Strangely disproportionate

I’m about to be a real whining princess, so consider yourself warned.

I have always had trouble fitting into pants. Big bum, bigger thighs and my saddle bags have always been my most difficult area – I’m forever adding bulk to my shoulders to try and balance myself out. I have lost a bit of weight this year, and was so excited that I was facing the prospect of going down a pants size.

This brings me down to a 20 in straight sizes and a 16/18 in plus sizes. Yay for me right? Well, my new size of pants fits all my problem areas great … But now I have a new very unlikely problem area.

My Calves!!



Not my ass, or thighs, or juicy saddle bags – but my CALVES (?!?) are preventing me from wearing a smaller size in pants.

At first, they were chinos and I blamed the pants – silly cut.

Then an old pair of skinny jeans which were baggy everywhere except the calves – again I blamed the pants – how silly of them to stretch out of shape everywhere but the calves…

Then, this morning I tried on a pair of my ‘goal’ pants. You know – the ones you bought, even though they were not in your size because you loved them so much? Well, mine fit. Sort of. This should be a massive victory! I should be shouting from the roof tops! They glided over my thighs, they zipped right up, there’s no hanging muffin top – BUT they are so damn tight on my calves they my calves are single handedly (or double leggedly?) pulling down my jeans! Ridiculous, no?

I’ve always loved my curvy legs – that I had shape – not two sticks straight up and down. I long ago accepted that I would never be able to wear regular width boots, and was happy to pay that price for curvy legs – but this, preventing me from dancing in my victory pants – is beyond a joke.

Grrrr to you my unlikely problem area!

I didn’t have the energy to change into some wide-leg pants to fit my calf-bulk, so wore the outfit anyway.


Top: Ribbed Peplum Tee from Dorothy Perkins
Pants: Black and Purple floral roses skinny jeans from Dorothy Perkins
Necklace: Rose Gold look – Diva
Earrings: Rose Gold ball studs – eQuip


4 thoughts on “Strangely disproportionate

  1. I have the same issue, not always with calves. I don’t often wear for this issue. They just don’t fit properly, drives me mad! My CC skinny jeans are close, but even they are pretty snug on the calves and bunchy and loose in the crotch/upper thigh/whatever you call that area!

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