How to make your thighs look skinnier: Tools & fashion tips

Megan Smith
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How to make your thighs look skinnier: wear straight or bootcut pants, A-line skirts and avoid shoes that make your legs look fat.

How to make your thighs look skinnier: Tools & fashion tipsWe all have our hangups when it comes to our bodies.

Fat rolls, a belly, droopy buttocks, fat calves, cellulite, big arms, sizeable buttocks, and so on.

Fortunately, we have clothes to camouflage those downsides.

How to make your thighs look skinnier: Introduction

There is no woman or man who can wear all the clothes.

But you can use various optical tricks to look better and present yourself in a way that fills you with self-confidence.

You can look so much better with clothing if you know these style tools.

Read on to learn how to make full thighs look slimmer.

How to make your thighs look skinnier with pants

The most well-known rule is to hide your full thighs in pants in a dark color, such as black, anthracite gray and dark blue.

To make your thighs more balanced with the rest of your body, I recommend straight leg or bootcut pants and specific jeans for men with thick thighs.

If your thighs are not dramatically large, then you can also discreetly wear skinny pants in a dark color.

However, there are valid reasons to avoid skinny jeans, more info on those here: Skinny jeans can be bad for your health: Potential health problems

You don’t have to avoid light colors. However, what is important is that your pants are the right model and that you pair them with the right top.

If you choose a light color, such as a pastel or beige, make sure it is a solid color.

So you should at least avoid jeans with a wash-out effect. And again, go for a straight leg or a bootcut.

Also, don’t buy jeans with wrinkles or pleats. Light spots in your jeans also draw attention to where you might not want it.

Pants and jeans should be as long as possible, and if you choose to wear hip pants, have them end at your hipbone and not lower.

A fold in the center front or a stripe on the side seam lengthens your legs and minimizes your thighs.

Big guys among our readers can continue reading on this topic on our other page where we review the best fitting jeans for guys with big thighs.

How to make your thighs look skinnier with tops

Your top will always need to draw more attention than your pants to make your full thighs look slimmer.

The length of your top is important for this. Something past your hipbone looks best.

Try it out for yourself. Stand in front of a tall mirror and enjoy your reflection wearing dark pants and a white long shirt. What is the best length for you?

If you choose pants in a light or striking color, remember that the top will need to draw even more attention.

You can also be dressed in one dark color for a lengthening effect.

But then make sure the other person’s eye is drawn upward by a beautiful necklace.

How to make your thighs look skinnier with dresses and skirts for the ladies

Skirts that end somewhere on your thigh only draw attention to your full thighs.

So avoid them if you are a woman with fuller thighs!

Dresses with an A-line skirt or circle skirt in a supple fabric are a good choice.

Have them end below the thickest part of your calf or just above or below your knee.

These styles accentuate your waist in a beautiful way and disguise the fact that you have larger thighs.

Pencil skirts and all skirts that taper towards the hem are unflattering and to be avoided.

How to make your thighs look skinnier with shoes

As crazy as it may sound, shoes matter a lot if you want to make your thighs look slimmer.

Choose shoes with a heel and preferably your skin color. They make your legs look longer and slimmer.

If you’re wearing skinny pants, don’t pair them with pumps. A wedge heel will balance your proportions more.

Ankle boots in a contrasting color or boots that end at your calf are also not a good idea.

The same goes for shoes with an ankle strap because they give the optical illusion of shorter legs.

How to make your thighs look skinnier: Conclusion

Make sure that your top and pants work well together and that you wear the right shoes.

You can now make your body more visually balanced through the style tips above.

Knowing which clothing styles are right for your body type and how to best distribute the colors across your body is crucial to making your thighs look slimmer.

Related: Being skinny doesn’t mean being beautiful

About Megan Smith

Megan has been fighting overweight and her plus size since her teenage years. After trying all types of remedies without success, she started doing her own research. Megan founded Plus Size Zeal to share her findings. She also developed various detailed buying guides for plus-size people in order to make their lives easier and more comfortable. Read More