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Help! High Rise jeans size 14/16

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Starbear Wed 05-Jan-11 13:41:46

My Principle jeans now have holes in them.
I a hippy chick (meaning I'm wide) I like my clothes fitted. I hate the gap at the back in most low rise jeans and I want the jeans to hold my tummy in until I lose the weight sad I don't want M&S jeans as they give me camel foot look sad
Anyone wearing the perfect jeans for me? smile

Havingkittens Wed 05-Jan-11 13:48:00

There are a couple of men's styles that work well on ladies which are high rise and straight leg. One is Wrangler Texas which are also stretch which is helpful, the other, Levis 751.

Starbear Wed 05-Jan-11 13:51:37

I used to wear men's jeans and they fit around the waist wonderfully. Then one day a friend took a photo of me from behind and I looked like a bloke. So thank you but I need something with a bit more shape. men's jeans are good for housework and when you are very very skinny!

notinmypocket Wed 05-Jan-11 14:00:01

My DP surprised me with some Calvin Klein high rise ones.
It's not normally my cup of tea but they are VERY comfortable.

They should be fine for a size 14/16 too.

I tried their website to find a link but it's driving me insane. One of these style over substance sites!

WowOoo Wed 05-Jan-11 14:03:23

I'd recommend Levis 627, straight fit high waist.

Would never have gone for these but bloke in shop suggested i try them. Have already bought another pair and have had lots of compliments .

They also come in half sizes, so you can get a size 15 if you want. Also you can choose the leg length (i was getting sick of jeans that dragged in the dirt)

More pricey than my old gap ones (75 i think), but well worth it as i wear them so often.

WowOoo Wed 05-Jan-11 14:05:03

By the way - no camel toe with these either. I double checked and dh confirmed. Do try them on if you have a shop near you. John Lewis and other places stock them too.

flowery Wed 05-Jan-11 14:07:20

7forallmankind do a high waist bootcut pair which are great.

Havingkittens Wed 05-Jan-11 14:20:38

627s are nice too, I bought a pair last week in the sale for £37. I'm worried that this means they're being discontinued though as they are one of my favorite styles. The others I mentioned are a little higher on the waist.

I know mens' jeans aren't always flattering but I must say I've had compliments whilst wearing the Levis 751s and when I've disclosed that they are mens' jeans the response was "blimey, you wouldn't know it. They make you look very shapely." I am not skinny myself. I'm a bit of an apple shape though so although my hips are 40" there is not a massive waist to hip ratio. The Wrangler ones, I tried on the other day and they were a similar fit to the Levis with quite a bit of stretch which I would say lends itself rather well to the female form and made my backside look a lot better than it does in some women's jeans, which make me look like I have a flat arse. I have quite a 40s/50s feminine look and try to be glamorous, even in jeans. I am by no means a tomboy so I promise I'm not recommending anything that will make you look like a slob or a geezer.

Gillybobs Wed 05-Jan-11 16:11:47

Boden straight legs work wonders for me (Im a 16). Nice dark wash, straight but not too skinny leg and high enough to hold the tummy in. Love em

Earthakitten Wed 05-Jan-11 16:14:01

Next have some really high waisted jeans in lots of styles here

Starbear Wed 05-Jan-11 17:05:06

OOO! Thank you ladies. I will look at all of these options once DS has gone to bed. Lovely Thank you again smile

CeliaFate Wed 05-Jan-11 19:21:12

Wallis high rise jeans are a good fit and comfortable too!

Starbear Thu 06-Jan-11 09:27:55

Wow! Next have quite a few too. They look so retro. :-)

mychildrenarebarmy Thu 06-Jan-11 09:35:23

I just bought a really lovely pair from Monsoon in their sale. They were these www.monsoon.co.uk/trousers+jeans/jessica-bootcut-j eans/invt/76202201/

mychildrenarebarmy Thu 06-Jan-11 09:37:18

ps - I have belly that needs containing and usually have gaping back problems too but not with the ones in the link.

Starbear Thu 06-Jan-11 09:38:12

All that's left is size 8 sad at Monsoon. Never mind they might have them in the shops.
Going to print off this list and take it to the shops with me smile
See you later with the results

Starbear Thu 06-Jan-11 14:59:26

Hello everyone, Looked at various jeans that time would allow JL didn't have my size in Levis 627s. Tried NYD jeans in size 16 sad they fit prefectly but I didn't want to pay £139 for a pair of jean I wasn't planning to wear for very long I AM NOT STAYING SIZE 16 THIS YEAR SO THERE!!!!!!!!!!
I took my self off to NEXT and got this yippe smile at £30 and size 14 they were just the ticket. Going to treat my self to fab jeans when I lose this weight so will keep all the info for the future. Thanks Girls smilesmile
I got these in the end

Starbear Thu 06-Jan-11 14:59:49

Sorry spelling mistakes blush

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