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I wonder if anyone can recommend any jeans - please not skinny jeans - that are comfortable for an apple shape?
I've got slim legs (yay!), size 12 hips and a generous size 14 tummy. All the trousers and jeans i have tried that fit on the hips and legs are so tight around the tummy that they hurt. And if the jeans fit around the tummy, they are ridiculously baggy around the hips and legs.
I usually wear Tesco F&F jeans, but all the usual ones have been out of stock for ages, and I desperately need new jeans!! I don't want to pay the earth (can't afford to), but can stretch my budget a bit for jeans that fit properly and look nice.
I've tried H&M, Topshop and Next but they just don't fit at all. Starting to feel really demoralised and low :-(
Don't know if the colour or general style of these would suit your tastes, but I recently bought a second pair of these as I found them plenty roomy round a fat tummy, and flattering otherwise. They look much better than the online pictures.
The"Tummy control" is not strong enough to be uncomfortable (or indeed particularly effective - but the colour is slimming)
I will take a look at Lee and Bonmarche. It's so frustrating finding jeans, trousers and skirts that fit post-baby (although my LO is now 2!). I used to have a clearly defined, smaller waist compared with my hips, but these days it's completely the other way around... and no shops seem to cater for this figure, which I just don't understand because it seems to be quite a common shape.
I've spent ages searching online for recommendations, but the overall consensus is that you either continue to buy maternity clothing or get used to being uncomfortable.
Quick update: there were - finally! - more jeans in stock in my local Tesco and I tried a pair of their high-rise slim cut jeans. They are stretchy and fit like a dream!! They were so brilliant and only £16 so I bought 2 pairs. Wish I could buy even more!!