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OK all you apples out there..... can you help me get some jeans

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Wags Tue 16-Sep-08 11:56:03

Think I am a typical 'apple' shape. 5'9" tall, fairly long, slimish (for my size) legs, large waist big bust. I have lost 2st, trying to loose more and doing OK. Having a real problem with jeans. Size 18 at the moment are baggy on hips and legs but OK on waist. I tend to go for below the waist fit, ones I have at the moment are Boden bootleg - got them in the sale ages ago and have only just got into them. They are looking too big on me. I got a size 16 in the sale (Boden) and they don't go round my waist but fit great everywhere else. I HATE shopping for jeans. Anyone know any makes that might suit my figure? Am I right to be getting ones below the waist? Have never ever suited high waist things, even when young and slim, have always had a boyish figure but with norks grin

CountessDracula Tue 16-Sep-08 11:57:03

River Island
Only place for jeans for apples

Tutter Tue 16-Sep-08 11:57:58

if you have £££s to spare, hudson

the detailing on the pockets is great for making apples appear to have an arruss

i love em

CountessDracula Tue 16-Sep-08 11:59:03

come over here

Tutter I thought that said anus

brimfull Tue 16-Sep-08 11:59:15

matalan jeans are quite good for apples

Wags Tue 16-Sep-08 11:59:53

Oh, liking both of those. River Island would be great for now as I want to loose another 2 stone. Maybe I could try Hudson when I get to goal grin. The trousers that fitted me best when I was slimmer (slacks and jeans) were Banana Republic Martin fit. I hate the thought of paying UK prices for them, so want to loose a bit more then get some sent by a friend from USA.

Tutter Tue 16-Sep-08 12:00:01


Oliveoil Tue 16-Sep-08 12:00:42


I went on a rather large spree in there on Saturday

didn't buy jeans but they have a new range called Curvy

also, staff will be on hand and you can try on 324 pairs whilst they are at your beck and call

Wags Tue 16-Sep-08 12:00:50

Thanks for link CD, posting from work so hadn't done any searches first. Just what I need, see you over there grin

Tutter Tue 16-Sep-08 12:01:04

ok i have an incentive for you

my 31s are too big

when you get to that size you can have em for free grin

CountessDracula Tue 16-Sep-08 12:01:16

Gap jeans are terrible on me

fishie Tue 16-Sep-08 12:01:25

you need slim fit jeans. gap do some but boy are they tight on the tum. or the ones i have are. colleague has river island ones which are good. i've got uniqlo skinnies, they are very short in the body so are round my hips really, avoiding waist problem.

CountessDracula Tue 16-Sep-08 12:01:43

what is 31s?

Tutter Tue 16-Sep-08 12:02:08

31 inch

as in waist (well, hips, really)

CountessDracula Tue 16-Sep-08 12:02:08

yes yes
skinny bootlegs is what you need
I tell you go to River Island

Tutter Tue 16-Sep-08 12:02:23


Oliveoil Tue 16-Sep-08 12:02:28

I have river island atm

topshop do a good range and also H&M

Wags Tue 16-Sep-08 12:02:37

I went in Gap last week but did have DS with me (3.6) so not a great idea. Got overwhelmed by all the different styles and they didn't seem to have many in an 18. Went out feeling fat. Maybe need to revisit without kids and grab a nice looking assistant.

CountessDracula Tue 16-Sep-08 12:02:39

oh sorry thought was some new brand

So what size is that then
in 12 14 16 etc

Wags Tue 16-Sep-08 12:05:51

skinny bootlegs is a new one on me... ah when I was a lass, there were only a few styles to choose from. Have still got my Levi red label size 12 nestling at the back of my wardrobe. I just like gazing at them grin

CountessDracula Tue 16-Sep-08 12:07:54

skinny bootlegs are tight to the knee, great for those of us with no arse or thighs to speak of

Normal ones flap around my arse and thighs making me look FAT

Wags Tue 16-Sep-08 12:09:41

Yup, thats me, no arse grin. DH doesn't have an arse either.... I feared for our children. DD has a lovely bum think she will be OK. DS - no chance, not even sure how he manages to stay on the loo seat without sliding off grin

Tutter Tue 16-Sep-08 12:17:34

oh sorry cd

<<sighs>> so hard to marry jeans size to clothes size

i.e. a 30 fits me

you would look at me and say i'm a 12-14

but my hips are prob a small 12
my waist is prob a 16 (actually i don't have one)

i have a skinny friend who wears the same size jeans as i do, because she has wider hips


Wags Tue 16-Sep-08 12:18:42

Tutter, is that about a size 14? Will CAT you when I get there.. don't wait in for me though grin

Wags Tue 16-Sep-08 12:19:29

x post - yes probably about a 14 then.

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