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The Jeans Sex Appeal Even in Your 50's

For many women, it is frustrating not to be able to find at least a pair of jeans that perfectly fit. The majority end up buying jeans that are of a stretch-like material so they fit all of their curves without having anything hanging or sticking out.

Faded Jeans - Photo by Flickr

Faded Jeans - Photo by Flickr

Let Me Inspire You

I'm head over heels impressed with women in their 50s or even older who still hold great appeal when wearing jeans. Since older women are always apologizing for not looking good anymore, a little inspiration on how to help them feel better in jeans might be interesting.

Middle-aged women can still look appealing. They simply have to try on something that's actually designed for their bodies. If you think it doesn't fit try another one.

Anything that fits well is fine, especially if you have the figure. However, don't confuse well-fitting with super-tight, or good-fitting with tight-fitting. If they are obviously tight, it may start to look like you're trying to be your own daughter. Remember that at 50, it should look like you know better.

It may take a lot of time to find the right pair, but finding your BEST FIT is your key to help you look like a million bucks in your jeans 50 or otherwise.

Transformation can be easy if you work on it.

The Trick

It's not the age of the woman, it's the cut of the jeans.

If you're the mom who has complied to the "jeans with a really high waist and peg legs", then you definitely won't look good. Even a decent 20 or 30-year-old butt will look disastrous in those. Some women older than 50 still look really cool in their snug jeans.

Jeans with the Perfect Fit


Wear jeans that fit your body shape. You must understand that your jeans have to fit in the rise before they fit anywhere else, which is the crotch. This will give your legs and butt a sexy defined shape that will flatter your figure. Fitting the largest part of you first and then tailor down from there, is your best tip.

If you’re the curvy middle-aged, pick the jeans with a small waist that comes down larger through the rear and hips to accommodate that booty. Some women this age find a boot-cut very convenient. They fit the hip better and the slight flare at the bottom gives a great balance, so they look good!

Relaxed-fit jeans offer a cut that's relaxed through the seat and thigh. It comes with a flex-stretch waistband for all-day comfort.

Jeans with the Right Cut

A big problem many women have, despite having the right fit, is that they still feel flat shapeless in their jeans. Complementing the fit with the right cut or style is your next strategy.

Ankle-crop lengths, straight-leg, and flares are among the top cuts of jeans for women age 50 and above. For a dressy look, choose black instead of blue. This allows you to go monochrome by matching it with a flowing blacktop.

If you have a figure that doesn’t have many curves, extra-flair jeans help create the illusion of a shapely figure. Does that make you feel better?

Flat-bottomed? Cheer up! Look for jeans with detailed designs on the back pockets. Extra buttons, zippers, stitching, and most of all, flaps - are superfluous backups. While these additions may not be functional, they add interest and volume that gives your back views a nice shape.

Even perhaps when you go for oversized jeans, if you wear them with hems rolled or cuffed to above the ankles - you'll look cool! Just add a belt for some definition and tuck or half-tuck the top.

Women's jeans are typically stretchy. When buying a new pair of jeans, it can feel slightly tight on your first try and tempt you to go for the larger size.

Selecting a slightly tighter fit is a good trick. Knowing it's your right size, you can trust that they’ll stretch to fit your skin after a few wears.

Wear Jeans with Heels

Wearing high heels with your jeans can be head-turning. Heels make your legs look longer and long legs are sexy. I think semi-booted jeans paired with a traditionally-sleeked heel, or a 3-inch heel with a mini platform, gracefully fits middle-aged women.

Why not wear heels in such a way that the jeans fall just below the arch of your foot, or just enough to hide your ankle and some of the top part of the foot, leaving your heel and toes only showing. Trust me, it is sexy, even in a distance.

Don't go for too strappy sandals. I too don't find it suitable for older women. Two to three small straps crossing the foot is enough and will not completely cover the exposed part of your foot. This is best during summer so you can show off those beautiful feet!

