It’s not that I’m overweight, because I’m not.
It’s not that I’m petite, because I’m not.
I have the most frustrating body shape to fit into today’s designs for pants and shorts. I have a narrow waist and fuller hips, thighs and derriere. I went to Target yesterday to try and find some shorts that fit.
An impossible and frustrating task.
Due to the low rise waists in today’s fashions, I knew I was going to have difficulty, but I still had hope. I had different styles of shorts in different sizes, hoping I’d find something suitable.
So, I started out with a size 14. Nope. Huge, wide open gap in the back that no amount of belt is going to fix.
Then I tried on out with a size 12. Nope, still a wide open gap in back.
Then I tried on a 10, which I thought was hopeful, even though I felt my fuller legs would probably not appreciate it. Nope. Still a gap in the back. So I figured I was wearing them wrong. I pulled them as far down as I could so that they would be no gap between me and the pants. I had to pull them WAY down…and realized either my body type is a total misfit (and really, always has been), or I should embrace it and go into the plumbing business (ya know, plumber’s crack and all).
I seriously think I need tailor made clothes for my bottom half or give up trying to look halfway stylish and stick with my “too-big-for-my-waist-but-at-least-it’s something-covering-my-ass” shorts/pants and a smaller belt.
Okay, rant over.