Jeans are a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, and most women cannot just have one pair. Chances are, trendy and fashionable ladies will have jeans in different cuts, washes, and styles. One of the trendiest types of denim jeans is the bootcut, which is also known as ‘bootleg’. The style is characterized by the tight-fitting upper leg and thigh area and a loose fit that flares out beneath the ankles. The wide opening allows you to wear and hide your boots underneath the pants. Although bootcut denim jeans have been around for quite some time, their trend keeps coming back, until it became undeniable that they are here to stay, as long as there are ladies who still prefer to wear them.
Bootcut denim jeans became extremely popular in the 1960s and 1970s when their flared bottoms were wider, thus, earning the name ‘bell bottoms’. Their origin can be traced back to the 1800s when sailor uniforms had pants in a cut, which enabled workers to wear their pants over their boots. The style was adapted into jeans. Bootcut jeans can flatter top-heavy ladies, as the extra width flaring out at the bottom balances out the extra volume at the top. In this case, ladies can consider bootcut jeans in a light wash, like a medium finish or stone wash to balance the top.
Bottom-heavy ladies can look great in bootcut denim due to the wider hemline, which reduces the extreme contrast between the narrow ankles and the width of the hips. If you have this body type, consider bootcut jeans in a rinsed indigo finish or a dark wash, as the deeper colors can make the bottom half smaller. These jeans can look great on tall and leggy women, too, and they are best worn with, of course, boots, as well as wedges, clogs, platforms, and pumps or shoes with chunky heels.