DIY for jeans gaping at the waist?

I have no idea what the problem is. Most of my jeans have a 7" rise, so definitely not high rise. My booty looks nothing like RCC's. It's quite flat. My hips are 10 inches wider than my waist. I think sizing down would help but I hate the feeling of super tight jeans.

As far as belts, I don't like the look for myself (too distracting, bulky, or something).

I'll be the board guinea pig and will try out the Invisibelt. I'll report back.
I always have luck at Jeans West with a reduction in the gaping factor. Short of that, perhaps grab the best fitting ones you can get and chat to a seamstress.
Here's on review from Amazon:

This belt is advertised to fit anyone but it was huge. They should make a petite version, at the smallest setting it was too big for me and I found it bulky. (probably because it was so big on me). One size does not fit all, people! Keep this in mind if you purchase it. I returned mine.
Just reading that, I'm hesitant to buy it. The Adjust A Button got much better reviews, 7 very good and 2 not so good. One person complained it was a ripoff and that "you can buy this exact item (no-sew, snap-on button) at any sewing store for a couple bucks. This is a rip off." Here's the thing, the company responded to both dissatisfied customers. They offer refunds too. So, I think I'm getting this product over the Invisibelt.
So for those of you who have a gap at the waist, I'm assuming your jeans are high rise, like above the belly button?
Originally Posted by Josephine
I get it no matter what the rise. It's more that I have a 'prominent seat' my bottom has its curves out to the rear as opposed to out to the sides of the hips. To get the fabric to accommodate the rearward curve, there is often a gap in the pants on the middle of the back of the waistband.


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Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Oh I see, it's that beautiful curve you got going back there when you have a booty! I have the opposite problem with muffin top since I have always had a lovehandle issue. If my pants fit at the top, they sag in the butt.(since it's nearly flat). I have smaller waist but it's way up there and the higher the pants the flatter the behind looks.
Here's on review from Amazon:

This belt is advertised to fit anyone but it was huge. They should make a petite version, at the smallest setting it was too big for me and I found it bulky. (probably because it was so big on me). One size does not fit all, people! Keep this in mind if you purchase it. I returned mine.
Just reading that, I'm hesitant to buy it. The Adjust A Button got much better reviews, 7 very good and 2 not so good. One person complained it was a ripoff and that "you can buy this exact item (no-sew, snap-on button) at any sewing store for a couple bucks. This is a rip off." Here's the thing, the company responded to both dissatisfied customers. They offer refunds too. So, I think I'm getting this product over the Invisibelt.
Originally Posted by medussa
I can't envision how this button thing works, so you'll have to let us know!
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So, did anyone ever try the Invisibelt or Button thing? We need reports!

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haven't tried any of those things, but my jeans constantly slide down. no gapping, they just slowly slide down and i spend all day tugging at them and pulling them back up. it happens in low rise jeans, regular rise jeans, jeans that are too big, jeans that are too little, with or without a belt. what causes that and how can i fix it?
So, did anyone ever try the Invisibelt or Button thing? We need reports!
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
I didn't try the Invisibelt because one reviewer wrote that one size does not fit all, as they claim. They need to make a petite, for people with smaller waists. I need to revisit that button fix. I want to make sure that while there's no gaping in the back, there will also not be a big flap in the front.

Subrock, I think the problem with today's jeans is the percentage of elastane.
I was thinking of trying the Invisibelt for Girls -- it is narrower (1") and shorter. Invisibelt - all belt | no bulk

info in sizes: http://www.invisibelt.com/FAQs.aspx

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Last edited by CurliLocks; 05-23-2011 at 12:07 PM.
I was thinking of trying the Invisibelt for Girls -- it is narrower (1") and shorter. Invisibelt - all belt | no bulk

info in sizes: Invisibelt FAQs
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
This would work for me! I wish they had clear, but for $5, I'm not going to knock it! Thanks!
I have the same problem but usually just wear a belt

This article and video might help
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I fixed about 4 pairs of my jeans a while ago by putting darts in them. I did pretty much what's described in the article posted above but I put one dart above each back pocket and cut off the extra material.

I don't know how one would put in removable darts? That adds a lot of extra material and then they would be too small wouldn't they?
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I was thinking of trying the Invisibelt for Girls -- it is narrower (1") and shorter. Invisibelt - all belt | no bulk

info in sizes: Invisibelt FAQs
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
This would work for me! I wish they had clear, but for $5, I'm not going to knock it! Thanks!
Originally Posted by medussa
You're welcome! I was thinking of ordering one of the girls' ones as well. Can't beat it for $5. I was looking for shipping charges, how much was it?

Please report back ASAP in case I haven't ordered by then.

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I was thinking of trying the Invisibelt for Girls -- it is narrower (1") and shorter. Invisibelt - all belt | no bulk

info in sizes: Invisibelt FAQs
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
This would work for me! I wish they had clear, but for $5, I'm not going to knock it! Thanks!
Originally Posted by medussa
You're welcome! I was thinking of ordering one of the girls' ones as well. Can't beat it for $5. I was looking for shipping charges, how much was it?

Please report back ASAP in case I haven't ordered by then.
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
Shipping was $8. I ordered two girls belts, since I was already paying $8 for one. If they don't work out, I can give them to my daughter. She has the same problem I do, with some of her jeans. Thanks for the link.
Shipping was $8. I ordered two girls belts, since I was already paying $8 for one. If they don't work out, I can give them to my daughter. She has the same problem I do, with some of her jeans. Thanks for the link.
Originally Posted by medussa
Thanks! I was thinking the same, that I may as well get 2.

I won't be able to order until next week, so maybe you'll have them by then and can report. I hope they work out!

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Shipping was $8. I ordered two girls belts, since I was already paying $8 for one. If they don't work out, I can give them to my daughter. She has the same problem I do, with some of her jeans. Thanks for the link.
Originally Posted by medussa
Thanks! I was thinking the same, that I may as well get 2.

I won't be able to order until next week, so maybe you'll have them by then and can report. I hope they work out!
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
I just got an email that they've been shipped!
So you guys are getting me all excited about this weird plastic invisibelt thing! Like others have said, my jeans (all are Vigoss brand) fit perfectly, no gap, 2% spandex, but they creep down regularly. I don't tuck and I like fitted tees and tanks. Some D ring belts work pretty well (look flatter than most buckles) but still not perfect.
My worry about the invisibelt is that the plastic will stretch as the day goes on and my jeans would then creep down again.
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So you guys are getting me all excited about this weird plastic invisibelt thing! Like others have said, my jeans (all are Vigoss brand) fit perfectly, no gap, 2% spandex, but they creep down regularly. I don't tuck and I like fitted tees and tanks. Some D ring belts work pretty well (look flatter than most buckles) but still not perfect.
My worry about the invisibelt is that the plastic will stretch as the day goes on and my jeans would then creep down again.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
I have the pants creeping issue too, mostly with my skinny jeans. I use the D ring belts when I go untucked, but they loosen up as the day goes on and I constantly have to cinch it tighter. I really hope this works. I should hopefully have them by the weekend and will report back.
Okay, that was fast! UPS just delivered my Invisibelts. I am impressed so far! I wore the belt with my worst offending jeans and the gap was gone. Right now I'm sitting and the jeans aren't creeping down. I also tried it on with different tops to see if I could see the closure. With most, it looks fine. With the more stretchy form fitting tops, you can see the outline.

I will post pictures in bit.
That IS fast! I can't wait to see pics, but they sound good already!

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