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Wannabeskinny
05-21-2014, 03:42 PM
Why can't they just make pants for someone who has my body shape? I don't understand it! I'm an hourglass/pear shape and hold most of my weight in my hips/thighs and chest. I'm so sick and tired of trying on pants that don't fit. I don't know of a single pair of pants that does not cling to my thighs. If I get a pair that fits through the thighs then the waist is so loose I can stuff a melon in it.

I know I know, get it tailored. But tailoring is soooo expensive! Why can't the clothing industry just suck it up already and make pants with freakin hips!! Seriously, if you're going to make your business out of making clothes then why not consider that women come in different shapes??? An apple and a pear cannot possibly fit into similar clothing styles!


Munchy
05-21-2014, 03:49 PM
I'm an hourglass too - the best pants for me have always been the Express Editor. Express isn't known for their amazing "curvy" fit, but I swear they're the only pants that look good on me and fit my smaller waist while accommodating my larger thigh/rear.

Wannabeskinny
05-21-2014, 04:05 PM
I'm an hourglass too - the best pants for me have always been the Express Editor. Express isn't known for their amazing "curvy" fit, but I swear they're the only pants that look good on me and fit my smaller waist while accommodating my larger thigh/rear.

Stores like Express only carry up to a large and I think size 12. I couldn't shop there even if I wanted to. Gosh what's awful is I used to date a guy who was a pants designer for Express. lol


souvenirdarling
05-21-2014, 05:11 PM
I started buying Old Navy Jeans because year to year the sizing is pretty consistent and they have models according to body type. We have a store in Montreal called "Jeans Jeans Jeans" where someone will find something to fit your body type.

GordonGirl16
05-21-2014, 05:13 PM
I know exactly what you mean! I'm not an hourglass shape so I don't have exactly the same problem, but I can never find pants that fit my thighs and then aren't super baggy around my ankles (because I'm quite short). And I have the problem of pants ALWAYS falling down at the waist. It doesn't matter if they fit, if they're too big or too small, I have to wear a belt or else they WILL fall down.

Novus
05-21-2014, 05:24 PM
We need to go shopping together because I always seem to find your pants.... ;)

berryblondeboys
05-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Find a brand that works and STICK TO IT. Like, for me, the two pairs of pants that always look good on me (or as good as any pants will look) are Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren in their mid-rise, boot cut, especially.

My mother in law has big hips and a TINY waist. She finds LLBean works for her (absolutely DOES NOT for me).

Jeans that have a bit of spandex in them, IMO are the best fitting pants. They don't get all baggy after wearing them and they give a little where you need them too and fit loose enough in the other areas. Plus, for weight loss, it gives you a few extra pounds wiggle room in how long you can wear them too.

Dottington
05-21-2014, 10:49 PM
Ugh totally feel your pain. I'm an hourglass too and if I ever find anything that fits in the hips I get a huge gap at the waist :dizzy: Like berryblondeboys , I find pants with a little stretch to work the best for me, but flattering pants are hard to find so I end up living in dresses and skirts.

mb2004
05-22-2014, 12:10 AM
Have you tried skinny jeans? Ladies with hourglass figures can CERTAINLY rock em! They do take a little getting used to.

Wannabeskinny
05-22-2014, 07:07 AM
We need to go shopping together because I always seem to find your pants.... ;)

Haha!!!

Wannabeskinny
05-22-2014, 07:11 AM
@berryblondeboys, I used to wear CK and now I can't find my sizes anymore. Maybe my problem is that I like to shop at a store, I'm too scared to order clothes on line because there is nothing I hate more than going to the post office to return something. I mean, if I can't find a pair of pants to fit me out of the ten I got in the dressing room with me then what are the chances that the one pair arriving in the mail will fit? That's how I view online shopping.

I have found NYDJ jeans to fit quite well, they are expensive though, but hey it's worth it if they fit right?

berryblondeboys
05-22-2014, 07:18 AM
@berryblondeboys, I used to wear CK and now I can't find my sizes anymore. Maybe my problem is that I like to shop at a store, I'm too scared to order clothes on line because there is nothing I hate more than going to the post office to return something. I mean, if I can't find a pair of pants to fit me out of the ten I got in the dressing room with me then what are the chances that the one pair arriving in the mail will fit? That's how I view online shopping.

