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Jeans for apples?

(16 Posts)
TarquinsMama Fri 19-May-17 13:52:33

Despite losing 5 stone, I still have No Waist At All sad Also seem to have forgotten how to dress myself, and am convinced I'm still a scruffy student and in denial about turning 40 last year! Think I'm in need of a couple of pairs of jeans, but having difficulty finding anything flattering. 5ft6, size 10-12, no waist, no bum, and chunky calves like a rugby player. Finding that skinny/slim jeans don't stay up and also get stuck on big calves. Help oh wise MN-ers please - where do other apple shapes buy comfy flattering jeans/trousers?

LittleG69 Fri 19-May-17 14:02:57

Have you tried Gap girlfriend? They're great on my apple shape (including giant calves)

burnishedsilver Fri 19-May-17 14:24:38

Zara 'mid rise distressed skinny' are the best fit I've found in ages. They're not really distressed - the top of the pockets is slightly frayed.

Dozer Fri 19-May-17 14:26:35

Reckon it'd be good to go to a proper jeans place and try loads and loads on.

You might need some nice belts too.

FinallyHere Fri 19-May-17 14:39:55


Brax Mary Sport (jeans and chinos) have 'more space at waist' and slim over the thighs...

Piffpaffpoff Fri 19-May-17 14:41:12

I get on well with M&S lift and sculpt straight leg.

kshaw Fri 19-May-17 14:45:05

I like Dorothy Perkins Eden range

bojorojo Fri 19-May-17 15:50:31

I think m and S boyfriend fit don't have much of a waist. Try all of theirs!

TarquinsMama Fri 19-May-17 19:06:11

Thanks for suggestions, lots to try out. Oh bugger, I'm going to have to [gasp] go into town, aren't I? Shudder. I hate going shopping. Maybe that's why I have no clothes that I like [lightbulb] grin

LadyOfTheCanyon Fri 19-May-17 21:01:06

I'll tell you what, Tescos premium leggings have been a revelation, I tell you.

LadyOfTheCanyon Fri 19-May-17 21:01:38

Jeggings! Fuck you autocorrect!

BritabroadinAsia Sat 20-May-17 11:48:27

Try M and S relaxed slim, good for fellow no-swishers. I get the short as I like the ankles out look but you could try the medium or long versions?

BritabroadinAsia Sat 20-May-17 11:51:27

Fellow no-swishers? No. Not at all.
Fellow no-waisters!

BlackAmericanoNoSugar Sat 20-May-17 11:57:35

Wallis trousers with the side zip and stretch are wide on the waist and snug-ish on the hips. Often if trousers fit me on the waist they look like jodhpurs on the hips. This sort of thing. I usually need to go down a size.

BusterGonad Sat 20-May-17 11:59:27

I'm an apple with skinny legs though! I've worn Dotty Ps Eden, River Island Molly jeggings. Topshop are always good. I go for a mid to high rise to hold my belly in and give me a waist.

SesameSparkle Sat 20-May-17 14:21:42

I'm apple too, high waisters with belt loops are your friend. I like topshop Jamie's. I also wear topshop joni, but they don't have belt loops so I do need to hoick them up from time to time. I've got into oasis too before. Fat face and white stuff are also cut for apples, though they are a bit too roomy on the hips for me.

Yes, you are going to have to go shopping..... Keep your mind focused on the prize..... grin

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