Would You Wear It: Full Jeans

Would You Wear It: Full Jeans
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Happy weekend ladies. I’m still struggling to get back on my regular time frame so today feels like Monday. The calendar says it’s Saturday so it’s time for would you wear it. Each Saturday Pam Lutrell of Over 50 Feeling 40 and I share a mannequin we have found and ask if you would wear what she’s wearing.


So tell me, ladies, would you wear this look and why or why not. Would this look work for you?

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Now let’s go see what Pam’s mannequin is wearing today here.

Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day!

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  1. November 10, 2018 / 3:43 am

    Hi Jennifer,
    Not too bad on mannequin, but not for me. I’m only 5’3″ or 5’4″ so I don’t think it would work for. I picture this on a taller girl with no tummy and younger than me! Lol.

    • Christi
      November 10, 2018 / 7:35 am

      No way. I’m 61 and I ve been there and done that in the 70s. Those pants had enough fabric to make a bedspread out of. I did see these on lots of young women in Paris last week and they looked cute. I’m just too old to try to look that young.

      • Jennifer
        November 10, 2018 / 8:14 am

        I’m not sure it’s about looking young. The proportion has been in and out of style for years. Young people tend to be the first to adopt new looks so that may make it seem young.

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 8:07 am

      I think height could be an issue with these;)

      • Leslie Brodbeck
        November 11, 2018 / 6:44 am

        Exactly what I was thinking. I’m way too short to look good in those pants but on a taller woman they would be stunning.

  2. November 10, 2018 / 4:07 am

    I love the look of a full jean…on other body types. With my curvy figure, it does not work. They would make me look larger. Thanks for doing this with me!

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 8:07 am

      Happy Saturday Pam!

  3. Ruth Ann Hepler
    November 10, 2018 / 4:13 am

    I’m not sure what you mean by “full jeans” unless you mean that they have wide legs. Yes, I would absolutely wear these. All of my jeans have wide legs (although maybe not this wide). I don’t like skinny jeans, and personally I think they’re ugly even on really skinny people! They are particularly unflattering on me since I have a pear-shaped figure, so I stick with the wider leg even though skinny jeans are “in style.” I’m trying to teach my daughters that “in style” doesn’t matter if it’s not flattering on your particular figure!

  4. Beth M.
    November 10, 2018 / 4:14 am

    I’d wear either piece, but not together. I’d also want the jeans to be slightly longer, and I’d lose the boots.

  5. Lynn
    November 10, 2018 / 4:14 am

    Absolutely not!!!!

  6. Linda O
    November 10, 2018 / 4:17 am

    No – I don’t think they’re attractive at all. Possibly if they were slightly flared but these are too drastic. Also I think my money would be wasted on something that’s in one season and out the next.

  7. Linda
    November 10, 2018 / 4:18 am

    Nope! I, too, am 5’4″ and could not pull off this look.

  8. Sandy
    November 10, 2018 / 4:30 am

    I’m only 5 feet tall and weigh 120 lbs. I wouldn’t wear the full pants as they’d make me look too big. Plus, if a big wind came along the pants might act like a sail and carry me away! LOL! Is the sweater tucked in? I’d rather have something over my tummy.

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 8:23 am

      It looks tucked in on the mannequin. It’s a pretty heavy sweater for a real person to tuck in.

  9. Sondra
    November 10, 2018 / 4:37 am

    No! I’m only 5’3” tall and that would NOT look good on me. I think you need to be at least 5’8” or taller to wear the full jeans like that. And, I would not pair that sweater with them. A nice soft blouse, tucked in perhaps, would look much nicer.

  10. Julie F
    November 10, 2018 / 5:09 am

    I would wear them in a more trouser cut with a straight line; these look like they have a bell starting at the knee. They would need to be a little longer & I’d wear them with closed-back clogs. Not with that top, though, it’s too full/heavy. I’d style them with a fine, fitted cotton knit top, long sleeve, either crew or turtleneck. Over that an open front, light knit vest or cardi. Or for dressier, a funky shawl-collar blazer that ends at high to mid thigh. So, yes, pretty much what I wore in the 70s. I’m 5’6″, 145 lbs.

