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Utter despair - no trousers for over lower tummy hang

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Helpmyhair2019 Wed 18-Nov-20 13:06:09

I am overweight but the weight is disproportionately all round my lower tummy area. I had two csections 10 years ago and my stomach has never recovered. If I didn’t have this horrid over hang of skin I would probably be a size 14 all over. But I can’t fit into size 20 jeans or trousers due to the over hang. I could get bigger but then every other part is far too big. I hate my lower stomach - I’ve tried jeggings but a) they hurt my stomach and b) my stomach just looks like my bum in them.

I have some nice dresses and can do work formal ok but I just want to be able to chill at the weekends in jeans and a jumper but I just can’t find any. Does anyone else have a similar problem? Do I just face the fact I will never wear trousers or jeans again?

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FlyingByTheSeatof Wed 18-Nov-20 13:12:37

Just get some maternity jeans and trousers

Helpmyhair2019 Wed 18-Nov-20 13:14:51

I just find that thought really depressing but I guess it’s the only option

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FlyingByTheSeatof Wed 18-Nov-20 13:21:59

Just think of it as practical that's all. You just need an elastic adjustable waist

Twinpeaksdancingman Wed 18-Nov-20 13:24:35

What about leather look leggings with a long jumper/top - I find these can be stretchy over the tummy area but still nice and fitted over the legs.
There are loads of gorgeous knitted leisure suits (if thats what you call them) in all the shops at the moment. I bought a couple last week and look fab on!
I have the same stomach issues hmm

Thesheerrelief Wed 18-Nov-20 13:25:10

What about mom jeans? They usually hit high on the waist so above the overhang area while also giving extra space for the overhang due to the shape of them

Helpmyhair2019 Wed 18-Nov-20 18:44:55

Thank you for all the advice! I can find jeggings to fit but I’m tall so no tops to cover the tightness over my stomach. I have just ordered some mom jeans so I will let you know how I get on! Thanks

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Defiantly41 Wed 18-Nov-20 19:06:36

For long tops, try men's ranges

Uptoongirl Wed 18-Nov-20 19:11:02

I'm the same and tbh I've totally given up on any trousers. I've concentrated on getting some nice dresses and tights.

LintonTravelTavern Wed 18-Nov-20 19:15:28

I wonder if Harem trousers comfortable.

LintonTravelTavern Wed 18-Nov-20 19:18:35


Helpmyhair2019 Wed 18-Nov-20 19:20:30

Thansk for the suggestion re hareem pants. Unfortunately I need something much more supportive around the lower tummy area. Shame as I love them!

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Bananaman123 Wed 18-Nov-20 19:34:33

i like the elastic waist jeggins from asda but wear under belly, long vest tops from yours or primark and long tops from yours. Im 6ft and they are long me, good luck

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