How do I avoid an unfortunate camel toe look - running kit

(51 Posts)
drjohnsonscat Fri 07-Dec-12 17:10:58

So my jogging bottoms are typically sort of light jersey and fairly wide legged with an elastic waist (jogging bottoms basically!). I've had my current pair for about 5 years and desperately need some new ones but everything I've tried has the camel toe issue going on. My current ones don't have this problem which is why I've had them so long. I have a big bum, big hips/thighs and a fairly small waist so it's not a question of going up a size - then I just end up with camel toe plus baggy waist. Is the problem that I have a long waist so there's a long distance from crotch (sorry blush) to waist? If so, does anyone cater for this freakish body shape?

dexter73 Fri 07-Dec-12 17:17:33

You need to run so fast that no-one has time to see it.

Amblin Fri 07-Dec-12 17:18:21

Different brand. Thicker material.

Amblin Fri 07-Dec-12 17:18:37

Wear pants?

Lancelottie Fri 07-Dec-12 17:19:45

Running tights plus baggy shortas?

Lancelottie Fri 07-Dec-12 17:20:01

Shorts, dammit. Not Shortass. That'd be me.

GreatUncleEddie Fri 07-Dec-12 17:21:11

Mine look a lot better now I've lost a few pounds - I think they were making the leggings ride up. In the meantime - get a longer top!

drjohnsonscat Fri 07-Dec-12 17:24:05

Am laughing at the responses.

a) I can't run faster. I practically kill myself to overtake old ladies and toddlers as it is.
b) I am wearing pants, cheeky grin
c) LOL at calling me shortass. I sort of am.
d) I have such shocking legs (like probably in the top ten worst legs you have ever seen) that I can't contemplate tights & shorts.

Clearly I am hideous and ungainly. I really need help!

NorbertDentressangle Fri 07-Dec-12 17:24:39

Someone linked to an anti-camel toe device on here recently (I kid you not, they really do exist!) but I don't know how you would explain it away if it fell out on your run and dropped out of the bottom of your jogging bottoms grin

NorbertDentressangle Fri 07-Dec-12 17:26:02

Just in case you thought I was having you on .

You could put it on your Xmas list grin

DonaAna Fri 07-Dec-12 17:26:19

I run almost every day and see lots of running outfits - some of them less flattering than others. I'm still traumatized after having seen someone in see-through leggings today... VPLs and thigh jiggle are way too common: this is why God created longline tops. Unless you are a supermodel and completely free of cellulite, the answer is a longline, possibly draped top (Sweaty Betty tops are very flattering). If you need to define your waist, you can wear a belt or something to hold your phone etc. (I know fanny packs are not the height of fashion but many stylish Romans wear them while running).

That said, people won't care. But looking good will make you feel better, and that will make you want to exercise more regularly.

Acandlelitshadow Fri 07-Dec-12 17:27:21

Cricket box? grin

MrsHoarder Fri 07-Dec-12 17:27:42

Don't stop running. Camel you're is only really visible when you're stood with both legs together. Much harder to see when you're moving.

You are out jogging. In Lycra/ other stretchy material. Seriously, don't worry about it! It's not a fashion moment! ( Nb, a panty liner is aupposed to help?)

drjohnsonscat Fri 07-Dec-12 17:35:41

Norbert that is amazing grin. I'm just trying to picture the pitch meeting with the bank manager who financed this business.

cricket box grin grin

I had a look at Sweaty Betty - hadn't thought of a long line top. Maybe that's the way to go. Couldn't see any on there but maybe I need to upgrade my stuff anyway because it all looks really nice and would probably help me run faster smile

Amblin Fri 07-Dec-12 17:37:38

I couldn't wear a baggy top running.

Amblin Fri 07-Dec-12 17:39:41

I have Nike shorts and capris. No issue with toe. Think you need to size up

drjohnsonscat Fri 07-Dec-12 17:40:32

I've been of the same mind Amblin, I don't want to look like embarrassed middle aged mum trying to cover up while shuffling around the streets. This is exactly what I am but would like to do it with a bit of confidence.

dexter73 Fri 07-Dec-12 17:48:30

I have a toe but it is because my capris are too big and a bit baggy in the crotch (TMI).

LancsDad Fri 07-Dec-12 17:55:35

Wear a cricket box.

BranchingOut Fri 07-Dec-12 17:59:24

Tunic?

DaySleeper Fri 07-Dec-12 18:16:58

Long line tops can end up all bunched between your legs when running, ime. What about running shorts over bike pants or three quarter yoga pants type things?

RedwingWinter Fri 07-Dec-12 18:21:28

Wear one of those skort things, over leggings/running tights if you don't want legs on display. Then the area is covered by a skirt.

I wouldn't worry about it too much. So long as you are in motion, it's not an issue anyway.

