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dressing love handles

(15 Posts)
middleagedspread Sun 12-May-13 20:28:56

I'm losing weight (thanks to BIWI on the low carb threads). I'm a 10-12, just over 5'9 with a short waist & flat chest.
I feel in proportion apart from my awful love handles.
Jeans suit my long (35") legs but the horrid pouch of fat spills over & spoils any lines. Equally jersey dresses look fine at the front but very bulgy at the back. I do have 'hold you in pants' but only wear on special occasions.
Any idea what would suit me?

middleagedspread Mon 13-May-13 06:16:34

Eek, am I the only one with this problem?

MortifiedAdams Mon 13-May-13 06:31:45

I have love handles too (my cake shelf), and am keen to know what I can do so watching with interest.

I bought an outfit the othrr day for a night out which consisted of pencil skirt and a peplum top.over. Id never imagine being able to wear a peplum as I have a wide waistband but it looks really nice on, especially with the skirt.

chimchar Mon 13-May-13 06:54:55

not the only one with that lumpy middly!

watching with interest.....

middleagedspread Mon 13-May-13 15:43:22

Looks like there are no solutions. I know what not to wear; white stuff jersey tunics & low cut jeans. I saw a photo of my back & was truly horrific. Looked like bum bags circling my middle!

DewDr0p Mon 13-May-13 15:46:58

How high is the rise of your jeans OP? Would finding a style that's a tad higher help?

DewDr0p Mon 13-May-13 15:47:17

higher in the rise I mean.

RainforestGym Mon 13-May-13 15:49:32

I find the following help:High waisted jeans! Sounds counter intuitive but... Wear them with something normal on top (i.e. not a crop top!) and they do good holding in job. I had a great pair from Topshop. Or wear a body/leotard thing underneath, gives smoother lines but not as restrictive as control pants.

cardoon Mon 13-May-13 15:53:16

Get yourselves down to primark - tummy control vests

streamlines <taps nose>

ToastedTeacakes Mon 13-May-13 16:19:08

Shift dresses: don't nip in anywhere but still sleek and flattering.

Skirts with wide waist panel: perfect for holding in at waist area and create a nice silhouette. The flare of the skirt begins after the panel, if you know what I mean? Always flattering on any body shape.

middleagedspread Mon 13-May-13 16:37:14

Thanks, I've got some Next higher waisted jeans & they do look better. The fat bulged out of the top (nice) to begin with but they have stretched with wear.
Never heard of tummy control vests, an excellent invention.
Great skirt tip, will start searching, where should I look? Thank you.

chimchar Tue 14-May-13 07:01:14

have seen the asda high wasted shaper jeans...wondered if they were any good...sounds like they might be!

ElectricSoftParade Tue 14-May-13 07:06:13

Second the Primark control vests. They definately help.

Other than higher waisted trews, I have no other solutions. I too am blessed with love handles sad.

ToastedTeacakes Tue 14-May-13 09:33:30

not recommending this skirt, just showing style of waist, although some are even wider and more flattering


middleagedspread Tue 14-May-13 17:25:22

Thanks, I've ordered a couple of skirts. One is ironed in pleats (IYKWIM) to mid thigh then puffs out. I will report back.

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