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Old 02-02-2013, 10:26 PM
 
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You can blame it on Anderson Cooper's mother.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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Jeans can be dressy with the right blouse and shoes. Ive seen salesmen that look very good in jeans and a shirt tie.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:15 PM
 
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New dress code at the straight-laced job: "No blue jeans." So people have started wearing colored jeans. Black, brown, red, green, purple, gray. Kinda funny rebellion tactic.
I personally think colored jeans are a bit dressy compared to blue jeans. I've never been much of a jean wearer and only own 2 pair of blue jeans. However colored jeans has made it easier to still feel dressed up but not over dressed, I own 3 pair. I wear my colored jeans with a blazer or satin blouse and it looks very appropriate without looking like you're trying to hard among the blue jean wearers.

I think jeans became popular when they started selling a image. Jeans that make you look thin, taller, etc. so people bought into the hype of a great/expensive pair of jeans will make you more attractive. I know women who have over 50 pair of jeans because they are convinced they make them look sexy/attractive. Jeans will always be viewed as casual wear in my eyes.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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I see denim is a staple in many peoples wardrobes. No matter the ocassion, out comes the jeans.

I am not into jeans at all. I own 1 pair but it seems many people use them as their "dress clothes".


I'm so used to not wearing denim, they almost feel odd when I do wear them.
When "What Not To Wear" Host Stacy London started promoting that horrible dark wash to cover for fat people who otherwise would have never belonged in jeans! I despise it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:39 PM
 
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Jeans will always be viewed as casual wear in my eyes.
Same here. I like jeans.d I wear them and at times are perfectly acceptable, but they aren't dressy whether you paid $20 or $200 for them. If say celebs start showing up at the Oscars in jeans instead of gowns, or the President wears them to a state dinner in lieu of a tux, or my office suddenly includes them in their very rigid business formal dress code (the wrong attire will get you sent home) maybe the tides will turn, but my neice wears them everyday to school. Neat, wrinkled, dark, acid-washed or full of holes they're still jeans, made of the same fabric you'd wear to pull weeds, paint the kitchen, walk the dog, help a friend move and throw on a blazer for casual friday.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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They are not dress clothes.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:42 PM
 
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They never did.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:03 PM
 
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Jeans are suitable clothing for boilermakers, pipefitters, ironworkers and farmers. So is brown duck Carhartt type clothing.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:32 PM
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I wear denim most of the time... out to dinner, to the office, to events. Sometimes there is an activity that requires 'really dressing up' but for the most part, I like the comfort and flexibility of denim. If I spend 9 hours at the office, and then I go to a class afterwards, and then meet up with some friends for drinks after that... denim just wears really well.

I think more people are wearing denim more often because it's so versatile--and fortunately, there are fewer places requiring people to dress up. I know some people love to dress up, but for some of us with very active/eclectic lives, dressing up can be a real hassle.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:36 PM
 
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You can dress them up with a nice top and fancy shoes, make-up, jewelry, etc.
You can dress them down with a t-shirt and sneakers.

I don't have many fancy things to go to...buying a fancy dress for one occasion would be a waste of time and money.
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