5 Fashion Tips to Banish the Frumpy Vibe

  1. Robyn France says:

    Beth, I agree with most of your comments but I’m sticking with skinny jeans. For those of us who have slim, shapely legs and are on the shorter side, skinny jeans elongate our look, look great with both ballet flats and loafers and can easily be balanced with a variety of tops. Mid-rise is out as far as I’m concerned–they tend to slip and offer no real fashion plus. Wide legs just don’t work for me.

  2. Thank you for saying you can still wear skinny jeans with tall boots and look fashionable. I have started wearing straight leg jeans this past year also. Tell me what the best silhouette is for
    5’3″ pear shaped woman? Can you show some ideas with this silhouette? I know brown is big this season, but can you show tips with another color? I don’t wear a lot of brown. Thanks

    • Beth Djalali says:

      It’s never my intention to tell women what they can and cannot wear. My hope is to share style tips and style inspiration you can easily incorporate into your life.

      • Laura says:

        No need to sound defensive. She only asked if you would show denim options for women with a pear-shaped body. As someone who also is challenged with a pear shape, I would appreciate those ideas, too.

        • Beth Djalali says:

          Yes, Laura, and I mentioned that was a great suggestion and I would try to address that in a future blog post. Look below. Not sure how that sounded defensive, but one never knows how the written word can be interpreted.

  3. Susan Barrow says:

    At 4′ 11” and 93 lbs skinny jeans are my friend. I have tried all the new styles and cannot find one that looks remotely good (even the sales clerk says go skinny or very slim straight). I am 74 years old and do not wear high heels but appreciate a good knee-high boot so slim is my go-to!

  4. What I meant with my last message and questions, was can you give me some tips for outfits for a 5″3 pear shaped body? I asked for other color on this outfits than brown since, I don’t wear much brown. Never meant to imply you tell us what to wear, just want some other options with straight leg jeans and pants. thanks.

  5. Joan says:

    I have always admired your lovely posture, Beth. It adds elegance and grace to any outfit.

  6. Janet says:

    HI Beth!
    Yes, the jeans silhouette is a raging controversy among all of us these days. In my view, there is a difference between skinny jeans which fit more like leggings and slim jeans which closely skim the body. My personal choice is a slim straight cut that works well with a variety of footwear and always looks polished. I love wide leg pants, but in jeans, the extra fabric that makes noise and flaps around your legs when you walk is very unflattering and actually feels frumpy. The exception (IMO) is a flared leg that is fitted through the hips and thigh and worn with a heel. There’s something for everyone out there!

  7. Donna says:

    I was very surprised to try on a pair of wide leg jeans this spring and LOVED them! I’m 5’4” and short-waisted so did not expect to like this look. It pays to try on a new look…you may be sold on a new look.

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