Consider a Good Length

Aside from the "just below the arch of your foot" length, experts also suggest semi-flared jeans an inch off the ground. The wider hems draping over the shoes are most suitable for mature women as a lot of them like their feet being covered.

The whole thing will be pointed to the wide and semi-flared jeans creating a "long-legged" look with only an inch of the shoe show. Many consider this length as the style length that works well with jeans regardless of age.

If you have a large hip, it follows the size of your booty and thighs as well, so you may need to tailor it to the waist.

To hide those fats on the hips that you hate when it spills over the top of your jeans, wear a woven shirt or something loose on the top to glide in the area rather than stick to it. An ordinary shirt would not help as the hem can be smooching a lot up as you move around.

Tip for Large-Waisted Women

So your only option is to buy men's jeans to cater the large waist whether or not the crotch fits right. Why not find a clothing industry or a special seamstress to cater for those special curves? This is a privilege that says no size of the hips, butt or legs can hinder how a woman can look cool and appealing in jeans. There are seamstresses everywhere!

I think three pairs claim to cover all shape, will make you happy.

You actually don't have to spend a large amount of money on designer jeans. If you can't afford one, there are lower-priced brands that offer a good fit. All you need to do is go try them on for a nice fit. It doesn't mean they're cheap that they can't fit well.

So there your go.

The right fit, cut, size, and style of the jeans are what will give the best proportions to your body. Wear them with confidence and show the world how beautiful you are in your middle years.

The Jag Jeans Appeal

My first jeans many many years ago were made by Jag... until today I still prefer Jag jeans.

I'm continually amazed how these designer jeans perfectly fit just about every size and every woman. They are really stylish, and with a bit of stretch throughout the leg and in the waistband, they are great for all ages from teens, to young moms, older Moms, and middle-aged women.

With a perfect fit such as Jag's anytime, I think a bit high price tag is pretty reasonable. I've always loved Jag jeans, but I don't buy all Jag - it's expensive!


Tonette Fornillos (author) from The City of Generals on August 01, 2012:

I too so loved the jeans appeal and with my long-loved Jag-fit, there's nothing more I could ask for. You're right, let's not stop wearing sex appeal...lol. No age, shape or size... its in the heart and mind, it's within us. Let's make it shine! Thanks for leaving a very inspiring comment. Lots of love and beauty!

Dianna Mendez on July 31, 2012:

Thanks for posting this hub on women in jeans. I love mine and it's good to know that I don't have to stop wearing them - ever! I agree it's the fit that makes the difference. Good job posting this and the photos add to the content well.

Tonette Fornillos (author) from The City of Generals on July 13, 2012:

Hello MariaTheresa. You're a very beautiful filipina inside and out. Like you, I too do try my best to look sexy, lol. It's not the age of the woman, it's her heart that makes the trick. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings and all!

Teresa Martinez from Philippines on July 13, 2012:

This hub so applies to me, I'm so glad I came across it. It just reminded me (again) to still try to look my best even when age advances. Thanks for this hub!

Teresa Schultz from East London, in South Africa on June 17, 2012:

Thanks Tonipet :) and for the links.

Tonette Fornillos (author) from The City of Generals on June 17, 2012:

Hi Teresa,

You have that Miss Universe height! I see that you look gorgeous in jeans... it really pays to be tall and curvy. I think a little work out on your waistline is pretty much near your goal, you're not fat so there's no much weight to reduce.

If you would like to try tailor-made jeans, you would less worry about finding affordable, good-fitting, and lengthier jeans tailored just for you. These links might help, http://www.thecloseoutscenter.com/product.asp?ID=2... or http://www.domyjeans.ca/choix_taille.php?code=2.

Thank you for sharing and wish you'll find that one jeans to complete you waist to toe. :=) Keep up!

Teresa Schultz from East London, in South Africa on June 15, 2012:

I think jeans are absolutely wonderful, and I hope to be wearing them well into my eighties. Like christin53, though, I'm also tall, at 5ft 11" making me reluctant to wear high heels too - the other problem I have is finding jeans that are long enough! I feel sick seeing women look so lovely in really long jeans, with just their toes peeping out, and knowing I'm going to have trouble finding the same sort of jeans because I'm so tall. I guess I could have jeans specially designed, or there are some boutique stores about that may stock longer length jeans - but I just want to be able to walk into any inexpensive clothing store and buy any jeans I want that fit well, AND that are nice and long.

