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#1 of 21 Old 01-12-2008, 01:21 AM - Thread Starter
 
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...ok, the snuggly more weight kind of body. I'm a size 14, sometimes 12, sometimes 16 in bottoms.

Most normal jeans are cut for slimmer types and don't fit right, even in the bigger sizes. But I'm just too small to buy plus sized bottoms which I assume have a different cut.

Is there hope to find a comfy pair of jeans for me?
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You mean like an hourglass shape?

Try on jeans until they fit good in the rear and then have the waist taken in.

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Mid-rise (or low-rise if you are short), dark rinse, boot cut, 5-pocket. Almost universally flattering on a "fluffy" body.
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mid-rise jeans, my personal favorite brand is 'freestyle'. i love the 'dylan' style of them. the best part is that they come in a short length (something i need, but they come standard and tall too).
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There's a really cool personalized jean search website that's really helpful---does anyone remember the link?

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I hear applebottom jeans are good for those with a rounder tooshie.

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I'm a size 8 or 10 now but recently a 14/16 and I've always liked a boot cut or slightly flared leg, slightly darker pair of jeans. I've lost some weight recently and need to get some new jeans----but I always gravitate towards flared leg or boot cut b/c that is what has always looked best on me (even before kids when I was 20lbs less than I am now)
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I think gap has a jeaned called "curvy"......Ilike their "long and lean".
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I second the applebottoms suggestion. Here's the link to the jeans page

http://shop.applebottoms.com/nshop/p...roupName=Jeans

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You could try Lane Bryant. Their new size 1 jeans fit 12s

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I got a great pair of "curvy" jeans at Eddie Bauer this year. They're a size smaller in the waist than they are in the bum - perfect for me!!!

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Mid-rise (or low-rise if you are short), dark rinse, boot cut, 5-pocket. Almost universally flattering on a "fluffy" body.
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For the size which you are, I highly recommend Gap boot-cut, low-rise stretch jeans. You may be built very differently than am I, but when I was that size and bigger, up to about an 18, they were very flattering. They have shirts that are very nice for curvy bodies too.
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For the size which you are, I highly recommend Gap boot-cut, low-rise stretch jeans. You may be built very differently than am I, but when I was that size and bigger, up to about an 18, they were very flattering. They have shirts that are very nice for curvy bodies too.
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Levi's 550s. But of course there are about 4 different varieties within 550 (boot or tapered; stretch or not stretch; relaxed and tapered or "classic relaxed") so you have to try them on.

I also bought Lee relaxed fit--either straight leg or boot cut; can't remember. They're not bad, but I don't like them as much as Levis. I second the suggestion of Eddie Bauer, particularly if you have a store nearby and can try them on.

Oh and I'm probably a 16 in anything but jeans, but in jeans it's always one size bigger. And I wish Levis still made the 560s in women's sizes.

but they don't.

At least, not the last time I checked.

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You might be too small for the Lane Bryant Right Fit jeans but go in and try on a pair of the Red or Blue type in the smallest size. I wear a Blue because I have a big difference between my hips and waist and I've never had jeans that felt so right on my body! Love them!
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Coldwater Creek jeans. (They are on sale right now for $29.99)

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I'm a size 14, 5'9", 165 lbs.

The BEST jeans I've found for me are DKNY Ludlow cut, size 12 (I know...crazy!)

They're pricey - 60 bucks, but they fit me like a DREAM. I wore my first pair, which just got a whole in the knee, for 2.5 years...I have another pair in reserve (as a B-day present on Amazon.com)
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There's a really cool personalized jean search website that's really helpful---does anyone remember the link?
www.zafu.com/?
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Gap's Long and Lean!!!!
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I just bought the best pair of jeans at Target of all places. They have a jean in the Mossimo line that has a moderate rise (so my butt crack doesn't show - my generous booty always hangs out of low rise jeans)and a bigger flare to the bootcut (to make my thighs look smaller).

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Thanks so much for that site! That is AWESOME!! Its so nice to see how many places really have LONG jeans. I'm 6'0 tall and finding jeans that are long enough and don't cost $200 are wonderful! Thanks so much!!
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