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.
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