What are the best tops and pants to wear if you have big thighs?

One of our Starts at 60 community members has asked:  “What about pants for girls with thighs and the correct

One of our Starts at 60 community members has asked:

 “What about pants for girls with thighs and the correct tops to wear with them?”

Edna May Willett

Great question Edna. I know that I like to disguise my thighs and I think most women do too!

A lot of how you dress comes down to proportions. If you wear something fitted and short on the top third of your body, then the bottom 2/3 should be loose and full.

If you wear something loose and full on the top 2/3 of your body, then wear something fitted on the bottom third.


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TS14 editorial pant

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TS14 mirror f/l pant

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Naudic hacienda tunic

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Here are a few tips:

Go for darker coloured pants – as you know dark colours make things appear smaller, so by wearing a black, charcoal or navy you will be creating the illusion of smaller thighs.  This doesn’t mean that you cannot wear light coloured pants – just ensure that your top covers your thighs.

Can I wear skinny pants?  You betcha! Just ensure that your top is long enough to cover  your thighs and that your top finishes at a flattering point.  Skinny pants worn like this are very flattering!


11112015 LARGER THIGHS 2TS14 big button pant

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TS14 express pant

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Bird Keepers the wide leg travel pant

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Choosing your top  Ensure that your top does not finish at your widest point – of your hips or thighs.  Also consider a top that will broaden your upper body to help balance out your thighs.

When wearing a short top – I like a short top to finish just below your natural waistline – around your upper hip. If your top is short, your pants will need to fall from your hip skimming over the thigh area.  Pants with a straight cut, loose cut bootleg or flared hem will all be suitable.

Avoid washed denim – like these pants. They will only make your thighs look bigger than they are!




Choose a vertical stripe.  A lot of pants lately have had a stripe going down the outer leg seam – this is very flattering!

Draw attention away from your thighs – wear a top with detailing at the neckline.  Or some fabulous jewellery.  What about some gorgeous shoes?

An asymmetrical hemline on a top is a good choice.

Multiple layers will also be good to disguise your thighs.


11112015 LARGER THIGHS 1TS14 revolution top

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TS14 narelle top

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TS14 mojito tunic

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A small heel will always work wonders. Nothing uncomfortable mind you, but something that will help create the illusion of longer legs. Have you ever noticed how wearing a heel makes your calf muscles look more streamlined?

Edna, I hope that you find these tips useful!


Do you have any more tips that we might have missed?  If you have a question for us we would LOVE to hear from you!