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Bootcut Jeans
It's time you give your skinnys a break.

A flip through the ol? family photo album and you?re quick to smirk at the styles of yore: platform heels, ruffled shirts, bell-bottom jeans. But smirk no more, because as we all know, fashion is an ever-revolving door.

Back on the scene this time around? Bootcut jeans.

It?s been almost a decade since these universally flattering (albeit unfairly branded ?mum?) jeans have dominated the denim market, but we can?t seem to remember why they actually left.

Slim through the hips and slightly flared at the knee, bootcut jeans complement almost every body type and pair perfectly with almost any kind of shoe (pumps, sneakers, you name it). 

We?re hard-pressed to find a more versatile wash than these J.Brand jeans ($187), but this Loft dark-wash pair ($70) comes in a close second.

For a lighter rinse, we?re big fans of AG denim ($87) and you can never go wrong with timeless Levi?s ($40).

Here, a pro tip on how to nail the perfect fit:

Tailoring is key. Wearing heels (whether high or low) helps shake the frumpiness, but there?s nothing worse than an ankle-skimming faux pas. Our advice: Match the hem of your jeans to the height of the shoes you?ll wear most; the fabric should almost touch the ground. Bring said shoes with you to the tailor and always ask to keep the original hem.

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