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Thecupcakesoldier
Thecupcakesoldier
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Hi ladies,

I know this may sound like a bit of a daft question but I was wondering what everyone did about wearing jeans?!

I love me a floaty dress and skirts but I miss wearing jeans especially when it's cold. When I do it just kills my stomach!

Can anyone recommend any good brands they've found comfortable or any other suggestions?

Thanks all.

Jamie xx

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079me

I feel your pain!! Ye, i wear leggings so much! Jeggings are ok sometimes.. some are comfier than others xx

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Thecupcakesoldier

I've just started getting into leggings but they're not really 'me' and I don't feel quite myself!

The search will continue! X

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AllthatGlitters

M&S “jeggings” which are stretchy :) good price too about £15 I think xx

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Thecupcakesoldier

Thank you! Will check them out x

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079me

I am sorry to hear that.. jeggings are just a comfier pair of jeans, i have so many pairs! U can get them pretty cheap too so if you are unsure, it won’t cost a lot to try! I hope this helps xx

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Thecupcakesoldier

Thank you x

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BrightLights88

I know your feeling, but for me I miss wearing trousers to work too. I'm getting by wearing tights as it is less painful. Also legging/jeggings with highwaist band it amazing. I get mine from Next and fabric quality is good unlike those that stretch and be transparent. x

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Hollie2018

Hey there,

So I wear maternity Jeans.. best decision of my life. They look like normal jeans as when you wear a top it covers the stretchy bit. They are amazing for bloating too.

Hope this helps! Also most shops sell them at a reasonable price!

Xx

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Chiara17
Chiara17
in reply to Hollie2018

Same here!! Maternity Jeans are great .

Problem solved!

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JessieT

High waisted jeans game changer!

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Thecupcakesoldier

I love high waisted jeans but still find them really uncomfortable!

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PaoPetite

Unfortunately no 👎! I have been wearing dresses and leggings for the past 5 years now ... I only have one pair of jeans from H&M it’s the skinny low waist one... but recently I have all my symptoms back (pretty sure endo is re-grown again) so I don’t feel like wearing any sort of tight clothes.: I have opted for tights! I am living in Germany atm and I found this amazing opaque thermal tights! They are confortable and warm at the same time. Maybe look in boots or m&s for something similar.

Best of luck xxx

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Thecupcakesoldier

I feel you!

Thank you for replying, I hope you get some relief soon x

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Jbp2

I find wearing the more boyfriend type jeans are better than some of the stretchy jeans on the waist, I got two pairs in Zara and I’m really happy with them, they are a little bit loose on the waist but the fabric is good quality so they stay on you fine if you know what I mean! If i wear the stretchy ones then the waist is ok but the rest is saggy.

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Lulububs

Jeans from next, there own make skinny ones, there high wasted which is a game-changer. Plus there more legging then jean ... softer and stretchy.

Also get a good gym legging and some gym gear .. so comfy.. even if i dont go to the gym lol.

There alot of cool wide leg trousers out there now that u can wear with shoes or a trainer .. elastic waist. Lounge pants

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_Everglow_

Hi Jamie,

UNIQLO do ultra stretch heattech trousers which I found quite comfy.

I hope you manage to find something comfortable for you.

All the best x

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CelestialFluff

I have some from debenhams in a size that is slightly too big for me! I wear with a belt that I do up or down depending on bloating and pain. Thanks for all the ideas ladies - may give jeggings and maternity jeans a try!

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Rach_27

So glad I’m not the only one with this struggle. Introducing dress down fridays at work was the worst thing ever! I have a pair of soft jeggings from Dorothy Perkins and high waisted jeans from Next are really good.

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Thecupcakesoldier

I really worried about posting this as I thought it might come across a bit vain or something but I'm really pleased it's helping people and I'm not alone!

My office is dress down, we can literally wear whatever we want which is both good and bad! And I bloody love clothes so I just want to be able to enjoy them again! X

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Shellybelly5

Yeessss. I have a whole walk-in closet full of my nice dress/office attire that I haven’t worn since I left work. Almost two years now. I sigh every time I have to go in there. It definitely takes a toll on your self esteem.

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mamajojo

I've recently bought some leggings and 'denim look' leggings from matalan which are quite comfy.

where does everyone get their maternity jeans from? I have 3 pairs of maternity jeans from h&m but only one pair actually stay up for any length of time! the others tend to come down as I move in them which is a shame as they are really comfy and a smarter alternative to leggings! I haven't worn normal jeans for years now as I just find them so uncomfortable like they are cutting into me. hate how endo dictates what we can wear!! xx

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applebird
applebird
in reply to mamajojo

Top shop Leigh maternity jeans, several types and it’s top shop so they’re more designed for early to mid pregnancy or people with small bumps and no weight gain ie perfect if you need the comfort and aren’t pregnant.

