28yo female. i am leaving for SEA next week, should i take a pair of skinny jeans with me or stick to yoga pants and shorts ??
#1 sunnynz1983 has been a member since 7/8/2011. Posts: 2
What are "skinny jeans"??
#2 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
Bring them along if you plan to go to a few parties, and have room in your luggage for the jeans, a nice top or two, accessories, and a shoes or sandals.
Otherwise, I don't see the need for them.
SEA covers a lot of ground, so it would help if you were a touch more specific here.
I don't wear shorts, three quarter anything nor sandals. I don't like Mosquito bites so I don't give them access. It's not that hot here anyway, especially now with the cool season coming on. I wear jeans all the time, and have for the four years I've lived here.
But I still don't know what "skinny jeans" are.
#5 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
MADMAC - lol, "skinny jeans" are tight fitted jeans that generally only look good on skinny people in my opinion! Think leggings but made of denim. In my younger days we called them drain pipe jeans.
Back to the OP - as has been said, it does depend a little on where you are and what you're doing. They may not be practical for all activities eg exploring temples in the heat of the day but personally I wear jeans (although the non skinny type for me!) a fair bit in SE Asia. Admittedly I tend to wear them more when I'm in stay put mode or cities than on the road but even then it's nice have them for evenings sometimes. After all you can't live in tie dye trousers and fishermans pants the whole time!
PS "I prefer girls in skirts & dresses..."
Mmmm, women should wear what they feel comfortable in (combined with being culturally sensitive to the areas they are travelling in) rather than what blokes prefer to look at!
That's why I said "captri 3/4 pants are are a good overall option' - because girls look really hot in them too - lol - besides a skirt can look very cute over a pair of leggings while still respecting the culture and being comfortable from the gaze of evil farangs.
I never bring jeans with me when I travel, bring light materials that dry quickly, wear layers if need be.