The answer is in the selection process. Stylist Peta Rooney tells us how to choose.
Up until now, white jeans have been a no-no for me. I’ve always worried that they would draw too much attention to my thighs and my butt. I was concerned they were too ‘young’ for me.
Being a confirmed Melburnian through and through, black is my colour of choice every time –usually head to toe, along and with a great scarf to accessorise!
As we all know, black absorbs heat, whereas white reflects heat, which is why you see so much white clothing in the hotter climates, and why white works so well in sunny Queensland, or those glorious Greek islands, such as Santorini, or the Cote d’Azur in the south of France.
I see many of my friends in their mid-60s wearing white jeans, along with their much younger children. The younger ones will have rips and tears in their ‘skinny-style’, tight jeans, whereas my friends tend to wear a more classic style.
It’s important that your white jeans fit well, look stylish and don’t look like they belong to your daughter. So I recommend a clean finish to your white jeans like this one from Jag. A classic slim straight leg with belt loops and the 5-pocket finish.
The white jean is incredibly versatile as it can be dressed up by slipping on a sexy ankle boot and then adding a colourful silk-look shirt. Even during the cooler months, you can tuck your jeans into your boots, then layer up with a chunky jacket and a striped roll-neck sweater if you are after comfort and warmth.
Most of the white jeans available on the market are made from cotton and elastane, which give a little stretch and movement, but if you want a super comfort fit with elastic-waisted jeans, then you should take a look at this one from Sussan. As with all jeans, they are quite simple to look after as they wash up really well, and the elastane helps the jeans retain their shape.
Are you a jeans person? Are you comfortable wearing white jeans? Will you be more comfortable now?
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