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 8:22 am

      I wore these in the 70’s too Julie and I’m only 1/2” shorter now than I was then 🙂 Thanks for explaining.

  11. Susan
    November 10, 2018 / 5:51 am

    Are fuller pants coming back into fashion?I mean ,even bootcuts?I feel people are resisting them and wishing to keep skinny legs?

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 8:20 am

      Fuller pants and jeans are coming back into style. Many ladies will stay with their skinnies but the trend is definitely wider.

  12. Jackie Connolly
    November 10, 2018 / 5:58 am

    Not my style at all…

    I’m 5ft 7 but with long legs and short back… so I reckon it would look comical on me!

  13. Mary K
    November 10, 2018 / 6:17 am

    No to both! As stated before I can see this on a tall slender person but not on 5’4″ me! Wide legs too drastic; however, I do like palazzo pants but not in denim. Sweater is cute but not in this warm peachy hue. Would not wear red booties but same color as pants to give longer line.

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 8:19 am

      Thanks for explaining Mary

  14. Elaine Luman
    November 10, 2018 / 6:31 am

    I prefer the fuller leg compared to the skinny legs. I’m almost 5’3″ and I have a small waist, but larger hips and thighs. The bigger legs tend to cover up the larger hips.

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 8:18 am

      Excellent point Elaine.

  15. Laura
    November 10, 2018 / 6:49 am

    Jennifer. I agree with the comments above. I’m only 5ft tall. Not for me!

  16. Lori Stewsrt
    November 10, 2018 / 6:53 am

    I don’t think I would wear that. It seems to really shorten the look of the legs and I have long legs. If I get were a bit less full I would try them.

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 8:18 am

      Thanks for explaining Lori

  17. Eileen
    November 10, 2018 / 6:59 am

    I would wear these pants in a more fluid fabric, like crepe. I have tried many high rise denim pants, as a pear, I can wear them, but the fabric is too stiff in many. The sweater fabric is too thick and boxy. Warm sweaters can be thinner, this time of year the bulky sweaters come out, I don’t care for the extra bulk.

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 8:17 am

      Denim fabrics do vary a lot. For a full leg like this I’d want a softer one too. I agree, I don’t need extra bulk on top but do love some of the chunky looks around 😉

  18. Sharon Duffel
    November 10, 2018 / 7:37 am

    I’d wear the pants and boots but I’d want a different top, maybe one that’s a slimmer fit, less blousy. I’m 5’8” 138lbs and have a pair of dark denim pants very similar. I wear them with a silk button down shirt.

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 8:11 am

      That sounds pretty Sharon! Lucky you being nice and tall.

  19. Debbie Davis
    November 10, 2018 / 8:00 am

    Not my cup of tea at all! Like Pam said this style doesn’t work on a curvy figure and makes me look/feel larger! Happy weekend!!

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 8:11 am

      Happy Weekend!

  20. Diana
    November 10, 2018 / 8:04 am

    Even though I’m tall, I am also an apple shape and this style is all wrong for my body. So, no, I would not wear these pants. The sweater, I might try on, see how it looks untucked. No to the boots, too. The real pointy styles pinch my toes. I tend to not go past an almond shaped toe on shoes and boots.

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 8:10 am

      I agree about pointy toed shoes and boots. Occasionally I go up a size and put a pad in front to keep my foot at the back.

  21. Adrienne
    November 10, 2018 / 8:06 am

    Definitely I would wear it. I am only 5’ 1 but full pants DO work on a small frame, if done correctly. Having the slimmer waist means your legs look longer if the pant legs are loose. Love these.

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 8:09 am

      Higher waistlines always help me because my legs are short.

  22. Katie
    November 10, 2018 / 8:55 am

    Leggings and slim leg pants dont look good on me so I have struggled to find pants these past few years. I dont like the flood length but am glad wider leg pants are making a comeback.

