to think I might be wearing my trousers wrong?

(33 Posts)
ImNotDrunkIJustCantType Tue 12-Feb-13 07:13:08

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lottiegarbanzo Tue 12-Feb-13 11:30:44

Your sister's attitude explains the muffin-top generation.

Wishiwasanheiress Tue 12-Feb-13 11:29:48

Replying direct to op - what's her back view like? Sounds like recipe for lots of back fat bulges exploding out. If tummy is squished, extra has to go somewhere doesn't it? Like too short spanx. All shoots out ends....

Pandemoniaa Tue 12-Feb-13 11:26:30

I recall that coat hanger trick, canuck. Seemed perfectly sensible at the time!

IIRC, you cold even buy special hooks to pull the zip up if you wanted something smaller than a coat hanger grin

crazycanuck Tue 12-Feb-13 11:23:16

Pandemoniaa I used to do that too, and even went so far as to having to use a wire coat hanger to pull the zip up. confused

Pandemoniaa Tue 12-Feb-13 11:05:44

Back in the dawn of time when I was a vair young woman, I expected to have to lie down on the bedroom floor in order to get my jeans zipped up. I then walked around looking exceedingly thin but strangely rigid since I could barely sit down.

Nowadays I couldn't be arsed with the discomfort so I buy trousers that I know suit my shape and size. Which is why I stick to certain brands. M & S who specialise in parsnip shaped trousers are the least flattering of all, incidentally. Instead I go for Gap.

ivanapoo Tue 12-Feb-13 11:05:29

With skinny jeans containing Lycra I always buy the smallest size I can fit into (without majorly squashing myself) as they inevitably bag and stretch.

EuroShagmore Tue 12-Feb-13 11:00:37

Jeans are always stiff when new or just out of the wash. I find I have to squash myself into them for the first wear and after an hour or two they are perfectly comfortable. Next time I go to put them on they are lose. I wouldn't do it with other trousers though.

Jins Tue 12-Feb-13 11:00:03

I find it a difficult balance to strike. I have no waist as such so if jeans or trousers fit on then hips then it's a huge sucking in exercise or a belt over an unbuttoned waist band. If I buy them to fit my waist then they are way too baggy on the legs.

Mens jeans are a better cut for me but I'm very short and they don't look right.

MummytoMog Tue 12-Feb-13 10:56:39

My M and S jeans that 'sit on the waist' stretch out within five minutes of being on and then fall down. NOT a good look. They're currently in the 'to be turned into kids clothes' basket.

MikeOxardAndWellard Tue 12-Feb-13 10:37:28

Sounds like a recipe for cystitis!

aldiwhore Tue 12-Feb-13 10:03:45

Depends on the jeans to be fair. My favourite jeans certainly look better for being snug... I lie down to do them up, but once they're done up they are comfy (they're quite stretchy) with no muffin top. Another pair would be torturous if they were that tight.

Finding the right fit for your shape is more important than the actual size. For example, my sister gave me her GAP 'curvy' jeans, she's a pair shape and said they were the comfiest she had ever worn. On me they were painful, they fit, but they dug in in all the wrong places (no camel toe but it felt like cheesewire around my waist).

Dress to your shape, not your size, and try everything on.

If you can't be arsed with all that searching for the perfect fit, yes, buying a bigger size works well enough.

Bogeyface Tue 12-Feb-13 08:42:56

I think you look slimmer if you wear trousers that are slightly too big, than wearing a smaller size.

Totally agree with this.

ThreeWheelsGood Tue 12-Feb-13 08:40:11

1. She is not a size 10
2. Does she ever sit down while wearing jeans?!

I wouldn't wear trousers that make me uncomfortable. Plus, a muffin top is NOT a good look! I think you look slimmer if you wear trousers that are slightly too big, than wearing a smaller size.

Maybe I'm a bit simple minded but only I know what size is on my labels and so I buy trousers that fit and are comfortable. Most of the time I hope that they also flatter my shape.
I do not understand the obsession with what clothing size an individual is. Healthy and comfortable seem more important to me...

BourbonsandTea Tue 12-Feb-13 08:30:39

I had a similar problem. Size 10 too big size 8 too small so I went and bought some jeans by inches instead. H&m do 27, 29, 31 waist measurements etc so in half sizes. But no squishing shock sounds like a recipe for all sorts of uncomfortable

Bogeyface Tue 12-Feb-13 08:30:07

For a start she isnt a size 10, she is a 12 who refuses to accept it!

If you struggle with jeans, try M&S, their "sit on the waist" jeans have the best fit I have found. Their cheaper pairs are £12.50 and wipe the floor with expensive ones. My sister only buys designer hmm but even she has been converted!

AnyFucker Tue 12-Feb-13 08:26:17

I would get terrible gas if I did that

NoelHeadbands Tue 12-Feb-13 08:24:44

I doubt either of you are 'wearing your trousers wrong'. You just each prefer a different fit. Shocker.

MamaBear17 Tue 12-Feb-13 08:23:53

I usually get caught out when buying jeans because apparently they stretch, so you should buy a slightly tight pair and 'wear them in'. I usually buy the pair that fit and then moan when they become slightly baggy and fall down. No advice. I hate clothes and clothes shopping!

Trills Tue 12-Feb-13 08:21:14

Depends on the trousers - the material and the style.

I find that jeans require a bit of squishing when you put the on freshly-washed because they give a bit after an hour or so. If your jeans are easy to put on when freshly washed then they will look baggy by lunchtime. That's fine if that's the style, of course.

I highly doubt that she is squishing her internal organs.

SecretNutellaFix Tue 12-Feb-13 08:11:14

And that is precisely the reason slimmer women can develop muffin tops.

BarredfromhavingStella Tue 12-Feb-13 08:06:41

God no, surely it must make her stomach hurt?!

I wear mine a little loose with a belt though I do despair at times as it would be nice to have a pair that fit just nicely-12's feel a little big but 10's are definitely too small sad

MrsBucketxx Tue 12-Feb-13 08:01:54

its always better to have a bigger size and be cumfy, eans should be tight but not painfull,

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