If you have varicose veins and your legs aren't your best feature ....

(33 Posts)
MrsMcGregor Sun 07-Jul-13 15:22:58

.... what are you wearing in the heat? Are you exposing your legs and saying 'to hell with it' or do you keep them under wraps? Is there any way to distract from the veins?

I've been such a mug ... I've known for weeks that we're going away tomorrow to a nice hotel for a few days. What am I packing? Jeans. Bloody jeans! I've gone through my wardrobe but my summer trousers are old, tired and worn. I don't possess a single summer dress and have only one skirt which is an ancient Boden number suitable only for around home.

I really do have awful legs - skinny, really skinny and with horrible varicose veins to boot.

So I can't do anything about going away tomorrow but can order a couple of things so tht when I come back I can put lighter layers on.

Does anyone feel like inspiring me please?

ITCouldBeWorse Sun 07-Jul-13 15:33:28

I have been wearing wide legged chinos, and strapless columnar maxi dresses. Plus one just below the knee skirt when I feel to hell with it.

Crap isn't it

ITCouldBeWorse Sun 07-Jul-13 15:34:16

If you order from next they have some super maxi strapless under £25 and they will deliver tomorrow

angusandelspethsthistlewhistle Sun 07-Jul-13 15:37:18

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BabyStone Sun 07-Jul-13 15:41:22

Maxi dress!

Moominsarehippos Sun 07-Jul-13 15:44:25

Baggy linen trousers. I have the effing heat.

Saltire Sun 07-Jul-13 15:48:38

Linen trousers and maxi dreses

Saltire Sun 07-Jul-13 15:49:22

Not together obv.

TheBookofRuth Sun 07-Jul-13 15:57:51

My legs used to be my best feature, but they're now covered in scars (from an accident) and broken veins.

I'm saying "to hell with it" and wearing whatever I feel like, on the grounds that if people don't like it they can not look. Yesterday I wore denim hot pants.

Feelslikea1sttimer Sun 07-Jul-13 16:00:48

Mine are horrible and getting worse in this pregnancy so I'm looking at maxi dresses, although I did go to the park yesterday and thought sod it and wore shorts!

MrsMcGregor Sun 07-Jul-13 16:06:15

So it's not just me then but I really do need to ditch the denim. Thanks for the Next suggestion ItCould but we're leaving a 8am so sadly not an option.

Am trying to watch the tennis and simultaneously shop. Is there such thing as a casual maxi dress? And, are they forgiving of a pot belly (oh I paint a lovely picture of myself!)?

Does false tan help disguise veins at all?

angusandelspethsthistlewhistle Sun 07-Jul-13 16:15:19

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scripsi Sun 07-Jul-13 16:19:20

I am short and maxi dresses are very long on me, thankfully. I just pop on flat shoes and no one can see my legs.

Ponders Sun 07-Jul-13 16:20:29

where are you going? could you buy a couple of leg-covering things when you get there? (ie thin cotton trousers or maxi dresses)

babySophieRose Sun 07-Jul-13 17:12:58

I know someone like you. She just makes sure she has some tan ( sun or fake) and shows off her otherwise perfect pins. Does look ok with a bit of colour.

BadSkiingMum Sun 07-Jul-13 17:53:35

Buy something and have it delivered to the hotel?

finlaysmum12 Sun 07-Jul-13 18:53:45

supermarkets will be open when you leave at 8am, pop into sains or Tesco and grab a maxi dress ,have a lovely time by the way smile

scripsi Sun 07-Jul-13 19:03:37

oh yes there are some lovely maxi dresses in asda and tesco this year!

makingdoo Sun 07-Jul-13 19:46:02

I am using Sally Hansen Spray tan in my blue legs. Definetly helps to cover and just washes off.

Have a lovely time

My legs aren't too bad in terms of shape, but I have horrible varicose veins on one. I used to worry about showing them (have had them since my early 20s) but now I have decided that I don't care. I do pop a bit of fake tan on though as that helps.

MorrisZapp Sun 07-Jul-13 19:50:27

Longer term, have you looked onto having your vv's lasered? I had it and it was amazing. One day off work, a week or so while my legs depuffed, then my legs were varicose free. Mine were so bad, my legs had completely different shapes.

itried Sun 07-Jul-13 19:55:06

Maxi dresses, long skirts with tee shirts/vest tops/floaty tops

MrsMcGregor Sun 07-Jul-13 22:25:31

Thanks for all the replies. I think I need to invest in fake tan, a maxi dress
or two and to heck with my legs!

Thank you for all the suggestions re a quick wardrobe update for the next few days - I reckon I'm stuck with what I have. Have packed some nice summer tops and sandals and if there's a nice clothes shop at our destination (countryside but small village close by) then a-shopping-I-shall-go. Meantime, what does anyone think of this? I've seen some gorgeous Maxi's online but havent got the figure for straight-cut and clingy!!

Ponders Sun 07-Jul-13 22:54:54

that's absolutely gorgeous, MrsM smile

(have they got the size above what you normally buy though? viscose shrinks at least a size on first washing IME sad)

MrsMcGregor Sun 07-Jul-13 23:03:52

Oh do you like it? I didn't even look at the fabric - maybe its a bad idea. I'm a 10 and it's in stock but wonder whether I ought to order a 12 too to try on? I owe DT2 a pretty summer dress (green eyed monster as DT1 has one and she doesn't) and she has seen one on Crew so I want to order before I go to bed.

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