In fact, this seems to be quite a problem for many women (trying to find affordable. good, and lengthier jeans) especially in South Africa. I have an old blogsite I don't really do anything with anymore, where I wrote about it not being fair that taller South African women who want long jeans are not catered to enough in South Africa, and that is my most commented-on page on that site, actually one of my most commented-on pages anywhere online. It still gets comments from time to time - there are tons of taller women (in South Africa, anyway) that want it to be easier to find affordable longer length jeans.

Tonette Fornillos (author) from The City of Generals on June 06, 2012:

Hello Christin,

What a gift of height for a woman! Your love for the perfectly-fitting jeans is enough to wow the world; tall and trendy, comfortable and amiable, what else could we ask for! Your elegance is an inspiration! I too thank you for that.

Ann-Christin from UK on June 06, 2012:

Finding the perfect pair of jeans is worth all the effort. I couldn't live without mine. I can't wear heels though I'm 5ft 9" they would make me too tall.

Tonette Fornillos (author) from The City of Generals on November 04, 2011:

Haha always wondered why Levis don't like 5'4 gal butts, it never fits on me either, but it's great brand. I bet you’ll like Jag. They may not be fashionable for some as Jags among the oldest brands, but they feel good it has remained on top of my list, and they fit best when I am smack in the middle of my healthy weight range, so that’s a good thing. I should say it was used to me and I was used to it :=)

This might help http://shop.jag.com.au/Womens/WomensProducts/?cat=... I was always in love with the really nice cut trouser style. Goodluck!

Stephanie Das from Miami, US on November 04, 2011:

I actually had never heard of Jag, but I will keep my eye out for that brand. There are certain brands that I know never fit me, like Levis (unfortunately). Sometimes Banana Republic and Gap release special jeans that look nice on me. Somehow, women on TV who are curvy but not tall (like me) always look sexy in their jeans, so I'm always comparing my jeans to those standards. Too bad, those women probably spend a fortune on clothes. I guess you get what you pay for! Until I hit the jackpot, I'll have to keep searching for an affordable brand with the right fit. Like I said, I'll keep an eye out for jag.

And you see that I rambled? Told you I could spend ages talking about jeans.

Tonette Fornillos (author) from The City of Generals on November 04, 2011:

Good job Steph. I appreciate your mom, she’s a woman who hasn’t lost perspective for good clothing and a sense of fashion that she can carry off. You’re a source of all fashion knowledge for her and she’ll be wearing those jeans feeling boomerful-good!!

Have you tried nice tailored, trouser-style jeans? I do have similar moments myself about the “flattering” thing so I never purchase jeans straight off the rack without taking too much time fitting. If the bottom piece fits, the top is often way too big…On the flip side, if the top fits properly then the bottoms are generally far too tight... perhaps the fun moments of finding the right fit. It's why I prefer Jag. Thanks for sharing, you're awesome :-)

Stephanie Das from Miami, US on November 03, 2011:

This is true. A lot of jeans are just a bad cut, and with the variety of shapes, it can be difficult for women to find form-fitting jeans that are flattering.

I for one could talk for ages about jeans. I'm young, but I always have trouble finding flattering pants. I'm 5' 4" too, so the jeans are ALWAYS too long (I like to think of the rolled-up look as my own style, unless they're hemmed), and the are too wide in the leg, too narrow in the hip, and have an annoying flap that sticks out at my lower back. It honestly drives me up a wall.

My mom is in her 50's, and for a long time had resigned to the high waist and peg legs. One day I was shopping with her and convinced her to try on a more modern cut, and boy did it change everything! She had so much more confidence, and she even bought high heels. People may think that clothes are a superficial thing to worry about, but they really do have power to improve your self confidence and mood.