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jeans + more - recommendations puh-lease! I'm desperate
motherpeculiar · 31/07/2005 18:34
my first time posting on style but hoping you gurus of same can help me out
DD2 is now almost 4 months old and good god am I ready to go shopping for some new clothes. I am fortunate in that my old jeans do fit (cunning hipsters which don't need to go up as far as still flabby belly ) but they are about to fall apart, stich from threadbare stich
to cut a long story short, am going shopping tomorrow (probably to bluewater as am kind of keen to avoid oxford st at the moment) and want to buy lots of stuff, including some new jeans
I am a bit pear shaped, normally size 10ish on top (although bf'ing boobs make me a 12-14 just now) and about a 12-14 on the bum.
anyone got any GREAT jeans tips to suit me? I am about 5ft 6ish. Prefer darkish jeans to really light coloured ones, prefer indigo to black, will consider anything that makes me look svelte and 6 ft tall (a girl can dream) or even non-lumpy and 5ft 6ish will do.
Please help me - I am bad at jeans buying and the only pair I've ever loved (from gap a couple of seasons ago, slimline hipster capri pants with turn-ups that I turned down so they work as regular jeans too iyswim) are about to depart this world.
if you've gotten this far, any tips for tops much appreciated too - I am sick sick sick of my set of interchangeable t-shirts which can be hoiked up for breastfeeding - I want something more trendy and interesting
finally - a wrap around dress? for when I go back to work and don't have to hoike...
I am depending on you all to radically transform my wardrobe. HELP ME!
(would love to say money is no object, it's not true really but I am prepared to splash out for something that really suits me...)
bubblerock · 31/07/2005 18:47
Definately Bootcut or you will look like a spinning top. Also faded bits down the front of the legs make your legs look slimmer. Make sure they have pockets on the bum or it looks like a huge area of arse
Since DS2 I've felt more secure with a higher waist to hold the belly flab in, I'm only a 10 but still have a jelly belly. I hate having to hold it in all the time.
motherpeculiar · 31/07/2005 18:52
certainly don't want to look like a spinning top thanks!
any other brands I should look out for to avoid the Spinning Top look?
like the faded bits in the front bit - although I think you have to be careful with that or you can look a bit piebald
bubblerock · 31/07/2005 19:01
It's really hard to find a good comfy pair of jeans isn't it? What about going to a shop with lots of different jeans and spending a while trying them all on. I really liked River Island jeans for a while although haven't bought any recently.
Don't get ones that are too snug but remember they will give after you've worn them a while and there's nothing worse than a saggy ass - Have you got any friends as blunt as me that you could take with you?
lunachic · 31/07/2005 19:24
next have a good choice good quality at reasonable prices
the ones here are the petites range (all available in longer lengths) they have 4 lengths (not in every style) and if you flick through the rest of the catalogue they have loads more styles available in regular length and long (and some in extra long
click on the small image for a decent pic
motherpeculiar · 31/07/2005 20:01
what are YOU doing tomorrow BubbleRock? nope, I have no friends as blunt as you unfortunately, DH has volunteered to come but he is far too polite! BTW - how did you know about my perpetually saggy arse?
lunachic - I like the 3/4 length military ones you got a lot, and they have the requisite 2% stretch to save me from becoming totally horrible to everyone around me (this constant striving for comfort may go some way to explaining the sagginess mentioned above though)
ameriscot - £3 - have you tried them?
motherpeculiar · 31/07/2005 20:17
1970 memories are GOOD imo Ameriscot. I remember my big sisters taking me to get my very first pair of Levis in the 70s. I also had what I thought were a VERY fetching pair of VERY blue jeans with a patch pocket on the front featuring an appliqued American Indian Chief's head. No pockets on the back though so BubbleRock would never let me wear them now!
Ah, the memories. Might just have to get me a pair of those £3 jeans whether they suit me or not now.
Lunachic - nice tunic, bet it is good with your next jeans. Will check out warehouse tomorrow too if they have one in bluewater.
DH is going to hate you all as I will be like a woman obsessed (which, let's face it, I am)!!!!!
mandymac · 01/08/2005 10:18
Ring Top shop and see if they do personal shopping. Tell them you want wrap or button through tops and jeans & whatever else and if they have personal shopper, she can pull it together for you to try on. Also, normally have special spacious changing room if you have this service, with room for buggy, chilled water for you etc. I did this a few weeks ago and was great, will defo do it again and its free!
typing in rush to hit your deadline.
motherpeculiar · 01/08/2005 10:41
thanks mandymac - will definitely do this later in the year in Oxford circus - thanks for the tip
today am just off to bluewater and the TS there is small so I doubt do personal shopping, although I will check
thanks for typing so fast too
am off now
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