I have found NYDJ jeans to fit quite well, they are expensive though, but hey it's worth it if they fit right?

I don't shop at shopping malls - ever. I buy EVERYTHING from TJMaxx or Marshalls. I should try a few other such chains too like SteinMart, Ross, etc. THAT is where I always find the Calvin Klein pants and RL pants and yes even NYDJ. My mother in law just handed me her now to small NYDJ hand me downs. Their 12s are like a CK 14.

Munchy
05-22-2014, 09:21 AM
I randomly pulled a pair of jeans from Target yesterday to try on - denizen curvy fit and they fit perfectly, even the petites were short enough for me. I have never, ever just pulled a pair of jeans and had them fit (with the exception of the Editor pant).

LINK (http://www.target.com/p/denizen-women-s-essential-bootcut-jean-curvy-fit-afterglow/-/A-14657268)

Tarisaande
05-22-2014, 09:56 AM
I feel your pain from the opposite end of the body type spectrum. I have a fat stomach, no butt and no waist. In order to get a pair of pants that fits me in the waist, they end up so baggy in the butt I could stick two of your melons in there, I STILL need to wear a belt to keep them up, because no waist or hips to keep them up, and then I get accused of wearing pants that are too big!

I add my support to old navy. Their sweetheart fit is the best for me, as far as fits go, and they have a variety of cuts. This has held true for a range of sizes as well, between sizes 8 and 14. I suspect if I gained more weight back I could continue to shop their larger sizes in the same cut. If anything, my stomach is consistenly big.

Hotaruchan
05-22-2014, 07:11 PM
I have a combination of Wannabeskinny and Tariasaande...I have a gut, but a small-ish natural waist, no butt and hips to speak of an thunder thighs of doom. I have to get higher rise pants to avoid a muffin top...but things that fit loosely at the natural waist will keep my stomach in check pretty well while being sausage casings on my thighs and giving me sad saggy butt.

Sir Mix a lot would not like me.

dragonstar85
05-22-2014, 07:27 PM
I feel your pain. I have thicker thighs and a behind. For me everything is too tight in the butt/thigh area and hangs off of me everywhere else. Ugh! They need to make the upper part of the pants in different styles like they do the bottom part. Instead of flared, bootcut, straight leg, they need to have pear, apple, etc.

Marina Brasil
07-29-2014, 09:26 PM
I hate hate hate hate hate shopping for pants and i probably haven't worn pants in the last 2 or 3 years. Going back to wearingpants is one of my biggest motivations to get fit right now. My legs and thighs do get in the pants but my belly doesn't. I have almost no butt and a fat stomach with a small waist. I'll probably neeed surgery after losing all the extra weight in order to have a normal belly (not a flat one, just a normal one) but if i lose 15 to 20 pounds i might be able to get pants even if they are not really flattering, which would be lovely and make me really happy.

I'm really short and i guess that makes it harder to shop for pants... it was hard even when i wheighed 53kgs!

BettyBooty
07-30-2014, 07:50 AM
I seem to only be able to find flare of bootcut pants that fit well through my waist and thighs, and I cannot pull of a wider-legged pant. I need straight or slightly tailored/slim or I look like a fireplug. Grrrrr. . . .

PatPat
07-30-2014, 07:56 AM
I get you.

but now just add that I am at the height of a 10 year old. kid clothes just... well wont fit (I havent found any that are made for fat kids anyways, and when I am slender I still have feminine curves).
so I have to go to the "grown up" stuffs- every frekkin pant is too long in the upper part.
Now I either can pull them up to my armpits or have a super saggy bottom. Makes my short legs look really awesome. I *love* the dachshund look (the tshirts being too long add a lot to that too), I swear thats gonna be the next hip thing, cause I wear it.

....

*sigh*

PS: in a protest I decided to sew myself harem pants and wear them day in, day out. hey, they will still fit even when I lose weight (I still have a pair I can wear from my skinny days).
HAH!

EDITH adds: Hey, Marina Brasil you are almost my weightloss twin *waves* ^^

Marina Brasil
07-30-2014, 12:39 PM
I seem to only be able to find flare of bootcut pants that fit well through my waist and thighs, and I cannot pull of a wider-legged pant. I need straight or slightly tailored/slim or I look like a fireplug. Grrrrr. . . .

