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All of my jeans were women's Lee High waisted jaeans when I was overweight. SInce losing weight I've started wearing the "hip Hugger" style. They fi ton my hips, are below the wastes and I can wear them in "my size" I buy both Levi and Austin brands in that style and my husband loves them!

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I have issues with jeans as well. My hips and thighs are proportionately much bigger than my waist. It makes it really hard to find anything that fits me well.

Right now I'm wearing all of my size 6 jeans (and size 8 pants for work) from before I lost weight and I'm DROWNING in them. I look absolutely ridiculous and it makes it look like I have no curves. However, I haven't been able to find anything that fits yet! I'm not going to waste my money on a bunch of stuff that doesn't fit me well.

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I have the same issue (same sizes, same runner's quads LOL). I'm only 5'2", so I need short jeans as well. My favorites so far are Levis 505s for women, size 4 short, but I belt them because of the waist thing. Good luck!

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I have found that my luck is pretty good at the Gap (outlet), although I do usually need a smaller size there than anywhere else. I also like their different length options, since lower half is longer than one would think, given my height. I have found, though, that even the same "fit" differs from pair to pair at stores - I really have to try on each and every pair. I like the curvy fit, since my waist is small...but my daughters hate that one.

Also...my daughter started working at American Eagle this year, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well theirs fit me. The only down-side to theirs now is the exorbitant price!

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I found some great cords at JC Penney and they are the Arizona brand in the Jr's section. Not too low, but low enough that it takes the waist issue out.

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Try different brands. There's an amazing difference in the way they fit. Different styles, too... a "relaxed cut" will probably be more likely to fit your thighs.

I hope you find something!

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We went shopping last might and I tried on over 20 pairs. I finally found some at Maurice's that I like. I got a size 1/2 and they are sort of loose. What the heck, but I'll take it. Funny how I can wear anything from a 1 to a 5/6.

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I'm in the same predicament as many of you, larger hips and smaller waist do make jeans a bit of a problem. I like the lower rise, but not too low... the stretch fabric is nice too, the jeans fit and are comfortable when I find those 2 things. Sizes are just something I've learned to try on. Like some have said, try on a bunch, you should find some that fit. I will try on 4's and 6's, and usually get the 4's. Just depends on the brand. I've had pretty good luck lateley with Levi's and Tommy Hilfiger's.

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Nope, it never ends.

I did a major jeans trip when I finally got to goal and tried on a bazillion pair. The ones that finally fit were the DKNY 4s in a short, and the DKNY 2s in regular - go figure? Why would the 2s fit the same way as the 4s? I GLADLY bought the 2s however, because I had never worn a 2 in my life.

I did find some Ralph Lauren jeans in a 2 that also fit, but wasn't willing to pay the premium price, even if they were 2s!!! LOL

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I have a feeling it never ends. It seems to be a common denominator among women from the looks of it.

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My question is this: do we ever reach a point to where we no longer dread jeans shopping? I hated it when I was a size 16 and I hate it now at a size 8. Good grief! I wish I could get over that, you know!

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I just bought some jeans from Wal-mart, clearance for $10 on the Wal-mart site and if you have them shipped to a store near you, there is no shipping and handling. I was lucky, they fit, but I often have to try on many jeans because they all fit differently. Also, go to the Salvation Army and Thrift stores, etc., you can get jeans there cheaply. I cannot spend big money on jeans, I just can't do it.

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I too, shopped alot at Goodwill type stores while i was loosing, had to buy new (size smaller) clothes every two months! Then just bought two jeans, one to wear and one to wash, as jeans were my work clothes. Can't say that it is expensive to loose weight!


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Lee has some jeans that have elastic on the inside, so they actually fit a girl properly. Perhaps give those a try? They work pretty well for fitting my waist without being too tight on my legs! And they come in a huge variety of lengths!

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I have some from there that I wore while working for a plant nursery. I had forgot about them. I passed them on a year or so ago. They did hold up really well and were around $10. And I second the try on everything mention for them.

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On a side not if people are looking for cheap jeans. My husband and I bought jeans at Steve and Barry's while we were loosing weight ($8-$15). We figured they were cheap but we wouldn't need them long and we were very surprised to see how well they held up. I even found a pair that fit me better than at the expensive places. Just make sure you try everything on b/c I can range in that store from a 2 being to big to an 8 being a little tight! But for the value you can't complain. I never had much luck with their shirts though (they were tight and shrunk a lot).

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And check out your local goodwill or other thrift shops. I shopped there exclusively while loosing weight. Well, first I bought some size 14's in a regular store cause I was so excited to be in a 14, but after those were falling off, I found Goodwill.



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I think that is part of my problem, I am cheap! lol. I really need to look at them as an investment and get 2 good pairs. Like Sparkcat said I am not going to grow out of anything I actually feel was expensive.

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Thank you for your responses! I am so glad I am not alone.

I had forgotten about Maurice's. I used to shop there. I will check that out.

