To clarify, we are not talking about low rise, hootchie mama denim jeans. BUT a nice pair of trouser cut, straight leg or wide leg jeans look fabulous on older women. If you’re a bit larger on the bottom, try a trouser cut or boot cut jean, as the flare will help draw attention away from your mid section and make you look slightly taller.
Also look for jeans with at least 2% spandex/lycra content. This will allow the jean to stretch to fit you and help to control any problem areas. Some stores to try; Farmers, Ezibuy, Verge, Caroline Eve. All have an online store.
And about those skinny jeans!
If you’re a bit smaller on the bottom, then yes (gasp), you’re a perfect candidate for straight leg or skinny jeans (even if you have a bit of tummy). For those of you with a bit more of a tummy, try skinnies as they have a bit higher rise (which will help it sit better on your waist).
Also, if you have gray hair, the dark navy colour of the jeans really set off the gray in your hair. Pair the jeans with a bright coloured tee from a store like Old Navy or a fitted sweater.
But please, for all that is fashionable and good in this world, avoid wearing denim from head to toe.