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goodforme
05-18-2010, 01:54 PM
Does anyone else have a pair of pants you can wear no matter how much you gain and/or lose?

I have a pair of dress slacks for work I got from Avenue. They are a size 20. I wore them when I was 9 months pregnant. I wore them when I weighed almost 245. And I'm wearing them today!

True they are waaaaaay too loose, baggy in the rear and legs, and the waist is gaping. BUT, my hips are holding them up!

They are apparently super-pants!:p I can't outgrow or undergrow these things!! And when I get home today, I'm giving them up. They look horrible, hide my loss, make my efforts less noticable, and they are history.

A couple pounds away from my first mini goal. Guess I'll buy new pants to commemorate.:cool:


Gold32
05-18-2010, 02:08 PM
Woohoo!!! New pants! I am so looking forward to that.

And yes, I have also experienced the super-pants phenomenon. Seems most of my pants can stick with me through a 30 pound range. But that could be because I don't notice when pants are too tight...

Eliana
05-18-2010, 02:16 PM
My Lane Bryant Right Fit jeans still fit after 50 lbs! LOL! But I refuse to wear them! I was a color blue (curvy) so the waist is cinched. My hips will hold up that cinched waist until kingdom come apparently!

I also have some horrible stretchy/spandexy pants that fit at any size, though they were starting to look not so pretty at my highest weight. They're loose, but they cling to the body and when I would sit, I could actually feel my belly on my thighs. Blech. Those probably still fit too, but again...I refuse to wear them.

Just in case you didn't know, plus size pants have about a 20 lb range between sizes where as the lower sizes have about a 10 lb difference. So plus size pants really do fit longer.


ThicknPretty
05-18-2010, 02:19 PM
YES! Infuriating! I have a pair of grey work slacks that are size 16s and they are HUGE in the butt and the legs and everywhere....but the waist :?:Grr

WarMaiden
05-18-2010, 02:19 PM
Eh, I still have a bunch of "clown clothes" in size 18 to 24 * that I wear around the house when I'm doing heavy-duty cleaning (because I don't care if they get ruined) or when I'm just lounging and want to feel comfy (rather than sexy). It really doesn't bother me. I've upgraded my work clothing as I've gone along, so that it's not baggy, but I'm not going to spend lots of extra money on stuff the world never sees right now.

* For reference, my actual size currently is a 12 to 14.

Gold32
05-18-2010, 02:23 PM
Just in case you didn't know, plus size pants have about a 20 lb range between sizes where as the lower sizes have about a 10 lb difference. So plus size pants really do fit longer.

This explains a lot. Though, I also found it really annoying when the size 16s were too tight and the size 16+ or 18 were bagging off me. Even in the same exact style and pant! That's how I ended up with the too tight 16s that I then gained even more weight in before starting to lose. I'm willing to bet I'll lose 30 pounds and they'll still fit nicely...

That's why I don't know if you can call them super-pants, or just me being and idiot. :lol:

Onederchic
05-18-2010, 02:23 PM
LOL I too have a pair that I can't seem to not fit completely. I wore them at 200 pounds and now, almost 30 pounds less, my hips are still holding them up.

caryesings
05-18-2010, 03:21 PM
In my mind, many of my bigger clothes still fit. I am very hourglass shaped so now matter how much I lose my pants are never going to fall off me and my boobs are going to fill out my shirt.

So I've been relying on my friend's husband and my beau to be my clothing judges (not that I asked, but they get very vocal when I wear something too big). So for my nicer clothes I have a few outfits in the "right" size (14-16) but like WarMaiden I still have an awful lot of size 22 that I'm wearing when no one can see me.

motivated chickie
05-18-2010, 03:36 PM
I have a pair of pants that I got at Old Navy in size 10. They were too tight at the time, but I wanted to be a 10 (actually Old Navy 10 is probably more like a 12). They were stretch so I stretched out the waist.

Now the pants are too baggy, but I love the cut and color. I would wash them to shrink them, but they are still too big. They literally fall down if I try to walk fast or run in them.

Not ready to give up these Old Navy pants though. I love them to death. I wear them with a belt that is now too big for me. I can pull the pants up and down with the belt on at the first hole.

Hmm, maybe it's time for new pants and a new belt.

juliastl27
05-18-2010, 03:38 PM
i cut out on normal pants. lol. if i buy a pair of normal fit pants they fit in the belly and are too loose everywhere else. call me crazy, but ive moved on to the lower jeans that just sit on the hip. it requires a top that isn't too tight so you can't see my belly roll, but it's way less annoying than the pants that are clinging to my gut and falling off everywhere else!

TXMary2
05-18-2010, 04:11 PM
I think I have the same black pants from Avenue!! I bought them when I was around 230.....at one point I got to 213 and was still wearing them. Now I am 250 and still wearing them. They're magic. LOL

seafoamgreen
05-18-2010, 05:18 PM
Congrats to everyone who's outgrown their clothes - very exciting! Sadly, I'm down to only about three pairs of pants that I own fitting me and one of them is a pair of sweat pants, so I guess they don't really count. I hope to be where you are one day and be able to wear my old clothes and then someday buy new ones. So far I'm holding out on buying newer, bigger clothes! :o

bestwaytoloseweight
05-19-2010, 03:08 AM
Wow!! Good to her...

