I find this incredibly humorous. I'm wearing my size 8 Calvins with the tight, tapered legs and high waist (so the muffin top has no where to escape...the zipper just won't zip if there's muffin-batter there.) Now I haven't actually OFFICIALLY outgrown these. When I'm extra pudgy, I just don't bother trying them on, but they're always in my closet as part of my clothing options, and when I think I'm less pudgy I put them on and lay down flat to try to zip them up, then try not to bust the button off by inhaling, or to sit down. I have frayed a seam in the front due to the intense pressure. (Kinda cute fray! Looks like it's meant to be there, as long as there's not a little knob of flab bulging through.)
I haven't tried them on in a few months now. Til today. They zipped up no problem. They're less than cumfy when I sit down and the waistband is buried about 8 inches into my gut. But that's just sitting. When I stand, they fit like a dream!!! Perfectly fitted with nothing feeling tight! WHOO-HOO!
The humorous part is that, as psyched as I am to be wearing them, I do not look good in them. I fully realize this. They show every flaw. My belly isn't flat yet, and without a flat belly, one should not be wearing form fitting clothes. I know this. I see it. But I wore them anyway. Because they fit. :) I wore a long cardigan over my fitted Tshirt w/ them, to retain a bit of dignity.
YAY! I'm wearing my skinny jeans! I'm making progress! This is a GOOD day!
Just for the record: I hate "skinny". I'm just using the common term for this style of jeans. I find actual skinniness to be pretty gross, and would take pudgy over skinny any day. Honestly.
Just took some pics w/ my skinny jeans, then when I went to change I noticed that they are, in fact, a size 6 - NOT a size 8! Nice!!
I still don't look good in them. >chuckle< It's just not a flattering cut for me. But they served me and my motivation very well today. :)