Pleated Jeans — a GenFab post — 19 Comments

  1. I’m afraid that I think you do look very cute anyway. Although I must agree that those of us with more on the bottom half don’t need to emphasize it with pleated pants.

    You most definitely are NOT fat in that picture. I can’t believe how fat I thought I was when I was younger. What was I thinking?? And looking at my body through that lens wasn’t helpful or healthful in the least.

    I’m going to check out Staging Your Comeback. That sounds like a book I’d love to read. I also think having the help of a personal shopper is great. I was able to use the services of one when I was in San Francisco a couple of years ago and I can’t believe how much time and frustration they saved me. And I think money because I didn’t waste any buying stuff that doesn’t suit me. I’ve spent so much money over the years buying stuff that didn’t suit me. I’m much pickier now that I’m older.

    Nice post, Joy.

  2. Oh, I remember those pants! I think I had a pair of something call Caviarichis that were pleated on top, and then tapered at the bottom! Ouch.

    Staging your Comeback looks like a great read! Thanks for mentioning it!

  3. Pleated anything was so big back in the day. What a revelation it was to wear pants without extra fabric! And no, you were not fat at all…how sad that we all thought we were.

  4. You were cute in your baggy, pleated jeans! Granted, you’d probably have been cute in less baggy jeans, but, really, look how they divert the eye away from your giant ’80’s glasses (which I myself wore until the mid-2000’s).

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  6. Ah yes, the pleated pants. Could never wear that style and was glad when it went away.

  7. You looked adorable! As a woman who has always had more in the booty, I think pleated jeans fit must have better. I remember shopping with my husband and he wouldn’t buy pleated slacks and a light bulb went off for me!

  8. I remember those pants well – and they look really good on you. I have a ridiculously short waist, so those pants always looked like they were snapping under my chin. Enjoyed this journey down memory lane!!

  9. I have to say … I think you look adorable in that pic, too!

    I don’t know I’d ever have the guts to show pictures of what would be considered my “fashion faux pas” years … which was basically everything from the time I was, say, 11 to, say, 24. Fortunately I’ve been introduced to some lovely fashion choices (and started watching a few TV programs that show plus-sized gals how to dress to flatter, not flatten or hide)! Thanks for your boldness in sharing!

  10. Ah! The pleated jeans! What were we thinking with those! I love the book Staging Your Comeback. So fun to look at the photos and you do not look fat at all.