Here we go again. According to a survey of 2,000 Brits, women should retire their jeans at age 53. Stop. Please don’t shoot the messenger.
The survey was conducted by CollectPlus courier service, whose marketing director appears to not actually believe the results herself. Catherine Woolfe described the research in The Independent as “surprising.” She thought it was a generational divide with some people believing that “jeans are the reserve of the younger generation.” She added, “Denim is such a universal material and with so many different styles available it’s a timeless look that people of all ages can pull off.”
Several fashion experts agreed, urging people to keep wearing jeans until they personally feel uncomfortable or unstylish in them.
While surveys like this are far from scientific, some of the other “findings” were:
* Jean shopping is stressful, with six percent of jean shoppers becoming so upset that they burst into tears.
* Typically, it takes trying on at least three pairs of jeans before a purchase. And one in 10 try on at least six pairs before committing.
* Almost 25 percent of respondents said they have never found their “ideal” pair and 30 percent said they had given up looking for them.
Earlier this year, another British survey reported that women should stop wearing jeans at 47. What is it with these Brits?
And in still another fashion brouhaha, women in Rhode Island took a stand in October against a man who says women over the age of 20 shouldn’t wear yoga pants in public.
We here at HuffPost50 intend to be buried in either our jeans or our yoga pants. Your thoughts?