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Jeans for someone with a bit of a belly but no bum
Ok, am 5'2, size 10-12, with a bit of a belly but no backside really at all. Because of this jeans tend to slip slightly under my belly and then as there is nothing there to stop them, they start to fall down. Even if I wear a belt this seems to happen, and I hate wearing belts anyway as they always stick out.
I currently have 1 pair from Dotty p which are a 10 but are a little tight and they fall down, and I have a pair from New Look which are a 12 and too big, so I wear them with a belt and they still fall down.
I'm the same shape as you. DP jeans are rubbish for me. Always huge on the waist and ultra low cut so they give a builders bum and generally sag and look terrible on me. A belt only gathers them in and makes the look too big.
High waisted jeans are quite comfortable actually and they won't fall down but you can only ever wear long tops that cover the fact that they are high waisted! And they aren't very good for someone who has a bit of a belly because they really emphasise it. But they don't give a muffin top so that's a plus.
Low rise jeans are great because they flatten the tummy but they do fall down, well they don't start to slip down to the knees or anything like that but everytime you get up from sitting you have to hoist them up and start adjusting yourself.
I'd love to find a pair of jeans that flatten the tummy and actually stay put - no luck yet though. I bought bootcut jeans from new look and primark and they are quite high rise, very comfortable (though I do feel really old when I wear them) but I looklike I'm up the duff.
The best ones I found were Next skinny flare very flattering and tummy flattening, no muffin top and didn't fall down so much but they seemed to have stopped doing them, adn as I have lost weight I need a smaller size now (happy on the one hand, sad on the other).
well my flabby tummy is so bad i have to choose between frumpy high waisted jeans that hold it all in and a longer length top or low waisted jeans that allow me to believe i am a teenager and a tasteful muffin top
which come to think of it is a very common teenage look around here