I hear you Lena and I agree with you. They might not be recommended to wear after a certain age or whatever, but I still like them therefore I still wear them. Hi Lena, these are just general guidelines. I wear washed jeans as you can see in the images I shared above.
It really is all about attitude, the confidence in which you wear certain things. If you have those, you can wear anything. You wear them very well. Just bought two pairs of wide trousers by Joline Jolink. I am very pleased with them.
Yes I know what you mean. I still love them though when I really want to appear super slim and tall! Hi my dear, your contribution is worth gold. Wonderful as you have presented the different looks. Thanks for the great blog post! My Collection has a blue and a black Jeans — so for Business it is a wonderful possibility to wear a Lady like Jeans.
Look at my blog. I hope you like my jeans collection as much as many other ladies over XO Martina from Germany — Munich — http: This is probably a completely ridiculous question but I need answers! I own two pairs of jeans and one pair of black pants but they all need belts or they fall down and get SO droopy. Is this a fit problem? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I also need a cute belt — that will hold up my pants! Or I could just give up and get old man suspenders — haha.
You can either take your jeans to a tailor or as you do, wear a belt. They all fit differently and one brand may fit your body well. I personally like Paige linked to above in the article. I have an hourglass shape and find that high-rise are SO much better for me. Hi Sylvia, I love your blog!
The fashion tips are awesome but I was wondering if you could do an article on how to dress on a budget. While I love the clothes you show I simply cannot afford them. The best way to create a great wardrobe on a budget is to use the concept of capsule wardrobes. You can learn more about that here.
You may also find this article useful on how to stick to a budget. And gain all my confidence back. My knees are very large and my rear end has "drooped".
I wear compression wraps and stretch jeans show every velcro strap. Size 20 is good except for thigh to waist. I have tried on more skinnies than I can tell you and can never find one that works. You mentioned that skinnies don't work for certain waistlines - mine happens to be thick and I also measure longer in the legs than in the torso.
Your comments helped me to figure out that my figure just isn't right for that type of fit I love slim fit jeans and sometimes bootcut which goes along with your advice.
Thanks so much for a terrific article and re-assuring what I was discovering about my figure. You clearly stated what I was discovering but couldn't put into categories. I'm sorry to hear that. Perhaps jeggings might be better. They are leggings but with a look of denim. Jeans, although I love them, are a lot of thick fabric and if you want a sleek look it can be difficult.
I have quite a few pairs of casual pants with drawstrings. I'm finding waistbands on some pants, very confining and irritating.
I enjoyed learning the lingo of jeans as well as your visit to the factory. I must confess to wearing "pull-up" or elastic waisted jeans which works for a person whose weight bounces up and down 10 pounds throughout the year. Too old for low rise and always hated zippers. I will wear jeggings with a mini dress or tunic.
As an older woman I wonder how you feel about elastic waists for people who can still stand upright. I know it's pathetic but I don't care about that, as you can see from my photo my clothes don't always match either.
Now that I am in the tropics, I wear jeans less during the day but if we are out in the evening, I wear them. I think you should go for it, have a day just jeans shopping and see if that past love of jeans is rekindled. I have not worn jeans for over 10 years, but one thing I can say about your article, it gives me confidence. You make it sound so easy and doable.
I am giving my cupcake another chance, hahaha. I too have a flat bottom but have decided, I prefer it. Who wants to be carrying all that excess around behind them? Believe it or not, wearing jeans with large back pockets or ones with a design on the rear pocket helps.
Paris Hilton, also has a flat tush, who knew we were in such company! I like straight jeans, but I have a relatively big waist for my size and a flat bottom.
The pop up survey you posted on this site before I had a chance to read it just made me crazy. If you want me to like your article you need to back off on the response questions until the end. I'm pleased you found it interesting. I think there are many women who don't realize about the height of their waists and how this can affect clothing choices. This is the best article for "mature" women that I have ever read.
I especially appreciate the information about short- and long-waisted measurements. I have shared your website on Facebook. Hi Vespa, sorry for the late reply, I don't know what happened. Straight jeans are a popular choice with many women as they look timeless. Also if you wear nice shoes they don't get lost under a boot cut flare. Hi Glenis, happy belated birthday to you. I love the Per Una range of clothing. I agree with enjoying a bit of stretch in the jeans, it helps keep the shape and we can still get a nice fit.
I'm 69 years old as of last Sunday and I spend most of my waking hours in jeans. Straight leg with a little stretch, from Marks and Spencer, are my preference for a good fit - and they cost a lot less than the best known brands. This is a very informative article.
