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Old 04-30-2012, 11:46 AM   #61
 
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It's funny you mention those jeans. I just got a pair in white. They were sold out of my size online and the stores don't carry ankle lengths for anything under 2. So I got regular and plan to hem them with the fold over method. These are my first Gap jeans and they are really flattering.
I haven't been able to wear mine for a few months - haven't bothered with getting any full-length maternity jeans - and I miss them! I've been wearing rolled-cuff capri-ish maternity jeans with flipflops since.. er.. it got above 50*. I know, mortal sin. Anyway, I hope I can fit back into my regular ones come fall.
I forgot when you're due, but I had all of my kids during the month of July. I wore my regular jeans up until it started to get really warm (I put something on them to expand the waistband), then I started to use something like these, but they were cotton. I tied them under my belly in the final months.

I'm due beginning of August. I wore similar drawstring pants from probably 3-5 months, then they just started cutting into me and not being comfortable anymore. I could never get the hang of wearing the belly band things over my other pants/jeans -- they would always fall down. *shrug* Maternity jeans are comfy enough for now.
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Lenasblend, I thought of you this weekend. I had 5 trousers hemmed--all about mid-heel level on a pair of my highest heeled shoes and they look really good. I wish I could see more of my shoe, though.
Cool :-)

Yeah, with bootcut hem lengths I personally think it's a little sexier when the hem covers a good portion of the shoe, but the drawback is if you've got hot shoes they won't show much.
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It's funny you mention those jeans. I just got a pair in white. They were sold out of my size online and the stores don't carry ankle lengths for anything under 2. So I got regular and plan to hem them with the fold over method. These are my first Gap jeans and they are really flattering.
I haven't been able to wear mine for a few months - haven't bothered with getting any full-length maternity jeans - and I miss them! I've been wearing rolled-cuff capri-ish maternity jeans with flipflops since.. er.. it got above 50*. I know, mortal sin. Anyway, I hope I can fit back into my regular ones come fall.
I forgot when you're due, but I had all of my kids during the month of July. I wore my regular jeans up until it started to get really warm (I put something on them to expand the waistband), then I started to use something like these, but they were cotton. I tied them under my belly in the final months.

I'm wearing these pants right this very moment! Love, love, love them, and I also have a pair in white that I love. Super comfy, with a breezy, casual style that I love--can be dressed up or down.
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Most of my jeans are bootcut. I usually wear them with flats or low heels. I do have 2 pairs of dark wash bootcuts that I have hemmed for heels, though. As far as wearing flats with them and looking "dumpy" goes, I don't buy it. I mean, if your jeans fit your body well, and are not ultra-lowriders, it's a good look. I think it helps, too, if the bootcuts fit slimmer through the hips and thighs for a more streamlined effect.

I am 5'3.5" and I do not waste my time trying to fool folks into believing I'm taller than I am. What's the point in that? Again, if the jeans fit well and your top half fits well, that's all that matters, imo.
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I'm wearing these pants right this very moment! Love, love, love them, and I also have a pair in white that I love. Super comfy, with a breezy, casual style that I love--can be dressed up or down.
That's great! I know you were looking for some linen pants.

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I'm due beginning of August. I wore similar drawstring pants from probably 3-5 months, then they just started cutting into me and not being comfortable anymore. I could never get the hang of wearing the belly band things over my other pants/jeans -- they would always fall down. *shrug* Maternity jeans are comfy enough for now.
The thing I used was like a fake button with an elastic part. It allowed me to wear my jeans below my belly, without having them fall down. A belly band would have driven me nuts. I suffered from itchy belly syndrome with all of my pregnancies.
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I'm wearing these pants right this very moment! Love, love, love them, and I also have a pair in white that I love. Super comfy, with a breezy, casual style that I love--can be dressed up or down.
That's great! I know you were looking for some linen pants.

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I'm due beginning of August. I wore similar drawstring pants from probably 3-5 months, then they just started cutting into me and not being comfortable anymore. I could never get the hang of wearing the belly band things over my other pants/jeans -- they would always fall down. *shrug* Maternity jeans are comfy enough for now.
The thing I used was like a fake button with an elastic part. It allowed me to wear my jeans below my belly, without having them fall down. A belly band would have driven me nuts. I suffered from itchy belly syndrome with all of my pregnancies.
I get that a bit with the stretchy waist maternity jeans, but it doesn't bother me enough to brave the elastic-band trick. I tried it early on and I always felt like it was going to pop open and leave me bare-butted.
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I'm wearing these pants right this very moment! Love, love, love them, and I also have a pair in white that I love. Super comfy, with a breezy, casual style that I love--can be dressed up or down.
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I'm due beginning of August. I wore similar drawstring pants from probably 3-5 months, then they just started cutting into me and not being comfortable anymore. I could never get the hang of wearing the belly band things over my other pants/jeans -- they would always fall down. *shrug* Maternity jeans are comfy enough for now.
The thing I used was like a fake button with an elastic part. It allowed me to wear my jeans below my belly, without having them fall down. A belly band would have driven me nuts. I suffered from itchy belly syndrome with all of my pregnancies.
Haha, you remembered! I also got these in both black and white. Booo...had to go up a size because they weren't kidding about being slim through the hip and thighs. If they're tight on my hips and chicken thighs, then they're very slim. I like them ok, but I wouldn't wear them with heels as shown--I like them with flat sandals. You can cuff them or tie the strings at the ankle for heels.

