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    Hmm... Right. Over the course of doing IVF I have put on some weight (7kg to be precise) and no longer feel comfortable in my normal clothes. I'm trying to lose it, but for now could use some advice from fashion savvy ladies, as I keep buying clothes and then later realising they're circus tent disguise clothes (bought in a fit of panic) and are doing me no favours...

    I'm 170cm and usually a size 12. Now 12-14.

    I love the look of skinny jeans, flats, cardigans, etc. but am not loving my thighs in skinny jeans. And flats seem to look silly with bootcut jeans for some reason (on me), so lately wear slouchy boots under jeans with a cover up t-shirt or jumper - and then feel daggy and baggy.

    And now it's getting warmer I'm wearing loose cargo pants with t-shirt. Again...daggy.

    I love dresses and little cardigans but rarely find any dresses I like.

    So... Any suggestions for what people of a similar size wear, or where to find nice dresses?

    (Btw, I'm not trying to suggest size 12-14 is big - just that it's bigger than I'm comfortable with atm, and I'm at that awkward stage where I'm covering up with big clothes - which I know are not flattering - but am scared to wear skinny trousers or things that are too figure hugging. First world problem, I know...)

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    subbing.... I'm a 14 pant after 2 boys and tend to wear really loose tops that DH has lovingly named moo moos, so after advice for curvy wear as well

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    Yes, DH is not a fan of my baggy clothes! He keeps telling me that fitted clothes look better, which I know is true, but every time I put them on I go "Argh! Noooo! Now people will KNOW I've put on weight, instead of just thinking I'm wearing hideously unflattering clothes..."

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    I am a 10-12 but try the maternity black and blue skinny jeans from Jeans West. Yes even not with baby. They are a good stretch and you can fold the belly band down. They are a great fit, really flattering and no bum crack like other skinny jeans. They may be too long but just roll them up at the bottom.
    Pair them with a long fitted singlet and a long loose cardy and flats.

    Dresses maybe try forever new at the moment for their dresses or Myer for fitted up top but more loose to above the knee.

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    Shame we don't all live in the same state. We could be daggy baggy together...

    I am also in need of a fashion adviser...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpeamummy View Post
    I am a 10-12 but try the maternity black and blue skinny jeans from Jeans West. Yes even not with baby. They are a good stretch and you can fold the belly band down. They are a great fit, really flattering and no bum crack like other skinny jeans. They may be too long but just roll them up at the bottom.
    Pair them with a long fitted singlet and a long loose cardy and flats.

    Dresses maybe try forever new at the moment for their dresses or Myer for fitted up top but more loose to above the knee.
    Ooh okay. But the thing that scares me about skinny jeans is the thigh situation... I tend to think that unless your legs are a similar size above and below the knee (i.e., pretty skinny) then it might not be a great look. I have visions of more curvy thighs being extra noticeable when the below knee bit tapers off to thin calves and ankles. Not sure if I'm explaining it well!

    I'm probably over thinking it... Just feeling a bit freaked out at putting on weight in such a short time frame, and feeling less than confident.

    I do like some of the Forever New stuff - will have to look again soon.

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    Check out 'not your daughters' jeans.

    I suggest finding a pair to try on (US sizes) then order online from the usa. Approx. $200+ here, $60-80 from the US.

    Hands down best jeans i own (and they have soooo many styles, cuts, colours) - i have about 6 pairs!

    Eta: they have the best, most flattering skinny Jeans you will ever wear. I am usually a size 12-14 and i always get a 'oh have you lost weight'. If i could marry my jeans, i would!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CupidsVictim View Post
    Check out 'not your daughters' jeans.

    I suggest finding a pair to try on (US sizes) then order online from the usa. Approx. $200+ here, $60-80 from the US.

    Hands down best jeans i own (and they have soooo many styles, cuts, colours) - i have about 6 pairs!


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    What stores sell them?

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    I'm a 12-14 and I find I feel best when wearing a dress with tights and boots.. Eg I brought a cute dress from cue (think bodycon) teamed with those seamless tights (the ones that have a shine to them) and then matched with wedged ankle boots (today's outfit) !!

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    Default Clothes question

    Your DH is right about showing off not covering up to look better. It is just the mental 'feelings' you have to get past.
    Skinny jeans look better on curves than they do on skinny legs. They really do.
    My thighs are my biggest part of me but wide jeans make them look bigger where skinny jeans just show them how they are. Dark jeans, black or dark blue are the best colours and getting them to not show butt crack.

    Good luck.

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