Another item on my Fall shopping list is a pair of bootcut jeans. Yes, bootcut. They’re coming back, haven’t you seen? All of the sudden there are more bootcut styles popping up here and there – still not as many as skinny – but they’re easier to find than they have been the last several years. Which isn’t to say I don’t still look at bootcut and think “dated,” but that’s changing. I tried on a pair of the AG Angelina’s (petite) a month or so ago and they fit perfectly, they were very comfortable, but as I looked in the mirror, I couldn’t help but see myself 6-7 years ago. And I still have several pairs of bootcut jeans from 2005-2006 that fit me beautifully (James Jeans & Goldsign passion), but the wash and fading on those just make them un-wearable.
I do think bootcut jeans are universally flattering on all body types, especially mine. I find myself liking the slim bootcuts better now though, than the more flared styles; actually almost straight is the most classic looking style in my opinion. But so much depends on the overall wash, fabric, etc. of the denim if you want it to “last forever,” and really be a pair you can wear for many years.
So now I’m on a search for a longer, leaner, CLEANER pair of bootcut jeans. Ideally they’ll be mostly cotton – I’m talking 98% – and have a very dark, uniform (no fading!) wash. And I WILL NOT GET THEM HEMMED to wear with flats. Here are a few pairs I’d like to try:
scroll through the widget below for LOTS more of my favorite bootcut jeans:
What about you? what do you think of bootcut jeans? Will you be buying a pair this season? or are you still wearing yours from years past?