You may remember me moaning/ranting that I couldn't find any jeans to fit me, well after spending a lot of time in TK Maxx and trying on 18 pairs of jeans I managed to find to pairs that were a great fit - and only £20 each! I got a pair of bootcut Levis which I absolutely love, they are so comfy and the fabric has just the right amount of give without being "stretch denim" which I hate! The other pair are Miss Sixty which are nice and long so I can wear with heels. Both pairs are a 31 - though a 31 what I'm not sure as my waist is 26.8" and my hips/belly where the jeans sit is 32.8" but, don't care I used to not be able to buy jeans as the 34 was too tight and I wasn't going any higher!
I seem to be having more luck with consistency now I've lost weight and my shape has evened out - depending on the shop I now know what size to take into the changing room and it usually fits - I no longer need to take 3 of everything to try on!