Anyone Else Loathe Jeans?
Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:38 PM
Currently I have an assortment of medical problems which includes gastroparesis. That means that my stomach is always big but sometimes huge! I can start out the morning with a pair of pants that are loose, only to have them uncomfortable tight by dinner time. Or the opposite can happen. Pants start out tight, then I go shopping and the pants start sliding off. It's very frustrating. These days I can only wear yoga pants, sweats, leggings or other knit pants. Elastic waists work best. I do own some pants that do not have actual elastic but just a stretchy fabric top. These have a tendency to slide off of me.
I did have some jeans with an elastic waist but I got rid of most of them. They just were not comfortable. And in order to get them that were big enough around the middle, the maker apparently assumed that I had big legs as well. I don't. Legs are skinny. So the fit was kind of funky.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:52 AM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:00 AM
I sincerely hope you find some stuff that works for you and a bonus for sun dresses is that you can show off those great legs.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:38 AM
Takala, I couldn't agree more. I am amongst the ranks of the way over 30 crowd and I miss the jeans from the 80's. Those jeans used to fit great. I also miss leg warmers, the hair styles from the 80's and the music and the morals...but thats for a whole entire different thread...
Can we have this thread, please?
I loathed jeans as a child. By which I mean I would scream at my mum: "I will never, ever wear these! I can't move in them!" - and she was like, "I'll remember this when 14 comes along." I did wear jeans for many years, but it was always a pain in the neck to find one that fit. I could only wear jeans by a brand I don't even know whether it exists anymore, Fiorucci.
Even when I was skinny, I had the typical Mediterranean shape: very small waist, very bouncy backside. But modern jeans seem to be made to tube-girls. Besides, they are hard on my legs, and they are uncomfortable at my waist, so I would always wear sizes up, and look baggy.
Haven't worn jeans in a couple of years, really. I wear lots of dresses - a working woman's best friend, you pack tons of them in a small suitcase when you're out for work, and no need to think about matching tops and bottoms. When I was still in my normal weight, I wore fitted slacks a lot. I have gone back to the 80s since gaining weight and am using very very thick push-up leggings in dark colours. I can move fine in them, they are as thick as a pair of pants would be, very warm, and I can simply slip on a long sweater or dress to cover my derriere.
My rationale for clothing: if you can't dance in it, there's no point in wearing it.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:53 AM
Short waisted, hourglass figure. You do the math on how many pants fit me.
So far Gap Curvy is the only one I find in stores that covers my butt and doesn't gap in the crotch.
If I dress up, it's a skirt. Don't seem to have a problem finding shorts....not easy but I can do it.
But man, I hate shopping for jeans. And I really hate the ones that stretch out and fall off in an hour - and don't cover my butt crack.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:56 AM
I generally don't like wearing jeans but when I wear dresses I always get asked why I'm so dressed up! Even if they are casual dresses! Maybe it's just people in the midwest?
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