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Finding comfy yet fashionable clothes

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I found myself crying in the changing rooms at M&S today. I was trying to find comfy trousers and bras that looked good too, and it seemed like an impossible task. I find things that are at all tight, or not soft really hard to wear. I sometimes end up in tears because of it. What do I do? I'm fed up of living in pjs and leggings, I want to look good again!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Depends what you class as comfortable, you can't get much more comfy than leggings and pj bottoms
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah but they aren't exactly high fashion either! I just want to look good out of the house but not be dying of the pain
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_152010613745_-1 these bras are quite nice, they have no underwire :) Debenhams have a few that look comfy if you don't like those.

    As for clothes, I'm not really sure what to suggest, I always go out in leggins/trackies or skinny jeans, and I have no idea what kind of clothes you like.

    Maybe as the weather gets hotter you could wear leggins with a floaty dress? some nice ones here http://www.internacionale.com/womens-clothing/dresses/icat/women_dresses
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    leggings and dresses are great. Who needs high fashion??

    I got some great purple spotty leggings from sainsburies, and some black and white stripey ones from H&M, and i generally wear them with a black Tshirt dress (H&M) and black DMs and a cardigain and i am comfy and look fine.

    for bras, i nearly always go to debenhams as theyre the only place that does big sizes for reasonable prices
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What kind of clothes give you pain and where? It's getting warmer so dresses are back in. I went to primark yesterday and picked up a nice striped cotton dress for a tenner. They had a nice polka dot one too but my size wasn't there.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I like wearing jeans, but I can't because sitting down they cut in - doesn't matter how big they are. I find jumpers difficult to get on and off, anything that isn't baggy can be difficult. Can't seem to see that one on my mobile, but I'll have to have a look on a computer later. The problem is that I'm a 34 G and its hard enough to get any bras to fit let alone comfy ones I can put on easily.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What about maternity jeans?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    im a 30FF/G but debenhams have a geat range.

    What things do you find hard about dressing specifically? Are you after front fastening??
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i cant even remember the last time i wore jeans
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The jeggings I got from primark have a very thick waistband which digs in something chronic. But that's possibly just primark for you. Is there anywhere that does anything other than very skinny jeggings?
  • plugitinplugitin Noob Posts: 2,197 Mega Poster
    if you wear leggings and a skirt (there are some figure-hugging ones around that are also really stretchy) plus a baggy jumper is quite in right now, would that be a possibility?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It could be. It's silly - I'm having to change the shoes I wear so they are comfortable, easy to walk in and light. I'm short but a size 14 so I've always worn tailored clothes and I've never looked much at baggier stuff. I also need a whole new wardrobe otherwise I'll get end up wearing out a couple of things.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i wore tunic type tops and long jumpers with leggings teamed with fluffy bed socks to wear inside my boots when i was out and about and pregnant. very comfy and i still continue to do it now unpregnant. i see lots of women wearing this style with knee high boots.

    as it gets warmer swap the leggings and boots for shorts/dresses with ballerina pumps with a slouchy cardigan.
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