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Old 05-21-2014, 03:42 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:49 PM   #2
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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.
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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
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:11 PM   #4
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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.
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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.
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We need to go shopping together because I always seem to find your pants....
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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.
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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 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.
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Have you tried skinny jeans? Ladies with hourglass figures can CERTAINLY rock em! They do take a little getting used to.
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We need to go shopping together because I always seem to find your pants....
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@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?
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@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.
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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).

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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.
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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.

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