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Would you wear your goal jeans if they gave you a slight muffin top?

My MT is on its way out, but not gone yet, and I can fit in the jeans. I'm just wondering if I look ridiculous...


Fri. Sep 14, 12:24pm

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DON'T wear them, wait a few more pounds and avoid the muffin top. It looks terrible.
But CONGRATS that you are almost there!!! Keep up the good work and you will be in them comfortably in no time!

Friday, September 14, 2007, 12:39 PM

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Yeah, don't wear them yet!!! muffin top means your jeans are too small-that's no good!!! It's also the style of the jeans-perhaps go out and try on that same size in other styles that have a slightly higher rise and you will probably have no muffin top in those!! congrats!!! Keep going!!

Friday, September 14, 2007, 12:46 PM

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I think the problem with jeans nowadays is that they are cut so low and narrow that anyone, even a skinny person, looks like they have the muffin top going. I saw a girl who had not one once of fat on her body wearing a pair of extremely low jeans and low and behold even she had a muffin top.

Friday, September 14, 2007, 1:07 PM

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Tell me if this rings true, but with low-rise jeans, isn't it a little hard to keep them from falling down if they're not tight enough to give you a muffin top?

However, there's a size-of-MT issue at hand - I think it's *not* okay if the MT droops down over the edge instead of just bulging out a little.

Friday, September 14, 2007, 1:20 PM

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Please, please don't wear them yet! I'm in the same place, and it's tempting, but it just looks soooo bad - and you can find non-low-rise ones out there, it just takes more looking! Just think how satisfying it will be when you can wear them without the MT - what a goal to work towards!

Friday, September 14, 2007, 3:19 PM

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I'll give a different opinion - if you want to wear them, you can. Just be sure that your top is not tight or short. If you can see the muffin top, do not wear the outfit. But, with the right shirt - a little longer and not tight - it'll be fine.

However, think about what you'll be doing. When jeans give me muffin top, they're usually also uncomfortable to sit in, etc. So I know I'll be squirmy and fidgety if I wear them somewhere that I might be sitting. So, I just wait until the weight comes off.

To the other posters, yes, you can get low-rise jeans that fit correctly and do not fall down, so long as you have a bit of a waist. Your hips and butt do begin to go in a little bit before the top of the pants. If you are very apple-shaped, though, this might not be true, so low-rise pants might not work as well for you.

Friday, September 14, 2007, 3:37 PM

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I wear low rise pants and have no problem with them staying up. However, I am not very curvy, my hips aren't much bigger around than my waist. No muffin top here!

Friday, September 14, 2007, 4:03 PM

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if low rise jeans make you muffin top, why would you wear them??? Why would you wear any clothes that make you muffin top. I can't wear low rise jeans because of the way I'm shaped- so I don't wear them. Why wear "stylish" jeans that make you look terrible??? Make no sense whatsoever. Yet soooo many women, especially younger ones do it.

Muffin tops mean your clothes don't fit. Wearing them out in public says you don't care much about how you look.

Saturday, September 15, 2007, 1:34 AM

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You know what I think is funny? That five years ago (or more) most of us would have no clue what "muffin top" meant. Now it's as common in the lingo as "cankles" or "plumber butt". Just crazy how words pick up meaning over time and everyone figures it out.

Saturday, September 15, 2007, 2:56 PM

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what is cankles or plumber's butt?

Saturday, September 15, 2007, 4:27 PM

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i say go for it, because chances are in few hours the muffin top will be gone from the jeans stretching out just from wearing them. i made the mistake and bought some jeans that fit PERFECT in the store, by the end of the day... i couldn't keep them up because they stretched out. i went back and got the smaller size, at first they were a bit muffin toppy but in a few hours they were the PERFECT jeans.

Saturday, September 15, 2007, 5:00 PM

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i hateee muffin tops..don't do it!! it looks really bad and you've worked so hard, you deserve clothes that show off your AMAZINGNESS =]

Saturday, September 15, 2007, 5:57 PM

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I think the consensus is DON"T WEAR THEM!!! The wrong clothes or fit can make a person look bigger than he/she is. Wait and look awesome in your jeans - it will be worth it!!


Saturday, September 15, 2007, 9:47 PM

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cankles & plumber's

cankles is where the calf and ankle morph together, you can't tell where the calf ends and the ankle begins, forming a "cankle". I've also heard cankles referred to as "tree trunks".

I think a plumber's butt is where the buttcrack shows out of the top of the jeans. I've always heard it called "plumber's crack" though. The joke is when the plumber bends over, fixing pipes or whatever, inevitably he'll show his "plumber's crack" to anyone around.

Saturday, September 15, 2007, 11:39 PM

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About the muffin top. It seems to me that if you wait just a bit longer you will look great in them and probably have encouraging comments about your weight loss while on the other hand if you wear them now people may be secretly thinking "what was she thinking" and not focus on what you have lost but that your clothes don't fit properly.
Congrats on how close you are. It will be worth it in the long run.

Sunday, September 16, 2007, 11:22 PM

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a BELT!!!

wearing your pants a tad bit bigger to avoid a muffin top can be acheived by wearing really cute belts. that is much more flattering than the muffin top.

Monday, September 17, 2007, 4:50 PM

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11.22 I THINK THAT'S SOOO TRUE!!

Look at Britney Spears...in all honesty..after having 2 children I hope I look like that...buttttt if I do, I won't wear the bikini in public!

It's not what you wear...it's how you wear it to lfatter YOUR body!

Monday, September 17, 2007, 5:28 PM

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I also have a small MT and wear my jeans..but wait! I always wear a bigger Tshirt over them and you can't tell. Yes, I'm very uncomfortable in those jeans, but I don't have money to buy a new bigger pair, especially when I'm trying to lose a few pounds so that they will fit. It's all the more motivation for me to keep working out and eating better. A few months back those jeans used to be too big to wear at all so I know I can do it. I say wear what you want, but make sure to stop by the mirror on your way out.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 8:53 AM

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it depends on how big the muffin top is. i have a little bit of muffin top going on right now but i've cleverly disguised it with a blousy top that covers up my rolls.

i refuse to buy bigger pants (as i'm working diligently to lose weight no gain it). i say go for it if the muffin top isn't extreme and your pants are comfortable. but don't do it if your not comfortable.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 9:21 AM

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