Post # 1
OK I have a fashion problem – I am an hour glass with proportioned hips to boobs and a small waist.
When I carry extra weight (which I am right now) it all collects in my thighs just below my butt.
And I have short legs to boot – I swear I was made out of spare parts.
So can someone suggest something fashionable that is casual and cute and age appropriate that can be worn with flats (I am 4.5″ taller than Fiance – he is fun sized) that will disguise my thunder thighs – here is a recent picture – jeans look awful on me – I cannot find any that are wide enough in the thighs that fit my waist and hips – so a skirt maybe that would work with flats. We are having epics at Disneyland and I am having a hard time finding something cute . . .
Post # 3
I feel like I’m similar to you. Everyone always suggests a short skirt to make my legs longer but I’m not confident in my thighs. I’ve found pairing a shorter skirt with some tights and flats and do the trick, especially if the skirt starts higher up (my waist is my smallest part so I like putting the focus on that). Pair with a cut top and a longer cardy to make you look taller.
Post # 4
Like not exactly this outfit but similar.
Post # 5
I have a similiar body shape. I’m curious as well. I’m tired of feeling like nothing fits me right.
Post # 6
Having a good tailor is key–I too am a true hourglass, my measurements for my wedding gown were 44-32-46, anything that fits in the butt/thighs is way too big in the waist and vice versa. I’ve always been shaped like this and I learned early on that a good tailor is the key to any good outfit. I do not own a pair of pants (jeans included) that have not somehow been altered in the waist area. I also find that belted shirts tend to draw the attention to my smaller mid-section and away from my huge legs!
Post # 7
First, I would resign yourself to getting things tailored. Fit the widest part of you, your thights and have the hips and wasit taken in. It will be much more flattering. I would also look for straight legged pants that are a bit on the wider side so that they dont become narrow at the knees. It doesnt cost as much as you think and worth it.
And it are proportional on top, then you can wear anything that emphasises your waist. Shirts with rouching or cinching. Also things that have vertical ruffles, shripes, angled cuts will make you look longer
Post # 8
I’m built the same way as you! I’m definitely an hourglass shape (my boobs are kind of huge), but I have short, stumpy legs with thunder thighs. I wish I had ideas for you, but the only thing I’ve ever figured out is to just look and look and look for jeans until I find a pair that actually fits my thighs, hips, and waist. I also tend to wear form-fitting shirts that come down several inches past my hips, and I’ve found that those do a good job of hiding the very tops of my thighs while also accenting my torso and waist.
Post # 9
I have this problem too. I love Ann Taylor’s “Curvy” Julie petite bootcut jeans. I also like “The Limited” Curvy bootcuts…I think they are number 902? I need to check.
The out fit someone posted above with the skirt and cardigan is very typical of something I would wear to work, but with heels and a shorter cardigan (that long and it would just make me look fat and short). I always wear heels to make my legs longer. I am a firm believer in the nude heel or camel-leather colored heel, and no ankle straps!!
I also like my very dark Jessica Simpson skinny jeans tucked into VERY fitted heeled boots in a darker color (chocolate or black). I makes me look more balanced and my legs longer.
I tend to wear a lot of pencil skirts that hit at the calf with shirts tucked in to the waist. I wear a lot of layers too, but am very particular about where things hit. I try to keep things at the hip or waist so I look balanced.
Post # 10
Oh and stay away from crew necklines. V-necks, bateaus, and ballet necklines are so much more flattering.
Post # 11
Clearly I need to share my secrets with you 🙂 …Pzi jeans are amazing, and go quickly to the Stop Staring clothing website or to the Pin Up Girl clothing website.Totally fabulous dresses with us curvy girls in mind. You will never view clothing the same way again 🙂
Post # 12
Seriously curvy girls, there are places that celebrate our body type!! Check it out, you’ll see 🙂
Post # 13
@naptime: Just took a quick look at the Stop Staring site..I have to say, gorgeous clothing.
One of the things always irritates me (and it’s not just them, this is an in general observation), they spefically offer styles as “plus size” yet every style is shown on a super skinny, tall, long legged model. As a plus size gal, this hurts! Cause I know if I buy, it aint gonna look nearly as cute/sexy/fun as it does an miss Amazonia! Put your plus size stuff onto plus size girls so we know what to expect and self esteem doesn’t get shit kicked when we get your pretty outfit on and see Shamu in a skirt!
Sorry, end rant, hijacked a little there OP.
Post # 14
Ughhh you have described my body type as well. *Sigh*
I have found that dresses are amazing (with tights) at masking the thigh area. I feel comfortable and you can dress up or down depending on the occassion. The key thing is proportion…not too short and not too long. For me the perfect length is a few inches above the knee….too high enough to show off the thighs so to speak.
As for lengthening the leg, think monochromatic. When I wear black tights with black shoes or boots it makes me look long and lean which is essentially the same idea behind nude shoes. The eyes don’t know where the feet and legs stop and start.
Post # 15
I have the exact same shape! Hour glass, big thighs, long torso and short legs.
I’ve found that form fitting clothing that has structure works the best. Flowy dresses tend to make me look pregnant and empire waists are definitely a no. I’m 5’1″ so I always need to hem my pants. I go for a boot cut or slightly flared jean in a dark wash and that helps even things out. I like The Limited for jeans because they seem to have extra thigh room. Showing a hint of cleavage will actually make your top half seem smaller as opposed to covering everything up.
Hmmm… that’s all the tips I can think of right now but good luck with the e-pics! Disneyland is such a cute place to have them done.
Post # 16
Another hourglass here. I’m 5’3″, though,