Tonight I want to talk about jeans, because I think I have finally decided not to wear jeans any more. Ever.
I have always owned 2 or 3 pairs of jeans, and I have always treated them as a regular feature of my casual wardrobe. I don't think jeans suit me, and I find them to be very uncomfortable, yet still, day in, day out, I wear them. Why? WHY?
It seems that I have been lulled into believing that jeans are really the only option for a casual look, despite the fact that they always hang too low (I hate that person, whoever he/she is who first came up with the brilliant "low-rise" concept. HATE) or ride up too high. I hate the way the always hug my thighs tight, and I especially hate the way they make my bottom look like it's permanently "on show." But most of all I hate what they do to my stomach.
I have always had a rounded stomach, and I hate the way jeans make me feel about that. High-rise jeans squash my stomach so flat that I might as well be wearing a corset, low-rise jeans cut my stomach off halfway so that I have to strategically wear a long shirt which will never, ever, cling and thus show everybody my muffin-top. Jeans are hot in summer and provide little warmth in winter. All of the jeans I have ever worn also always shrink a bit after each wash so that they have to go through a "wearing-in" stage each time, until they stretch back to less uncomfortable, but still VERY uncomfortable wearability.
So why do I wear them?
And don't your DARE start writing comments about "that perfect brand of jeans which you discovered which would answer all of my prayers." I have tried everything, EVERYTHING, and it's all of absolutely no consequence IF, and I stress IF, you are a woman with a ROUNDED STOMACH.
I have also started looking more closely at the people around me who wear jeans, and I have to admit that most of them look BAD. Those few who look good in jeans all have FLAT STOMACHS. And by "flat stomach" I do not mean "skinny" as compared to "fat"....I mean that some women have ROUNDED STOMACHS. Like me. And some do not.
So. I have now decided to sport a skirt with leggings look, and I simply cannot believe how much better I feel. I can sit down without having my circulation cut off, and I've stopped constantly being aware of my stomach.
I just don't understand why it's taken me this long to realise that jeans are not my style?