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Losing weight yet still buy same size pants, is it just me?

(39 Posts)
LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 14:25:45

I still buy a size 14 even though am a 12 maybe a 10.

i did let my hand HOVER over the 12s but the fear of chafing....
People who have lost loads - is this The Final Frontier?

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 14:30:35


MrsCampbellBlack Sat 13-Apr-13 15:22:52

I always buy size 12 knickers and am generally a size 8 in clothes - I don't like knickers to dig in.

But hey mrs skinny size 10!

piratecat Sat 13-Apr-13 15:27:35

i find that i like mine loose so buy bigger.

I am a 12-14 but bought some 16's at M&S the other day, had a good look about and they seemed roomy. Nope. grrr

I find most pants come up small. When i was bigger, a 16 i sometimes had to buy size 20. What do people do if they are a size 20, i never see pants go any bigger than that. Ridiculous.

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 13-Apr-13 15:30:07

Cotton knickers also seem to shrink but that could just be me.

FurryDogMother Sat 13-Apr-13 15:31:01

I'm still wearing my size 22 knickers (Bonmarché's best! lol) even though I'm now a 12/14. When I say 'wearing' I mean it in the loosest possible sense (literally) as they now tend to fall off if unsupported by leggings or something over the top. I like loose knickers, and have been avoiding buying smaller ones - somehow I don't feel ready for them, but the psychology behind that escapes me right now. Maybe I just like seeing the evidence of the weight loss? I dunno...

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 15:37:41

Oh god. Only if I breathe in. And not tits obv.

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 15:38:33

Ooh I could never do 16. I'm sure tbh a 12 would chafe.

It's only h expressing surprise at the 14 that made me think twice.

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 13-Apr-13 15:38:45

Now you're really showing off - big boobs and skinny body wink

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 15:39:41

Lol. You'd think.

We titters don't see it that way. #afflicted

trinity0097 Sat 13-Apr-13 16:19:37

For me the last thing to go (today in fact) were by bras, I had got pants relatively quickly as they are easy to chuck in with the shopping when I go round Sainsburys!

noddyholder Sat 13-Apr-13 16:21:17

I hate too small knickers but am still scared of the 12 laughing me out of the bedroom so I buy 14s. Although dp bought me some fancy knickers i had been coveting and he got a 12 and I was dreading putting on but they fit. Agree re skinny with boobs its no picnic you are always one accessory away from barmaid

KatyS36 Sat 13-Apr-13 16:24:21

I think there is another measurement which comes into play, how far they come up at the back. Still wearing size 16 even though dropped to a 12-14.

scarlet76 Sat 13-Apr-13 17:44:25

I lost weight a couple of years ago, going from a 10-12 to a 6-8. It is only in the last few months that I have finally started buying size 8 knickers!

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 17:47:21

snigger at laughing 12s

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 17:47:55

i want someone who has gone from a 20 to a 12

SURELY they cant stull buy 20s

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 17:48:14

oh furry dogmother does

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 13-Apr-13 17:48:27

I'm a 20-22 and wear size 16 pants. Have been every size from 22-10 and always worn size 16 pants grin

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 17:49:10


you are flipping my theory man

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 17:49:32

H always wore size M pants even when WAY over xxxx stone

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 17:49:50

ok the 4 xs there were a bit OTT

he was never 1000 stone

LadyintheRadiator Sat 13-Apr-13 17:53:26

Oh me too me too. I did have some lovely size 20 pants after I'd had DD though and they were the comfiest thing ever.

I went from an 18/20 to a 10/12 and wear size 14 pants but tbh they're not that comfy - I need to branch out.

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 17:53:46

you need the RIGHT size

Ledkr Sat 13-Apr-13 17:54:07

Oh I do love my big knickers. I've also lost weight but if I wear smaller pre pg knickers they roll down over my lower tummy flab and nestle in my c section scar <squirm>

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 17:54:38

oh my pants are small and sexy

just never NOT a 14

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