Post # 1
I wear a size 6 in jeans and while I don’t have a muffin top, my tummy still looks really squished in them and just not sexy. It’s like my tummy fat gets smushed up. If I go up a size in jeans they don’t fit and start falling off my hips. Do other women have these issues? I am talking about midrise and lowrise jeans btw. I can wear shapewear and it looks great but I am super jealous of those women that have flat tummies in jeans.
Post # 3
I have the same problem. Buy one size and its slightly too small, buy the next size up and they fall down when I walk.
Post # 4
I just wear really low rise jeans and don’t have an issue! I sometimes get indents in my hips if the jeans are slightly too tight though.
Post # 5
@lilek22: I wear a size 4 in jeans and have the same problem. Maybe it’s because we’re not hourglass or pear-shaped? At least I’m not, I’m more the inverted triangle shape with smaller hips and not as much of a waist. I hate that feeling – like my jeans are going to slide down – they’re either a little too tight or a little too loose. When I wear jeggings with long tops and boots it doesn’t happen it as much. Funny how you can be small and still have a stupid muffin top, lol. I truly envy women with curvy hips and waistlines.
Post # 6
@lilek22: I am quite opposite (pear-shaped). I get gaps at the waist and belts don’t fix it. The only good jeans I like to wear are jeans with some stretch in them, and I but 1 size down, they stretch the little extra to fit my bum and fit my waist well. Sometimes I need to rewash them to shrink them back to their original size. Gap jeans work the best for me.
Post # 7
@Sunfire: nope I’m an hourglass and my tummy still looks really squished in jeans!
Post # 8
I can’t do low-rise jeans anymore after baby! I went and got ‘misses’ Levi’s for the first time in my life so I don’t have squished skin or muffin top. Admittedly, it’s nice to know that when I bend over my crack isn’t going to come peeking out!
Post # 9
@DaneLady: you and me both sister
I can’t do low rise jeans. I buy big lady pants now. 🙁 everything is nice and secure and it hits my waist in just the right spot.
Post # 10
I’ve gained weight and all my jeans are size 5 when, realistically, I should be in a 7. Last night FH poked my muffin top implying I was not as toned as I used to be so I unbuttoned my pants, lifted my shirt, and asked him if I looked puffy then. The answer was a resounding no so I will continue squeezing into my jeans until the stress of moving house and the wedding help me shed some pounds. 🙂 I really think it’s a sizing thing but I can’t be certain.
Post # 11
@lilek22: I don’t have that problem because I have to go up in size because I have big thighs! I don’t know why with all these forms of technology they can’t make jeans that fit real people!
Post # 12
I have an hourglass but admittedly I am not as toned as I was in college. I almost had a breakdown yesterday when I went to buy jeans and nothing fit properly. It’s so frustrating but glad I am not alone!
Post # 13
I hate shopping for jeans.
My butt is a size 10, while my waist is a size 6. Therefore, I usually buy size 8 and hope I can fit my bottom into them. Low rise jeans are a lifesaver; I get all blue jeans from AE because their size 8 (short, because my legs are stumpy) fits perfectly!
Post # 14
@DaneLady: I couldn’t have said it better myself!!
I’m 32, I’ve had 4 kids and while I’m NOT super skinny I’m pretty slender and even still if I wear low-rise jeans every time I bend over or squat i’m mooning everybody behind me!! LOL! I bit the bullet and started buying higher jeans and it took some getting used to but it’s nice not showing my crack every time I bend over!! I’m 5’9″, I don’t know if that has anything to do with it or just my bootie haha
Post # 15
@stardustintheeyes: *high five* Yeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhh big lady pants!
@RedheadMeggs: Crack kills!
Post # 16
@lilek22: I’m pear-shaped, so I don’t have to worry about jeans sliding off me if they’re too big. I do need to worry about jeans fitting my thighs and hips though, as well as making sure there isn’t some ridiculously big gap at the waist. I should probably start trying to find lower-rise jeans, but I always worry that my shirt will rise up and my butt will be exposed.
My belly can get pretty bloated at times too, so that can be a concern. I’ve never had a muffintop or had the belly roll like that before, but it can still get a bit uncomfortable. Jeans just suck. I should start dressing fancy more often.