Boyfriend Jeans?

Admittedly, I am not the most fashion conscious woman. I buy most of my clothing at Costco, on Amazon, or at our local Consignment Shop and most of what I buy are jeans. I love jeans…almost all jeans, except the really skinny jeans which aren’t exactly conducive to us low to the ground and sturdy types. My 14 year old granddaughter does her best to make me look presentable, but considering what she has to work with, well, let’s just say, it’s difficult at best. I do try to pair my jeans with nice tops and sweaters, but still, dressing Nana can be a challenge.

Recently, I’ve been thinking about “boyfriend jeans”.  “Boyfriend jeans” are intriguing to me and so in a moment of curiosity I turned to everyone’s favorite place for information, Google. And there I asked…

“What is meant by boyfriend jeans?”

The response…

“The term boyfriend jeans implies that the jeans you are wearing were stolen or borrowed from your boyfriend and have a looser fit than your traditional women’s jean. Boyfriend jeans will be looser around your thighs, but not overly loose.”

When I was younger these were called “Relaxed Fit” jeans. They were pretty much the only kind I bought because, well, you know…thunder thighs. The women’s version of ‘relaxed fit’ jeans, were smaller in the waist and looser in the hips and thighs. The men’s version just had a bigger waist. Thus, eliminating the thought or need for any woman to  borrow or steal them from any man, boyfriend or otherwise. But today…


They come in all shapes and sizes, all colors and shades. Most of them are ‘distressed’ and look like they have literally been through the ringer and the ringer won. I guess by wearing boyfriend jeans the world will think that…

A. You have a boyfriend.


B. You share each other’s clothes.

Which begs the question, does this make us cross dressers?

And then there’s this…What if your “boyfriend” is smaller than you? What if, as is the case with a lot of men, your “boyfriend” has no hips? What if you, in your much thinner days, when you did not consider future clothing styles because you didn’t think much back then anyway; what if in a moment of weakness and the throes of love you married an Asian man? Those people are not known for their hips, whether they are male or female they are pretty much ‘hipless’. What then?

The world may never know and really it’s not that big a deal!

About Not That Big a Deal

Roxanne has a gift for writing and making people laugh. She enjoys sharing both with as many as she can.
This entry was posted in Boyfriend Jeans, Boyfriends, Clothing, Cultural Differences, Fashion, Humor, Jeans, Life, Marriage, Men's Clothing, Sizes, Uncategorized, Women. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Boyfriend Jeans?

  1. Hey! Both of our blogs this week revealed we like to buy our clothes at Costco. I’m not surprised, but I think it’s a big deal.


  2. cindyschulman says:

    Laughing out loud in a long grocery store line …. Thank you for blogging!!!!! It truly IS “that big a deal”!!


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