Style on Trial: Bow side skinny jeans from Topshop

bow-side-skinny-jeansOn the one hand, we’re pleased to see that the holes that’ve been popping up in clothes recently have started to take some kind of shape – and a nice one, at that. Come on, you all know how much we like bows!

On the other hand, though: way to make our calves look bigger than they are, Topshop! And to give them an odd, “ridged” look when viewed from the front!

So we’re undecided about these. We’re guessing the addition of socks in a contrasting colour underneath could make these quite interesting, but then again, they’d have to be knee-high and very thin to fit under those skinny legs, and tights-under-jeans are one of those things we just don’t like, so we’re thinking cold legs, with blue-coloured bows on them would probably be the order of the day here.

What do you think, though? If you like them, they’re £50 from Topshop.

12 Comments

  • December 3, 2009

    Leigh

    I like these. But then, my biggest regret is that I have so many awesome socks that go unappreciated under my jeans. Too bad skinny jeans just don’t work on me, or I think I’d get these.
    .-= Leigh´s last blog ..Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Mellow Yellow =-.

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  • December 3, 2009

    EricB

    These are lovely for a hot summer’s day – except when you’re in a building full of air condition freaks.

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  • December 3, 2009

    Katie

    I kind of like them, and I really like the idea of putting cute socks under them. However, the picture from the front keeps reminding me of a dinosaur or a chicken for some reason.

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  • December 3, 2009

    Megan

    My first thought was, those would be COLD! but then I’m from Canada, where we can get windchills of -50 degrees.

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  • December 3, 2009

    Andrea

    I’m not a particular fan of these. The denim-leggings-with-bows ensemble always reminds me of a the leggings I would see on huge women in the 1990s. They women who wore these types of leggings usually paired them with “bigshirts” (oversized, usually floral or plaid, button down shirts with a truly tent-like appearance) or huge T-shirts with cartoon characters on them (I’m thinking of Warner Bros. cartoon characters, like Tweety Bird or the Tazmanian Devil).

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  • December 3, 2009

    naomi

    they reminded me of some 90s jeans too…but at least these weren’t bows-n-holes the whole way up the leg like those were…and these are a nice dark wash unlike the light and/or acid wash demin on the 90s ones
    not my style but to each her own

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  • December 3, 2009

    Shannon

    I actually kind of love these. I think they are funny and quirky without being too off the wall. I particularly love the idea of wearing them with a bold, solid colored pair of socks.

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  • December 4, 2009

    Diandra

    I like the idea but I think these would be a difficult item to wear. They could look cute, or they could look trashy! Personally I don’t love these but maybe they would work in some other form, like leggings maybe?

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  • December 4, 2009

    HK

    Imagine the tan lines if warn in the summer in addition to the cold legs in winter! I would never wear these… they remind me of little kids’ jeans from the early 90s

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  • December 4, 2009

    lori

    IT IS NO LONGER 1994!!

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  • December 4, 2009

    AJ

    Not a fan. Really unflattering. Need I say more?

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  • December 10, 2009

    Janers

    Maybe, if they were shorter, & you had the whole pinup thing going on or if you had a Agyness Deyn style.

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