Bootcut, straight leg, skinny or flared – what’s your favourite type of jeans?

Jeans

Forget the old woman who lived in her shoes – one day I will be the old woman who lived in her jeans. In fact, I already am: despite the best of intentions, the fact that I work from home and live in a cold climate means that I constantly find myself falling back on my warm and comfortable jeans. I have every style of jeans except flares and boycuts (which don’t really do much for my short-ass figure) but find I spend most of my time these days alternating between skinnies and straight cuts. Most of the girls I see when I go out, though, (which, OK, isn’t often) still seem to be wearing bootcut jeans, so I want to know: what style of jeans do you prefer? The poll can be found after the jump, so cast your vote or leave a comment (or even do both, why the hell not?).

(All jeans pictured are from River Island)

15 Comments

  • June 27, 2007

    Kerry

    Personally I prefer skinny jeans and straight cut, but unfortunately these are not so forgiving on those of us who are not blessed with skinny legs =(

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  • June 27, 2007

    robyn

    I love flared jeans! They partially, if not completely, cover my shoe and it makes all of my outfits look better. I prefer them to bootcut jeans although, bootcut jeans are more dressy.

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  • June 27, 2007

    jessi

    I love skinny jeans.
    There the most conforatable jeans, in my opion.
    I think they will be in style for a very long time.
    =]

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  • June 27, 2007

    Anonymous

    Loving the flared bootleg and the slouch. No offense but I was never really fond of skinny jeans or any style that look like them

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  • June 27, 2007

    Abi

    i prefer bootcut. they tend to be more forgiving on your shape. as someone who has skinny, skinny legs with a bubble butt–skinny/straight jeans make me look pear-shaped.

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  • June 27, 2007

    Anonymous

    skinny is great
    it makes short girls (5’1 here) look a little taller, and it accomodates my hip-less figure

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  • June 27, 2007

    Posey

    I used to be a strictly hide my ass and legs by covering them in lots of fabric kinda girl, but losing some weight boosted my confidence to go out and get my first skinnies – I LOVE THEM!!
    I have them in black for going out, I’m on the lookout for dark blues for the day (NOT light blue with the faded patch on the thigh stretch ones I tried on in Madhouse – Oh dear!).. I heard River Island sell THE BEST (high street) jeans? True?
    x

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  • June 27, 2007

    Amber @ TheFashionPolice

    Posey – definitely true as far as I’m concerned, anyway! I have both the skinny and straight leg jeans pictured here from River Island, and I more or less live in them. I find the quality of denim to be really good, and the cut is excellent. I’ve tried loads of high street jeans but I always come back to River Island – big thumbs up!
    Thanks for your comments, everyone, this has been really interesting. I figured bootcuts would probably win in terms of popularity, but I’m pleased to see skinnies doing so well, too!

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  • June 27, 2007

    Fi

    It depends. I voted for flares but I like my skinnies too. I think skinnies with heels or tucked into boots look cool and on trend, but flares/bootcuts with heels or over boots look classier/dressier.

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  • June 29, 2007

    Anusha

    I love skinny jeans and flared or wideleg jeans. I used to wear bootcuts when they first came out in the late 90s, but everyone and her sister started wearing them and I got tired of them. Bootcuts seem to have turned into one of the uniforms of middle-aged suburban women, and I just don’t want to have that same look … though maybe I’ll change my mind when I actually hit middle-age. I doubt it, though.

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  • August 20, 2007

    Melissa

    My favourite is bootcut. I already have long legs, so I don’t need to make them any longer and I think a bootcut looks best over my usual sneakers.

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  • July 29, 2008

    Abby

    I love wearing bootcut jeans because they’re the easiest to find and they make my legs look normal. I have really, really long legs and shorts are unforgiving so I’ll wear anything knee-down that’s not absolutely ugly.

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  • August 18, 2008

    su

    70’s style jeans, ie flares and bell bottoms.
    anything but skinny and tapered jeans.

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  • April 21, 2009

    Flare Jeans

    I casted for Flare of course 😀

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  • September 3, 2009

    Diandra

    Well, as a petite girl I like straight-leg or skinny jeans, nothing else really looks too great on me. I usually buy skinny jeans though because for me they look like boyfriend/straight leg jeans!

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