Be gone, muffin top!
April 15, 2012 4:28 PM Subscribe
Help a 5'10", narrow-hipped, wide-waisted girl find jeans!
posted by oxfordcomma to clothing, beauty, & fashion (17 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
For as long as I can remember, I've struggled to find jeans that fit. My hips are extremely narrow, and my butt is quite small [as are my thighs]. My waist/love handles, on the other hand, is disproportional. If I find jeans that fit my hips, butt, and thighs perfectly the waistband will be far too small. It gives me that perpetual "muffin top" effect and, with some brands, the denim even cuts into the skin. If I find jeans that fit around the waist, the fabric will practically be hanging off my butt and jeans are extremely loose around my thighs.
In general, American Eagle jeans fit really well, but I struggle to find longer inseams in the stores and it seems like American Eagle is forever changing its cuts and styles. I've googled for possible suggestions, but I'm not even sure what to call my body type, and all the suggestions I did find were for plus sized, shorter women. I'm 5'10" with longer legs and between 130-140 lbs, so longer inseams are a must.
So, what jeans would work with my body type? What is this body type even called? The closest I can guess is apple-shaped, but I have a rather small chest and a prominent rib cage. It's only this horrid 4 inch area between my belly button and hips which is large.
Thanks in advance for your help! Any other suggestions for downplaying my proportions would be greatly appreciated too!