Jojo Maman and next maternity jeans are more for the hefty days of 7-9months so could be an option if you have major bloating x

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Dartmouth93

I find button extenders are a god send for wearing with jeans like these ones below.

They are good for keeping in your bag too in case you have a bloating flare up whilst you’re out and just hook on your trouser button for a bit of extra relief xx

amazon.co.uk/Risingstar-Exp...

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Thecupcakesoldier

What a treat idea thank you! X

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Shellybelly5

Ha! I use a hair band that slips through the button hole and over the button. I can only do this with one pair of jeans and only when I’m less bloated.

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Missingcat

High waist jeggings! Tesco have really comfy ones.

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alpacamadness

Maternity jeans or lower cut ones... I know they're not as cute but the high cut are so painful

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scouterpuff

I tend to wear jeans or corduroys with just a wee bit of stretch now. When they first started making jeans with stretch in them, I'd be bitching after wearing them for an hour, as they became so loose fitting as to be indecent! I think they finally figured out the percentage correctly. That said, I like Liverpool jeans a lot.

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Shellybelly5

Definitely jeggings. But even then I have to make sure they aren’t too snug.

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Naomi86

Jeggings are a god send. I wear jeans after period for 1 week but kills my stomach. New Look have india jeans i can wear these as the fall a bit loser on stomach but still kill me week of my period.

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sframer

And I thought I was the only one with this problem!! I can't stand hardly any compression against my waist! I have to wear my pants bigger and if there's a button, it gets unbuttoned as soon as I sit down. This is where my pain manifests itself most obviously and annoyingly. I feel like I'm chasing my pants all the time when I can't wear something elastic like.

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Thecupcakesoldier

As if it wasn't bad enough this absolutely does just take the biscuit! X

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Rae253

Jeggings 👍🏼 The button on jeans dig in too much so I find jeggings better or stretchy jeans x

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GeorgiaMC

I wear the Primark high waisted skinny jeans, I’ve found a size 14 suits me perfectly- even when I bloat but I do undo my jeans when sitting. I tried a size 16 to avoid embarrassment but I looked hideous in a size that doesn’t fit!! If I’m having a bad bloat day I tend to wear jogging bottoms, if 10 years ago someone said I would happily wear a tracksuit outside I would’ve laughed! Again, primark for the tracksuit.

As the jeans aren’t ‘real’ denim it’s more stretchy as it tends to be a cotton twill.

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newstart2020

Hahaha this thread is brilliant, I don't know whether to laugh or cry! I had a pair of amazing jeans for almost 20 years which were low-rise and practically stood up themselves, they were pretty much the only trousers I could wear. Tragically now I can't wear them as I can barely stand the elastic on my pants touching my waist never mind jeans (am between treatments and hormones). I lounge around the house in a (man's size small) kaftan. I feel like a slimmer Demis Roussos but with less (slightly less) body hair. I wear a tunic dress and leggings to work. I have about 20 pairs of leggings of different types and sizes, but with each pair I stand on the waistband with one foot and pull the other side of the waistband up and rip round the band until I've broken most of the elastic. If I don't do that, I'm a bloated mess within an hour or so. Gods ladies, you couldn't make this stuff up! I wonder how ladies in Victorian times and before managed with corsets.

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Thecupcakesoldier

Brilliant!

I'm interviewing for a new role today thankfully internally and were dressed down but I'm wearing leggings and a t-shirt and one of the other candidates is in a 3 piece suit! 😂

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applebird

Next hypercurve or lift slim and shape are comfortable and I find having the support good lessens pain. Oasis jade jeans are basically leggings and I hear new look super soft denim leggings are good too.

Avoid non stretchy regular jeans as they’ll be too stiff and make you sore x

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applebird
applebird
in reply to applebird

Update on these - I’m about to get my period and am finding the hypercurve jeans comfortable and also supportive of endo induced bump!! Also being high waisted the button and waitband are well above the pelvic region where I have most pain, ideal! 😊

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BellyEllieBob

I love next trousers and jeans. They do a 360 skinny jean which is high waisted and so comfy. They also do a trouser which has a side zip, super stretchy , feel like a jean but smarter and I find they are better when I'm having ouchy days but need to be a bit smarter.

Also I'm loving people's idea of maternity jeans, such a good shout.

Good luck and hope you find something soon xx

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affecting_meg

I have started wearing maternity tights with thick jumper dresses for dress down days and dresses that aren't tight for other days. So comfy!

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HermioneGranger

Democracy jeans have been a lifesaver. The only ones I can tolerate all day without unbuttoning.

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