A stress eater, Beth, a working mom, says she gained about 60 pounds in eight years. "I have a tummy I never used to have, and I find jeans are one of the hardest things to buy," she says. "I'm not afraid to spend more money if I find something that looks good. I just wish it were easier to do."
The fix: Look for built-in panels, which work wonders on the midsection. To help balance a curvy figure, go for a boot-cut style.
- On Beth: Lola control jeans, $70-$80 at MonroeAndMain.com
- Another flattering option: Two-pocket jeans, Just My Size, $15 at Walmart