Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Feminine Differential - Flare vs Skinny Jeans

What is best for you?

Here are two jeans styles I have tried recently.  They both fulfilled my basic "feminine differential" requirement, being that they are pull-on; no front zipper. I have come to love this style, as the fit / feel is great and with a high rise design,  they provide a smooth front. These have quickly become my favorite.  

Not Your Kid's Bell Bottoms
This style have evolved for the leggings into jeggings, which are made from stretchy jeans denim.  Legging were never meant to be pants in my opinion. Although, on most all trips to the market they are clearly worn that way.  They are to revealing, however, with longer tops the embarrassing "girl / boy" bits are out of sight; done correctly, unmistakably feminine.  

So the remaining question is "flare or skinny"? The Paris Woman fashion blog has these suggestions:

Skinny jeans have been around for ages, but the style has taken on a new identity with the flared jeans trend. Unlike the classic jean, flared jeans are flattering on most bodies. They have a loose fit and a bell-shaped silhouette, and they don’t cut the natural lines of the legs. However, there are some key differences between skinny jeans and a pair of flared jeans.

Flared jeans are more comfortable and flattering for taller women. While bootcut jeans are slimmer and more fitted through the thigh, flared jeans are broader from knee to hem. Regardless of the style, flared jeans are still a popular choice for younger women. Those who are a little worried about mud or water can even choose between a straight leg and a wide flare leg cropped pair.

See also this YouTube for more "body fitting" suggestions.    

The right and WRONG jeans fit for YOUR shape
 (straight, flare, boyfriend, or... skinny?)

The above fashion layout has:


  1. I share your opinion on leggings as pants:

    I see London.
    I see France.
    I see leggings
    Failing to be pants!