Q. For the past 4 years I have been having a fashion dilemma! I am 22- years-old and slim and fit, yet I have large thighs that do NOT look so hot in shorts or skirts. I don't know what to wear to be both fashionable and figure flattering. It is so frustrating to see all of these skinny girls with tiny thighs! Can you help me look great this summer and into the fall!?!?
A. Shorts can be difficult for women with large thighs, I agree, but don't eschew skirts so quickly! A-line and full shaped skirts and dresses are the ultimate way to conceal large thighs. Since the rest of you is slim, flaunt it! Wear your skirts and dresses with belts to show off a slim waist and wear heels to show off toned calves. Done right, no one will have any idea what size your thighs are. For pants, look for slightly wideleg pants and bootcut styles that are fitted through the hip. Always avoid tapered styles and skinny jeans.
Here are a few thigh flattering silhouettes from bananarepublic.com
to use as inspiration:
1. Silk georgette printed dress, $175
2. Pleated full skirt, $64
3. Classic dark wash button-tab trouser jean, $98