Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Style counsel sought

You may have seen the Gap commercial featuring Audrey Hepburn, back from the grave to dance in skinny pants. While I can't abide the ad, I'm wondering about skinny jeans. Is there an age beyond which a woman must eschew the skinny-pants style? I have skinny legs, and wow, did I ever love wearing skinny jeans when I was about 15, but now I'm over 35. Is the cutoff for skinny jeans dictated by age or leg girth?

14 comments:

Becky..Absent Minded Housewife said...

I have a very very long inseam. Skinny pants just make me look like I'm a head on a pair of legs.

Cricket said...

I think it is an ass girth thing. Skinny legs emphasize other items of width.

giddybug said...

If you've got the legs for them, wear 'em.

Orange said...

Becky, your icon photo makes it hard to believe your torso would disappear!

Cricket, I'm working on the abdominal zone, but I don't think I have too much ass going on. I could be blind to my true degree of assage—I'd have to try on skinny pants to see.

DoctorMama said...

You know you've got it goin' on. Your assage is miniscule.

Mona Buonanotte said...

My ass clenches furiously when I even consider sausaging it in a pair of skinny jeans. Nuh-uh, I'm goin' hippy low-rider boot cut....

Lucky Star said...

I'm with Mona. You, on the other hand: tear it up!!

...I, too, ask such questions lately as, "Am I too old to wear XYZ?" Oh well. At least we're asking. Some people ought to...

Midwestern Deadbeat said...

How is it you have skinny legs AND an ample rack? Some people have all the luck.

Orange said...

Not to worry, MWDB—my body still manages to punish me, with things like abdominal flab (shh! don't tell anyone!) and The Worst Breastfeeding Experience Imaginable.

Dharma said...

Skinny jeans look good on about 4% of the population, you may be among that elite group, but alas (or not)am I certainly am not! Short, ample arse does not make a pretty picture in the "new" look. At 14-16, it was great, or at least passable, now at years I'd rather not mention, well not so much. In terms of being comfortable? I'm in Mona's camp full stock.

Feral Mom said...

Worst Breastfeeding Experience Imaginable? Do tell! (And wear your skinny jeans while you're at it.)

Orange said...

Aside from the fact that I had enough problems that four different problem chapters in The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding applied? (And where was the chapter that says, "If three or more of these chapters apply to you, good god, woman! Just switch to formula already"? Nowhere, that's where.) There was the time I was pumping and fell asleep, so the funnel slid to the side, which—YEOW!—fucking hurts. Plus the meager amount of pumped milk spilled. Then there was the fact that the pump created skin tags, which hurt like a mofo if you apply a pump to them; one time, the pump done sucked a skin tag clear off my body and into the bottle. (Bonus protein for baby!)

B.E.C.K. said...

Okay, that breastfeeding story made me shudder. Although I tried very hard to breastfeed, I hated the pump with a passion. Your story tops my run-of-the-mill feeling of being periodically turned into a dairy cow, though.

About the jeans: I think it takes a fairly thin and straight body to be able to wear these well. When I look back at photos of myself in skinny/tapered jeans, I want to reach back in time and stop myself from putting them on.

Guy Barry said...

There is nothing worse than the old and flabby trying to look hip
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