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If you have varicose veins and your legs aren't your best feature ....
.... what are you wearing in the heat? Are you exposing your legs and saying 'to hell with it' or do you keep them under wraps? Is there any way to distract from the veins?
I've been such a mug ... I've known for weeks that we're going away tomorrow to a nice hotel for a few days. What am I packing? Jeans. Bloody jeans! I've gone through my wardrobe but my summer trousers are old, tired and worn. I don't possess a single summer dress and have only one skirt which is an ancient Boden number suitable only for around home.
I really do have awful legs - skinny, really skinny and with horrible varicose veins to boot.
So I can't do anything about going away tomorrow but can order a couple of things so tht when I come back I can put lighter layers on.
My legs aren't too bad in terms of shape, but I have horrible varicose veins on one. I used to worry about showing them (have had them since my early 20s) but now I have decided that I don't care. I do pop a bit of fake tan on though as that helps.
Longer term, have you looked onto having your vv's lasered? I had it and it was amazing. One day off work, a week or so while my legs depuffed, then my legs were varicose free. Mine were so bad, my legs had completely different shapes.
Thanks for all the replies. I think I need to invest in fake tan, a maxi dress or two and to heck with my legs!
Thank you for all the suggestions re a quick wardrobe update for the next few days - I reckon I'm stuck with what I have. Have packed some nice summer tops and sandals and if there's a nice clothes shop at our destination (countryside but small village close by) then a-shopping-I-shall-go. Meantime, what does anyone think of this? I've seen some gorgeous Maxi's online but havent got the figure for straight-cut and clingy!!
Oh do you like it? I didn't even look at the fabric - maybe its a bad idea. I'm a 10 and it's in stock but wonder whether I ought to order a 12 too to try on? I owe DT2 a pretty summer dress (green eyed monster as DT1 has one and she doesn't) and she has seen one on Crew so I want to order before I go to bed.