Need brutally honest opinions - my legs...

(149 Posts)
DoctorAnge Tue 25-Jun-13 13:05:12

I am after a break of 20 years, taking up tennis again and loving it. My DH bought me a lovely tennis skirt which I adore however I then realised I would need to show my legs to wear it (duh).

I was teased at school for my overly muscular legs as I did ballet for 15 years and genetically they are just very chunky.

Can I honestly get away with this skirt? If you saw me on the court what would you think? I don't want to be the one everyone is pointing to and commenting on the chunkiness.

Gulp, pic on profile...

DorisShutt Tue 25-Jun-13 13:20:34

Bloody hell woman, if I had your legs I'd be in miniskirts every day. envy

If you want chunky, you should see mine! never gonna happen btw!

MorrisZapp Tue 25-Jun-13 13:20:55

From the knees down, your legs look like mine. I have rock hard calves and often wonder how I will cope when Kevin Keegan wants them back smile

From the knees up, well I wish. I have big wobbly thighs alas.

Wear the skirt with pride.

Deuce!

ProphetOfDoom Tue 25-Jun-13 13:22:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

peggotty Tue 25-Jun-13 13:22:47

Wow - another one saying you have great legs - they look similar size, shape to mine and my legs are slim and totally my best feature!!

DoctorAnge Tue 25-Jun-13 13:23:58

thank you all for commenting. The power of being bullied is still so fresh. I am getting teary now.

Keztrel Tue 25-Jun-13 13:24:37

Dude please, your legs are slim and gorgeous and frankly don't look at all muscly considering you've done ballet and tennis! I've done (and still do) a lot of ballet - and I DO have man legs. I like them though smile

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 25-Jun-13 13:24:46

Stealth boast?

You have great legs smile

DoctorAnge Tue 25-Jun-13 13:25:40

Now I feel like the Women on the Dove advert grin

ClartyCarol Tue 25-Jun-13 13:26:06

Oh bog off and stop fishing for compliments wink.

If you want to see real chunky legs I'll whack a picture of mine up ok.

Your legs look good. Wear the skirt with pride.

Keztrel Tue 25-Jun-13 13:26:25

Mine aren't quite this impressive but these are ballet man legs. You have lovely shapely slim legs.

I do know how you feel though, my dad told me when I was a teenager that my thighs were huge, and I've had a complex about them ever since.

peachypips Tue 25-Jun-13 13:26:48

I'm so sorry but I nearly laughed out loud when I saw your pic! I was expecting at least some appearance of chunkiness but- NOTHING!
Why are we all like this about our bodies? I am exactly the same and am always surprised when I see a picture of myself and don't see an elephant.
Let's make a pact to love our bodies!

Keztrel Tue 25-Jun-13 13:27:12

Oh my link didn't quite work - I meant to link to the top central picture, with three legs wearing different shoes smile

Very jelous,
I know through my DD how cruel girls can be (she is convinced she's fat and ugly, from being bullied , and she s stunning , ok I'm biased, but she looks like a cross between Roxane pallet and the girl from the hub on this morning)
But you have fab legs! Honestly tennis

pooka Tue 25-Jun-13 13:28:18

I'm almost speechless - they really really did a number on you all those years ago!

Your legs are fab. THe skirt looks brilliant on you - just the right length and perfect for showing off your toned and lean legs.

MadBannersAndCopPorn Tue 25-Jun-13 13:28:49

Jesus! As everyone else has said, you've got lovely legs! It's probably true that most of us carry around unjustified insecurities from school/ younger years. Bloody bastards!!
Honestly, they are gorge! You should feel great in that skirt and congrats on rekindling (sp) the love!

CinnabarRed Tue 25-Jun-13 13:29:20

I want your legs!

beeny Tue 25-Jun-13 13:29:57

You have lovely legs

CinnabarRed Tue 25-Jun-13 13:30:02

The word "legs" seems really odd when you see it written down so many times....

Owllady Tue 25-Jun-13 13:30:08

attention seeker grin

DoctorAnge Tue 25-Jun-13 13:30:27

Bloody hell this place is better than citalopram sometimes wink

cardamomginger Tue 25-Jun-13 13:30:44

You have FAB legs!!

noddyholder Tue 25-Jun-13 13:31:24

They look fab what do you think is wrong with them?

lydiajones Tue 25-Jun-13 13:31:25

Are you showing off?? They look great!

Floggingmolly Tue 25-Jun-13 13:31:28

Op, you wouldn't know chunky if it bit you on the arse.
You look great.

Nicolaeus Tue 25-Jun-13 13:31:36

Bullying can have a long impact it's amazing.

I have had several insecurities from stuff drummed into me by bulllies that I'm only just getting over 20 years later.

Agree you've got great legs. Enjoy the tennis!

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