Tummy: good for resting heads upon. Not good for looking attractive in winter.
October 21, 2009 4:11 PM Subscribe
Leggings & tights: Help me find varieties that won't cut into the flesh around my midsection!
posted by opossumnus to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (22 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I come to you, MeFi, to help solve one of my peskiest sartorial problems: Tights, leggings, whatever--they all cut into my soft tummy, dividing it into two tummies (or one ugly decision).
I regret having such a lame first-question, but I searched the archives & couldn't find anything speaking to my specific problem. Is this not common to many people? Am I one of the few who suffers this fate? I see lots of women, many bigger than I am, wearing tights or leggings with no obvious problem. I've seen the tights post on Fatshionista, but I didn't see much speaking specifically about waist fit.
My body is short & curvy; I don't have trouble finding jeans & dresses that skim, but apparently my flesh is quite soft & elastic waistbands like to cut me into visual pieces.
Are there special types of tights or leggings I should be looking for? Different waistbands? I tried buying larger sizes--I should be wearing a size small or, at most, medium, but I tried large and XL sizes with a noticeable reduction in tummydivision but still the obnoxious rolling-down effect.
I recently switched to the solution of thigh high stockings + body adhesive, but I don't know if the lack of fabric covering my rear will be problematic in winter winds.
I just want to be warm without looking roly-poly!