"I look better naked – I swear!"
|January 14, 2011||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
I’m not sure about you, but this post here hit upon several sensitive issues!
I agree I look better naked than in most swimming suit.
I agree that most breeches are horribly unflattering. Maybe I should wear a sign on my back – “I look better naked – I swear!”
I own a few breeches and tights that I feel FABULOUS in, and I must admit I wear those to the exclusion of the rest – in fact I wear the breeches and tights that flatter me until I am basically naked in them – see through and with holes. (thus giving everyone around me a chance to consider the validity of my statement…)
I feel that tights give me a more flattering fit than breeches, especially if we are talking full seats. My hands down favorite pair of tights is a pair of knee patch Tropical Riders. I may have to admit soon that this is their last season. A very sad day.
Of course, I could admit the problem isn’t the breech – after all my body is a certain shape and no pair of breeches or tights will change it. Short legs, round butt, and “ample” thighs. So it’s doubtful that anytime soon I will put on a pair of breeches and explaim – “look how long and skinny my legs are! And my butt is positively cute!”, but I can dream. So until someone comes up with a design that flatters, I’ll focus on function and comfort…..
Still, even if I discount the “look” entirely, I still haven’t found the breech I’m in love with. Cotton Naturals fit my budget and fit me well enough, so when I had to buy a pair of show breeches (white), that’s what I got. The rest of my breeches are second hand – a mix of Kerrits, Cotton Naturals, a swiss brand with a label so faded I can’t read it, Saddle Bums, and Carosals. The only ones I like OK are the old swiss ones – too bad I can’t read the label – they have a full seat and they actually fit, are comfortable, flattering, AND wore very well. In fact – I’m almost positive I DON’T want to know how much they cost new (they were freebie second hand-ers).
For tights, I may have found “the one” in the tropical riders, but they aren’t exactly easy on the pocket book….but if you consider they got almost daily use, including 100 mile rides – then maybe they are a bargin at ~$100 for 2 years. (I found my pair for $50 from someone who had bought new, never wore, and then sold – want to bet on when the stars will align like THAT again?).
So in summary – I want the impossible. In the meantime maybe I should buy another pair of Tropical riders and just hope that my perfect breech comes along someday that doesn’t break the bank?