Those pants won't look good until I lose weight. How often has that tape circulated in my mind? Too often!
I was blessed with 'thunder thighs." No, it's true. When I was younger and played tennis, volleyball and softball, I got great strength from my lower half and it helped me compete successfully. But that was m-a-n-y years ago.
Now, I have to give extra thought to the pants I choose and I have often stayed away from leggings for that reason. Some of the sound bites that ran through my head were, "Gee, I love the look of leggings and I wish I could wear them" or "Those leggings won't look good until I lose weight." or "Only thin women get to wear leggings - unfair!" Well guess what, I didn't lose any weight and the shape and size of my thighs have remained the same.
That said, here's a picture of me wearing plus size bottoms, leggings, specifically. I made choices that made a great pair of leggings work for me.
- a longer, flashy top, to draw attention upward.
- hot accessories to steal the show.
- the boot cut legging to balance larger thighs.
- a legging fabric that has great weight and stretch to keep things smooth. (14621, Stretch Ponte Boot Cut Knit Leggings)
- a color that was deep and neutral (they come in gray and black)
The rub, so to speak, wasn't about "Those pants won't look good until I lose weight," but rather in making smart choices to pick the right pair of plus size womans leggings and make them look good on me here and now.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about sound bites like - "Those pants won't look good until I lose weight."
Ulla Popken Stylist & Blogger
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