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I currently have another S&B thread on the go about the fact that I need to buy myself a whole new wardrobe, and something I think I need is jeans (don't own a single pair). Don't really know where to start though. I need jeans which will fit the following:
5'4" (and long of torso/short of leg. Inside leg around 27') Size 18 Carry all weight on abdomen - legs are relatively slim, especially at the ankle. Quite a curvy large bottom.
When I say I'm an apple, I'm not kidding. People regularly assume I'm pregnant because my tummy is so pronounced. Part of it is the way I carry my weight, and part of it is that I had an abdominal hysterectomy 2.5 yrs ago (cancer - I'm only 31) so my abdominal muscles were cut to pieces and everything pushes forward.
I stopped wearing jeans because I couldn't find any to fit my big belly and my scar (vertical, from above belly button all the way down to vag) was tender. But I think it's time to try again (and I also think my current uniform of loose floral tunics and empire line dresses is encouraging people to assume pregnancy, and it really distresses me every time).
So, if you're an apple 🍎 and especially if you have a bulge / caesarean scar / "mum tum" fucking hate that phrase, which jeans work?!
Tesco. I'm a very pronounced apple size 16 and their jeans are nice and high waisted and stretchy. My only complaint is the skinnies are a little too loose around the ankle. More straight leg than true skinny.
I've face similar jeans woes for years I'm 5'7 but I'd say 90% of me is torso/belly. My back is so long I can't even wear Long Tall Sally swimwear. Tiny stumpy legs & short arms. Hugely apple-shaped (pcos, insulin intolerance and two kids). I've almost given up trying to find jeans but....
This week I saw a pop-up ad for some M&S jeggings (don't scoff!) which at £15 I thought I'd order and see. They. Are. A. Gamechanger! I ordered them in a 16 Long, and despite my stumpy legs they are perfect. Means I can yoink them right up to cover my acres of belly but they're still long enough, and as they're skinnies they don't trail on ground, they just gather nicely below the ankle. They're properly high-waisted too, so minimal muffin-top, and very comfy as they've no brass buttons impaling your navel.
Ooh lots of ideas - thank you! Am off to investigate M&S. I've tried Sainsbury's jeggings and they're super comfy, but I'd like them a bit tighter on the leg / ankle. The problem I have is that if they're voluminous enough to get round big scar and wobbly overhang, they aren't tight enough on the legs. Am happy to have found some fellow pommes 🍎🍎🍎