  23. November 10, 2018 / 8:58 am

    I’m still enjoying my skinnies and bootcut jeans. I don’t mind a wider leg dress pant in a softer fabric, but definitely not denim. These pants are also too short. I wear cropped skinnies, but in my opinion, a wide leg needs to be longer. I’m not particularly fond of the sweater either. I don’t care for the red stripes at the neck and cuffs.

  24. Sue
    November 10, 2018 / 9:03 am

    Been there, done that. Seriously, because I’m tall I could wear them, although I would prefer them slimmer on top and a more gradual flare as well as longer in length. I don’t like all that extra fabric at the ankle because I remember it getting tangled up in my legs while walking or going up/down stairs. Too easy to trip and fall.

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 12:21 pm

      Great point about the excess fabric. There’s a balance needed so they’re nit a tripping hazard.

  25. Joanna
    November 10, 2018 / 9:11 am

    I might! I would certainly try them on. I’m 5’8” with a slight pear shape. The flared bottom would balance out my body. I like bootcut jeans for that reason. Having said that, they might be too wide for my comfort and safety. These jeans, paired with a fitted tee, might be cute for boating season.

  26. Cathy
    November 10, 2018 / 9:19 am

    No, I don’t like anything about this look. At 5’2″ the pants wouldn’t work for me give me my skinny jeans or even straight leg. The pants might look cute with a white tee.

  27. Kay
    November 10, 2018 / 9:35 am

    I had a pair very like that in my early “Cher” phase. They didn’t work then, and they wouldn’t work now.

  28. Jen
    November 10, 2018 / 9:38 am

    I wear this look.
    Both pieces work individually or together.
    Not a matter of would you but does it work for your body shape and size.

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 12:20 pm

      Thanks Jen! This would work very well for my body shape if the proportions are right.

  29. beth byrd
    November 10, 2018 / 10:21 am

    Wouldn’t work for me as I am too short and not thin enough.

    I don’t think the sweater or boots with these jeans are a good look for most people.

  30. November 10, 2018 / 10:24 am

    As several others have said, “been there, done that”. Back in the 70’s when I was a size 3 or 5, these pants looked great on my 5’4” body, but not now. I prefer straight leg or bootcut pants, even tapered jeans on my curvier body. I don’t think I would wear the sweater as it is, seems to have extra full sleeves. Maybe if the sleeves were not so full, it would appeal to me. The red boots are OK, I like the pop of color, but not the style. Fashion trends have a tendency to repeat and what looked good on you 45 years ago does not necessarily good look now.

  31. Susan
    November 10, 2018 / 11:18 am

    I’d wear the pants but not that top. If the bottom is voluminous then I think the top needs to be slim. Otherwise it looks kind of tent like!
    I’d also skip the pointy toe red boots for black boots, tall ones. Kind of the gaucho look. Fashion sure does come and go doesn’t it?

    • Jennifer
      November 10, 2018 / 12:16 pm

      It really does cycle around. I agree about the proportion Susan. If one item is full it looks best paired with a slim fitting item.

  32. Becky
    November 10, 2018 / 11:42 am

    The sweater is just ok, so I would probably not waste my money on it. The jeans are a big no. I wore big bell bottoms like that as a teenager, so I’m not going to revisit them at this point in my life.

  33. Cindy
    November 10, 2018 / 11:48 am

    No, the pants are too voluminous. I don’t need to make my bottom half look any larger!

  34. Cheryll Sampson
    November 12, 2018 / 7:53 am

    Not for me. I agree with the comment that I wore these in the ’70s. Did not like them then but was willing to “suffer” to be fashionable. I felt like I “flapped.” I love the straight legged jeans of recent years and plan to continue wearing them.

  35. Dorian
    November 14, 2018 / 3:15 am

    No, I would not wear this look. As Sue said, there is too much excess fabric to get tangled up in. I remember wearing wide leg pants years ago (I’m 61) and having a hard time just walking, they would wrap around my legs so much I’d have to stop and straighten the them! At the most, I would do a boot cut leg.

  36. sandra
    January 5, 2019 / 9:19 am

    Absolutely! I can’t find these jeans anywhere!!! Please advise where I can purchase size 10

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