Swimsuits when you have large thighs

  • turboman

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    Jan 25, 2008 3:22 PM GMT
    Anyone else with large thights have a problem finding a swimsuit that fits correctly? I find that ones that fit correctly in the waist are too tight on my thighs and ones that fit my thights are way too loose on my waist? Anyone else have this problem and if so have you been able to find a brand and style that fits well?

    Thanks
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    Jan 25, 2008 3:34 PM GMT
    Turbo, I know this doesn't answer your question (sorry), but wanted to make a comment because I notice almost the opposite thing when I try to buy shorts sometimes: I check the mirror and see chicken legs.

    Granted, I usually go for pretty lose fitting shorts - perma-beer gut doesn't do a whole lot for suits that require *AHEM* confidence.
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    Jan 25, 2008 4:40 PM GMT
    We need to see your thighs to comment... LOL
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    Jan 25, 2008 6:53 PM GMT
    I have 20 years of powerlifting behind me and 30" thighs as a consequence (my best feature).

    The problem depends on the suit. A rowing cut can be troublesome.

    Spandex looks good and big legs, especially if you have a nice butt.

    I recommend that.

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  • fryblock

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    Jan 25, 2008 7:01 PM GMT
    ursamajor saidI have 20 years of powerlifting behind me and 30" thighs as a consequence (my best feature).


    that's bigger than my waist!
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    Jan 25, 2008 7:46 PM GMT
    mike...you do NOT have a beer gut!

    I agree with travelstud....we need to see the thighs in question before we can provide adequate guidance.

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    Jan 25, 2008 8:02 PM GMT
    Right.

    These damn folks that don't give us pictures. Jeeze.

    Pony up some ass and legs there. Let's see what we're dealing with! LOL

    Today fashions for tall and skinny and fat, not solid athletes. It can be hard finding shit.
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    Jan 25, 2008 8:37 PM GMT
    I have been weearing 'Zuma' style board shorts for quite some time, I just find them the most comfortable; and I don't like the longer shorts which I think are more inhibiting in the water.

    My partner, who is kind of lanky and has great legs, prefers square cut suits, which look great on him.

    He is not above embarrasing me with the occasional present of a speedo though - and asking me if I have the balls to wear it...icon_lol.gif



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    Jan 25, 2008 10:02 PM GMT
    I wish I had that problem!icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 25, 2008 10:20 PM GMT
    Just wear speedos! icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 25, 2008 10:23 PM GMT
    Obviously you are swimming in all the wrong places... icon_razz.gif

    (in other words - go without)

    Spandex would probably be your best bet. It is, after all, a privilege...


    NOT a RIGHT!

    Or you can be like me and get your swim suit tailored icon_redface.gif
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    Jan 25, 2008 10:28 PM GMT
    I've been working out my legs and getting bigger... when my legs were skinnier I prefered wearing bikini-cuts or swim briefs - but now I prefer the square cuts or a mid-cut. Sometimes with big thighs a really high cut swim-bikini looks hot.. but not everyone can carry it off... check out this site for different swimwear cuts -

    http://www.nuwear.com/swimwear/

  • ajlclimber

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    Jan 25, 2008 10:28 PM GMT
    square cuts are also an idea.. boy shorts and stuff like that.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Jan 25, 2008 10:31 PM GMT
    The swimsuit I'm wearing in my main pic is great for big legs. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 25, 2008 10:40 PM GMT
    Easy solution:

    CRW_0195.jpg
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    Jan 25, 2008 10:47 PM GMT
    again, without pictures or measurements it's hard to say icon_wink.gif but judging from the rest of your pictures and dimensions, I would guess that you don't have power-lifter thighs like ursa. I have disproportionately large thighs for the rest of my build...it's usually my thighs that hold my jeans up since most stores (especially in the midwest) don't sell pants with a small enough waste that are long enough for my legs. with that said, I usually like to wear board shorts for swimming, I don't do competitive swimming, but for general water activities they work just fine. Hurley is a great brand because they are generally targeted towards guys that wear baggy clothes.
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    Jan 26, 2008 10:03 PM GMT
    Travelstud saidWe need to see your thighs to comment... LOL


    I second that!!! Gotta see the thighs first. Oh and don't wear a swimsuit that is too tight on your thighs when you take the photo. hehehehehe.... icon_wink.gif

    turboman, I have large thighs too. Kind of like rugby thighs but I don't play rugby. I find lose fitting swimsuits or I just wear a dark pair of boxer-briefs when we go to the beach. Of course we go to a nude beach and the last thing anyone is going to notice is if my swimsuit is too tight on my thighs. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 26, 2008 10:14 PM GMT
    I have the same problem as a lot of you - small waist, large thighs (fish legs - from all my swimming and H20-polo). Speedos work great - but only around a pool - you wouldn't be caught dead at the beach with a Speedo - so I just wear cargo shorts over the Speedo in that case. If you go to the right beach - you don't even need a suit.