Okay, so my Mom wanted to buy new jeans for my Christmas present. That's awesome, right? WRONG. 7 hours. SEVEN HOURS. We shopped for seven hours and could not find anything that I liked.
Problems: My belly area is my BIG problem. That's where I hold weight. I have a teeny-tiny butt, and my legs are pretty muscular, however, finding something to fit both my belly and my legs/butt is a problem. My mom suggested that I buy higher waist pants, since I've always worn ones that ride my hips...But they all either (A) Make me look like I'm a senior citizen, or (B) Fit in my waist and make me look like I'm wearing a diaper from behind, or (C) Fit behind and will not button.
Help! I have tried on everything from a 22 (not happening EVER AGAIN, apparently, lmao), to a 28, at every store from Kohls to Target to Ross to even Lane Bryant, Sears, and Riches. I'm at a loss, I'm discouraged, disappointed, and somewhat depressed.
I bought cute dress pants/slacks, but I'm 30. I'm not married. I just want some cute jeans to wear out and about-The slacks are amazing and look great on me, but I want something casual as well, you know?
I would prefer not to shop online since I want to try everything on before purchasing it (In case it makes me look like I'm wearing a diaper, or even worse-like one pair in Kohls-makes me look like I have a penis...), but I am at a loss as to where to turn next.
I'm not even really sure how to describe my usual style. I have a lot of dresses, skirts, and slacks-Normally I guess, it's business-casual, but I just want some weekend wear, dammit! I have yoga pants and cute running/exercise pants (which I promptly put to good use by wearing them to decorate the house for Christmas, and have probably never run a step in them), but no jeans or much anything like jeans. It makes me very unhappy with the way I look when even something simple like shopping for jeans becomes a huge ordeal.
Where do young chubby chicks find their jeans? Apparently, I have been out of the loop too long!
And just for reference: ( My shirt I bought, wearing the pants I already owned, in the Kohls dressing room-maybe you can see the problem areas?Collapse )EDIT: Monday, December 16 2013 at 10:14pm
Okay, thanks guys-Especially those who read and understood my post. I was trying to be nice about all the online suggestions, but let me put it this way: UNLESS I GET TO A POINT WHERE I HAVE TO SPECIAL ORDER MY CLOTHING, I WILL NOT BUY CLOTHES ONLINE. I have my reasons, and I understand that you may have your reasons for buying online, but please do not try to convince me to do something I do not wish to do.
I appreciate everyone trying to help, but it got depressing after a while (as if I needed help being depressed after an entire day of trying things on without them fitting-we've all been there) when it seemed that people were either not reading the full entry, or not regarding the entry. I counted the comments, and what we had at my last count was:
8 - Me, responding
7 - Suggesting online stores, buying sizes online, online shopping in general
6 - People who had non-online advice to offer
I love you all, I just felt like I wasn't being heard I guess-So, this was my decision. I just felt like it needed to be pointed out, so that maybe if someone is in my situation again, it won't happen when they post. Thanks to everyone for your input, and if anyone out there ever gets into a similar situation to mine, try Macy's! Even the saleslady was wonderful.