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All I ever wear are skinny jeans but I am actually starting to find the denim quite uncomfortable?! I can't find any dresses I don't look pregnant in, as I am a size 16 apple with a huge tummy So my question is. What is a good alternative to denim for day wear? Anyone got any suggestions?
Other than that, skater dresses with leggings, leggings and long tops, I have a lot of tops that are shorter at the front and longer at the back as I am aware many people are horrified by a bum only covered by leggings.......... PJs or joggers when I'm at home, which is most of the time. I need inspiration too! But I also need occasions to wear things a bit more smart
Agree about skirts. To the knee with black tights. I got lovely ones in m&s. Very flattering and comfortable. Slimming effect. What's not to love.? Wear with plain colour simple top or jumper. The less colour the better. Keep it paired down.
M&S do some great cord leggings in their indigo collection in a few colours. They're lovely material, come in all sizes and are sooo much more comfortable than denim. I'm living in them with longer jumpers this winter.
I have really short chunky legs. So skinnies are not really very flattering on me unless I have the right kind of oversized top.
Alternatives I like are - the above mentioned Gap girlfriend jeans , some New look Yes Yes straight leg jeans (which look much more expensive than they are - I love them) and also the AMAZINGLY flattering Gap skinny ultra trousers - smart for work but they also dress down well for the weekends. Also wear a lot of knit dresses tights and boots, and in warmer weather plain tea style dresses (I usually get nice ones from french connection - via eBay).
Thanks for all the advice . Need to check out gap and new look. And I love those M&S pants. Will also have a look on ebay. Anyone got any links to skirts? I've never considered skirts, I don't even own a skirt!
And to the poster who thinks its ok to try and body shame me for being a size 16, these are for you. You must be in a bad place if trying to make a stranger feel bad about themselves makes you feel better .
Following this thread I've bought those Gap girlfriend jeans from eBay, and 2 skirts from Sainsburys - one v stretchy grey cord type fabric, pencil skirt knee length; and one navy mini, again v stretchy, jersey sort of material with gold zip up back. Yay!
They weren't trying to make you feel bad about yourself, just suggesting that skinnies weren't flattering if you're a size 16. There are far more flattering jeans shapes. You're the one who said you were looking for alternatives & found denim uncomfortable!
I'm a pear so would never wear skinnies (size 16), but my apple work colleague wears skinnies and leggings and her legs look fab.
She wears long jumpers with leggings/ thick tights and boots op. Very flattering on an apple shape and I think she always looks smart and professional. Evans do some good long tunic style jumpers and lovely ankle/calf boots.