Keeping a flat front

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Keeping a flat front

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I have a few denim skirts (or denim-like) that have a zip and the way they fit the zippered part waves. It's is totally on the fabric, and nothing underneath is causing the issue. Is this a matter of hip to waist ratio? I bought one of these used:

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And while it fits perfectly, when walking around it tends to form a wave in the front, and this isn't the only one. You can see in the pic there's a subtle wave at the zipper. Is there some sort of stay that can be used to keep the fabric straight? Non-zippered skirts don't seem to have this issue.
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Coder
Just wear it and don't worry about it. It is just one of those things that happens.
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Coder,
Don't worry about it. All of my zippered skirts do the same thing. it is caused by the way the zippers are sewn and the way the fabric lays.
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I agree with others: don't worry about it. I don't have any demin skirt but have it with most of my trousers, almost nodoby did say anything about it (or will do). The rare people saying anything (I think I have had remarks about it less than 10 times), I reply them that it's the textile which does that, and if they don't believe me I show them by grasping it and showing that there is no [biip] causing that effect. I had once a bonus reaction of someone asking if I was a woman disguised into a man, it was funny :lol:
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I've seen the wave in the fabric on women when they wear this type of skirt.
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The problem could be the tightness of skirt across the hips putting stress on the zipper panel.
This of course does not occur with a skaters type skirt no zip panel but ample hip room.
A pencil skirt is taut across the flat front with no zip panel but there can be bunching of the fabric depending on molding to the human body frame.
You won't find that with nzfreestyler whose clothing fits impeccably !

And then there is the bastard mispositioning of the fabric remnants for the jean conversion to skirt.
So what did you expect a perfectly symmetrical dimensioned with no flaws ! LOL !
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Yes, don't worry about it, although what is assumed to be a wave on a woman may cause suspicion of budgie smuggling on a man.
I have aquired a few denim skirts without the front zipper fastening, not only for the reason you mention but also the fact the it looks too much like a traditional fly which is totally unnecessary on a skirt.
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Thanks for all the replies - just going to live with it. As for the hips - the hips on this skirt are pretty expansive. The waistband is perfect. I tried pulling at the hips and shifting it around - didn’t help too much. Also tried stretching from the back to see if it needed more fabric in the front. No real change, might be because of how it’s pieced together.
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Depends on the type of skirt and I find the type of underwear / hosiery also helps.
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Well, update of sorts. I ended up wearing the skirt, and overall the zipper behaved properly during a 4-hour walk downtown. I think I was making a bigger deal of it than it was.
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There is a double standard that we are supposed to hide our natural bulge while women don't have to hide their natural body parts. While it would be inappropriate and distasteful to accentuate the bulge, men are given the message that the bulge is a threat to women and must be artificially attenuated. This is a sexist attitude and we men must not succumb to it. There is no shame in having male genitals.
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I don't worry about it. The bulge may be there when I wear shorts/trousers so why should I worry about it when I switch to a skirt? OK, I don't try to emphasise it but then I don't try to minimise it either. It's a fact of anatomy and size.
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I second Sinned's (Dennis') posting:

We have a male bulge when we wear trousers or shorts. Why should it be any different for skirts.or dresses?

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Male bicycle riders don't seem to worry.
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In fact, to say that a lot of guys participating in the Olympic Games are not worried would be an understatement.
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