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I need to find the perfect jeans

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sweetheart Wed 06-Aug-08 11:12:00


I have a wardrobe full of jeans that I don't wear because I hate them all - I need to find some perfect ones.......

My main problem is that all jeans seem to have big buttons which make my belly stick out. i have quite a large bottom so I need something that will balance that out - no skinny's for me. Bootcut or Flare I assume.

Also I can't stand these low rise things - I have 2 children for god's sake and a muffin top to match! I need something that will hold the wobbly bits in and make my tummy look tiny!

What I would absolutly love is a pair of jeans that zip up at the side so there is no bulk around my tummy. Does anyone know of such a pair???????


sweetheart Wed 06-Aug-08 11:45:08


sweetheart Wed 06-Aug-08 11:45:20


ThePettyandIllinformedGoat Wed 06-Aug-08 11:47:49

7 for mankind. forget teh side zip thing that would just be weird. 7's are pricey but i got mine in an outlet store and they are fabulous.

paddingtonbear1 Wed 06-Aug-08 11:54:01

what's your budget?
my faves are Hudson bootcut, but they are ££ even in the sale!
Levis are good.
New Look Hula are good and only a tenner.

JackieNo Wed 06-Aug-08 11:54:55

Monsoon good for curvy people - come in different lengths too.

piratecat Wed 06-Aug-08 11:59:05

i bought a pair of jeans in Evans in their sale, they are (almost)!!!the smallest ones in there, but they fit fantastically.

I wasin there looking for belts, as i find alot of belt are too small. I had been looking ofr jeans for ages, and just stumbled uopn them. Sweet relief it was!!

They are sluch ones, but the thing i live is they they fit my (big) bum really nicely, and are good on the waist. Like they have been designed for more or a 'shape' iyswim. I have a little waist, so its good not to have yrads of material on the waist.

piratecat Wed 06-Aug-08 11:59:23

they are slouch not sluch obv!!

sweetheart Wed 06-Aug-08 12:10:58

ummm budget for the perfect jeans - well I'm not sure thats something I could put a price on - if they were truly perfect maybe £200 or so?!?!?!?!

Thanks for the recommendations - will see if I can find 7 for mankind on the web and aldon the Hudson ones.

I have been to a Levi store and tried on loads of pairs but none fitted right, New Look never seems to fit me - between a 10-12 in there. Evans don't do 10-12 do they?!?!?!

Ohhh will also look at Monsoon thanks.

I think I have a long waist or soemthing - trousers always feel tight around my crotch blush

FeelingLucky Wed 06-Aug-08 12:26:42

Another vote for 7 for Mankind. well worth the price.
btw - if you have long waist, you could get ones which fit perfectly round waist and hip area, even if long and get them to adjust length.

Notyummy Wed 06-Aug-08 12:28:18

Gap: Long and Lean. I am also big of bottom, and they are v flattering.

Top Shop Skinny flare. Slight bootcut and dark flattering denim.

Have heard that 7 are good, but not sure I could bring myself to pay that

sweetheart Wed 06-Aug-08 12:32:18

I have a pair of Gap long and lean and I hate them - the button sticks out and makes my belly look massive and also they are not flared enough. Thanks though for the recommendation!

sweetheart Wed 06-Aug-08 12:33:50

so where can I buy these 7 for mankind jeans? I'm a real one for going into a shop and trying - if I had to order on line I'd end up ordering about 100 pairs (and probably sending them all back!!!)

ThePettyandIllinformedGoat Wed 06-Aug-08 12:39:23

you can find 7's in john lewis, harvey nicks - the joseph outlet store near my parents!

FeelingLucky Wed 06-Aug-08 13:36:01

Got mine from Selfridges where they also have an alteration service

paddingtonbear1 Thu 07-Aug-08 13:18:31

I got mine in Selfridges.
John lewis sell them, or House of Fraser.

Jazzicatz Thu 07-Aug-08 13:24:01

Diesel Jeans are great as are Uniqlo!

RoccocoFlourishes Thu 07-Aug-08 14:03:29

Calvin Klein do a '7' which is a British size 11!!! Fits me perfectly. Jeans are OK, nothing special, but check out if they still do that size 7!

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RoccocoFlourishes Thu 07-Aug-08 14:14:43

Those Next ones for £150 look so ordinary.

sweetheart Thu 07-Aug-08 14:26:43

Ok, well whoever works in marketing for those tummy tuck jeans should be sacked because the models wearing the jeans all seem to have quite rounded tummies! shock

Am off to batter my Next account - I didn't relise they did brands now.........

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