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  • #16
    I have the hardest time finding jeans that fit me. My legs have always been super skinny at the bottom and my thighs carry a big portion of my weight. To top it all off I have no ass at all. I've given up on jeans until these squats and sprints tone things up for me. I wish the bell bottoms thing would work for me.

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    • #17
      Very clever! Your problem (and mine) is that we don't have "modern" figures. From what I gather, the "modern" figure is thin legs, not much butt, with a thick, fleshy midsection-- I attribute this to the crappy "modern" diet. I have had some luck with the Dockers "curvy" fit (though I don't think of myself as especially curvy)-- reasonable amount of room for a butt and thighs and not quite as much of a bucket waist.

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      • #18
        So true that fashion is sized for wheat belly, thin arms and legs.... especially places like Target and Old Navy. I have not found clothes that fit at Target for the past year. Tight in the arms and bust, huge in the tummy. It's almost a maternity cut. And they make arms and legs smaller every season.

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        • #19
          I like them! I had a hippie friend cut me some new jeans back in college...the extra fabric was added up straight through the waist---which would work for an older pair that dont fit---or starting with a small size and increasing it. They werent really bells though...more like a series of equal-sized square patches down the sides of the leg...wore those babies out!
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          • #20
            The Make Your Own Jeans site didn't require me to mail any jeans to them. I simply ordered a pair of jeans with a fabric and basic cut that I liked (boot-cut, stretch jeans with a scrape wash) and then it has a form with instructions to take the correct measurements for that type of jean. I have a pair of similar jeans that I really like, so for some of the more difficult to measure ones, like the rise in front and back and the width of the flare for the boot cut, I just measured the jeans I had. Other measurements I took off my own body. They haven't come yet so I don't know how they turned out yet.
            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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            • #21
              I recently discovered "Sweet Heart" jeans at Old Navy - small waist with big hips/thighs. After struggling to find something that fit me properly (thanks, squats and deadlifts), they've been a godsend.
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              • #22
                SUPER cute!!! And creative. They look great on you
                Amanda

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                • #23
                  Sbhikes, I'm excited to see how the jeans are, I've ALWAYS had these problems with jeans.... PLUS I have short legs, which makes it even worse. I remember talking to a store clerk circa 1993 who just. Didn't. Get. It. I had big thighs because of muscles, and I'm actually curvy, not someone using the word "curvy" as a polite (erm... Empowering?) term for "overweight."

                  I've found the "sweetheart" jeans at old navy fit okay, and the fit 1 or fit 4 (depending on how high you like the waist) at Target are decent as well. Both places are cheapish (I'm still losing baby weight, so I'm not quite ready for jeans that cost more than $20-30), and carry short length (although still longer than my legs).

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                  • #24
                    I never understood how my wife had so much problems finding jeans until I lost a ton of weight, then started squatting. I have a 29" or 30" waist, and I can no longer wear anything but loose fit jeans, and even those feel snug. Two years ago I was wearing some trendy bootcut jeans. I tried them on a few months ago- they were tight in the thighs, but I thought I could maybe stretch them out. I wore them around the house for a bit until the seat ripped out.

                    Guys jeans are also terrible- no ass, no hips, no thighs, no calves, big belly/waist.

                    Edit: Yes, I know it's still probably easier for me to find jeans than most of you women, but now I finally understand this conversation.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by jfreaksho View Post
                      I never understood how my wife had so much problems finding jeans until I lost a ton of weight, then started squatting. I have a 29" or 30" waist, and I can no longer wear anything but loose fit jeans, and even those feel snug. Two years ago I was wearing some trendy bootcut jeans. I tried them on a few months ago- they were tight in the thighs, but I thought I could maybe stretch them out. I wore them around the house for a bit until the seat ripped out.

                      Guys jeans are also terrible- no ass, no hips, no thighs, no calves, big belly/waist.

                      Edit: Yes, I know it's still probably easier for me to find jeans than most of you women, but now I finally understand this conversation.
                      Combat pants and a belt - there solved it for you
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                      • #26
                        I've gotten lucky with The Dreamer at Old Navy. Still form fitting (but I can move and breathe without ripping them), and all requisite dimension FIT. Lucky has a fit that works for me, but I'll be blasted if I can remember what it was (I think they stopped carrying it anyways, I got mine on eBay.) GAP and Banana Republic would both require me to gain a few inches in the waist and lose a few in each thigh. Target still can't get it right, in any of their fits. Silver's a joke. Joe's Jeans (their curvy fit) fit great, but I'm too cheap for that. Express jeans don't last long enough for me to care. Levis and Lees don't go down to my size. Whorister, American Eagle, and Graberbootie and Pinch don't fit ANY part of me (I fit one part and the others either sag or I can get half a calf in the legs.) Buckle is useless. The list goes on.
                        I've tried on pretty much every brand and cut of jeans I can get my paws on, and keep going back to my Luckys and my Old Navy Dreamers.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Shelli View Post
                          I used to get hand-me-downs from a friend and she bought hers at a place called Bi-Mart which I think might be an Oregon thing.
                          My mom loves in Idaho and LOVES Bi-Mart.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by BratKat View Post
                            From what I gather, the "modern" figure is thin legs, not much butt, with a thick, fleshy midsection-- I attribute this to the crappy "modern" diet.
                            So, apple-shaped. Interesting.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
                              I've gotten lucky with The Dreamer at Old Navy.
                              I like The Flirt.

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                              • #30
                                What's the obsession with Jeans? If they don't look good on you, and they don't enhance your figure, then why try to stuff yourself into a pair? I wear Size 11-1/2 shoes. I can' buy shoes in a regular shoe store and am restricted by the styles offered at LongTallSally. Now, why would I stuff my big feet into a size 10 and suffer and look stupid? I realize that size 1-1/2 work for me and I may be constricted by availability of style but that's life. I can't understand why anyone would try stuffing themselves into jeans which aren't going to enhance your figure. Why not wear a nice skirt, or dress or wide leg dress pants?

                                /Lu
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                                Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                                Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

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