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Sometimes I wonder if I am the only woman in America who doesn't own a pair of jeans. I can't stand how they look or feel. I haven't owned a pair in quite some time. Am I the odd man (woman) out?!

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I wear jeans every day. If you get the right brand and size, they are comfortable (to me). Some brands don't fit me right. Some of my friends love the brands that I hate. We are all built differently, and jeans are all made differently. For example, I like the look and texture of Lee jeans, but they just don't fit me correctly. Wranglers fit a bit better, but still not the most comfortable. I like Levi's the best because they are just right in the waist and butt, and snug in the legs. But I often buy Rustlers because they are cheaper. They are comfortable enough, but they don't look as good on me because the legs are baggy. At my age, I don't care as long as I'm comfortable.

By the way, I only wear men's jeans because women's jeans DON'T fit right. They are usually too high waisted, too short, and not only that, but like most women's clothing, they aren't made as well.

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Sometimes I wonder if I am the only woman in America who doesn't own a pair of jeans. I can't stand how they look or feel. I haven't owned a pair in quite some time. Am I the odd man (woman) out?!

I like how they look, but I developed vulvar vestibulitis years ago, and though it's 95% managed, jeans have to fit just right, and I have to be feeling my best to wear them. So I generally don't. I'm a yoga teacher and stay-at-home-mom, though, so I regularly break the "don't go around in yoga pants all day long" fashion "rule". :)

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I bet you look great in yoga pants, Tiffany. I do not!

I do wear jeans but it is hard to find some that are comfortable. It doesn't matter what size I am.

MO - what do you wear instead of jeans? I know you could wear dresses but do you garden or clean the house in them?

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I love jeans! I am definitely a "denim person". lol. I have short legs but am long waisted so I need a short inseam/not "petite".

I wear boot cut, straight leg, and jeggings with long sweaters. So comfy:)

My son (28) hates the feel of denim and owns no jeans.

Different strokes :)

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I love jeans. It takes some doing to find jeans to suit different body types. I'm not thin (!!) but am tall so slightly curvy bootcut suits me best. Jeggings/leggings would look dreadful on me. Now that I've found the brand I love, I stick with them (Eddie Bauer).

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I used to think I didn't like jeans. Then Lane Bryant/Fashion Bug started with the Right Fit line. Holy crap! So okay, I'm not exactly skinny, but somehow no matter what happens to my weight I keep this perfect hourglass thing going. Sounds nice right? Try finding jeans for it. <_< Jeans are made for girls that have zero to few curves apparently. I could not find any that fit me before. My grammy always used to buy them to fit her hips then bring them home and take in the waist. Look... I don't pay a fortune for a good pair of pants just to bring them home and fix them. They fit at the store, or they stay at the store. Now that I have jeans that fit me well, I wear them a lot.

I still bum around the house in my yoga pants or pajamas. If I'm no leaving home I see absolutely no reason at all to be "dressed." Before I became more of a jean girl though, I wore almost exclusively dresses and skirts. I probably owned 1 pair of jeans, and my snakeskin print pleather pants (I used to live on the edge) and those were all the pants I think I owned back in the day.

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I wear either athletic type pants with sweatshirts or regular pants or skirts.

It's interesting to read the responses to see what people like. :)

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I personally love Old Navy jeans. I do own some yoga pants, but often feel underdressed in them and that bothers me even though I would be fine staying in pj pants all day...well no wonder my hubby is confused by my clothes, I'm not sure I'm even making sense to myself.

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I loathe the modern styles of jeans, which do_not_fit. I have to wear some sort of heavier- duty pant outside because stretch knits just don't go along with dirt, mud, and grass/hay detritus. But the second I come back in the house, off they go and get replaced with yoga pants. It is a combination of my body shape is difficult to fit anyway, and the modern cuts are lower- waisted, and I am very long-waisted, which makes a mid-rise jean a low rider on me :ph34r: (which means I need a very long shirt) and as one's waist becomes thicker with aging, the jeans just do NOT stay up. I have tried stretch jeans, and they start out staying put, and then as soon as I start moving around, they start to creep downwards. :o<_< Like yesterday, I had to bend over and over again, and these pants have an elastic waist and a drawstring tie, and yet they are puddling down around my knees and only the rubber mud boots are holding them up. :angry: Sometimes I try wearing a belt, but I don't like to. I am finally understanding why people wear overalls suspenders, although that would look even more ridiculous. It's just not cold enough here to wear an insulated farm-coverall type of outerwear, which is like a giant "onesie" for adults and which at least stays right where you put it.

Perhaps in another few years, the jeans makers will get a clue and start making jeans to fit again if one is over 30, or way over 30 ;) . I still have a few very older pairs that are cut differently but are either worn out, or don't fit my plumper legs anymore. I'm not thin, but for heaven's sake I see people much heavier than myself going out in public in these lower-cut, low rider waisted things with the muffin tops :blink: so I know that there ARE jeans made for all sizes.

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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...

