What would you change about your body? I'd like bandy legs!

(91 Posts)
Charliefox Thu 11-Apr-13 20:53:52

I'd love bandy legs, like Kate Moss or Sarah Jessica Parker. I think they look fab and great in any style of clothing but especially skinny jeans. What would you like to be the proud owner of?

A flat stomach. A twin pregnancy and then C-section ruined my stomach

MintyyAeroEgg Thu 11-Apr-13 20:57:16

Lovely thick hair, like Kirstie Alley.

PhyllisDoris Thu 11-Apr-13 21:02:37

Thighs that don't meet at the top and rub when I walk in a skirt on a hot day when they get sweaty.

About half the amount of thigh I was genetically gifted would be nice.

Smaller norks. I'd like to be about a 32B rather than E.

britishbakeoff Thu 11-Apr-13 21:04:01

A longer waist. I can't wear anything with a belt round the middle.

landofsoapandyoni Thu 11-Apr-13 21:04:58

I'd like my nose done. It isn't really bad, but my mother and siblings took the mickey out of it all the time when I was young, so I am really conscious of it.

MirandaWest Thu 11-Apr-13 21:06:12

I'd like eyes that can see when I wake up without having to put glasses on. I know I am lucky to be able to have my sight corrected with contact lenses and glasses but would love to wake up and not have to remember exactly where I put my glasses.

Geckoandthemonkey Thu 11-Apr-13 21:09:56

I'd like pearly white teeth without gaps. And flawless skin, no stretch marks or sun damaged skin.

thenightsky Thu 11-Apr-13 21:23:12

Teeth without gaps and a pair of tits that don't drop like stones when I take my bra off.

scarlet76 Thu 11-Apr-13 21:26:49

At 5ft nothing, I'd like to be about 5 inches taller.

Smaller calves! Then I'd be able to get boots to fit me

giftwrappedkittycat Thu 11-Apr-13 21:46:51

I would definitely like to say adios to my spare tyre and rediscover my waist. Fed up with my muffin top! Although not so fed up to actually move my ass and shift it! And am typing this whilst sipping a glass of wine and munching mini eggs blush

CambridgeBlue Thu 11-Apr-13 21:54:43

There's plenty I could change if I just ate less and got off my arse more but two things that are beyond my control are longer legs - don't mind being short but hate my stumpy legs and lack of ankles - and firmer boobs - again, don't mind them being big (34FF) but a bit nearer my chin and further from my waist would be nice!

santamarianovella Thu 11-Apr-13 21:56:32

bigger boobies, remus im a Bcup,believe me its no fun.

PetiteMum Thu 11-Apr-13 21:58:59

Slim arms and less shoulder/backflab sad

floatyflo Thu 11-Apr-13 21:59:31

My teeth without a doubt. I can cut my hair, work off some weight on my thighs and stomach if I could be bothered give up cake get a good foundation for my blemished skin, but teeth sad

amothersplaceisinthewrong Thu 11-Apr-13 22:00:11

A washboard stomach please

TrinityRhino Thu 11-Apr-13 22:01:37

white teeth and boobs that are less like sacks with n apple in the bottom

but I fed all three of my girls for a total of 7 years which I wanted to do so <shrug>

novelsituation Thu 11-Apr-13 22:20:20

Shapely ankles instead of cankles.

Charliefox Thu 11-Apr-13 22:34:10

I'm developing a bit of the old cankle ankle too. It's like my calf is slipping down my leg.

SantaMaria - fancy swapping? smile

Beaverfeaver Thu 11-Apr-13 22:48:20

I'm short and roughly in proportion, but is live thicker hair. And thinner upper arms and flatter tummy

ivanapoo Thu 11-Apr-13 22:51:13

A longer body - my rib cage practically touches my hip bones - comes second only to perfect skin (which had the ability to tan).

cerealqueen Thu 11-Apr-13 23:23:21

Thinner thighs, straighter whiter teeth. I have the bandy legs, I was very paranoid about them for year and would not wear a short skirt for years. Are they attractive then ?(now I'm too old for a short skirt!)

YoniOno Fri 12-Apr-13 00:09:18

I'd like stronger teeth - mine are white and straight but gappy and cracked and full of fillings sad

And better shaped eyebrows, mine are just horrendous, beyond help.

Ten years ago I'd have said my massive bum, but I have had enough compliments from men since that I now know it to be my finest asset grin

UnrequitedSkink Fri 12-Apr-13 00:12:49

Thick hair, I used to have it but it's gone now. And a better-defined waist. And a c-cup rather than a (small) b!!

Maybe we should have a thread about what we like? I LIKE my legs until the top of my thighs and my arms and my big smile!

Thumbwitch Fri 12-Apr-13 00:16:15

A waist would be nice. I've been all sorts of weights and sizes, but have never had a waist. sad

Now I have a sort of "anti-waist", which is of course very unhealthy and needs to change - but however hard I slim down, I still won't get a waist.

Startail Fri 12-Apr-13 00:16:36

Legs and face without hair where it shouldn't be.

I love swimming, I hate shaving my legs.

As for face well obviously the hairs there are unwanted and unnecessary.

Superene Fri 12-Apr-13 00:18:24

I'd like to look more "expensive" without having to pay for better skincare, haircuts, gym membership, manicures etc.
But I like my height, legs and boob size. Not the muffin top and wobbliness though obv.

clattypatty Fri 12-Apr-13 00:19:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

tigerdriverII Fri 12-Apr-13 00:20:01

A reasonably flat stomach

No chin hair

CarpeVinum Fri 12-Apr-13 00:24:34

I like my face to spring back where it used to be.

In fact can I just have my brain transplanted into a far younger, much better looking new body/head please.

Thank you for your kind attention in this matter.

MissFredi Fri 12-Apr-13 00:30:28

I'd like an extra couple of cup sizes and slightly less of a torpedo nose!confused

ellesabe Fri 12-Apr-13 09:05:38

Smaller boobs (I'm 32HH), thicker hair, flat stomach.

BinksToEnlightenment Fri 12-Apr-13 09:11:15

I'd love boobs that would not fold themselves into a strange shelf when I lie on my side. They're fine standing up. I'd also love to be able to see without glasses and to sort my crow eyes out.

But the one thing there is no hope for is my stupid invisible eyelashes. I'd have the biggest fan like thick fluttery dark eyelashes if I could.

BistoBear Fri 12-Apr-13 09:11:27

Stronger, whiter, straighter teeth and perfect eyes which didn't require lenses/glasses. Imagine waking up with perfect vision and flashing a perfect white smile smile

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Fri 12-Apr-13 09:21:00

Happy with my height, and my stomach is flat under clothes, at least. My hair is, if anything, too thick.

I would love parallel (not bandy) thighs, and I would love no muffin top. I'm working on both, wine aside.

Pandsbear Fri 12-Apr-13 11:12:57

Oooh am liking this thread. Well on a purely vanity side of things and not the medical issues I have...I would have perfect eyesight, and another 3 inches (on my legs please to balance out my looong body) and lovely thick hair. Same sort of hair only vastly more of it. Thanks.

Long thin legs, lean arms, longer eyelashes, perfect white teeth, thicker hair, toned tummy, higher cheekbones, bigger eyes......or failing that just to look how I did when I was 26!

Willow36 Fri 12-Apr-13 11:22:22

My list:

Smaller boobs
Thinner face
Flat stomach
Less stretch marks
White teeth
Olive skin
Hair that was manageable
Longer legs

I think I'd just like to be someone else actually sad

Halfling Fri 12-Apr-13 11:40:05

My teefs... Crooked and with gap originally. Now ofcourse they look perfect after spending £££ on cosmetic dentistry - braces, caps, teeth extractions, root canals...

But it would have been nice if I had them naturally. I spent my teenage years using my hand to cover my mouth every time I smiled grin

BikeRunSki Fri 12-Apr-13 11:43:55

Eyes that didn't need glasses.
Quite like my rounded tummy!

Charliefox Fri 12-Apr-13 11:46:05

Well teeth are clearly a theme!

SayMama Fri 12-Apr-13 11:50:11

Oh so much!

Thinner face
Thicker hair
Smaller hips
Smaller feet (just a 6 would be nice rather than enormous 8!)
Non flabby belly

Fedupnagging Fri 12-Apr-13 11:53:11

Where do I start?!

Definitely a flat stomach first, then smaller thighs, maybe whiter teeth and naturally straight hair.

giftwrappedkittycat I was also scoffing mini eggs and quaffing wine at the same time as you last night grin

What are bandy legs?

trice Fri 12-Apr-13 12:03:54

I would love muscles in my arms. I like that super sporty look.

Charliefox Fri 12-Apr-13 12:04:01
Charliefox Fri 12-Apr-13 12:05:14

Oh and that 2nd pic has the muscular arms too Trice.

So bandy legs = long and toned?

If so I have those, and a flat stomach, and muscly arms. It's all from lots of hard work, I work out a lot, anyone can do it if they invest enough time smile

I'd like bigger boobs and calves that are not quite so muscly. The only time my boobs are big is when I am BFing. And that won't be happeining again anytime soon.

Fallenangle Fri 12-Apr-13 12:12:31

I am also in the bigger boobs brigade. But, no doubt, if I had big ones I would be wanting smaller ones.

Prozacbear Fri 12-Apr-13 12:54:44


Slightly better teeth - whiter

Better skin - more 'vibrant'? I suspect this could be achieved by a regular regime but would rather magic took care of it.

More willowy legs. My legs are ok, good even, and very long, but they do look like the legs of someone who should reasonable be a sprinter, rather than ... thin.

Nice to have:
the stomach muscles and boobs I had pre-DS (only nice to have because I have an excuse for these...)

Bandy legs = couldn't stop a pig in a passage? grin

I want tubular upper arms, as opposed to looking as if they're unfurled and ready to take flight.

Charliefox Fri 12-Apr-13 13:01:49

Yes, bandy legs aren't just long and toned. They have that bow-legged shape, like you just got off your horse! And indeed, they wouldn't stop a pig in a passage!

Why would anyone want bow legs like you just got off a horse? I don't get it.

Still no wiser about what bandy legs are them, KM and SJP's legs look quite normal to me, their knees give them away as being over 30 though...

noddyholder Fri 12-Apr-13 13:06:50

Small boobs

Delilahahaha Fri 12-Apr-13 15:39:45

The lvely flat stomach I had at 21!

MissFredi Fri 12-Apr-13 15:45:26

You had a flat stomach at 21? I am 21 and now I feel I should go and do 2000 sit ups confused

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 12-Apr-13 16:29:56

I'd like to be stretched by about 6 inches.

I'd also like flawess olive skin.

And boobs like they used to be.

notyummy Fri 12-Apr-13 17:11:14

I dont mind most of my body tbh. I like it more than I used to (am now 41.) Combination of lots of exercise and just chilling out about imperfections has helped. That said, everyone has got something they would like to change (or have they?) Mine is whiter teeth and smaller thighs...please, somone?

noddyholder Fri 12-Apr-13 17:23:18

I think as you get older you are more accepting because you do realise that radical change post 40 just won't happen. You can tone up etc but you will never have that 'fantasy' body. I stopped dieting about 2 months ago and I am slimmer than I have been in years and much less stressed!

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 12-Apr-13 17:26:39

Yes very true. I know what can be improved and what can't. Also until the boob implants debacle I was seriously contemplating getting mine done but have been so put off by that and now will just invest in nice bras instead.

SirChenjin Fri 12-Apr-13 17:30:37

A smaller stomach is number one on my wish list. No broken veins on my legs and an extra few inches of height (both genetic in our family, wonderful) would also be nice.

Actually, the list is endless really

FrugalFashionista Fri 12-Apr-13 18:20:12

Nothing. I've learned to love and enjoy my body grin

santamarianovella Fri 12-Apr-13 20:44:06

You can improve or change just about anything ,except boobs,mine are small,and no matter what I do they just won't get biggerangry.
even when I was pregnant I didn't get huge ones,they just got a bit fuller.

I'd like whiter straighter teeth and my eyebrows back (lost about 90% of them to alopecia).

Not keen on the bandy leg look myself, they should meet at the knees when feet are together.

Bunbaker Fri 12-Apr-13 21:49:14

"I'd love bandy legs, like Kate Moss or Sarah Jessica Parker. I think they look fab and great in any style of clothing but especially skinny jeans."

You have got to be joking. Skinny jeans are deeply unflattering on bandy legs. I think bandy legs are very unattractive.

I would like bigger boobs, a shorter neck and slimmer thighs - and eyes that work properly so I can see when I go swimming.

Leanne Battersby from Corrie has extreme bandiness and looks very odd in tight trousers.

Ikeameatballs Fri 12-Apr-13 22:02:39

Better skin.

At any given time:

I use my mumsnet flannel, and Duac on my face for acne.
I moisturise my body for dry skin.
I use steroid cream for eczema.
I spray my feet for athletes foot.
I body rush for cellulite.

Charliefox Fri 12-Apr-13 22:05:53

I know but I like the look. I really do and I'd love a pair along with thicker hair, flawless skin, smaller hands, a better bum and shapely calves

noddyholder Fri 12-Apr-13 22:24:29

I have bandy legs and big boobs pmsl at it being a good thing!

Bun - prescription goggles have dramatically improved my enjoyment of swimming.

marriedinwhiteagain Fri 12-Apr-13 22:41:49

Its age grin

chickydoo Fri 12-Apr-13 23:24:29

I'd like a rounder face, mine's a bit angular.
Would like boobs to be firmer & I hate the pads of fat on my hips, I do not love my handles!
Everything else is ok for the moment.

Apart from my previously mentioned stomach and calves, I can mostly deal with how I look, crooked teeth and everything!

Startail Sat 13-Apr-13 01:36:53

Prescription swimming googles are absolutely essential if you have DDs who aren't in the least afraid of water.

My two had no intention of obeying the under 8's must be accompanied rule. They knew I can't see, they would take advantage.

ExRatty Sat 13-Apr-13 03:26:33

I'd like an arse
mine is terminally flat

ExRatty Sat 13-Apr-13 03:29:39

Also ladies the bandy legs you speak of are actually just really skinny legs
10+ stones I have normal skinny legs
sub 10 stones I have the "bandy" legs we speak of. They are mostly just v v v skinny legs clad in skinnies

ExRatty Sat 13-Apr-13 03:45:09

bandy legs??

i think mossy's legs are just often skinny

same with SJP although they look normal there

Bunbaker Sat 13-Apr-13 16:38:22

I was walking behind a woman with very bandy and very skinny legs clad in skinny jeans this morning. Someone should have told her that skinny jeans are not a good look for her. I'm sorry to say she looked awful.

Disclaimer - skinny jeans are not a good look on me so I don't wear them.

Charliefox Sat 13-Apr-13 17:07:19

No exratty, those are not bandy legs on alexa Chung. They're just skinny, shapeless sticks. Not the same thing at all.

Well, obviously a matter of opinion, but I'd far rather have Alexa Chung's legs than the just got off a horse sort.

I have a list:

Nice, swishy, shiny hair that is long
A symmetrical face
Smaller nose and one without a bump
Beautiful clear skin (have milia, stretch marks and eczema)
Straight, white teeth
Smaller boobs- I'm about 34G
Toned all over- arms, stomach, thighs
Nice nails.

I don't mind being 5ft but I'd love to be more in proportion. I have an hourglass shape but now look more like a potato.

Coffee1Sugar Sat 13-Apr-13 17:44:13

A thigh gap, fuller boobs (cheers breastfeeding for sucking the life out of them), longer legs

Ogooglebar Sat 13-Apr-13 18:44:59

I'd choose smaller thighs. Not skinny or bandy ones, just y'know, less huge.

Or perfect glowing skin all over. I'm a bit pale, blotchy and rough skinned. Lovely hmm

Ogooglebar Sat 13-Apr-13 18:45:57

And I need much thicker hair, please.

freerangeeggs Sat 13-Apr-13 20:07:31

The main thing for me would be my skin. I've always had acne - it was horrendous and made my life an utter misery as a teenager, but has improved loads since I had a course of roaccutane. I try to be glad of what I've got but it's hard sometimes. I refuse to go out without makeup and spend a fortune on makeup and skin care but it still doesn't look great. sad

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