I’ve been wanting to write this post for some time but it has taken a lot of thought development in my head. Now before we get to far into this, I am not saying that skinny jeans are awful but there is something to be said for how we look in them. Also this post is dedicated to my curvier gals.

So how did I come to this conclusion?

Well one day I was throwing on my skinny jeans, t-shirt, and flats; snapped a quick pic for Instagram and went out the door. Upon examining the pic I thought about how disproportionate I looked. I had been losing weight but yet I seemed to look bigger in that picture. Here is the when the test came into play. I took out a pair of fitted boot-cut jeans and threw them on with the same flats (different shirt) and ta-dah I looked better!! Now I’m not trying to get into a “woman should wear whatever they’re comfortable in” debate but is there something to be said for “dressing for your body type.”

We’ve all seen the woman out who are not dressing for their body and we think to ourselves “she should not be wearing that, its not flattering.” So I guess my point is all these years I had not been dressing for my own body type. Everyone loves skinny jeans, especially the stretchy material (super comfortable) however us curvy short girls especially need to be careful because we could be adding to the curvy factor. Skinny jeans with flats create a narrow leg and a wide hip. Boot-cut jeans with flats create a long leg and draw the eye away from the wide hip area.

To prove this point again, today I dragged out some flats and both types of pants to show you actual pictures:

wearing skinny jeans and flats
wearing skinny jeans and flats
wearing boot-cut jeans and flats
wearing boot-cut jeans and flats

Now I’m pretty sure I look awful in the first picture but yet seem to look a whole lot better and smaller in the second. It should be noted that the first pair of skinny jeans are a size 12 and the new pair of boot-cuts are a size 8 (go me!) so the skinny jeans are a bit big to begin with but the concept is still there. Clearly I’m still curvy that hasn’t changed but at least for me skinny jeans aren’t the key to flattering my body. I’ll still wear them with high boots or Uggs but I most likely will stay away from wearing them with flats.

Over the past year or so I have learned a lot about what looks good on me and I just can’t wear anything I want. I’ve been losing weight and it’s important to me that I dress my body with flattering items. I am wondering if anyone else has noticed this issue? Any tips for different body types? Please share them in the comments below!


xoxo Lindsay

17 Comments on Are skinny jeans making you fat?

  1. Sara
    February 23, 2015 at 10:54 am (3 years ago)

    YES! I agree! I love my skinnies, but I’m having a hard time wearing them post-baby because I’m so much curvier now. I finally threw on some boot cut jeans the other day and was so pleasantly surprised at how much better they looked. Especially since I’m short. So glad boot cut is making a comeback!

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      February 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm (3 years ago)

      Short curvy girls just can’t seem to pull them off! I love my boot-cut jeans so much more now that they flatter my body!

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  2. Chas @ Haute Mommy Blog
    February 23, 2015 at 3:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I think I look much better in straight jeans…..however, I do follow the trends. My hips look a lot bigger in skinnies than they do in other jeans. My mom wears skinnies that aren’t skin tight and they look better, but I just can’t find any that are sized correctly.


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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      February 23, 2015 at 4:01 pm (3 years ago)

      Yea I think that’s my problem too finding the right fit. For now I’ll be sticking with boot-cut! 🙂

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  3. mysocalledchaos
    February 23, 2015 at 3:51 pm (3 years ago)

    I surprisingly like skinny jeans on curvy girls (I myself am quite large and own two pair-though I wear them rarely these days) but I cannot bring myself to wear them with flats… I wear them with boots mostly when I wear them.

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  4. Vicky
    February 23, 2015 at 6:19 pm (3 years ago)

    I completely agree! I only wear skinny jeans with them tucked into boots, since the boots will balance the thighs/hips :). If I want to wear flats, I’ll either wear a straight leg or boot cut. Isn’t it crazy how different cuts can make such a difference?!

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  5. Tyler Hope
    February 24, 2015 at 9:43 pm (3 years ago)

    It can definitely be a struggle for us short girls! I say wear what makes you comfortable (but I agree, I love my boot cut jeans)

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  6. Chrissy Z. @ The Brave Wanderer
    February 25, 2015 at 9:03 am (3 years ago)

    I love my skinnies but feel a lot better in straight cut jeans. I am very tall but my legs aren’t really lean, so I look a lot skinnier in wider pants. Thank you for addressing this!

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  7. Amanda
    March 13, 2015 at 6:35 am (3 years ago)

    This really interesting! The boot cut make you look great!
    I struggled with whether the skinny jean would work or another type jean. I love skinnys but depends on the actual fit. The right size, color, shoes we wear, and the shirt!
    Im not sure anything about clothing right now. But I hope to find out!

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