Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Boot-Cut Jeans Are Still the Go-To Style

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Boot-Cut Jeans Are Still the Go-To Style

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Byline: Rebecca Gonsalves

A FLICK through most family albums will reveal a rich tapestry of frilled shirts, bell bottoms and platform heels a and thatas just on the gents. While it may be all too tempting to enjoy a giggle at the expense of the trend-followers of yore, that smug smile is soon wiped from our faces when those same questionable looks are re-appropriated and repackaged for modern followers of fashion.

In skilled enough hands, there is very little a clothing-wise at least a that canat be given the kiss of life, even if that revival is thankfully brief (ra-ra skirts, batwing sleeves, shoulder pads) once we come to our senses.

In fashion then, it is wise to never say never. This season, the return of the boot-cut jean may have come as something of a shock to the women who are surgically attached to their skinnies, or just canat live without their boyfriend jeans.

But when the result is as flattering as the practical magic that the right boot-cut style can produce, itas no surprise that the fit is being celebrated once again.

aThe boot-cut jean is an enduring classic style,a says Donna Ida Thornton, the boutique owner-turned-designer who is partly responsible for helping denim escape any restrictive work-wear connotations and become a premium product.

aIt suits all shapes and sizes as it can balance out curvier figures. Over recent years we have seen that skinny jeans have really taken over as a wardrobe staple thanks to their versatility, but boot-cut jeans are making a welcome return to the fashion scene.a

The innately flattering properties of a high-waist, slimmed thigh and flared hem and ability to hide a huge, leg-lengthening heel have proved a double-edged sword for the boot cut: embraced as a catch-all fashion fix by the experts on programs such as What Not To Wear, theyave been branded amum jeansa a a less than kind moniker considering the mothers likely to be spotted in them are mostly of the off-duty A-list persuasion. …

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