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jeans recommendations? size 16ish, wobbly large post twin pregnancy tummy, large thighs and big calves

(18 Posts)
punchkins Sun 23-Nov-14 21:31:32

I know I'm asking a lot but I'd really love a pair of jeans that make me feel good! I'm trying to lose weight and get fit but in the meantime I desperately need some jeans as I live in them and all my pairs are too small around the tummy or have holes in them. Any ideas?

OneLittleLady Sun 23-Nov-14 21:52:22

I am the same, even down to the post twin body bit and i really rate the dorothy perkins ones. I wear the skinny ones and they fit just right.

AnythingNotEverything Sun 23-Nov-14 21:54:36

After dd was born I got some Gap legging jeans. Nicely high waisted to cover post baby wobble. They do need washing every 3-4 wears to keep their shape though.

DeadCert Sun 23-Nov-14 21:57:02

Matalan Jeggings £12. Bosh.

punchkins Sun 23-Nov-14 21:58:19

Thanks, I'd forgotten about dotty p. I'll check them out. I look awful in skinny jeans but I feel like a frump in bootcut these days, even though they're supposed to 'balance me out'. Maybe they'll have a straight ones I can try.

punchkins Sun 23-Nov-14 22:00:30

I should have added that I have short legs so I find leggings/jeggings look truly atrocious but maybe I'm doing it wrong? What do you wear on top if you have a podgy, flabby tummy to hide?

McFox Sun 23-Nov-14 22:02:08

The ASOS curve skinnies are really good. They come up small so the 18 fits my size 16 post cs belly really well. They are soft and comfortable and only £22.50 at the moment too smile

travailtotravel Sun 23-Nov-14 22:25:06

I have no such twin excuse, and am just lardy - I had to trawl the high street yesterday. I have ended up with a pair of Evans Skinny Bootcuts which are an odd thing when you consider it, but of all the options out there worked the best for me as I am short and skinnies look odd and bootcuts look mumsy and straight leg jeans make me think of my mother ironing a crease down the legs of mine ...

punchkins Mon 24-Nov-14 21:56:40

Right, I'm going to check out all of those. I seem to now be an apple shape whereas I used to be an hourglass with a small waist (sob), any suggestions for what to wear on top?
Travail - ahem, I may have neglected to mention that the twins are now three years old. But that just means that the tummy has had three years to get lardier and lardier, and I never knew my tummy could hang down!

BeCool Tue 25-Nov-14 14:46:14

I've always found Per Una jeans to be a fab fit (don't laugh)!

jessabell Tue 25-Nov-14 14:49:05

M and S collection fit me but need a long length. Per una don t fit. Wallis. Daughter likes Dorothy perkins.

Coffeeinapapercup Tue 25-Nov-14 21:50:18

M&s indigo slim bootleg. Awesome jeans

orangeplum Wed 26-Nov-14 06:52:37

I would second M&S slim bootleg. Lots of support on tum and bum!

DrewOB Wed 26-Nov-14 11:08:37

similar body shape here, I'm loving the next lift and shape jeans (£45 each, lots of colours/ sizes). I have 3 of these so far and all other jeans feel infinitely inferior.

punchkins Thu 27-Nov-14 11:50:25

Why did I not think to ask here years ago?! I'll work my way around to all of these but in the meantime I went to Evans and tried on every single jean they had. I now own a wide leg pair (make think I'm a 40's starlet), super stretch skinny black jeans, and indigo jeggings. Still not sure about the jeggings but we'll see! I bought a yummy jumper dress from COS which (I think) looks good with skinnies and black boots but now I need some other big tops to cover down to mid thigh....

punchkins Thu 27-Nov-14 12:24:12

BeCool, I'm not laughing, promise! I always bypass the per una section but I'll give it a go...

BeCool Thu 27-Nov-14 13:25:01


It's funny isn't it - if they fit your shape it's so great, and you just want to keep buying them forever. Per Una jeans and me just 'fit' - I've been wearing them in one form or another for years now and I can just buy them 'off the rack' and know they will fit well.

M&S are quite good for jeans as they do so many. How I discovered the PU ones is by going to M&S and taking every style of jean to the dressing room and trying them all on - just like you did with Evans.

Sometimes you've just got to put in the bum leg work.

ireallydontlikemonday Thu 27-Nov-14 18:48:29

I'm the same size and have post twin bump flab too. Next shape and lift or whatever they're called are amazing, high enough on the waist and a panel to hold the bulge in.

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