I say do what makes you comfortable and not what other people like. Go shopping and try on different types and see what you like... pick the one that feels the best and what you feel makes you look best
Original Post by jewelsmcblah:
I feel retarded in everything I put on unless it's jammies. I really don't know what looks good on me and I have no friends here to help judge, only my husband. He's useless.
haha, I seem to feel especially retarded in my pjs.
I'm not sure if Bermuda shorts are considered 'in' this year, but I have found that I like them better than regular shorts, because they don't create that 'hungry crotch'. They usually look okay on me, and I have pretty big thighs. The only thing I would advise is to watch how the leg tapers at the knee. There are some styles that really follow the line of your thighs, and are really tight around the knee, which usually make the thighs look bigger than they really are. If you can find a pair that is looser around the knee, they should look better.
I think the reason I pulled it off well was I had the confidence. I still do, and I anticipate wearing hot pants again this summer, as soon as I get some that're my size again.
I don't know what Bermuda shorts are or what hungry crotch is for that matter. ***feeling really silly for not knowing****
But I have big thighs and large man calves too and this last summer I found a pair of short that were very flattering and didn't ride up. They were right above the knee and they weren't strait or tapered. They were like boot-cut slacks but shorts. I think the slight flare slims the legs alot. And they were black. Black is always slimming. :)
I think the hungry crotch can be avoided by finding some that fit well :) Try on a hundred pair at 20 different stores, don't give up until you find something you like. There is a pair out there for you!
Edit: CD might have a good idea there with checking out the men's stuff too.
Thanks guys. I think I'm gonna try some Bermudas out and maybe some cropped pants. I'll see how it goes.
Happy Family Day everyone!
I love capris. I have tons of them and I don't care if they are in or out of style. They are part of my summer style. I have big knees even when I'm thin, so I like capris because they go below the knee.
I am tall and I have a problem finding shorts that don't ride up as well. Part of the problem is the thighs rubbing, but I discovered I had the problem even when I was thin. It has to do with the cut and the material as well.
WEAR YOUR SHORTS!! and don't buy men's shorts; that's what they want you to do. (i don't know who "they" are, but they do.) bermuda shorts are good. my thighs have the same appetite as yours, so i feel your pain. but this year, i said f#$k it, and i've bought some regular length shorts. i'm gonna wear them around the house first to make sure i don't embarass myself, but come hell or high water, i will be wearing shorts this summer.
and there is absolutely nothing wrong with being muscly. it makes you look athletic. please don't hate your legs. listen, we're in the same boat there, too, and i freakin' love my calves. i love love love to wear pencil skirts that hit just at the knee with a pair of sexy platform heels. if you don't already wear stuff like that, try it, and you'll discovery a new love for your legs.