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What do you wear if your legs are too fat for jeans?

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BluebellTheDonkey Sat 11-Jun-16 19:05:21

Or have I just not found the right pair?
I have put on quite a lot of weight recently due to a number of factors, stress, DH working away, not enough exercise, comfort eating etc. I'm a size 14-16.
I have always carried my weight on my legs but I am finding that I now look like I have stuffed two lumpy sausages into my jeans! Thighs - huge. Knees - chubby. Thighs - massive. Not a good look.
Any advice? Anyone found a flattering style of jeans for chubster legs? Any other style of casual trouser I could try? Work clothes are fine I can get away with smart trousers but I'm really looking for something more casual. Oh and deffo not leggings, I look dreadful in them!

BluebellTheDonkey Sat 11-Jun-16 19:06:47

Oops that second thighs was meant to be calves. Basically all huge though!

LondonSpoon Sat 11-Jun-16 19:12:01

I wore leggings not helpful or tights and dresses/skirts. No trousers.

RebelRogue Sat 11-Jun-16 19:13:29

Straight leg or boyfriend jeans than come in a similar cut as work trousers? Lemme see if i can find some links. I'm an 18 and still wear jeans so you're definitely not too fat for's all about finding a pair you feel comfortable in x

Numberoneisgone Sat 11-Jun-16 19:13:56

I am about the same size as you and I still wear streeeeeeeeettttttttccccchhhhyyyyy

Lycra is a must in my jeans obviously.

Numberoneisgone Sat 11-Jun-16 19:15:28

I wear skinnies btw with a stretch and always a good fit and where possible with a heel which in my case is a wedge heel.

BluebellTheDonkey Sat 11-Jun-16 19:19:26

Thanks for the replied. Rebel I would love a link if possible thank you! Number I honestly cannot imagine myself in skinnies, I think they'd just cling to the fat! Sigh.

RebelRogue Sat 11-Jun-16 19:21:20

Do you like them?

P.s. You'd be surprised how good skinny jeans can look if you find a good you have long legs?wear heels?

VikingLady Sat 11-Jun-16 19:21:21

Black or dark grey jeans show it less, I find.

Alasalas2 Sat 11-Jun-16 19:22:01

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RebelRogue Sat 11-Jun-16 19:24:55

Or maybe a bootcut? These make your bun really nice too lol

HisNameWasPrinceAndHeWasFunky Sat 11-Jun-16 19:26:03

Try straight leg jeans. Always with stretch.

BluebellTheDonkey Sat 11-Jun-16 19:27:44

Well you did say it didn't you alas. So you are rude.
Thanks rebel I don't have long legs which makes it worse, but I need to get in the habit of wearing heels. I really like that third picture, the darker pair. Does that style have a name? (Sorry, I am clueless!)

BluebellTheDonkey Sat 11-Jun-16 19:29:44

That pair from Next look nice too, not as wide at the bottom as some bootcuts. I will go and try some. Thanks so muchsmile

Mrsmaudwatts Sat 11-Jun-16 19:31:35

Jesus Alas, why even say that?

RebelRogue Sat 11-Jun-16 19:33:01

Bluebell they're called straight leg jeans x i'd recommend going to shops and trying lots on rather than online buying until you are comfortable with a certain style and fit. Little wedge sandals or flipflops can be a nice easy intro back into the world of heels :p

Alasalas2 Sat 11-Jun-16 19:33:05

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Alasalas2 Sat 11-Jun-16 19:33:33

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BluebellTheDonkey Sat 11-Jun-16 19:36:41

Thank you rebel you are a star Yes I need to find time to go shopping, I think wedges could work well (low ones!) I'm 41 and fed up of feeling like I don't have a style, bit stuck in a rut really. Need to be brave and go for it! Could you come shopping with me?wink
Thanks for all the replies. (Not you alas you get a biscuit my first ever on MN)

BluebellTheDonkey Sat 11-Jun-16 19:37:22

But thank you for the apology.

Alasalas2 Sat 11-Jun-16 19:37:48

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RebelRogue Sat 11-Jun-16 19:38:50

RebelRogue Sat 11-Jun-16 19:39:54

Bluebell i'd love to!! I volunteer at a charity shop and i'm always dressing up the mannequins and the customers that don't run away smile)

BluebellTheDonkey Sat 11-Jun-16 19:41:03

Rebel you are missing your true vocation, personal stylist! smile

RebelRogue Sat 11-Jun-16 19:42:10

I'd really dare you to go for something like this though..

Jeans are safe :p

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