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I've just bought a lovely grey and pink tunic from white stuff and little cardi- really love them. But my plan was to wear them with crop leggings. Haven't worn leggings since my Jane Fonda days as a 16 yr old - about 30 yrs ago!
Well, my knees looked so chunky in the leggings! I am sending them back as I look horrendous! But I want slim jegging type pants that I can wear under tunic that won't be as clingy as leggings but not baggy at all.
I'm a size 10/12 and buying new clothes as this time last year I was a 14 heading to 16!
I don't have time for a big trawl through shops so wonder if you good people have any ideas. Thank you
Echt I used to regularly run 10kms a few years ago and they were a bit better but still fat! I think it's genetic - all the women in my mother's family have them. One aunt has recently lost vast amounts of weight - down to a size 6 and her knees are still not great.
I have just accepted them TBH - I have good shoulders and arms so I show those off instead!
I am the same. Nothing I can do about it! but my answer is not to wear things that end on or just above the knee.
So I either wear things that end at the narrowest part of my thighs (so quite short), which is much more flattering and somehow makes my knees look thinner, or wear midi length skirts/dresses which are also flattering (but need to be careful not to look frumpy).
I don't wear leggings as they just don't do anything for me.
Rofl at "vast knees" mine are the same. I am so envious of those women who have shapely legs that actually seem to go in at the knee. Mine are so wide and lumpy, they remind me of those knobbly gall things you get on trees.
I love dresses in summer so I usually wear short ones with cropped jeans, or longer, floaty dresses if it's too hot for that.
I actually got my favourite cropped jeans from sainsbury's for £9 and they go with everything. They are quite tight then slighty looser at the leg end and can be turned up to adjust the length. Wear with nice sandals and bright nails - makes me feel better about the fat knees lurking within.
I agree that leg shape is genetic. I run about 40k a week and its made no difference to my skinny legs or fat tum. You'd think i would have muscles but i don't, I still look scrawny .Other women I run with have chunky legs /ankles/knees and blame it on the running.
I fear you are stuck with your fat knees. Disguise them or learn to love them .
Oh you are all so good to reply. I assumed my thread was too boring to warrant a response but it turns out several of us are afflicted!
I found some skinny white crop jeans in Lakeland which are great and so much better than leggings. Mind you I think my search is still on as these jeans have an equally annoying, but new problem - which is when I stand up from sitting, they get stuck on my also-over-averaged sized calves so stay ridden up!
I would love slim legs but I agree about the genetics - I ran a half marathon and lost over a stone in weight but still have chunky knees. My knees are like a chubby toddlers!
I LOVE this thread. It's so good to hear about others with chinky knees. My tribe! My mahoosive knees, thunder thighs and short stumpy calves are the bane of my life. Add thick ankles and stumpy feet and my whole lower body is a no go area for any kind of style. I did loose a lot of weight and wore skirts for a while. But a friends husband took me to task about my big knees and suggested after lookingme over with a bit of aa that I do some 'road work' to tackle my chunky kegs probs. Uninvited! I still shudder. So I've returned to hiding my unsightly stumps. How far can self hatred go? I diony think I can accept them. Unless some famous person makes them fashionable? Big bums are cool now. But only if the rest of u is thin. Impossible!