BikeRunSki Fri 07-Dec-12 18:32:19

Loose Capri pants in a woven fabric rather than stretch jersey? I had some from Nike.

nellyjelly Fri 07-Dec-12 18:37:15

Camel toe?

iloveeverton Fri 07-Dec-12 18:39:56

No one will notice!

I really rate h & m for sport stuff.

amothersplaceisinthewrong Fri 07-Dec-12 18:43:52

What, a shoe horn in your pants to avoid camel toe?

Snowkey Fri 07-Dec-12 19:09:12

Wear a skort, running tights with a short skirt.

QueenCadbury Fri 07-Dec-12 19:11:03

I too am long in the body and suffer from camel toe. I find proper running tops hard to find in a longer length. I have one pair of running leggings that are worse offenders than others and I do wear shorts over those.

I don't think anyone notices. I certainly don't look for or see any other camel toes when out running grin

DaySleeper Fri 07-Dec-12 19:46:37

Long line tops can end up all bunched between your legs when running, ime. What about running shorts over either bike pants or three quarter yoga pants type things?

DaySleeper Fri 07-Dec-12 19:47:46

Sorry ipad malfunction = double post blush

Doyouthinktheysaurus Fri 07-Dec-12 20:02:38

Skorts are good.

I size up with running tops though and then they come a bit longer and cover my indignities.

I have no shame when running though, despite my wobbly bits I will happily wear running tights, and high viz tops complete with fanny pack....I like to think I'm invisible when I'm runninggrin

Springhasarrived Fri 07-Dec-12 20:34:51

All good and funny suggestions above but I often wondered abot investing in a pair off dressage briefs for this problem...Cant do a link but
http://www.robinsonsequestrian.co.uk/equine-product-details.asp?ID=2393
Hlarious that they call the camel toe the fork area, and no that's not a typo grin

PeggyGuggenheim Fri 07-Dec-12 21:02:38

Just quickly want to nominate this for MN classic, got to look away before someone tells nellyjelly what a camel toe is

upstart68 Fri 07-Dec-12 21:38:24

Yes you have all made me cry. Have not yet seen a runner in skorts. will keep an eye out.

drjohnsonscat Fri 07-Dec-12 22:32:09

nellyjelly, it's what we always used to call a seagull. Does that help at all?

vintagewarrior Fri 07-Dec-12 23:36:42

Sanitary towel, thicker variety.
Use them for photoshoots.

Sonotkylie Sat 08-Dec-12 07:25:38

Dressage briefs!! Those riding ladies sure know a thing or 2. VPL sorted too.

KristinaM Sat 08-Dec-12 07:29:40

Dressage briefs-who knew such a thing existed

www.groomers-online.com/product.php/1932/equetech-dressage-briefs

Bridget Jones eat your heart out

Grumpla Sat 08-Dec-12 08:04:09

The "front gusset area"

<snigger>

DIddled Sat 08-Dec-12 08:56:26

That device is the funniest thing I have ever seen!!!!!! What will they thing of next?

Amblin Sat 08-Dec-12 12:06:48

I'm still laughing at shoe horn.
I think you have CT as your old ones are so blardy old and grim. And THIN!!

mewkins Sat 08-Dec-12 13:54:28

Hmm never had this problem even when wearing attractive running tights. But actually maybe you need proper running tights that stay in pkace rather than baggier yoga type pants that don't. Also always buy a very dark colour.

TheSecondComing Sat 08-Dec-12 14:01:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

emptywinebox Sat 08-Dec-12 15:55:05

I'm intrigued at why its called a seagull too.

Camel toe is self-explanatory when you visualise it but a seagull?? confused

GreatGardenstuff Sat 08-Dec-12 16:03:12

ComfyRumps. New username I think...

GreatUncleEddie Sat 08-Dec-12 16:31:39

Don't wear a sanitary towel it is really uncomfortable when running, I tried it once (for extra period protection, not for camel toe).

HellonHeels Sat 08-Dec-12 17:52:01

What size are you, Dr? I've got a black running capri skort that's a 16 and too tight for me. If it would fit and you would like to give it a try I'll post it to you.

Disclaimer: I will need to find it but I think I can!

HellonHeels Sat 08-Dec-12 18:09:40

Forgot to say, it's new and unworn!

EnjoyResponsibly Sat 08-Dec-12 18:17:34

Do you think that camels ever look down and wonder if their feet look like vaginas?

grin

drjohnsonscat Sat 08-Dec-12 18:26:37

hellonheels that's so kind of you smile I'm probably a large 16 if not an 18 in a skort so my guess is it wouldn't fit me. But really nice of you to offer. I need to run a bit more obviously to get down another size.

We always used to call that look a seagull because of the way you draw a seagull, like an m with a line in the middle iyswim. I thought everyone called it that before the ct appellation came along. Someone should do a phD on this topic .

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