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    Default How to find the right fitting type of jeans?

    Hey All!!

    I am in need of some help!! And this is something that I have been wondering about for a very long time...

    I've lost over 30kg since having DD (yay for me), and I am about 10kg less than my pre-pregnancy weight (another yay for me!) and well I am STILL wearing all my pre-pregnancy clothes even tho they are all hanging off me - I'm just hiking up my pants all the time! lol

    So, I would like to know how you are meant to fit the right pair of jeans WITHOUT needing to wear a belt!! With all my jeans I've needed to wear a belt because they always seem to creep down or I show my undies when leaning over and I dont want to wear a belt anymore.... So what are you tips for finding the right jeans?!?!

    Also, are skinny jeans only for skinny people? Like people that dont have any hips???!!! According to Susannah and Trinny's website about what shape you are, I am a pear!! But I am getting to be a small pear.... And I seem to like the style wear you have skinny jeans and boots going over the top.. Is that style still in?? LOL I dunno, I dont follow fashion much, I seem to like something when its all over!! Anyway, would this look for suited to someone that didnt have hips and thighs???


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    Hey girl well done on loosing all that weight.
    Sorry can't help much with your questions but I do have a tip for you.
    Don't ask DH/DP "Does my bum look big in these" LOL

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    LOL Yeh I know hey!!! I can just see him struggling with what to say and I'd be slapping in across is head LOL

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    Hun I'm sure that you would look good in anything
    Or even nothing

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    Sorry
    I'm in a strange mood tonight

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    HAHAHA Alan!!
    Well you better hope so with all the hard work I have done!

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    You know what ..... that is a darn good question. I would LOVE to wear a jean without a belt. Thing is with pear's (yeah, me too) my butt/hips is just too big and my waist to small, so I have never found a jean that just fits right. Granted, I shop cheap. Here in SA is a brand that caters special for native women that has big round bottoms, but small waists (think bushmen women)... great for them, but my hips are big and my butt is not round, so that look terrible on me.

    I read a magazine article that the best way is to go jean shopping. Just trying on different jeans (and only jeans - not that lacy bra you saw coming in the shop) for a whole day (not buying) and making notes on what brands fits better and then going back after a day and re-try the top three and THEN make a desicion They said you should try on all shapes and cuts, even if you THINK that it's not for you body type. They argue that you don't know how a cut would fit you, if you don't try it on, kwim?? Also they said you should not look at the price tag, expencive or cheap. Because the right pair of jeans are priceless.

    For a mom and working woman .. that sounds like a waste of time But it does make sense, right??

    And here that fashion is still in ... not that I follow, but I see the girls in the shop, you know.

    I am still amazed at your weightloss Veronica, you must be soooo proud of yourself. I had made myself a promise ... after this bubba and when I hit 65kg of mucsle (yeah baby) ... I am buying myself TWO pairs of Levi's, without feeling guilty about spending that kind of money on a pair of jeans.

    Goodluck hunting!!

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    Nadine, that sounds like a good way to find a pair of jeans, but I definitely know what you are saying about the time thing - who has time to spend a whole day trying on jeans?! I generally wear mine until they're ridiculous (worn out, too big, too small, .... whatever) and then dash out for a quick trip, try on three pairs and buy one!
    My issue is, the jeans that fit fine in the changeroom, and then change shape when you wear them! Mine always are snug when I buy them, and then relax as I wear them, to the point of falling off my rear! I've also got the bigger hip/thigh, smaller waist thing, but just about every woman I know has the same frustration with jeans - not enough leg/hip room, and too much waist. Who are they making these pants for??!!

    If someone finds the "wonder pair" let me know!

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    Yeh that does sound like a good way to find the right pair but who has the time to do that!! And I am sure I would be over it verrrrrrrrrrrrrry quickly.

    Hopefully SOMEONE out there knows how to find the right pair!!

    Cricket - I always wonder who makes these pants!! The one thing I hate is going in to one store and being one size, then going in to another and you are a different size!! Very frustrating

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    Try JAG, i had a bit of luck in there......

    My only other tip is to buy jeans that are too tight b/c they always stretch up a size then you need a belt?!

    Why don't you want to wear a belt anymore? just curious!

    Good for you loosing all that weight! nice work!

    ETA- Just thought of another tip....... buy stretch jeans, less likely to need a belt.....

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    For a pear you might be better off with a bootleg shape than a skinny jean.

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    Hmmm good question - why do I not want to wear a belt anymore???!! I think its mainly because I dont like any of the belts out there at the moment and mine has been worn to death!! Plus, some tops look better when there is no belt underneath.

    Dachlostar - yeh I think bootleg would be more for my shape too.. My hips and thighs arent as big as they used to be but I probably still wont be able to pull them up over my knees as my legs are muscley! I bet, if I did try on skinny jeans - I wouldnt like it any way!

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    I would walk into a place like Jeanswest and ask them to fit you based on your shape, years ago when I used to wear jeans they used to be really good at fitting the perfect jean for the perfect body shape.

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    i know what you mean about some tops looking better with no belt. If i have one of those on i wear a really flat belt. One that does up on metal rings and folds back on its self. am i making sense????

    Wanted to add............... not suer about skinny jeans, i don't often see them looking any good! bootcut great for curves, because they flair out at bottom, doesn't accentuate butt. Skinny jeans that taper in, make bum look bigger! Not that i m a jeans expert!!!
    Last edited by Junglemum; May 31st, 2008 at 01:05 PM.

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    A subject close to my heart!

    Well done on your weight loss Veronica!

    My advice would be the same as Cailins: go to a specialist jeans shop and get them to fit you.

    Straight jeans are apparently "in" at them moment (ie not skinny, not bootleg.) which I am happy about as the are flattering to most shapes and all your boots/shoes go well with them!

    I went to Trims (in SA, not sure if they are everywhere?) and got fitted and found "my perfect jeans". But there were SO expensive, so I did a sneaky. I bought them, took them home, took all the measurements exactly (rise/inside leg/outside leg/waist/hips etc etc) and then got a "clone pair" made. So I got two pairs exactly the the same in the end, but the second pair was a lot lot lot cheaper.

    Good luck! A pair of well fitting jeams are a joy to wear......

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    I always have trouble finding jeans to fit my shape (not much hips!) and I find Bardot jeans to be the best! They are a very small size (so if youre normally a 10 you will probably need an 11 or 12) but they always make ur bum look great and have lots of great styles. My tip would be to go to myer or a bardot store and try some on, then buy some on ebay! And get some with some stretch in the denim, then you won't need a belt
    Good luck darl and let us know how you go.

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