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Old 06-09-2012, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Do you think I can get plastic surgery to remove muscle from my thighs?
Only if I can sign up for a surgery to make my rib age less deep... I was never able to fit into cute shirts .
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: DFW area
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I tend to have some issues with finding the proper fit as well. I'm 5'4" and have a fairly athletic build - broad shoulders, muscular arms, long torso, slim waist, narrow hips, short legs, an arched back and (for my size) a large butt. I can't find ANYTHING that fits correctly unless if its spandex, or a very particular brand. Pants don't fit my hips and butt, shirts are never long enough or they don't fit my shoulders and waist, dresses don't fit the curve in my back or they don't gather enough at the waist, etc. It's a mess.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I tend to have some issues with finding the proper fit as well. I'm 5'4" and have a fairly athletic build - broad shoulders, muscular arms, long torso, slim waist, narrow hips, short legs, an arched back and (for my size) a large butt. I can't find ANYTHING that fits correctly unless if its spandex, or a very particular brand. Pants don't fit my hips and butt, shirts are never long enough or they don't fit my shoulders and waist, dresses don't fit the curve in my back or they don't gather enough at the waist, etc. It's a mess.
OMG you are slim and fit and you are having problems finding clothing! I thought it was only overweight people that can't find clothes.

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Old 06-09-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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Try finding anything that fits when you are 5' 1ish and don't wear heels at all and the petites are not quite long enough for me either or they are too long.
Ha, at least you can hem them! Trying being 6'1" when the pants aren't long enough--there's no way to get extra fabric.

There are no stores for me. I have to buy all my office clothing and most of my off-work clothing (like jeans) from specialty catalogs. The only place I can possibly find "Tall" pants in a store are some of the Women's shops that have a few tall sizes, but then the pants are often made for women with heavier legs, so I get them long enough but with giant baggy thighs.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:10 AM
 
Location: US
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I know this is hard for you to believe. I know women who wear size 2 and have problems fitting clothing. There are lots of body shapes out there. Some are pear shaped. Some have little waist definition. Some have "big" butts. Some are busty. They still wear size 2. Those "problem" areas aren't going away if they hop on the treadmill.

Exactly. The only thing that is easier to deal with when you are firmer (really has little to do with size though) is that you can get away with thinner fabrics and cheaper bras. That is about it. I can't get any lighter or smaller as I am usually in 0s. But that didn't take away my bust or wide hips & thighs in proportion to the rest of me. They just don't cut thing right for the people with a 10'' difference or more. I do have to admit though that harder thighs do stretch out jeans better. Forgot about that one. I hated it when jeans felt like a sausage casing on the higher fat thigh. But you don't wear anything else that is really that tight that has a lack of stretch. So..whatever. Only matters if you wear super tight jeans and most adult people don't.

Word about the jacket issue though. I don't think ANYONE looks good in a jacket off the rack unless they hit a retail miracle. Plenty of people would bring in jackets for tailoring when I worked at a cleaners forever ago. The client base was mostly the well to do working class and upper class of the town. Any woman that always looked good had a few tailored jackets in her closet. Its really kinda neat when you really see how many unique shapes are out there just based on that lower back up to the shoulder line. Just for a day look at people's back line from shoulder to waist. That cut is so unique on most its almost as individual as our faces.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:13 AM
 
Location: US
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Only if I can sign up for a surgery to make my rib age less deep... I was never able to fit into cute shirts .
This post made me think of how Cher had work done to her ribs...yikes.
I suggest ugly shirts are better.

And I saw your sweater dress pic. Shushy. Who needs "cute shirts" when you look that good in a sweater dress.

COME on!
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