January 30, 2007

What Would You Wear?

This is really a question primarily for my female readers.

If you realized one day that the size of jeans you have been wearing was slipping down even with a belt on and causing a crack problem but the next smaller size while fastening and not being uncomfortable caused unsightly bulges around the abdomen, which would you wear?

In other words -- what's worse: A crack problem or a muffin top?


I too suffer from this dilemma. I just bought two pairs of jeans that suffer from slippage, but they fit the rest of me just fine. I don't like the muffin top effect, because it makes me feel fat.

I just make sure that my tops are long enough to cover up the muffin top/crack problem. After carrying twins, my tummy is far too scary to be bared.

Posted by: Sarah G. at January 30, 2007 11:23 AM

Crack problem would win with me every time - because a muffin top implies fat and falling pants imples skinny...

Posted by: Blair at January 30, 2007 11:24 AM

Crack problem! muffin top is foul

Posted by: Wendy at January 30, 2007 12:02 PM

I've never had a crack problem, but it sounds delightful!

Posted by: Frazier at January 30, 2007 01:52 PM

Crack problem--I've got it today...I just spend an obscene amount of time checking my shirt tail...

Posted by: Amy at January 30, 2007 02:01 PM

Crack problem, long, untucked shirts or sweaters, and no bending/sitting down!

Posted by: Diane at January 30, 2007 02:03 PM

Bigger ones with a belt!

Posted by: chewymom at January 31, 2007 06:26 AM

Sweatpants. Overalls.

Or try out Gap curvy jeans or similar.

I'm currently at the in-between preggo pants stage, and am constantly pulling up my descending waistband in what I fervently hope is a discreet manner.

Posted by: Another Jordana at January 31, 2007 07:17 AM

I thought all the kids were showing the vertical smile these days anyway?

I vote for the crack only for one reason - it will keep you out of one of Terry's posts on people wearing clothes inappropriate for their life status. Granted yours would be inadvertent, but best not to tempt fate.

Posted by: skinnydan at January 31, 2007 07:40 AM

I feel so alone, but I'd much rather look frumpy than venture into b*tt cle*vage, myself.

Congrats on slipping down a size, I say!

Posted by: Lenise at January 31, 2007 04:09 PM