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Sunday 24 March 2019

A new shape for jeans: Boden Helston

Which style of jeans for 2019?  Nothing is completely ruled out, thankfully. But the older woman need to choose with care to avoid looking dated.  Boden's new Helston Sailor jeans are a great choice with their flattering style and gold buttons.
I've written before about how tricky it is to get jeans trends right. When you were rocking straight/drainpipe and flared jeans back in the 70s, wearing them second time round can make you look dated. But even worse is wearing "mum jeans" which make you stand out as middle-aged.
Lately the rules about jeans have been relaxed somewhat.  Take a look at Asos and Topshop  (my "go-to" sites to see what's trendy) and you'll see a combination of styles,  flared, skinny, bootcut, boyfriend, cropped.

I mostly wear, around the house and local shops, a couple of pairs of very old skinny jeans. But I was instantly smitten by these "sailor" jeans, Helston by Boden. Maybe it was the gold buttons, or the flattering fitted shape.

The first pair I ordered were far too long so I sent them back and got the same size in Petite. The length is fine on me, but at 5'6 I'm not strictly speaking petite.  Maybe Boden need to look at their lengths.

Flared jeans like these always look better with wedges or heels than flats, and although my summer clothes and sandals are still in the attic, I managed to find one pair that wasn't!
Middle-aged woman in polka dot blouse and Boden Helston Sailor jeans and pink handbag
This is for me a good work outfit;  most people wear jeans to the office and these are smart, in a dark indigo wash, and look dressy with my (old) Finery blouse. The jeans also come in a lighter blue ("mid vintage") and an ivory and navy ticking stripe.
Dark indigo jeans in a flared cut from Boden worn with a polka dot blouse
I added a splash of colour with my pink Aspinal mini trunk bag and fuchsia lipstick. The layered pearl necklaces are from Mango.

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  1. LOVE these jeans on you! I am looking at a pair of Lovestory Jbrand which are flare, myself. The button detail is adorable! Love the fuscia bag!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  2. Fabulous jeans! I love the sailor style with the gold buttons, they're very smart and look great with the blouse. I've bought a few pairs of supposedly regular length trousers lately that need taking up (which I'm rubbish at). I'm 5'8" so a regular fit should be fine...I'd better learn how to use that sewing machine sitting in the cupboard! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx


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