I appreciate all the tips on style and cut. It's true that our bodies change over the years and we have to take many factors into account when choosing the right pair of jeans.
I prefer straight but not too skinny jeans. It's really down to personal choice. I think with anything if a person feels overweight or carries extra pounds around the hips, a dark color will help to mask this. Small rear pockets also help with this. I personally don't care for light color jeans.
A slight fade is okay but I feel if I have something too light, it looks too worn. I think young women can wear it, but for me, I prefer a light colored top and mid to dark jeans. Another reason I prefer a darker shade is like yourself, I'm active. I don't wash my jeans every time I wear them. I try and wear them a few times until they get too loose before washing. I was wondering about colour which you didn't touch on, whether light or dark wash. I also just turned 76 but feel 50 and act 40, retired but still ride horseback, bike, ski and skate.
I live in Canada. Still not decided on the colour, light for summer, dark for winter or does it matter? I think we all are a bit lopsided to be honest with you. There is nothing wrong with wearing an elastic waistband as many of the manufacturers have incorporated this as a feature. The point is, we as mature women have options above and beyond what the glossy magazines show on their rake thin models. We are definitely not too old. I too like the boot cut as I think it is more flattering.
Plus I don't like looking down and seeing all of my shoe. I need your GAP guy to help me find a nice-fitting, comfortable pair of jeans. I have a lopsided figure, so I settle for elastic in the waist. Perhaps your excellent information will help me find something without elastic that would actually work.
I wear boot cut myself for the comfort and style. I'm glad to know we are never too old for jeans. I have the same problem, but as you say, now we are lucky to have the shape we do.
You are right to think that some jeans aren't flattering on those of us with a flat backside. Selecting a pair of jeans with larger rear pockets will help disguise the lack of a booty. Plus it is much easier to do that then hit the gym for a round of squats. I used to hate it that I had no butt and no hips, but found out in my older years that it was a blessing in disguise. At least now I know what all these terms mean if I see them.
I think it is easy to get carried away when you see something new you like. But we have to stop and ask ourselves, 'does this really suit me.
I don't wear jeans normally but I loved going through all the information you shared about jeans. I agree we should dress according to our age. And dressing gracefully is very important. We must understand what suits our personality and should not get carried away by what others are wearing.
Much of this information also applies to other pants as well. You're right, you have to be comfortable. I don't think that I ever owned a pair of jeans. If I did start wearing them I would go for comfort first. I do wear pants however in different styles. You certainly have your jean jargon perfected! I hope the lack of jeans in your wardrobe isn't age related. I know my Grandmother never wore trousers until she was over This is quite an education for me no jeans in my wardrobe right now.
At least, I can upgrade my jeans vocabulary. High rise are preferred by many women specifically because they can flatter us as you say. Thanks for your visit. Low rise is everywhere and it's been ages. Finding high rise is pretty difficult. But it's so much more flattering for women's bodies - young or mature.
I think many women past the age of 40 find it difficult. Clothing manufactures have forgotten about us in their quest to clothe the millennials. We are often left with the choice of clothing which is too young or something only our grandmothers would wear. Well, I'm not really sure what to say about all this mature women clothing stuff I love what you said about having better bodies than the younger generation but not having to flaunt it.
Love that line and truth. My advice to attractive women When you've got it, less effort in displaying it all is better in many cases. For what it's worth. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Short Waist, Long Waist or Normal? Measure the distance from your armpit A to your natural waist W. Then measure from your waist W to your bottom of your buttocks B. Caution Although one can choose a pair of jeans with a low rise, caution should be exercised, because unless you are the queen of crunchies or planks at the gym, these should be left for the younger ladies, in my opinion.
What are Muffin Tops. Jean Fits Demystified The jargon surrounding the fit of jeans is confusing. A relatively new term which is a combination of jeans and leggings.
Jeggings are basically leggings made to look like denim jeans. If you are a fan of leggings then maybe these are the ones for you.
Unless you have a firm tush and flat abs, opt for a hip length top such as a free-flowing blouse or longer style t-shirt. These are tight from the waist, across the thigh and taper down to the ankle. Skinny jeans look best on people who are slim and have a balanced or normal waist line. With a bottom which isn't too large or too flat. If you carry weight around your abdomen, then wearing skinny jeans will only emphasize this into what is commonly called a muffin top.
Skinny jeans will not make you look skinny! Fits close to the body although not as snug as skinny jeans, they are a narrow fit. These are usually slim at the waist and through the thigh but not necessarily tapered. These are comfortable at the hip and fall straight. This style is the most popular among mature women, as these suit most figure types. These can be a high, normal or low rise which has a slim fit through the thigh and flares out at the bottom to accommodate boots.
