The tweed jacket is back...And this time it looks relaxed and casual paired with my old pair of Levi's. I actually have two pairs of jeans, but this is the pair I wear. When I wear jeans, that is. Which isn't very often.
Anyway, I like my jeans straight-cut or boot-cut, narrow but not too tight. So, no skinny jeans... Let's just say that skinny jeans were not designed with girls like me in mind (look up the dictionary definition of 'thunder thighs' if you need clarification...)
Still, every now and then I toy with the idea of buying some new jeans, but I usually change my mind after a few sweaty and uncomfortable moments in the fitting room.
You know what I'm talking about: when you're trying to squeeze into something that was obviously not meant to contain your ample curves. And would require you to walk on stilts. I mean, roll-ups are fine, but there's only so much you can roll up... And even if you somehow manage to get the damned garment pushed past your thighs, the waistline is gaping so much you could carry your grocery shopping there...
So, looking at yourself in the mirror, trying to make some sense out of the whole situation, you come to the oddly logical conclusion that somehow you've ended up in a parallel universe: you know, the one inhabited by anorexic giraffes... except for you, of course: the last of the almost extinct, oddly shaped breed of Hobbits...
Such an experience can be soul-destroying and confidence-sapping, and can potentially lead to negative body image. So, it is understandable that I'm not too keen to put myself through that particular ordeal.
For now, I've decided to reconsider new jeans only if and when skinny jeans finally disappear from the face of the earth and / or designers finally acknowledge that some women have -gasp- hips that are significantly wider than their waists...
You may consider this rant the unavoidable side effect of fitting room anxiety...
I am wearing:
Jeans: Levi's Bold Curve (old) / top: Sand/
necklace: Fenwick / bag and sunglasses: Chanel
Do you find it difficult to find jeans that flatter your body type?