leg length and flattering tops
I'm 5"3 and having trouble find bottoms to fit me. I'd like a pair of full length running leggings but all the ones i've tried on are at least 2" too long.
Also can anyone recommend a flattering running top for an ample chest?? Feel really self-concious wearing skin tight tops, have been trying on mens wear!
I'm same height as you. I wear Ron Hills women's size 8 without the stirrups and they're just the right length. I have a 30" inside leg. Don't know what they're called but they've a reflective bit on the back of the calves and a rear pocket.
Can't help with the flattering tops though.. being bap-less there's 'nothing to see there'!
Im 5ft 2 ...I wear Gore 3/4 leggings which are great as you can regulate your temp well, or ronhill lycra cycle shorts in summer. in winter I wear gore windstopper. (Gore products are expensive but they wear well)
I have boobs 36dd sooo best bra for non bounce M and S zip up front loader, followed by triumph triaction. Favourite top..ronhill aspiration tank and salomon trail light T these are quite tight fitting.. if you are trying to cover your modesty, perhaps blokie tops are the way to go, as long as they are made of a good light wicking material.
I used to get upset at being oggled, but then I figured at least I'm out here doing this and trying to get fitter, less people are looking at you than you think, besides if you are running they wont be there for long !! Try and get a running partner and then there will be even less oggling
Thanks for replies, have got a shock absorber bra and it's brilliant, nothing moves and am a 34F so that's quite a challenge!
Will have a look at Ronhill and try some on, am guessing most 3/4 length tights will be nearly full length on me anyway . Think a blokie top is the way forward, until I stop breastfeeding anyway and then everything will shrink and head south
Marion, have looked for a running buddy in Derby but i'm a bit hit and miss when I can run as I have 2 young children and tend to run around 8pm at night.
I find ron hill 3/4 tights are about 3/4 length on me (not the capri's they come up really long and flap round my legs). I also have some Gore ful length tights like Marion but they do cover my feet I just pull them up a bit Nora Batty style but have to say they are not the most comfortable things. Ron Hill also tends to run large so a ron hill aspiration tshirt may be ok (not the powerlight as they are tighter) I have a long sleeved one and it's quite loose and long you could always buy a size larger than normal. Mens tops always hang like dresses on my 5'1" frame, ocassionally worn OHs when I've run out but then again he is 6'4".
Good luck with the running. Ouchie though, can't imagine doing it while still feeding makes my boobs sore just thinking about it and my youngest is 17!
I'm short but I don't have boobs.
I have a pair of Salomon long legs that aren't long on me and a pair of Asiscs. The only had one pair that didn't cover my feet as well and I don't know if they still make them.
Ronhill do kids stuff if that's any good. On the top front, try Thoosa or Under Armour. They have some flattereing ladis tops. I saw some others which looked quite good as well, might have been Nike or Adidas.
Another shortarse here - 5'2" and size 8. I get on fine with Adidas and Nike stuff (my full-length tights are Nike and perfect in length), and recently discovered Sugoi (invested in a running skirt after chafing my thighs to buggery during the VLM).
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