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gorditaenvy

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Posted: 09 Oct 2010, 01:14
I hate having that "hourglass figure" Im too big at the top and my butt is to big. I can't find nice things to wear. I haven't bought a button up blouse for years. I want to fit into nice shirts again! Mad
kat-047

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Posted: 09 Oct 2010, 13:34
Stick with this website and you will be able to fit into that button up. This is by far the most helpful and interactive website I have been to re; weight lost. Oh and there is nothing wrong with curves, I would rather have curves than look like a pre teen boy, lol. Good Luck!
xalepos

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Posted: 09 Oct 2010, 15:17
I'm sorry to hear you don't enjoy having your shape. In my experience, losing weight doesn't usually change your body type, so much as bring things in a bit. I still have the same hip to waist ratio that I had sixty pounds ago (although I'm actually thrilled to have it). On the bonus side, weight stored around the hips and thighs has been associated with a lower cardiovascular risk, higher fertility and birth success, and universal estimations of attractiveness. As for the ill-fitting clothes... I feel ya on that one. The best thing you can do for yourself is to find a good tailor. Some of them are quite cheap and nothing feels better than perfectly fitted clothes.
AnnaPo

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Posted: 09 Oct 2010, 15:52
I totally understand--blouses are one of the hardest things for me to fit, and I work at a place where I'm expected to wear a nice blouse or a suit every day. If I can find blouses to fit my bust (not that it's even all that big), they're like a sack around my shoulders and waist. If I can find trousers to fit my legs and butt, they gap in the waist and are generally too long. Xalepos has it right--find a good tailor. It's very easy and relatively inexpensive to have trousers taken in at the waist and hemmed, or back seams put in a shirt (the shoulders do have to fit, though). I was reading on NYTimes after the latest fashion week that hourglass figures are back in style, so live it up--show off your tiny waist and curves! (And by the way, like Xalepos again, I didn't lose my hourglass figure when I lost weight--if anything, it's magnified, with a lot of the weight coming from my waist.)
foodisevil

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Posted: 09 Oct 2010, 16:36
I agree with Anna and xal. I plan on finding a tailor shortly... when I have time. It will definitly help!
I have lost about 65 pounds and most of it cam eoff my stomach, I still have my hourglass, but now its much more defined (YAY!!!)
Instead of worrying about dropping your hourglass figure, focus on finding a cheap good tailor. Smile
My start weight was 336. This was taken on 5/14/10. Unfortunately I can't get this to correct itself.

I know "Foodisevil" was not the brightest choice for a name, but I was grasping for straws when most everything else I tried was taken. I know that not all food is evil, just chocolate and McDonald's, lol!
k8yk

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Posted: 09 Oct 2010, 17:22
No matter what your shape, all women have their clothing fit issues. If it's not one thing it's another Smile. Definitely get in shape and get healthy, but also learn to love your body type. There is room in the world for many types of beauty. Many women are envious of a larger chest too Smile
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AnnaPo

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Posted: 09 Oct 2010, 18:56
So true, k8. It was really a wake-up call when I started shopping with my size 0/2, very athletic friend--she has almost as much trouble finding things to flatter her as I do! Off-the-rack clothing just cannot account for all our different body types. In my "when I'm a millionaire" fantasies, I like to dream about getting bespoke clothing. Smile
k8yk

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Posted: 09 Oct 2010, 20:44
Yeah, me too. I have the busty hourglass shape. I can't wear a button down shirt (wrap style is great for a large chest, btw!). But I shop with a friend who is size 0 and 5'10. She's the flat gangly type- like a model- and she still has a hell of a time finding things that look right. All my friends who seem "average" to me have various complaints about shopping- either the pants are all too long or the sleeves are all too tight or whatever. But we can all find things eventually. Losing weight makes it a lot easier because there's so much more variety size 12 and under.
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sherilyn70

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Posted: 09 Oct 2010, 20:59
I have always been an hourglass figure no matter what weight I was. Once upone a time I was almost perfect with 38-28-40. I've never had a hard time finding clothing that fit right. Jeans are the most difficult of course but many lines make cuts designed for it.
kayty83

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Posted: 10 Oct 2010, 18:04
I have the opposite problem. No ass whatsoever. I did try on clothes today though, and found that mens' 36x30 skinny jeans work pretty well, lol!
sherilyn70

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Posted: 10 Oct 2010, 21:52
I just bought new jeans yesterday. Gloria Vanderbelt's Amanda jean has a nice cut for an hourglass figure and is at JC Penney for around $25 or less most days. I've been wearing them for many many many years now. Yesterday however I moved out of the plus sizes and into the standard ones. Smile



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