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I've always had the problem that jeans slide off my hips. I am apple shaped and have a small waist/hip ratio. Even pre-DC, jeans slid down. Now, with muffin-top even more pronounced, they don't just slide down, they fall to my knees! If I go down a size, they give me pronounced muffin-top. I've been living in tunics and leggings, but would like to wear jeans again sometimes. Would high-rise jeans work better (mine are all low-mid rise?)? Or should I just give up?
I'm small (5 foot 2) and size 12. Anyone a similar shape/size out there who has found flattering jeans?
Thanks. Just been on their website. I need slim leg really I think, and they don't have any like you describe in that leg. Which leg would you recommend? After years of bootcut obsession, I realize they aren't great on me. And I'm scared of skinnies....
I am 5ft, size 12 in Topshop petite, just purchased a pair of the Jamie skinny jeans and they have a slightly higher waist than the Martha jeans I have from there, and so much more comfortable and very soft denim.
I wear a navy fabric belt with my Martha jeans and that really stops them slipping, but is comfortable too.
i'm apple shaped but a size 16, i found the topshop baxters (skinny jeans) very flattering, the pockets gave my bum a nice shape and made it look smaller and legs looked good, the waist was generous and doesnt dig in, comes up a little bit higher too.
For years i'd heard people talk about baxters but never tried them because i'm bigger, finally tried a pair a few months ago and wow, i suggest you go and try them.
I've also been wearing bigger knickers, (sloggis) so they hold me in a little as they come up higher.
I have the same problem (narrow hips/muffin top), and my jeans fall down too. I think part of the problem in my case is that the jeans are tight round my thighs, which sort of pushes them down. I'm working on this though (trying to lose weight and tone up, which will also help the muffin top problem).
OK, so I need to brave Top Shop! I am not sure what style I want/need. I've always had bootcut but have decided I suit slim-leg better...
Actually I HAVE tried on the high-waisted skinnies in Next - black ones - they worked around the tummy, and weren't skin-clingingly skinny (believe me, I would not suit super-skinny!) but I wanted blue, not black, and they didn't seem to have any black ones.
Boden - they don't do short length, so theirs would be too long for me, I think.
As for the thighs pushing them down, I think my c/s overhang pushes mine down. I am making myself sound lovely, aren't I?! The thing is, they have always fallen down, even before the c/s overhang problem. Belts don't seem to do much unless they are circulation-stoppingly tight. I have never had to undo buttons or zips to pull trousers down.
It was, though, worse during pregnancy. One day my jeans actually did fall all the way down. Thankfully I was at home....
What a great club to join- muffin top, no arse (CS overhang optional)
Another vote for Topshop, and I am an ancient 44 <defiant glare>
I bought Jaimie skinnies in a size bigger than my usual, and DD bought me a pair of Kristens for Christmas. Still need a belt but muffin top is contained. Mind you, the belt loops on the Kristens are so low that they're pointless on me
I love the image of a lollipop on a stick! I am sure you look great. I can't get to a Gap near here easily. I am top-heavy too, not helped by breastfeeding.
For some reason, I imagine Top Shop as full of skinny teenagers with communal changing rooms. I remember the shame of those communal changing rooms from when I was a teenager. Tell me they have cubicles these days!!!
I have this problem, but a different shape - 44-34-44. Everything falls off my hips. The next size down won't go up far enough, or won't button. I must have disproportionate thighs. And for some reason, it's nigh on impossible to get a belt for my hips.
I just about remember a communal changing room in Topshop in 2000. I think Internationale had them too.
Have the same problem - the only jeans that have ever fit/not fallen down/and are comfortable are wide legged, on-the-waist with a very wide waist band (2/3 buttons). The wide waist band seems to be the key as it seems to keep the jeans up. I think Wallis do some, sorry haven't got a link.