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Please help me find some post-baby jeans :(

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TheEmperorNotTheSalad Thu 14-Apr-16 19:39:11

I'm 14 weeks post c section (my second) and have the tummy to show for it. Hoping the S&B experts can help me find some new jeans whilst I continue to eat cake try and lose weight.

I'm not back in my pre-preg jeans and won't be for some time. My problem is that I need jeans to hold in my wobbly fat tummy (size 16) whilst also fitting well on my legs (size 12/14).

All jeans I've tried on either fit on my waist and not on my legs or vice versa. A wide waistband would be a plus in terms of keeping the wobble under control. Not bothered about price as long as they fit.

Any ideas? Pre-baby jeans were all Topshop Leigh as I loved the soft feel and good fit.

Thanks in advance thanks

Olecranon Thu 14-Apr-16 19:47:23

I would recommend Eden jogging a from Dorothy Perkins. Very comfy and you don't have to keep hauling them up.

Youknowitmakessense Thu 14-Apr-16 19:47:30

I hope you don't think I'm being unhelpful but in my case I lived in maternity jeans for about 4 - 5 months. The over the bump ones.

In summer I moved to leggings with cotton tunics for a while,

Even with losing the baby weight it took a while for my shape to return.

Someone else may have something more helpful later. In my case i kind of lost myself for a whole postpartum flowers

Olecranon Thu 14-Apr-16 19:48:01

Jeggings - stupid autocorrect

Acunningruse Thu 14-Apr-16 20:08:53

I stayed in maternity jeans (underbump with a thick waistband, think they were topshop but I got off EBay) for at least 4 months after DS1blush but yes jeggings are your friend- Dorothy Perkins or Sainsburys.

Diddlydokey Thu 14-Apr-16 20:17:47

Dorothy Perkins Darcy - bit thicker on the leg material. 25% off today.

Rainshowers Thu 14-Apr-16 20:47:57

Seconding the Eden jeggings from Dorothy Perkins, I have about 5 pairs and live in them!

Quodlibet Thu 14-Apr-16 20:51:11

Have you tried going somewhere higher end like G Star? If you go to their stores, someone will recommend a cut for you and run about getting you lots of different pairs until you find one that works.
They are expensive (£100?) but do last of ages, fit brilliantly and don't sag.

SexNamesRFab Thu 14-Apr-16 21:27:52

You body will continue to change and heal over the next year, so I wouldn't invest much in a single pair of jeans until your shape is more settled. Look for a high waisted style in a soft stretchy material. I like next slim & shape jeans, good for holding everything in.

LadyStark Thu 14-Apr-16 21:50:34

New Look high waisted, they are great for tucking the tummy in.

Only £20ish for a pair so not a huge sum to spend on jeans that might not fit for long (I'm on my third size of them since 6 weeks post baby who is 5.5 months).

LadyStark Thu 14-Apr-16 21:53:13

These ones...

They say out of stock but my local one had plenty so you might be alright in store. I think because they are super skinny it works with the tummy size/leg size difference that you mentioned that happens post-baby.

Whyhellodaffodil Thu 14-Apr-16 21:58:07

Thirding Eden jeggings, loads of colours and about £20, unless Dorothy Perkins are having one of their (very!) regular sales in which case even less. They're really soft and comfy too.

Whyhellodaffodil Thu 14-Apr-16 21:59:39

Meant to say my pre baby jeans were top shop Leigh too so we may well be a similar shape

hellodave Thu 14-Apr-16 22:00:08

another vote for next shaping ones.

They come up nice and high, are supportive and fit an apple type shape quite well. Variety of colours and shapes ( skinny, slim and bootcut I think ). £30 ish

An as a bonus they seem to be fans of vanity sizing. I bought a size 10 whereas Im actually closer to a 14 round my waist in other shops smile

dedicatedfollowerofyellow Thu 14-Apr-16 22:02:10

I wore spanx and then fat face jeans as they always seemed to be a good 'apple' type of fit, they also size up ridiculously big so it made it all far less depressing!!

crystalgall Thu 14-Apr-16 22:04:23

OP I'm in your shoes too! In my case 6 months post c section

I live in Topshop Joni high waisted jeans. Literally every day! I've got 4 colours. They are stretchy and soft and go right over the wobbly tummy. Seriously they have been a godsend

Luc28 Thu 14-Apr-16 22:11:40

Next do a fab range of jeans called Lift slim and shape, defiantly worth a try

TheEmperorNotTheSalad Fri 15-Apr-16 07:34:34

Wow, thank you so much for all the replies!

I have tried to Next ones actually and had the 'fit round the belly but baggy on the leg' problem.

Those New Look ones look really nice - do they keep their shape and colour well?

I've had some Eden jeggings before so may well check those out again too.

Thanks all, I feel much less hopeless now grinthanks

welshweasel Fri 15-Apr-16 07:37:10

Sounds like I'm the same size as you and am 11 weeks post section. The best jeans I've found are the superskinny high waisted from H&M. The new look ones went baggy and started falling down really quickly, same with fat face.

bakewelltarte Fri 15-Apr-16 07:55:56

These ones:

They hold in tummy but are slim in the leg, the denim is not too thick, not too thin and they come in different leg lengths. I always get compliments and people are always surprised they are M&S!

TheEmperorNotTheSalad Fri 15-Apr-16 08:26:39

Oh nooooo welsh! Can't be doing with baggies confused

Those M&S ones are nice.

cavedescreux Fri 15-Apr-16 10:59:41

Congratulations... I'd recommend the M&S 5 pocket jegging.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Fri 15-Apr-16 11:10:49

Gap high waisted jeans are doing a great job on holding in my tummy.

AStreetcarNamedBob Fri 15-Apr-16 11:12:54

The "not your daughters jeans" are fab I have about 6 pairs.

Not cheap. But so worth it. Think John Lewis stock them. They are really flattering and have a high waist band to tuck tummy into

TheEmperorNotTheSalad Fri 15-Apr-16 12:56:28

Well I ventured into M&S today and came out with a pair of their 'pull on jeggings'. Despite the name they are pretty fabulous. Black, perfect length and the size 14 fit around my tum and legs. miracle

Thank you so much for all the suggestions. thanks

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