Angie's post is so timely for me as I bought a lot of jeans lately. I lost 20 pounds, and am trying to modernize, with baby steps. I have 20 years of only dark wash bootcut behind me. I'm trying to get comfortable with wider, cropped, cuffing and boyfriend styling.

1-2 only slightly outside my comfort zone with a wider leg - Banana Republic Logan trouser cut, still dark wash. I feel very comfortable in these. I sent the Petite back for a size down in Short - Short is 1/2 inch longer per CS and my measurements - despite the website saying the are the same length. I'm short waisted sometime regular rise fits fine.

3-My wheelhouse - Hudson Signature Bootcut Petites from eBay, no find

4 - Macy's Style & Co Boyfriend hugely outside my comfort zone - I haven't worn white jeans since college. I saw these at Macy's in San Francisco on Black Friday but they only had larger sizes. Finally a pair 2 size too big came on clearance for $17 so I attempted a first for me extreme alteration. I took ogg the back half of the waistband and took in the sides to the knee by 2 inches, but mostly from the back panels so I would not mess up the embroidery. I was taking in at the back would put the pocket too close together and would leave the sides to baggy. Now they aren't tight on my calves (my current fit problem) and are comfy and make me smile. I get compliments when I wear them. Not sure I'd try the alteration again but since it was cream top stitching, it turned out pretty well.

5 - Macy's Style and Co Curvy Boyfriend light wash boyfriend are both new for me. Since I like the experiment with #4, I just got these. The print echoes the embroidery trend I am loving but is a bit more subtle. I have the misses version in the regular size coming to compare with this (the petite). But I like them so far. What do you think about the shoes? I am on the fence.

No pics yet of the straight leg Levi (a steal at Sierra Trading Post but not on their website), but it might be my version of skinny for now.

How does one avoid the maternity look for tops like in #2? I am emphatically not a tucker because of the short waist but yuck! And what do you do to keep your jeans waist band from poking though on more fitted tops?

Angie and YFL have freshly diagnosed me as a straighter hourglass with strong shoulder line, maybe secondary slight IT. Coment and suggestion welcome!
Thanks -Karen

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