Well, it’s no secret: As you get older, your tastes change. And while entering a new chapter can come with its own set of challenges, switching up your style can give you some peace of mind.
But have you ever seen someone wearing an outfit that didn’t go with their age? I’ve seen a few people, but they soon realized that those clothes are already thing of the past and they must move forward.
Truth be told, skinny jeans can be challenging to wear, no matter your age. But the issue is far larger than a tapered leg of Levi’s. Many older women and men stop wearing jeans altogether, deeming them unsuitable as they mature. But that’s less about the denim than the fact that the denim cuts of their youth may no longer work for their aging bodies.
Yes, that’s right. After 50, consider leaving jeans in the past. Also, the advisors suggest donating all your jeans to the thrift store because they’re out of fashion for you. While this advice can be taken with a grain of salt, it is worth hearing her out.
While jeans and a T-shirt may have been the go-to, comfort-casual look in your thirties and forties, it might not be right for you in your fifties. A study from U.K.-based delivery service CollectPlus advised people 53 and older to toss out their denim, because finding a pair that fits can be challenging since your body changes by that age.
In fact, 6 percent of people surveyed said they became so upset jeans shopping they burst into tears. The survey also found that some people are spending as much as five days looking for the ideal fit.
More details of this survey from ‘AWM’:
The fashion advisor is not just using their personal taste as a reason for older people to kick the habit of wearing jeans. They used data and statistics to prove their point.
24 percent of people who completed the survey said they could not find a pair of jeans that fit. And 6 percent of people claim that their search for blue jeans ends in tears. 29 percent of other people just gave up looking for jeans because they couldn’t find a pair they liked. And people struggle so hard to get a good pair of jeans, only one in ten people are willing to do the work of trying on six pairs of jeans to find the right fit. It is that hard for older individuals.
As people age, it becomes stressful to shop for jeans. And when they do find one that fits, they keep the pair of pants and wear them regularly for at least three years. While older people are loyal to their denim blue jeans, they have a long road and a lot of struggle ahead of them as they start shopping for the perfect pair. And this causes a lot of stress and gets people frustrated fast.
Jean shopping has a lot of hidden costs. When you include transportation, parking, and shipping, you can add an extra $45 in hidden expenses just to get a pair of jeans that a person likes. This hidden cost goes up dramatically as a person ages.
Online shopping is no better. Because you can’t try it before you buy it, return costs end up costing older shoppers a lot of money.
So if you’re fed of with jeans, the study suggests you should stop wearing them. They end up costing you too much to find them and are stressful to find the right pair to fit your body.
Despite being polarizing, skinny jeans are here to stay. And they, along with other supposed sartorial no-nos — even ripped or distressed jeans — should not be banned if the garment fits your body, lifestyle, and personality.
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