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If you have legs like a rugby player and are going somewhere where you will by the pool alot....

(15 Posts)
DANCESwithLordPottingtonSmythe Sun 10-Aug-08 19:15:45

What do you wear? I have only ONE pair of shorts and they look sh*t. Have dreadful, dreadful legs. I was wondering if a shortish skirt would be better than shorts, it is very warm where we are going so we will be round the pool alot in swimwear alot <shudder> I tried on a sarong in fat face today but it just looked like I had nicked a sheet and tied it round my waist (am short too). PLEASE help me! I have one last shopping trip tomorrow before I go on holiday and I HAVE to get something.

LetThemEatCake Sun 10-Aug-08 19:19:58

could you find a wrap skirt instead of a sarong? more flowy and flattering?

DANCESwithLordPottingtonSmythe Sun 10-Aug-08 19:21:21

Sounds good but WHERE?!!

traceybath Sun 10-Aug-08 19:26:39

long linen wrap skirt and in the sale

DANCESwithLordPottingtonSmythe Sun 10-Aug-08 19:27:25

Are all other mumsnetters gamine-like? How nauseating wink

DANCESwithLordPottingtonSmythe Sun 10-Aug-08 19:29:33

That might be a bit long Traceybath - I am facing the fact that it will be so hot that my legs may need to light of day to some extent sad wink

traceybath Sun 10-Aug-08 19:30:37

how about a knee lenght sun dress or pull on skirt - think the white company have got some towelling ones which are also in sale and would be good by pool.

i hate shorts by pool - never as comfy as a dress or skirt.

nancy75 Sun 10-Aug-08 19:30:59

get a sarong and fold it so its not right down to your ankles

pgwithnumber3 Sun 10-Aug-08 19:31:06

My legs are okay but if I was you, I would cover up with a sarong tied around your waist like a skirt. like this You can get sarongs everywhere.

missblythe Sun 10-Aug-08 19:31:22

Something like this?:


or this


I prefer to sling on an easy dress-shorts make me look like a stout scout

DANCESwithLordPottingtonSmythe Sun 10-Aug-08 19:32:39

OOh the white company ones sound good, there is one of those where I am going tomorrow. Right, that's top of my places to try! I really hate shorts. If you don't have fantastic legs they look awful and make your arse look huuuaaauuge <wonders if arse may actually just be huge...>

Mutt Sun 10-Aug-08 19:35:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

iamdingdong Sun 10-Aug-08 19:35:55

I hate my legs too they are really awful despite gym I wear 3/4 length trousers, knee/mid calf length dresses or skirts but am 5'7 so that might not help you - but I do sympathise if that's any use!

DANCESwithLordPottingtonSmythe Sun 10-Aug-08 19:36:23

MissBlythe -thanks for the links, I just want to cover my bottom half though, norks are one of my better bits (obviously they will be covered by swimming costume) grin

themoon66 Sun 10-Aug-08 19:39:04

I find V shaped sarongs better than big squares. that way you cover the backs of your legs and sides of thighs. But you get a nice hanging down fringy bit at the front. Looks very slimming.

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