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How to Dress for big thighs?

How to: Dress for Big thighs
For us women, the burning question while dressing is to disguise out body flaws, as we see them. We all have some problem areas – chunky thighs, fat arms, a bigger tummy, ample bust etc. But before treading upon the ‘How To’ guide, Wink N Pout urges you to love your body. Loving and accepting yourself will go a long way into dressing right.

So today let’s talk about big thighs and how you can dress to minimize them or make them appear thinner or more proportionate with the rest of your body. Let’s proceed step by step.

Jeans & Pants to minimize big thighs



  • The oldest rule in the book is to stick to darker colors like black, charcoal shades, dark grey and even a deep maroon.
  • For balancing out bigger thighs, we always suggest straight leg and boot-cut. But if the thighs are only slightly bigger, jeggings in dark colors work too. So do narrow fits.
  • But it is not like you can’t wear light colors at all. The right cut of the pants/denim + what you pair it up with can make it possible.
  • When wearing lighter colors like pastels or beige etc., opt for a solid color and no wash. It must be a straight leg or boot-cut.
  • Steer clear from whiskering in your denim, no matter what. Even look out for washes that are lighter at the thighs, which hence draw attention where you do not want it.
  • Full length pants and denims are the best for you, but if you absolutely want to wear crop-pants, you must read The Best Crop Pant Lengths.
  • Mid rise pants and jeans will flatter you the best. Avoid the low-rise, if you short legs then even more so.
  • The current trend of side striped pants also thins your thighs.

Tops & Blouses to minimize big thighs



The length of your top or blouse will really affect how thin or bigger your thighs will look. A few inches below the medium-waist works best for most. You can find the best length yourself too – wear a long tee with a dark pants, stand in a full length mirror and fold to see the effects of the top length.

When wearing a light colored pants or denim, pair with a blouse that takes attention upwards. You can also do so with statement necklace or earrings.

When wearing dark colors on your lower body, either you can wear the same color on top for elongating effect, or go for brighter hues as well.

Necklines like V, empire neck etc will also draw the eyes upwards. So will frills and structured sleeves

Skirts & Dresses to minimize big thighs



Say no to mini skirts and any hem line that ends mid-thigh or slightly below it.

A-line dresses and skirts that basically cinch the waist and hide away the bums and thighs in their flare are a good bet. The hemline must finish below the ankle or just above or below the knee.

Pencil skirts and any skirt with flares inwards, or balloons will be unflattering.

Shoes to minimize big thighs



Your shoes also make a big difference. Try nude heels whenever they match as they add inches to your legs and hence help them appear slender.

When wearing jeggings, don’t wear stilettos or kitten heels. Chunkier heels and wedges will again balance your proportions better.

Booties in contrasting color (to your pants), which finish of at ankles or boots finishing off mid-calf will do you no good. So is the story with ankle straps, as by truncating the length of your legs it will add width.

After reading this article you surely must be wishing that you had a personal stylist who could tell you what works for your body and which also suggest you looks whenever you wanted. Well, look no further download the Wink n Pout app, as we do just that!


12 thoughts on “How to Dress for big thighs?

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    • We completely agree with this you… It does happen. But when the thighs are thick and the legs are short… it becomes slightly tricky… different flares will flatter different women in that case 🙂

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  5. This guided has been very useful. With skinny trousers/jeans being the trend lately sometimes I try them out and find that they don’t suit me as I have big thighs. I have found though that boot cut trousers or straight leg ones suit me better but sometimes I think this look is not too trendy.

  6. But what can you wear when you have big thighs + short n stocky legs (big calves too) , with a petite hourglass figure (big bust, tiny waist)?

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