Wide leg jeans

A few of you have asked about buying jeans online. This is understandable as some of us may not be ready to go back into the center of town or enter a department store just yet. I am definitely in the market for a new pair of jeans as I think that the last pair I bought was the Levi 274 about three years ago. They are a classic style and have worn well. Since then many new shapes and styles of jeans have sprung up so I thought I would write a post on how to experiment with new jeans styles. My jeans are the Rowan flared jeans from Hush. They only seem to have large sizes left. It is worth checking back as they often have returns or send them an email and they will notify you if they get new stock.


The first style I thought that I would cover is the wide leg jean which seems to be the most on-trend style this season. I know this style may not suit everybody however personally it is one of my favorites. The reason for this is that if you a wide hip to waist ratio wide straight-leg jeans can be very flattering. They don’t cling to the widest part of the hips.

wide leg jeans for women over 50

I am 5ft 7ins which does help with wider jeans. Having said that I think that it depends on the proportion of the outfit. The length of the jeans needs to be perfect and definitely not too long. I have seen petite women look very stylish in wide-leg jeans. Another alternative would be to choose cut-off wide jeans. There are plenty of different lengths available. I have selected a selection of different styles and lengths at the bottom of the post.

Dressing up a pair of wide jeans

I have dressed up my jeans for these photos by teaming them with an off-white frill collar blouse and my Me+Em green blazer (reduced to £91 in the sale) but only a small size left. Me+Em do excellent blazers and they go very well with jeans. The frill collar blouse is originally from Mango. Me+Em do a very nice similar broderie voile blouse. These jeans would look equally good teamed with a hoodie or a chunky knit sweater.

I used to wear NYDJ jeans a few years ago and the fit was perfect. I do still like the brand although I have found that their fabric is now a bit thinner. Marks&Spencer do a very comfortable and reasonably priced style in their Sophia rang. I have worn mine so much that they are beginning to look a bit tired. They are an excellent price and I find them extremely comfortable. They are also available on the Marks&Spencer US site.

For my US readers Madewell do a wide range of jeans including styles for petites and curvy figures.

Pop back next week when I will be reviewing a pair of Mom jeans. A style I had never tried before.



  1. Elizabeth
    23rd April 2021 / 17:30

    You look lovely Josephine. Where are your jeans from please? I need to find a blouse like yours too – was it this year’s Mango?

    • 23rd April 2021 / 18:25

      Hello Elizabeth

      My jeans are the Rowan flared jeans from Hush. They only seem to have large sizes left. It is worth checking back as they often have returns or send them an email and they will notify you if they get new stock. I have put some similar ones in the images at the bottom of the post.

      The blouse is from Mango last year. The nearest I could find is the Me&Em one which I have put a link to in the post. Hope this helps. M&S have a nice one in their Jaeger range but only small size 6 left. You could check back. It is very frustrating I don’t think brands are holding much stock and by the time I publish the post many sizes are sold out.

  2. Francie
    23rd April 2021 / 18:10

    Josephine, your hair is so pretty and I was happy to see the Asquith ad featuring picture of you when I opened my email a couple of days ago!

  3. Wendy
    23rd April 2021 / 19:36

    The colour of your jacket is lovely on you and you wear the wide leg jeans well. Unfortunately I’m only around 5ft 2ins so I think they would swamp me! I look forward to seeing the other styles that you’re going to feature.

  4. Nancy Dynes
    24th April 2021 / 02:46

    You look fabulous in your new jeans, Josephine! Jeans paired with a white button down shirt is a timeless classic, but adding the blazer brings them to a whole new level. I’m also loving your hairstyle. Sending greetings from Charleston!

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