PeanutsMom704
05-19-2010, 07:52 AM
I have 2 pairs of XL yoga pants that I wore at my highest, including when I was 9 months pg (although since I lost weight while pg due to 9 months of morning sickness, that wasn't even my highest!). I still wear them and they aren't huge but I think it's getting time to retire them - I've got lots of other pants that are much more flattering at this point.

I'm waiting until our seasons finally change for good - we had snow last week so just because it can be 80 one day doesn't mean I'm done with winter clothes!! But once it's really and truly spring heading into summer, I'm getting rid of the biggest of my winter clothes. Not everything, although I hope that by the time it's cold again in the fall, all of it will be too big!!

goodforme
05-19-2010, 08:48 AM
This morning I was able to wear some khaki's that I haven't fit into for a few years. The waist has LOTS of room in the back, I can insert my whole hand (from pinky finger at my back to thumb at the band) between my back and the band. However, the stomach is still tight.

How does my body lose weight on my back and leave the spare tire up front?:dizzy:

I'll take it, no matter where it comes from, but cut me a break here!!

SouthLake
05-19-2010, 11:12 AM
I have a pair of pants that fit from like 175 to 225. They were tight at the end.. but really.. those things were amazing.

Now I'm in the horrible limbo where size 18 pants literally fall off of me (to the floor if I din't pull them up) but size 16 is still major muffin top! Not cool.

Renwomin
05-19-2010, 11:47 AM
Pants are a major frustration for me in general. No matter what size I've always had a hard time finding ones that fit well. I'll admit it... I've got a large tush and tend to carry weight in my stomach as well, but I have a pronounced waist. A lot of pants that fit around my hips are too big on my waist and a lot of times in the legs as well. Ironically because I have a hard time finding well fitted pants I should be trying them on more, but it is my least favorite clothing item to shop for and I'm less apt to shop for pants.

Because of my hips pants rarely fall off me they just end up sagging everywhere. I'm in this in between stage with a lot of my pants where I'm trying to determine if they are too loose to wear. It is a good problem to have!

Wishing you all baggy pants in your future!

TornadoSiren
05-19-2010, 12:27 PM
HAH! I am, sadly, the victim of a very horrible and apparently inescapable genetic defect. I do not know if there is a medical term for it, but the whispered word within my family (which is, of course, where I picked up this horrible defect) is "flatassitis". I do hope I have not offended anyone with the term.

This defect can lead to some very interesting shopping trips, and with my current weight loss, a very weird way for pants to sit on my body. My favorite pair (the pair I like to wear when I walk in fact) have gone beyond clown pants at this point. But I can still wear them, and doggone it, I love them. It will be a sad but happy day when I can no longer walk safely in them. I am fairly certain they will go another 5, and might stretch to 10 pounds..so that would make 40 to 45 pounds of leeway. Not bad for a pair of 12 dollar clearance capris!!

goodforme
05-19-2010, 01:19 PM
HAH! I am, sadly, the victim of a very horrible and apparently inescapable genetic defect. I do not know if there is a medical term for it, but the whispered word within my family (which is, of course, where I picked up this horrible defect) is "flatassitis". I do hope I have not offended anyone with the term.

This defect can lead to some very interesting shopping trips, and with my current weight loss, a very weird way for pants to sit on my body. My favorite pair (the pair I like to wear when I walk in fact) have gone beyond clown pants at this point. But I can still wear them, and doggone it, I love them. It will be a sad but happy day when I can no longer walk safely in them. I am fairly certain they will go another 5, and might stretch to 10 pounds..so that would make 40 to 45 pounds of leeway. Not bad for a pair of 12 dollar clearance capris!!

:rofl: I suffer from that same syndrome! It's hilarious to me that my flat (aka pancake) butt can get wider and wider from left to right, while slowly caving in instead of growing outwards.

Go us in the baggy pants club!:carrot:

WarMaiden
05-19-2010, 01:30 PM
There is hope for sufferers of flatassitis: Strength training that focuses on building the gluteal muscles. I do not suffer thusly myself, and yet working on my gluteal muscles has noticeably changed the landscape of my buttock area. For example, when I'm looking at myself side-on in the mirror, and I flex my bottom muscles, the entire thing PERKS UP visibly. Sort of goes from this shape ) to this shape > is what I mean.

So I highly recommend butt-training :)

TornadoSiren
05-19-2010, 01:33 PM
My husband has promised that if we ever become exorbitantly wealthy, that he will buy me a butt. Brazil here I come! But in the meantime..excuse me while I flex..

xMeaganx
05-19-2010, 02:15 PM
I'm glad to know that it isn't just me! I have a pair of LEI 24's, that I've had since my highest weight. Granted, I was squeezing into them before, and here I am 60 lbs lighter and 2 sizes (maybe 3) down and still wearing them. They are lose in the waist and in the calf areas but not the thighs! If only I could lose the thighs!

PeanutsMom704
05-19-2010, 02:36 PM
ha ha!!!! Another sufferer of flatassitis here. And even more sadly, I have the comorbidity of bulgingbellyitis. Not a happy combo!

caryesings
05-19-2010, 03:13 PM
ha ha!!!! Another sufferer of flatassitis here. And even more sadly, I have the comorbidity of bulgingbellyitis. Not a happy combo!

Yep. My hip measurement would lead one to believe I have a booty. <Sigh> my full, rounded part of my hips is in front.