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GipsyDanger Sun 01-May-16 15:43:51

Hello lovely ladies! I was wondering if anyone could recommend some jeans. The problem though is I've had a c-section which has left me with a bit of a disgustingoverhang. I have been living in my maternity yoga pants for 7 weeks now and they do nothing for the figure. I used to have the shape and lift next jeans which were amazing but I went to try on and i couldn't get it past my knees ☹️ I've got a fair bit of weight to lose but recon that I'm a 14/16 at the moment. I tried the 14 at next. My yoga pants are a 12 (probably stretched within an inch of their lives lol). It would need to be boot cut as my thighs are equally as enormous.

BurningGubbins Sun 01-May-16 16:06:04

Oh God, if you find some I'll be your friend for life!
I bought a pair of old lady jeans (from BHS) that are holding it all in but I have to wear longer tops to hide the bulge. I'm also 7 weeks post C-section.

GipsyDanger Sun 01-May-16 16:10:48

I'm taking a chance on some Dorothy Perkins jeans. I loved that shop before (tops/ dresses mostly mind you) and was generally true to size. I've went for a size bigger to accommodate all the extra sag confused

BurningGubbins Thu 05-May-16 10:22:05

I bought some from M&S this week, really cheap ones as I am telling myself I won't need them for long. They are the most horrendously frumpy things ever, which I hope will be an incentive to stop eating sweets!

WittgensteinsBunny Thu 05-May-16 23:17:24

This was me last year after DD2 was born! I lived in maternity leggings + bf'ing dresses for 2 months and then cautiously added M&S jeggings into the mix. I got the cheap ones to start with. Lovely, stretchy, high waisted and surprisingly flattering. Nice to buy a couple of colours and didn't feel guilty when I took them to the charity shop. I've got some of the sculpt and lift ones, which now have a hole in the knee, are saggy and are reserved for forest school but were very flattering once I slimmed into them.

After DD1 was born I bought ASOS Ridley jeans in the sale, which I kept and wore again last year too. Nice and stretchy and quite flattering, though I found them quite baggy on the bum.

My fave jeans now are Levis Mile High jeans. But I treated myself to these with some Xmas money as they're £85 a pop and my weight is now sort of not budging. Other good skinny high waisted jeans (this is the only style I wear since children) are Cheap Monday second skin.

I'm now on the new mission of finding a flattering swim suit for slightly empty tummy sack and big droopy knockers. I made the mistake of trying on pre-children bikinis tonight. Straight to the charity shop, along with my confidence!!

TomHaverford Thu 05-May-16 23:33:12

Dorothy Perkins Eden jeggings for me! they are super soft and comfy and the material is light for hotter weather. The best part is that they come up very high and hold the post csect tummy in nicely.

puglife15 Fri 06-May-16 06:53:03

I had some brilliant super skinny high waist jeggings with loads of stretch in from M&s but of course they stopped making them... The regular ones are OK though.

I'm embracing dungarees as an alternative!

puglife15 Fri 06-May-16 06:54:16

Those DP Eden ones sound great, what's the sizing like?

TomHaverford Fri 06-May-16 08:16:56

It's pretty generous, I personally buy one size down to keep the containment at maximum!

Nan0second Fri 06-May-16 08:22:13

Dorothy Perkins Frankie jeggings also fab for holding the caesarean shelf in. I also sized down but try on in store as the different colours all come up slightly differently(!)

BurningGubbins Fri 06-May-16 08:46:40

Sadly, I am not, and never have been, the right shape for jeggings or skinny jeans. I'm more of a boyfriend fit or wide leg kind of gal...

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