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Old 03-10-2012, 11:17 PM   #1941
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A good wide belt can create the illusion of a waist. I have a short torso and I use belts to create a more defined waist. Otherwise, I tend to look rather... large.
I wander around all day in scrubs...on my days off, I wear long tops and jeans. Lately, I've lost 25 pounds and am in transition in my wardrobe. I have 30 more to go, want to get closer to my target weight before I start buying new duds.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:53 AM   #1942
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I closed down the old venting thread. It was getting pretty cumbersome for any new reader. Lets try to keep this one to just petty stuff. If you really need support or prayers please start a new thread so it can get the attention it deserves.
Sooo... This thread is 195 pages, 1942 posts, more than 2 years old! I'm amused upon reading the OP.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:04 AM   #1943
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I look like a stuffed sausage... I'm 5 foot nothing and have no waist. I go from boobs to hips, nothing looks good on me, except burlap.
I have the opposite problem. No waist to speak of .... but am tall. Pick up a pair of size 12 jeans (I've never been that small) and a size 20. You'll find that the size 12 are about 3" longer than the 20s. Gee, to people get shorter as they put on weight? Thank heaven for LL Bean.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:57 AM   #1944
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Interesting thread.

Have a nice Sunday.

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Old 03-11-2012, 12:52 PM   #1945
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I have the opposite problem. No waist to speak of .... but am tall. Pick up a pair of size 12 jeans (I've never been that small) and a size 20. You'll find that the size 12 are about 3" longer than the 20s. Gee, to people get shorter as they put on weight? Thank heaven for LL Bean.
I'm short, with long legs. If I am at my correct weight, jeans are all too long. When I'm fat, like now, jeans are the right length. That makes no sense whatsoever.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:05 PM   #1946
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I am SHORT! And I stay the same weight. I have to shorten everything. Even long sleeves. And the tails on all blouses come down below the hips. My biggest problem is "gapitist." You know. The buttons right in the middle of the blouse gap across the bust line. So I try to buy pull over tops.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:11 PM   #1947
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I have a 29" inseam...and am too big around to fit into boys jeans. If I can lose down to my target weight, I will be able to buy boys jeans again. Makes buying dress clothes next to impossible without alterations that cost more than the clothes. I don't sew, let's not even go there.

Dresses that fall to the knee, are midi length on me, simple hemming is not effective, the whole design needs to be adjusted so everything falls right. So, I gave up long ago of ever looking "stylish." T-shirts and jeans, flannel, pullover tops are what I wear. Right now I am out of dress pants as the ones I had are now too big I won't NEED any dress pants till fall, so I'll wait until I need them to go buy them.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:12 PM   #1948
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i'm 5'7" with a very long waistline. i remember suffering through belted fashions that hit at my rib cage instead of my natural waist. when shift dresses or other free-flowing styles were in fashion, i was much happier going beltless or able to cinch my belts to accommodate my low waist. another problem with this type figure is the bathing suit that never adequately covers your torso. you find yourself constantly tugging the thing in one direction, then the other, just trying to stay decent at both ends. when bikinis finally became widely accepted they were my salvation.... :)
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:29 PM   #1949
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I have enjoyed these threads. The posts have travelled to hiding sins in fashionables and the fit of jeans ...

I am petite, small naturally and I wear alot of ZARA, a Spanish shop, similar to Limited or Express in the USA. Zara has many shops in the shopping centres throughout the USA now ... I do not have hem probs with jeans because I buy narrow jeans to fit just below the ankle ... I cannot wear wide leg pants, as I look like a " clown in costume " ... I prefer simple, clean lines and fitted without being loose or too tight either. I like mono chromatic, smart professional wearables, ultra modern however, with classic styling --- great jackets with smart trousers, fab boots and sweaters or a stunner shirt / blouse. I do not wear skirts and dresses too often in winter. In dresses or skirts, which I like to wear when warm to hot, I prefer 1950s skirting which work well with flat or low heels and / or very straight lines with medium high heels. The only thing I avoid really are loud colors. I love black and white or beige palette and / or navy with white and a red accessory. A great jean skirt with cowboy boots and a jean jacket --- are fun at wkends. when going out casual.

Fun to read posts.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:41 PM   #1950
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i'm 5'7" with a very long waistline. i remember suffering through belted fashions that hit at my rib cage instead of my natural waist. when shift dresses or other free-flowing styles were in fashion, i was much happier going beltless or able to cinch my belts to accommodate my low waist. another problem with this type figure is the bathing suit that never adequately covers your torso. you find yourself constantly tugging the thing in one direction, then the other, just trying to stay decent at both ends. when bikinis finally became widely accepted they were my salvation.... :)
So together we would be Mutt and Jeff...my best friend from grade school was tall and thin, I was short and stout...we were the odd couple and still are. Even though I have lost an inch in height, I'm still taller than I was through high school. I was 4'10" through school. Last time I had a waist was when I weighed 99 pounds. Might be a good weight for me, but I don't feel good at that weight. I'm shooting for 130 lbs.
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