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Secondtimelucky Mon 19-Sep-11 12:54:34

I am slightly nervous about starting this thread, so please be gentle.

I am currently about 10kg over my usual weight after having DD2. I am normally a 12, but currently a pretty generous 14. I'm 5'9" (ish) and reasonably curvy. My legs are a bit of a bugbear because I have good calves and ankles, but very generous thighs (bit like an inverted triangle). As a result, I have to be careful with trousers as they can be too tight on the thigh and yet massive on the waist.

Realistically, it is going to take me a good while to get back in my old jeans, so I'm hoping someone can recommend something flattering, but not too expensive, for the next few months. Nothing too mum jean, but certainly not skinnies or high-waisted as they will most certainly not flatter at the moment.


Secondtimelucky Mon 19-Sep-11 20:13:34


MatLeaveForever Mon 19-Sep-11 20:40:23

I'd suggest going to somewhere like Gap and trying lots on - they do longer leg lengths too (wish I needed them but I'm only 5ft 2...). I'd just go in and try lots of styles or don't be shy to ask for help!
I always find darker jeans more flattering and prefer bootcut (although I know loads of MNetters hate them!) but if you have generous thighs which I know all about, straight and skinny just give you carrot legs!
Hope you find some you're happy with.

boogiewoogie Mon 19-Sep-11 20:58:30

Try the Levi's curve ID.

There's also a sale on their website at the moment.

MangoMonster Mon 19-Sep-11 21:00:14

Seven jeans are good.

notyummy Mon 19-Sep-11 21:39:31

Gap long and lean or TS skinny flare or Jessie cut I am same height as you and pear shaped. All of these flatter my thighs.

verysmellyeli Mon 19-Sep-11 21:47:58

I also have this problem (although am more than 10kg overweight!) - ample thighs etc. - and Sainsbury's (!) trousers, as recommended on another thread, are fab. They have some great cords in at the moment, plus jeans of all styles. Plus they have some lovely sleepsuits too which you can splash out on with the money you will save by not buying more expensive jeans!

aftereight Mon 19-Sep-11 21:50:57

Oasis Scarlet jeans are good, also Topshop Marthas.

TheSandstoneCat Mon 19-Sep-11 22:00:57

Hi - I'm another 5'9"er who fluctuates between 12s and 14s. I also like Gap's Long and Lean range (although my problem is slightly different as I am an apple not a pear and have a fat tum but boyish hips and quite slender thighs). I also really rate New Look jeans - about £12 - 15, I think (but I'm not sure as I don't live in England). Their jeans are great and even come in lengths which is such a luxury for taller folk. Used to get them in France before NL came to Belgium. Really - do go in and try them on, you will be surprised. And they are the cheaper end of the range.

Secondtimelucky Tue 20-Sep-11 10:37:35

Thanks everyone! Sounds like trips to Gap, Top Shop, NL and Sainsburys are in order to start me off. Would never have thought of Sainsburys, but if they've got cords and things too I might be able to justify a few more wardrobe options! Thanks for all the other ideas too.

I love seven jeans, but I just can't justify the price at the moment, especially when I hope I'll only need them for a few months. I had some from the US a few years back (when it was $2 to the £) and did really like them.

verysmellyeli Tue 20-Sep-11 14:03:47

Good luck - and just to clarify, I meant that Sainsbury's have sleepsuits for your baby DD, rather than adult ones, like the rather bizarre garments I have just spotted in Primark!

StuckUpTheFarawayTree Tue 20-Sep-11 14:05:23

I'm similar. Someone recommended me some Oasis ones. I got some on eBay and i love them!

Secondtimelucky Tue 20-Sep-11 15:41:34

Adult sleepsuits. Ha ha ha ha grin. Mind you, I regularly tell DH that there is a market for an adult grobag so he can't steal my covers and I can bring DD into bed without having to give up the duvet.

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