For me, this style is my personal favorite. So just what are they and will boyfriend jeans suit the mature woman? The answer is definitely because boyfriend jeans are a little baggy or loose fitting, somewhat worn in and just plain comfy. The idea of some marketing guru, these relaxed fitting jeans are supposed to be ones that we have borrowed from our boyfriend. They are assuming our boyfriend is roughly about the same size as us and the same height.
Usually, they are also straight leg and a normal rise. These are full at the hip and narrow towards the ankle. These can be flattering for many women in either jeans or regular pants. Top Tips for Jeans. More Useful Words Associated With Jeans Besides the fit of jeans, there are other useful words to be aware of when buying a pair of jeans.
These are the faded lines which run from the crotch towards the outer leg. Often there will be several on either side. They're called this because they look similar to a cat's whiskers. This will be jeans which are ripped or have the appearance of being well worn. Again, in my opinion, these are best left for the younger generation. In fact, I could never bring myself to pay for anything which would have been fit for only rags when I was growing up. This process is done with pumice stones.
These are the same type of stones you use to remove rough skin from your feet. The manufacturers wash the jeans with these to give them a worn-in and roughed up look.
This effect can be seen on the thighs, the back of the knees and on the seat of the jeans. This is a slight lightening which is produced by artificial means. These are the faded lines which run down the outer double stitched seam of the leg. It resembles a train track, hence the name. This is a term which is used a couple of different ways. These can be jeans which are genuinely old or in a 'Vintage' style. Manufacturers are quick to jump on the latest phrases if it helps sell their jeans.
Various Jeans Brands I have looked through various jeans manufacturers to see how they class their jeans. Which jeans styles do you prefer? Boot cut I'll leave my answer in the comment section. The most versatile item in a woman's wardrobe. A Love of Jeans I have loved jeans for as long as I can remember so when the chance came to visit the Levi factory in San Francisco, on a school field trip, I jumped at the chance.
Footwear for Jeans If you wonder which footwear goes with jeans, the answer is virtually any type depending on the style of jeans. Ballet flats and plimsoll style shoes also look fanastic with straight or slim jeans. That is also my shape. If my weight goes up, it is around my tummy area. If neither of those options appeals, longer shirts are stylish. Also, you cold try a relaxed fit or a normal rise bootcut style. Are lighter colored jeans OK for women 60 and over, or should we stay with dark blue?
Hi Jennifer, I can tell how exasperated you are by what has happened. Let me know how you get on. Hi Rene, Unless women have had implant surgery or spend their lives doing squats, we are all going to have a droopy backside. I hope that helps, let me know how you get on. Hi Maureen, I'm glad you found the information useful.
However, I am not getting to an age where I choose comfort first. Thanks for reading and your comment. Hi Donna, I'm sorry to hear that. Some women also opt for denim skirts which look great with a pair of boots for winter.
Hi Dolores, I have quite a few pairs of casual pants with drawstrings. Why the hatred of zippers? I too like leggings as I have a high waist so the longer tops help balance me out. I say go with what makes you feel comfortable. Thanks for your comment. Hi Mona, Now that I am in the tropics, I wear jeans less during the day but if we are out in the evening, I wear them. I'm glad my article has given you the confidence to give it another go. LOL Your choice of straight jeans is probably your best bet or even a boot cut style.
I'm still searching for great jeans! Hi ljb, I'm pleased you found it interesting. Thanks for the Facebook share. Ladies, thanks for reading and also your input about your favorite style of jeans. Hi Diana, It's really down to personal choice. I'm glad you enjoyed reading the article, thanks for your visit. Hi Susan, There are some wonderful people working in retail who go out of their way to help. Good luck to you in sourcing your next pair of jeans.
How to Get the Perfect Fitting Jeans
Earnest Sewn's Straight Leg jeans are particularly for older women who have a straight, narrow body line. The jean sits a little lower than plus-size jeans, and really hugs the thighs before bunching around the calf muscles and ankles. Contrary to what you may think, wide hips can look uh-may-zing in skinny jeans — especially these. In addition to a body-lengthening high waist, they feature a contoured waistband and "advanced stretch recovery" for a fit that moves with your shape. Apr 07, · For some women choosing jeans is a minefield with all the new terminology, jargon, and some might say utter nonsense. I will aim to clarify this, as I have contacted my nephew who works at a large fashion house in San Francisco for the latest insider gtacashbank.gas: