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Looking for tweedy or black shorts to go over tights that aren't tight on thighs

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NotAnIdiotHonest Mon 22-Oct-12 11:34:16

for this kind of look (but with ankle boots or ballet flats, not knee high boots)

Has anyone seen any nice ones? I'd prefer high-ish waisted ones that are loose round the thighs, not hotpant style ones.

Themilkybarisonme Mon 22-Oct-12 11:54:49

Honestly I haven't seen anyone looking good in this look. Even the 15-17 year olds rarely have the thighs for it. Shorts for women, tights or not, are a fashion bear-trap IMHO.

NotAnIdiotHonest Mon 22-Oct-12 12:12:42

You have no idea what my thighs are like! I'm 30, 5'5" and size 6-8. I'm looking for ones that aren't tight on the thighs because that's the look I'm after, not because I can't squeeze mine into most shorts.

NotAnIdiotHonest Mon 22-Oct-12 12:13:46

Sorry for the not-exactly-a-stealth boast btw.

AmberNectarine Mon 22-Oct-12 12:17:10

Go for it OP, I bet you'll look great! Talk about pissing on someone's bonfire.

NotAnIdiotHonest Mon 22-Oct-12 12:20:18

Ha, thanks Amber! I was only asking if anyone had seen any nice ones around, not asking for judgement plus I'm a 12 year old at heart and have loved shorts over tights ever since the early 90s

katykoo Mon 22-Oct-12 12:20:57


NotAnIdiotHonest Mon 22-Oct-12 12:22:51

I do get my legs out a lot - I've earned them through lots of dancing...and don't have much else to flaunt grin

TheLaineyWayIsEssex Mon 22-Oct-12 12:23:23

envy at being to weard in those shorts - they are lovely
have found 2 at opposite ends of the price spectrum
mega pricey

NettoSpookerstar Mon 22-Oct-12 12:23:34

I love the look and have these
Photo on profile.
Also have these ordered.

TheLaineyWayIsEssex Mon 22-Oct-12 12:24:01

confused at what I was trying to say envy at being able to wear those shorts

CrispyHedgehog Mon 22-Oct-12 12:25:05

Primark had some, lots of colours and patterns, £12 iirc
I got a couple of pairs, and they aren't thigh hugging at all, but my size 14 arse is very envy of your skinny thighs lol

NotAnIdiotHonest Mon 22-Oct-12 12:26:00

Ooh thank you Lainey. I like the Asos ones. I haven't a snowballs of ever affording YSL but they are lovely. I think they're probably a bit long overall to look good on me though, I'd need a few more inches.

TheLaineyWayIsEssex Mon 22-Oct-12 12:28:59

No me either! The asos ones are lovely - if I ever manage to pull my finger out and lose some weight I will be first in line for shorts and tights.

NotAnIdiotHonest Mon 22-Oct-12 12:29:49

Thanks Netto and crispy smile

Themilkybarisonme Mon 22-Oct-12 12:32:06

You did ask if anyone had seen any nice ones! My answer was a massive no, but if it works for you, go forth and flash those trim thighs with my blessing! grin

EllieorOllie Mon 22-Oct-12 12:32:45

I'm 31, same size, and still rock the shorts over tights look. I even wore them with a baby bump!

No useful info, just wanted to provide some solidarity grin

NotAnIdiotHonest Mon 22-Oct-12 12:35:04

Oh right, it sounded more like you were criticising people's thighs than the look in general. I agree it has to be done tastefully - dark wintery colours, slouchy top half, properly opaque tights etc.

NotAnIdiotHonest Mon 22-Oct-12 12:35:52

Cheers Ellie grin

NotAnIdiotHonest Mon 22-Oct-12 12:39:10

I LOVE Zooey Deschanel's look here (3rd pic down)

Think I need either black or very dark tweedy/wool ones.

MarshaBrady Mon 22-Oct-12 12:41:08

That is lovely.

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 22-Oct-12 12:45:37

I am loving these and I'm ahem 40.

Themilkybarisonme Mon 22-Oct-12 12:49:03

I am criticising their thighs. I'd be inviting criticism of my pasty, wobbly, stretch-marked thighs if I got 'em out!

Few people can manage it and I have seen many wearing them erroneously. Opaques (if thick enough, another issue round here) will cover the colour but they don't stop the wobble. It's a muffin-top-era-esque disaster near me. People going for the trend rather than what suits them, the age old issue.

NotAnIdiotHonest Mon 22-Oct-12 12:52:10

Fair enough milky I haven't seen many people wearing the look irl.

They are gorgeous MrsCampbellBlack! Do you have them? What's the sizing like? Not that I'm tempted to spend £85 on shorts shock

noddyholder Mon 22-Oct-12 12:55:18

If you have good toned legs age doesn't matter

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