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Need brutally honest opinions - my legs...

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DoctorAnge Tue 25-Jun-13 13:05:12

I am after a break of 20 years, taking up tennis again and loving it. My DH bought me a lovely tennis skirt which I adore however I then realised I would need to show my legs to wear it (duh).

I was teased at school for my overly muscular legs as I did ballet for 15 years and genetically they are just very chunky.

Can I honestly get away with this skirt? If you saw me on the court what would you think? I don't want to be the one everyone is pointing to and commenting on the chunkiness.

Gulp, pic on profile...

Marylou2 Tue 25-Jun-13 20:25:52

OMG! If I had legs like that I would wear a short skirt or shorts every day of my life. No-one will be thinking anything but "great legs" go for it!!!

Marylou2 Tue 25-Jun-13 20:26:26

OMG! If I had legs like that I would wear a short skirt or shorts every day of my life. No-one will be thinking anything but "great legs" go for it!!!

ClartyCarol Tue 25-Jun-13 21:30:03

Ha, I knew someone would have to try to take the wind out of her sails.

LittleNoona Tue 25-Jun-13 22:03:00

I'm sorry but if she was that self conscious, if she lacked that much confidence, no way would she be flaunting her legs to a bunch if strangers.

Fishing for compliments. Blatantly.

LittleNoona Tue 25-Jun-13 22:03:33


Damn iPhone

Keztrel Tue 25-Jun-13 22:09:24

It would be a weird thing to fish for compliments about wouldn't it confused Can you really not imagine that someone could be insecure about a feature that others think is fine?

LittleNoona Tue 25-Jun-13 22:17:49

I can Kez - I just can't imagine them bringing the feature they're most insecure about to the attention of a forum and posting a pic!

Like anyone is going to say "yea, those bullies were right, thunder thighs/tree trunk legs" or whatever

ClartyCarol Tue 25-Jun-13 22:22:24

Well surely if she was that confident she would waltz off to the tennis club in her skirt thinking all eyes will be on her legs. She wouldn't need a bunch of random people to reassure her that she looks fine as she'd already know it confused.

Someone might construe that you're jealous LittleNoona, but you'd probably deny that. Just like the OP is denying knowing that she has good legs.

LittleNoona Tue 25-Jun-13 22:23:41

I haven't seen her legs - going by the comments here they must be godess like

LittleNoona Tue 25-Jun-13 22:25:19

Anyway, is she wasn't that confident she wouldn't even be contemplating wearing a short tennis skirt!

ClartyCarol Tue 25-Jun-13 22:50:26

Well that brings us back to the whole point of the first post..

LittleNoona Tue 25-Jun-13 23:07:07

But not only is she contemplating wearing the skirt, she's showing off her legs!

She has far more confidence than me....

Like I said, fishing for compliments.

ClartyCarol Tue 25-Jun-13 23:14:08

Oh whatever. If it makes her feel good about herself then what's the harm. Giving someone else a compliment doesn't cost anything; my own legs won't suddenly become more unattractive because I've said someone else's are nice.

hellymelly Tue 25-Jun-13 23:32:19

I am jealous of your legs op, and I can't even see a pic of them. <looks sadly down at own, white, veiny, thin run to flab legs>

DoctorAnge Tue 25-Jun-13 23:38:55

Littlenoona this has actually been a great way to get honest opinions, my friends are more likely to be kind and tell
me a white lie. Contrary to the opinion you seem so sure of hmm this was not an exercise in flaunting for me! If only you knew.

Everyone else, thank you! And the infamous legs are away now, well from my profile anyway. I never dreamed so many people would respond. Night all.

JustLikeHeaven Tue 25-Jun-13 23:50:15

god i really want to see your legs but can't. why can some people. sorry. . dont post here much

mercury7 Wed 26-Jun-13 01:10:10

were they as good as these pins?

50ShadesOfMaybe Wed 26-Jun-13 09:49:41

Missed these legs too! Genuinely interested because - although often told I have good legs - I've always felt they are too muscly (do a bit of running) and/or chunky.

Anyway, athletic ladies playing tennis always makes me think of John Betjeman. Enjoy your tennis, OP!

peasandlove Wed 26-Jun-13 10:22:21

booo put the bloody pic back up! grin i missed it..

mirai Wed 26-Jun-13 10:26:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Keztrel Wed 26-Jun-13 10:32:44

OP can I just say thank you for starting this thread? I am genuinely feeling better about my own legs today - I know I said I think strong, muscly legs look great, and I do, but I still usually feel a bit chunky of thigh in jeans. But actually, I think my legs are pretty similar to yours and I'm being an idiot to feel like they're big! I never used to wear leggings when I was a kid (despite it being the early 90s when leggings and hi-tops were the only thing to wear if you were 10!) because my thighs went out at the sides instead of being straight and skinny like everyone elses. Even felt self conscious in jodphurs for riding, and I was tiny sad

Kormachameleon Wed 26-Jun-13 10:40:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GibberTheMonkey Wed 26-Jun-13 11:16:42

Can we swap?

crumblepie Wed 26-Jun-13 12:45:32

cant see the pic .but they probably look great from what the others are saying , lifes too short to worry bout other peoples views , and there is always someone with worse .

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