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#26 MAGS24

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

I bought my best fitting pair of jeans at Rivers for $20. They always have some excellent deals online. I also bought some great fitting tops from Rivers as well for $7 each.

#27 stephanu

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

Asos.com, without a doubt. huge selection, most things come in size 18 and they also have a +size section for 20-26. Free delivery and Australian returns if you don't like anything.

If you feel confident in the skinny jeans then you should wear them. I'm at least a size 18 (I fluctuate) and I rely on skinny jeans because my legs are long and somehow manage to stay skinny. So I wear loose, flowy tops on top and skinny jeans or tights on the bottom.

In order to get skinny jeans that fit my skinny legs and my fat tum I wear Jeans West maternity skinny jeans, even though I'm not pregnant.  ph34r.gif

Edited by stephanu, 28 January 2013 - 09:37 PM.

#28 Coffeegirl

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

I'm a solid 18.  Like a PP, I have good boobs and nice shoulders with not too much tuck shop arm, so I love t-shirts and singlets.  I hate baggy or tops that are too loose as they make me look bigger than I am.  

I tend to buy alot of my clothes from Sportscraft.  The quality and fit are really good and the sizing is consistent.  I can pull any top off the shelf in an 18 and it will fit.  


Their Signature range goes up to 22-24 with some lovely business shirts and suits.

Edited by Coffeegirl, 28 January 2013 - 09:41 PM.

#29 Blackcurrant

Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

QUOTE (mrshappymum @ 17/01/2013, 10:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey girls,

I've put on quite a bit of weight lately and I'm sitting at a size 18. I do hope to lose it but to make myself feel better about myself I want to wear flattering items in the meantime.

What do you wear at this size and where do you shop?

I tried on some skinny leg jeans at City Chic a few weeks ago and they were actually nice but I didn't have the courage to buy them. I worry that I will wear clothes that make me look frumpier!


I am a size 16/18 top and I am a massive fan of twist front style tops and dresses. I find them incredibly flattering on (especially if no waist). Stuff like this http://slimages.macys.com/is/image/MCY/pro...if?op_sharpen=1

I wear skinny jeans (have a size 12/14 bottom) and I just wear over size tops.

I also buy a lot of stuff off ebay to try out brands. From doing that I have found that I love Ezibuy, Moss (NZ), Sakaguchi, Dorothy Perkins, Capture and heaps of others.

#30 mrshappymum

Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:40 PM

Thank you for your reply...

I was just thinking about this again. I'm still struggling a bit. I've put on weight on my stomach (after having kids) and finding it hard to draw less attention to that area!! Might have a look at those twisted type tops you mentioned

#31 Blackcurrant

Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:26 PM

Another style that I have grown to love with my belly (I swear I still look like I am pregnant), is a lot of halter style that hang from boob. Like this sort of thing
This sort of style is usually very generous, and quite forgiving. Empire line is also great for hiding a lack of waist original.gif

(nb: I actually have that dress - in a size 12, but cobalt blue with black leather neck). VERY forgiving cut and wear.

Edited by Blackcurrant, 14 March 2013 - 08:28 PM.

#32 Green Gummy Bear

Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

I carry all my weight in my belly.  Skinny jeans look good on me for about the first two times I wear them, then I find I'm forever having to hitch them up as they tend to be 'stretch' type denim, so they stretch around my belly, and then end up saggy all over my legs and butt.

Me personally, I have decent boobs and legs, but find pants in general just don't fit me properly, so I tend to opt for dresses that cinch under the boobs then skim over my mid area and end knee length or just above.

#33 samoocha1991

Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:21 PM

I just found this wonderful site called One Stop Plus its from the US but delivery only costed $27.00 to post 8 items to regional NSW, Will be here within 9 - 14 days.  I loved the clothing for its longer length after having 2 Cesarians you get that little tummy that all those clothes like to take advantage of a shorten there way down lol.

Great all round year wear at really cheap prices!!!

#34 nellista

Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:08 PM

As others have said, I really think it depends on your body shape.  

Autograph tends to carry a lot of tunic style tops, and I find that they don't suit me at all!  My belly is my issue, so something that floats off my belly makes me look heavily pregnant.  I tend to go for long line tanks and maxi skirts a lot.  Sure, the tanks don't hide the fat so much.....they make it look more like fat than pregnant!

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