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several months ago i had the same question about jeans not fitting in the same size, style, etc, and someone who was in a clothing factory told me that clothes are cut several at a time, and then, layed on top, cut several more at a time, therefore, the "size" can vary from that bottom layer to the top layer.
Anyway...I took time one day to shop by myself for jeans,trying on jeans for over an hour, and found that i will have to try on before i buy, to get a good fit. Though after washing, the size may change, I am sticking with one style, at the same store, from now on. I hate buying $40 jeans, but they do seem to fit better than $15 jeans at walmart. Now I have 3 sets (2 each)of size 6. One set is stretchy, one set is tight, and the other set is loose. I believe in giving away what doesn't fit...but i draw the line at these last EXPENSIVE buys. I will not gain any more than i can fit into these...always striving for the tighter ones, and these should last me a long time!
However i did clean out my closest (AGAIN), of t-shirts that were too tight after washing. Who needs 20 shirts, half that didn't fit good, and only 5 that i wear the tails off of?


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No kidding. I went into a fitting room once with every single size 5 of the jeans I liked and bought both colors when I found 3 that fit the same.

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Jeans shopping is a pain! Sometimes they fit different within the same style and make. What is up with that?!

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Glad you found some Mommy. I usually go with the 5's too for wiggle room. I have some 3's depending on brand and even a 1. Fairglen summed it up in her post she is one size here, another there. It is just so frustrating. Why can't we just have it like men. A 29/30 is a 29/30 no matter where you go. I am seriously ready to go back to mens 501's and be done with jeans, lol. Can you tell I need new ones and am dreading it? lol.

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-Rest...then figure out more
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Yep, same problem!! Most of pants are wide leg, but they look like normal pants on me ha ha. Stores that sell really stylish, wide leg pants are Aeropostale, American Eagle (NOT their jeans, but khaki or cargo style), Old Navy (agian, not the jeans) and Maurice's. If you live in the states, that list should help!! Good luck, and no worries...I'd rather have my teeny waist and muscular thighs than fit into "normal" pants :) OH, and we're the same size :) Try 3-5 at Aeropostale, 4-6 at American Eagle, 2-4 at Old Navy, and 3-7 at Maurice's.

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Everyone should have this problem, right? I am wearing some 2's but some are still too tight. But most size 6's are too big. This is a problem I like.

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you can usually have a tailor take in the waist a bit. It does cost a few dollars (not usually much) If you only have a couple of pairs done you will have great looking jeans for going out and wear the others when it doesn't matter as much.

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bears, stars, and polka dots....lol

In juniors the 3's fit the waist and 5's fit the thighs. I tried that. I did find some junior levi's that fit pretty good. Thanks for the help girls!

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Hello,
I have a similar size problem as you because of running and just being bigger on bottom than I am on top. I have found if I get the relaxed low rise (not to low but just below the waist) it is a little better. I have pretty big hips so if I don't have the pants sitting on my waist than I don't have to worry about the waist being to big while still fitting at the thighs. But if you don't have larger hips like me this may not help.

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I have the exact same issue! I really started adding ST in for the legs and they look great, but got bigger as well as the booty. I am still in my originals, but some days they feel uncomfortable. I tend to like juniors because I like a lower rise and I find that Union Bay seem to have good stretch and feel comfy. I don't have much of a waist, I am boy like in build. I find that with the lower rise it hits more under the waist and fits better. I still have to cinch in a bit, but feel more at home in them. I also have a hard time finding a 2 so juniors fit that bill as well. I have the same problem with tops. A small is not always small enough. I get bat wings under the arms so I have to wander to juniors and hope to find something with out bears, stars and polka dots. At 39 I can not pull off that look, lol.

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-12/31 New Years Resolution 8k-try for a 4peat

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I have a similar problem: 28" waist requires a size 10, 37" hips fits an 8. What fits best are guy's jeans size 32 waist, 29 inseam. They ride just below the waist, look nice, and feel great.

I tried Riders relaxed fit size 10, but the hips are baggy. Size 8 Levi Signatures slide right off (too low cut).

Isn't this fun???? When I was a size 16 I didn't even care!!

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I have a similar problem, (just between sizes 8 and 10, though!) I have a small waist for the rest of me, even after the "rest of me" got a lot smaller.

I find that Gloria Vanderbilt or Liz Claiborn jeans fit me better than some brands. I also like jeans that hit me at the hip (not too low, though, I AM 43 years old!) because then the waist problem isn't such an issue.

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Some jeans even come with a little "stretch" in the fabric which is helpful for the leg area. (Trust me, I have big leg issues, so I've done some research. This is why I wear sport knit pants from Lands End instead. Casual but dressy enough.)

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Do you get relaxed fit (I am not a size 2 so I am not sure if they make a relaxed fit in a 2). Relaxed or even loose fit are roomier in the thigh and hip area. I would try that.

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I am of no help, because it seems to me that whether I weigh 140 or 120, all I can fit into is my size 12 Lee jeans.

How about looking for a "relaxed fit" in the size that fits your waist?

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I am asking this here because I know some may have little sympathy for me. I wear between a size 2 and 4. And that is my problem. If I get a 4 they are way big in the waist, and if I get a 2 they are tight on my thighs. Since I have been running at an incline my thighs are actually getting bigger. So is there anyone else with this problem? What kind of jeans do you wear? If I make myself lose five more pounds I will look sick and I sure don't want to gain five. Any tips welcome!

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