:yes: Same dificulty! With skinny jeans taking over the world it's impossible to find anything with a straight leg, which is flattering to the majority of women i know.

Patpat You are even shorter than me, so i get how it's hard for you! Being short makes buying clothes a hard task and when we are overweight or obese it's close to torture! Even when i was thinner shopping for pants was hard because the proportion of the pants made my body look awful. The part where the thighs should go would also cover half to a third of my legs and i always had to cut the legs. Add to that the fact thant in Brazil pants don't have diferent lenghts for taller and shorter people. Not a good fitting! And we are really twins!

npotyonek
10-09-2014, 10:04 PM
I have a terrible time with pants too. same issue your having. Small waist, big hips thighs & tush. Everything I put on is too tight in the thighs. I have about 5 pairs of pants that fit me. 1 pair of jeans & 4 dress pants for work. Majority are from Khols. Had a pair of American eagle jeans I loved so much I litterally wore holes in half my thigh and both sides of the crotch. those were more of a bell bottom style so it had room in the knees,

Wannabeskinny
10-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Old thread lol. Still valid though haha.

Now the style of pants is skinny skinny skinny tapered pants. I look best in bell bottoms which flare out at the bottom and help balance out my shape but those are soooooooo our of style right now. I'm not uncomfortable in skinnies and straight legged pants but there are better styles out there for me that I wish would come back in style!

sunarie
10-10-2014, 12:25 PM
At some point I found some jeans (I want to say I got them at Fashion Bug, but it could have been Lane Bryant) that are called "right fit". I measured my waste and hips, and then they had different fits of the same jeans to pick from based on my measurements. I know two of the stores they sell them in are plus sized stores (Lane Bryants and Catherines) but they may have smaller sizes at Fashion Bug. Worth a shot. I love the jeans I got.

I'll have to figure out what to do for jeans when I get out of plus sizes. My waist to hip ratio is alright for jeans, but my butt tends to stick out, always has, even when I was young and thin. Siblings always referred to me as bubble butt. Yay childhood.

Calicofox
10-10-2014, 12:58 PM
I think every woman has problem with jeans. I found my holy grail in old navy. The sweetheart jeans fit really well on a curvy hourglass gal and come in short , average and tall. I also love bootcut... If i could find flare jeans i'd be thrilled!

luckymommy
10-10-2014, 07:41 PM
I totally relate. I have a very small waist, a huge but and very bottom heavy legs and thighs. My upper body is slim. I end up looking very disproportionate. I rarely wear pants/jeans and end up wearing maxi dresses. People think I love maxi dresses and while I do like them, I just don't really have too many options.

I'm really surprised the fashion industry is not trying harder to accommodate various body shapes.

Marina Brasil
10-10-2014, 08:17 PM
I totally relate. I have a very small waist, a huge but and very bottom heavy legs and thighs. My upper body is slim. I end up looking very disproportionate. I rarely wear pants/jeans and end up wearing maxi dresses. People think I love maxi dresses and while I do like them, I just don't really have too many options.

I'm really surprised the fashion industry is not trying harder to accommodate various body shapes.

OMG, that's me, only i have no butt and use dresses that are knee high. I have a small waist and big belly. Pants fit my legs but not my belly. The ones that do fit my belly look really saggy on my butt. Peopple will compliment me on how feminine i am due to my always wearing dresses. I like dresses, but I don't use pants because i can't find one that doesn't look hideous!

muguet
10-10-2014, 08:21 PM
At my heaviest I used to be a size 16 and thought things would be easier when I lost weight. They don't. Buying pants is generally hard and I have a similar waist problem where everything goes in the thigh and hips but not at the waist.
The only solution I've found so far: high-waisted jeans. Sounds unappealing but honestly, they are super comfy and fit at the waist. I can't recommend you a specific brand because they tend to come and go in shops but next time you're in the mood to try pants on, I recommend giving a pair a go! good luck!

seaurchin
10-10-2014, 09:33 PM
I'm hourglass as well and love the way Ann Taylor clothes fit. They have a curvy fit line that fits fantastic. I have an outlet shop near me and prices are reasonable.

luckymommy
10-10-2014, 09:42 PM
seaurchin, I'm so surprised to hear that Ann Taylor has a curvy fit line! Their clothes are usually hideous on me! I'll definitely check it out next time I'm at the mall.