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Big bottom? What on earth do you wear?

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ThisShitIsBananas Sun 15-May-16 17:42:52

I can't wear trousers because the waists are always far too big and the cut is always far too tight and unflattering around the thighs.

I can't wear A-line skirts because my legs bottom makes the skirt stick out very far from my legs, making my overall mass just look even bigger.

I can't wear pencil skirts because the bottom is very obvious, I get comments and gestures in the street and so on.

So what on earth can I wear? I've been living in joggers and leggings which is awful I know.

For context, you know the Levi jeans curve ID that has three different cuts depending on the ratio of hips to waist, and the biggest one is called Bold? Well I tried it and it turned out it still wasn't curvy enough; my measurements were actually more suited to a special fourth fit they did (maybe called Super Bold? Can't remember), which sadly was only available in the USA shock hmm


MissWimpyDimple Sun 15-May-16 17:47:33

I'm the same as you, although slightly less so since I had babies. That seemed to have evened me out a little.

Hareem trousers can work, I like chino style trousers too as they tend to be cut to be wider at the hips.

H&M do a range of chino style trousers that work for me.

Otherwise I find skater style dresses good, although my legs are chunky so I commit the cardinal sin of wearing leggings with them.

cheapskatemum Sun 15-May-16 18:35:02

Have you tried long shirts that have pleats over the bust, go in at the waist, then go out at the hips and are longer than usual, ending between mid thigh to knee length? I bought a great chambray one in Crew a few years ago and wore it to death as it was so flattering. I have found that eating a low fat diet has helped me lose weight off my hips and thighs - I know you haven't asked for advice on how to change your shape, but I thought I'd add that because it has made it much easier to find clothes that suit my shape.

MeeWhoo Sun 15-May-16 18:47:10

Could you maybe have your trousers taken in at the waist? It's a very common alteration here in Spain where we tend to be pear shaped rather than apple shaped (at least it was common when people used to have their clothes altered right after purchase)

Also, hipster jeans are an easier fit than higher waisted ones and belts are your friends, even though I think lately it's getting harder to find actual belts rather than decorative ones.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Sun 15-May-16 18:53:46

Belted shirt dresses would be flattering.
Big bums are really in at the moment so try to be proud of it. smile

Just5minswithDacre Sun 15-May-16 18:55:04

50s style.

Hell Bunny jeans and trousers are good for a hourglass hip/waist ratio. Stop Staring clothes are lovely too.

GlassCircles Sun 15-May-16 18:55:58

Re the curvy jeans, i feel your pain. I find elastic belts can help solve it, though not ideal, also sewing a wide strip of elastic inside the waistband at the back can work sometimes.

HermioneWeasley Sun 15-May-16 19:27:45

Bold curve weren't curvy enough for me, but peacocks slim fit jeans are a perfect fit for me on the waist, bum and thighs

ThisShitIsBananas Mon 16-May-16 10:08:48

Belted shirt dresses, capris and peacocks jeans are all going on my "to investigate" list!


squizita Mon 16-May-16 14:50:15

These are good for smart trousers. Very flattering.

I bought them for retro/vintage events initially, but now they are my go-to style (apart from my slightly stretchy high waist jeans).

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