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I like jeans. However, i also generally don't wear them around the house much. For that i prefer yoga pants or basketball shorts. It depends on the cut.

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I didn't wear jeans for years because of the bloating, so I disagree that the '80s was a great time for jeans. They always cut into me as a child. But the hip-hugger type is just fine. Of course, then you have to worry about underwear showing...

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I have a 14 inch difference between my hips and my waist. Good luck shopping for THAT.

The only stores that carry clothing cut for a rear end like that are the higher-end hip-hop

style stores, and there's no way I'm paying 80$ plus for jeans. So, I shop for pants/ jeans entirely

at secondhand/consignment stores. I frequently find clothing that's clearly at least ten years

old that someone used only lightly. I haven't bought a pair of pants or jeans new in at least 8

years. Don't care what brand as long as it's not sliding off my bum for lack of material!

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I like dresses. They look pretty. Yes, I do garden, clean, and play badmitten in them. I even have ridden my bike, but it is kindof scary. I wear denim dresses or jumpers often, because it is super tough. Summer or winter I wear elastic band pants or Capris with them. I shall never win a fashion contest, but I am covered and comfortable. I hope you can still like me inspite of what I wear.

I say I hate jeans too, but I wear them. I wear them hidden though. It is hard to find bottoms 100% cotton and a tolerable die without having jeans. Hidden by dresses they can be snug or baggy and nobody can tell!

I feel so disrespected when parade royalty appear in their jeans.

Diana

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I don't wear them any more. For most of my life, I hated them. I did start wearing them in Jr. High but only because that was pretty much what all of the other kids wore. I was very picky though and the demin had to be very soft. I also wore them as a young adult and I also wore heels which I no longer wear.

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.

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One of the things I have been most looking forward to in the future (or, am hoping will happen, anyway) is being able to wear jeans and other non-stretchy, non-super-loose pants again, when I can somewhat count on not ending the day several pants sizes up from where I started. :lol:

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They are making more styles of jeans with elastic waist bands, maybe try again? I also had a couple years of severe bloating. Like you I lived in leggings, etc. But I also wore a lot of loose sun dresses, even at home in the winter. It also made me feel better by being dressed up a tad.

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.

Colleen

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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? :P

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. :D

My rationale for clothing: if you can't dance in it, there's no point in wearing it.

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I like jeans, hate shopping for them. Loathe pants in general (shopping).

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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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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    • Hi Bree, You need to avoid wheat, rye, and barley, including malt.  It is best to avoid oats and dairy for a few months at the start of the gluten-free diet.  Personally I would avoid soy also. The best thing though is to just stop eating processed foods for a few months at least.  And don't eat in restaurants and also cook your own meals.  A simpler diet is best for healing.  Plus if you are getting sick from a food ingredient it is simple to figure out.  Eating processed foods (like gluten-free pizza) etc you could take in 100 more ingredients in a day.  That means you have to figure out which of those 100 ingredients is making you sick.  Not an easy task.  So I suggest you simplify your diet and learn the easy/fast  way.  Eating out at restaurants will slow your healing/learning down. It is better to take some food with you if you are going out.  Nuts, fruit, hard boiled eggs are easy to carry around.
    • Please don't waste your money on Enterolab.  They have never submitted any proof for peer review verification.  They are glad to take your cash though. I am not familiar with the MC diet.  But many celiacs avoid additional foods beyond just gluten.  I don't eat dairy, soy, nightshades, carrots, celery, oats.  Probably a few I am forgetting.  Many others here avoid other foods too.  There is still plenty to eat though.  Meats and veggies, nuts, eggs etc.  There is almond milk and coconut milk in the stores.  What is helpful on starting the gluten-free diet is to avoid all processed foods and stick with whole foods.  Do all your own cooking and don't eat at restaurants for 6 months.  In celiac, even a small crumb can kick off the immune system reaction.  So we have to avoid cross-contamination of foods.  So no shared condiments jars like mayo, peanut butter, etc.  There is a very short list of ingredients on whole foods. Simplifying your diet is a good thing.  The fewer foods you eat the easier it is to identify a problem food.  Sometimes an elimination diet is helpful to find problem foods. We have a member ennis-tx who has ulcerative colitis.  Ennis eats a keto/paleo/gluten-free/df diet.  Maybe his experience would be helpful to you.  He also has lots of recipes because he is a chef. I'll try and point him to this thread.
    • Those food sensitivity tests on Enterolab are not accepted by actual Celiac doctors.  This sites probably gets a percentage of everyone they send to get the bogus tests.     And I am going to guess that 11 days will not be enough to heal the colitis.  Why not try a restrictive diet for a month or two and see if it helps?  I am surprised that your doctor knew enough to biopsy you for microscopic colitis but didn't advise any diet changes.  Did he say how bad or wide spread it was? 
    • There you go.  The gluten-free diet has helped you.  You might not need,that official diagnosis.   After all, the bottom line is achieving good health.   P.S.  Those Romans went everywhere!  I think now, northern  India (where they grown wheat and not rice) has an even higher rate of celiac disease than Europe.  
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