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I don't know if anyone else out there has thunder-thighs like mine, but I can't be alone in that all my pants fit my thighs rather snugly, they fit my hips just fine (in most cases), and then are extremely baggy in the waist. Actually, the particular pair I'm wearing today is a little baggy in the hips as well, causing them to swivel back and forth as I walk, which is probably quite amusing to observers but is really pissing me off. And I can't correct this problem by buying smaller pants, because I have muscular bone-crushing thighs that won't fit into a smaller size. And a belt just digs into my waist, which pisses me off more. Low-rise pants fit okay, but they look stupid and I can't bend at all without showing ass-cleavage (I have a ghetto-booty to match my thighs). And besides them being impractical where I work, I hate skirts because if it's cold, your legs freeze, and if it's warm, your thighs stick together. That's really the only thing I miss about the late '80s-early '90s: it was acceptable to wear cotton leggings in public.

Thus concludes my rant on pants. I believe a rant on tops was in an earlier entry, but if you missed it, it's easily summarized as "if you want to be able to find bras and tops that don't look stupid, don't be bigger than a C cup". I did acquire a sewing machine for Christmas, though (and a damn good one), so I might be remedying some of these problems by figuring out how to make things fit me. Really I just want pants that fit, and tops that allow me to breathe without making me look like I weigh 300 pounds (the former being a problem with tailored tops, and the latter being a problem with non-tailored tops).

Also, preliminary calculation suggests I might owe $379 in 2005 federal taxes. I'm hoping I've missed a deduction somewhere, because I sure as hell don't have $379 lying around to send to da gubmint. I could swear I qualified for EIC last year, but this year it says childless singles have to be 25 to qualify...
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erisedraine From: erisedraine Date: Saturday 14th January 2006 00.37 (UTC) (Link)
I think I have the opposite problem. I have no ass or hips really. My stomach is a lot larger than the rest of my bottom half so I buy pants for my stomach and then the rest of the part is baggy and makes me look like I shit my pants. If I yank hard enough I can pull all my pants even the non-stretchy ones OFF without undoing any of the buttons.

I think I would rather be like normal girls and have a better proportioned body with like hips and an ass. I don't even think I would care if I had a bubble butt or ghetto booty, just some sort of bottom area would please me. :)
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Saturday 14th January 2006 02.10 (UTC) (Link)
Actually, nearly everyone I've heard from on this subject has either my problem or yours, which makes me wonder exactly who in the hell women's pants were designed to fit anyway. Whoever it was seems to have been assuming that either you're a complete twig, or you're... round. Most people I know are neither.
From: maidofuriel Date: Saturday 14th January 2006 03.09 (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, that's why I hate pants; they don't fit properly in the waist.

I would start going without if it meant that I didn't have to shave more often. (I know that I don't have to shave, but leg hair/stubble on my legs is so aesthetically displeasing to me.)
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Saturday 14th January 2006 08.16 (UTC) (Link)
I generally don't shave unless someone's going to see my legs. I also find leg hair aesthetically displeasing, but I also find shaving to be a pain in the ass (and the back), enough so to be not worth the effort if no one notices but me. And since it's impractical for me to wear anything but pants most of the time, I just don't do it. I feel as though I should, but really, I have other priorities.