How to Hide Large Thighs

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How to Hide Large Thighs
Dress to suit your body. (Digital Vision/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Many people have some qualms about their bodies. For some, shopping for clothes can be a total self-esteem nightmare. One common problem that many women face is dislike of their thighs. Having larger thighs can sometimes make picking out clothes a difficult process, whether you are looking to purchase blue jeans, an evening dress or even leggings. Learn how to conceal the parts of your body that make you feel the most insecure, thighs included.

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    Dress monochromatically. If you sport just one solid colour over your body, it can help slim down your appearance, including your thighs. Make sure that what you are wearing on the bottom corresponds with what you are wearing on top. If possible, look for a darker monochromatic colour such as navy blue, deal and deep brown. Monochromatic dressing can provide your body with a singular shape, and as a result, make your thighs look sleeker.

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    Purchase trousers that are slightly too big for you. It can be tempting to purchase smaller sizes of clothing despite the fact that no one else other than you can see what the tag says. However, if you buy too-tight clothing, you are doing your body no favours, visually speaking. If you want to de-emphasise your thighs, seek out trousers that are just a little too large for you (think one size bigger than normal). Slightly looser clothing also won't show as many bulges and imperfections of the thigh area. Be careful as to not buy trousers that are too big, though, as that could also create an illusion of bulkiness.

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    Wear jeans. One casual and easy way to conceal less-than-perfect thighs is by wearing dark-coloured jeans. Seek out denim that is either black or indigo in colour, as that could be beneficial for slimming down your thighs (optically) and also making the rest of your legs look smaller. For an extra-flattering look, wear wide-leg jeans.

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    Try skirts. Flowing and long peasant-style skirts can also effectively and efficiently hide the appearance of big thighs. Be careful and cautious when purchasing skirts. Look for A-line patterns that flare out as opposed to tight miniskirts and pencil skirts, both of which can draw attention to your thighs.

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    Put on a classic pair of high heels. A stylish pair of high heels can do wonders for your confidence. If you have big thighs, throwing on sleek high heels can take the attention away from your problematic spots and focus it onto how much longer and more streamlined your legs look. Draw the eyes to the parts of the legs near the feet, rather than to near the thighs and hip area.

Tips and warnings

  • One easy trick for concealing thighs is simply to cover them up. Wear longer shirts that can hide your rear end, thighs and hips all at the same time. Longer shirts with empire waists also can be very useful -- they draw the eye to your waist instead of your thighs.

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