Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Feeling Depressed and Deflated

Yes I have really been feeling depressed and deflated due to many things.

According to an article I read recently, buying jeans is the most stressful item of clothing a person can buy - I totally agree. Boot cut, hipsters, skinny, super skinny and the others I can't seem to remember.

But there is some good news in all this and that I have finally found a pair of jeans that fit me and I didn't need to rob a bank to pay for them. I can't wear hipsters, they just fall down even with a belt, I don't have the right shape hips and I don't feel comfortable because I want to keep pulling them up. When I was a teenager I was a size 10 and 6 stone and envious of women with any kind of clevage, not that my bust was small, just a different shape. In my 20's I was a size 10 and 6 1/2 stone. In pregnancy I went up to a size 12 and 9 stone (which is the weight I should be without being pregnant). After pregnancy I went back to a size 10 and 7 stone.

In the last year my bust seems to have become bigger and I now have that clevage - which is free to a good home, I'm still 7 stone but I'm now a size 12 in some clothes.

In my teens and 20's I didn't like figure hugging clothes because I like to be able to breathe and not feel claustrophobic. The age I am now I detest figure hugging clothes, I feel so uncomfortable in them. How can people wear skinny jeans or even super skinny anything? Who do these design people think they're making clothes for - a washing line? I'm in no way skinny or fat, I'm in between. I like to be comfortable, but these designers don't seem to design clothes for comfort now. Why not?

Anyway I walked into New Look this afternoon and found a pair of regular rise boot cut jeans in a dark blue in a size 12 that fit comfortably for £9.99. After I had paid for them the lady informed me that they also do them in black and a lighter blue - oh yes I am returning next week for more. What's more if I look after them like I have my pair, I won't need to worry about buying anymore for another 2o years (yes that is really how old my favourite pair of jeans are).


  1. it's been over 20 years since I have worn jeans. The sort that you lie on the bed and wriggle until they are up! Now I dress for comfort.

    I find shoe buying stressful can't wear heels because of my bad back the choice of flats is ever decreasing.

  2. I know exactly where you're coming from. I prefer to dress for comfort too, and often find it a thoroughly frustrating experience when I buy clothes. Anyway, I'm pleased you managed to find some jeans that you liked.


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