I also tried these, but true to VS, they just don't fit well unless you're a 6', 110-lb model and have them all clipped and pinned up in the back for photos.
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I'm wearing these pants right this very moment! Love, love, love them, and I also have a pair in white that I love. Super comfy, with a breezy, casual style that I love--can be dressed up or down.
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I'm due beginning of August. I wore similar drawstring pants from probably 3-5 months, then they just started cutting into me and not being comfortable anymore. I could never get the hang of wearing the belly band things over my other pants/jeans -- they would always fall down. *shrug* Maternity jeans are comfy enough for now.
The thing I used was like a fake button with an elastic part. It allowed me to wear my jeans below my belly, without having them fall down. A belly band would have driven me nuts. I suffered from itchy belly syndrome with all of my pregnancies.
Haha, you remembered! I also got these in both black and white. Booo...had to go up a size because they weren't kidding about being slim through the hip and thighs. If they're tight on my hips and chicken thighs, then they're very slim. I like them ok, but I wouldn't wear them with heels as shown--I like them with flat sandals. You can cuff them or tie the strings at the ankle for heels.

I also tried these, but true to VS, they just don't fit well unless you're a 6', 110-lb model and have them all clipped and pinned up in the back for photos.
I like the cargo pant. It looks like it gives the bottom a little lift, because of the pockets. Some might argue that it's wrong trying to fool folks into believing I have a bigger booty than I do, but I think it's a more flattering when I fill out a pair of jeans or pants.

The VS pants are nice too, but not as versatile as the cargo pants you bought.
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The thing I used was like a fake button with an elastic part. It allowed me to wear my jeans below my belly, without having them fall down. A belly band would have driven me nuts. I suffered from itchy belly syndrome with all of my pregnancies.
Haha, you remembered! I also got these in both black and white. Booo...had to go up a size because they weren't kidding about being slim through the hip and thighs. If they're tight on my hips and chicken thighs, then they're very slim. I like them ok, but I wouldn't wear them with heels as shown--I like them with flat sandals. You can cuff them or tie the strings at the ankle for heels.

I also tried these, but true to VS, they just don't fit well unless you're a 6', 110-lb model and have them all clipped and pinned up in the back for photos.
I like the cargo pant. It looks like it gives the bottom a little lift, because of the pockets. Some might argue that it's wrong trying to fool folks into believing I have a bigger booty than I do, but I think it's a more flattering when I fill out a pair of jeans or pants.

The VS pants are nice too, but not as versatile as the cargo pants you bought.
LOL, I bought the cargos for just that reason...and they really do create a nice optical illusion back there!

I sent back the VS pants--on top of fitting funny, they were too transparent. Too tight again in the hips and thigh. Maybe I'm just working my legs so much that my booty and my thighs are finally getting significantly bigger (no such thing as too big, IMO!) And, yes, they were not as versatile. Where I am in my life right now, I just don't have much need for dressier clothing. Still haven't had the opportunity to wear my awesome stripper heels anywhere.
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Most of us try to wear clothes that flatter all or part(s)...accentuating the posterior falls into that category and is perfectly acceptable. And, let your haters be your motivators! (pretty original, right?)
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5'2" here. I wear bootcut jeans with pointy-toed flats. I prefer bootcut jeans to be fitted (not skintight--no muffintop), so this helps to balance out my thighs and elongate my legs a bit more. This look is just more flattering on me than regular round-toed ballet flats.
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I wear flats with my narrower boot cuts. I'm 5'1". The pants have to be the right length so the bottoms almost graze the floor in the back. The shape and width of the toe must be just right...sometimes it helps if the shoe is lower cut in the front. Grandma shoes that cover the whole top of your foot might not work.

I am thin, so wearing any kind of heel probably takes away from my shape if I am wearing pants.
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I wear flats with my narrower boot cuts. I'm 5'1". The pants have to be the right length so the bottoms almost graze the floor in the back. The shape and width of the toe must be just right...sometimes it helps if the shoe is lower cut in the front. Grandma shoes that cover the whole top of your foot might not work.
Yeah, that's a good point. I can't wear any shoes that cover the top of my foot with boot cut jeans, unless they're heels.
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I use to love that look. It was so lax, but sexy. Your pant leg bottoms get scrubbed though.

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Almost all of my jeans are bootcut. I love them. I'm 5'4 and I wear mine with flats and I love them with flip flops! I love the boho chic look so I'll wear a pair of bootcut jeans, a flowy peasant top, and flip flops in a heartbeat! I do prefer that the bootcut jeans be "fitted" though. I'm not big on baggy jeans.
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