suggestions: women's capris

looking for capris that aren't see-through

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15/09/2012 at 15:21

Hello ladies,

I've been looking for a pair of good running capris that don't cost a fortune but that are thick enough to keep my pants from being on display through them!

I may be a bit difficult in terms of size, as I'm quite slim in the legs and waist, but my bum and hips are pretty prominent, thus a size that fits overall is likely to be stretched a bit more across my bum than it would be on others'.  

Any suggestions?  I'm grateful for any tips!

15/09/2012 at 15:46

I like the Nike ones, they seem to be reasonably thick compared to some others and can be picked up cheaply!

15/09/2012 at 15:46
I've always found that addidas ones are see through and are tight. I like Nike and Ronhill ones. I have chunky thighs, hips and bum but slim waist but find those makes are fine. Hope you find something good.
15/09/2012 at 16:29

I have a couple of pairs of nike capris and love them, they feel great and fit well. I find my adiddas pair less comfy and only use them when i have failed to do enough washing.


15/09/2012 at 18:02

Thanks ladies, since you all 3 recommended Nike, I think it's time I try them out!

15/09/2012 at 18:05
I hope the Nike marketing team see fit to suitably reward us all
Trogs    pirate
15/09/2012 at 18:20

Alternatively, black knickers or go commando

My preference is Gore then Ronhill or Nike.  Gore is more expensive though but worth it imho.  Their sizes do tend to be a bit on the small side though.

15/09/2012 at 21:54

Another lady for Nike - the wider waist band makes them more comfy than the adidas ones, you can pick 'em up cheaply and they fit well without being see through!

16/09/2012 at 16:03
Trogs. wrote (see)

Alternatively, black knickers or go commando

+1 for that if you can find a pair that are comfy to wear knickerless i.e. no seams in awkward spots. I like Gore shorts and tights and they're definitely not see through. Nike capris are quite good but I find them too thick and therefore too hot apart from in the coldest weather.

16/09/2012 at 16:42
Another Nike fan. I've also had a good experience with gore tights (as opposed to capris). I hate Adidas as they come up too low for me
16/09/2012 at 17:26

Nike Legend pants are great - light weight, not see thru, great fit if you get them in the right size e.g. for size 8's I'd recommend the extra small one. I use them for running and for gym workouts - I never looked back since I got the first pair.

17/09/2012 at 19:52

I love my North Face ones.

Tommygun2    pirate
17/09/2012 at 20:17

I have a question about Capri pants.

 Why do women wear them in preference to above the knee lycra shorts. Is there any benifit from then going half way down your calf or do women wear them purely as its a fasion thing.Isee women wear them all year round as well so its not a tempreture thing. I wear lycra shorts and I do have a pair of "Mens Capri" but only wear them in minus temps as they keep my knees warm

Just asking

17/09/2012 at 20:21

Personally i think that the shorter shorts make my legs look dumpy, which they are, but the capris hid that a bit. But thats just me

17/09/2012 at 20:23

Partly they hide my fat knees, and tight shorts tend to squeeze the fat down to my knees.

Mainly they don't ride up in the way shorts do. My knees keep the bottom bits in place.

Tommygun2    pirate
17/09/2012 at 20:42

OK so it more a body image thing I guess, fair enough

oh and my"Mens Capris" are Nike and are quite thick lycra so no undercrackers showing through mine

17/09/2012 at 21:07
Men's above-the-knee lycra shorts tend to be just above the knee in no more. If women's ones were that length I'd wear them in preference to capris. But more often they tend to be much shorter and often too tight at the hem meaning that even females who are fairly slim end up with bulgy looking fat bits half way up their thighs from wearing them.

I don't mind looking as fat as I actually am, but I'll be damned if I'll pay ??30+ for shorts that make me look even fatter!
17/09/2012 at 21:10
That should read 30 quid!

P.S. I don't like most capris either, for the same reason of the hems often being too tight. My favourite short shorts are Gore lycra ones - very comfy.
17/09/2012 at 21:45

I find most lycra shorts are too short for my thighs, which means they ride up and I get terrible chafe. I like the capris that are just below the knee rather than halfway down the calf, but the tan line is a bit of an annoyance when it comes to wearing a skirt or a dress which is on the knee. When the weather starts to cool, they also help keep my creaky old knees warm without having to resort to full length tights.

Tommygun2    pirate
17/09/2012 at 21:54

Seems like there is a gap in the market, longer womens lycra shorts that go to just above the knee.  But i'm guessing that this is mainly fasion lead, you either wear capri pant or short lycra shorts if you have the legs for them. Hmmmmm Its a funny old world, when I was in a running shop looking at Mens Capri the guy in the shop said he didn't know why they had got them in as what bloke would want to be seen poncing about in Capris pants. I suppose it the same for women who would want the longer lycra shorts but they are only made for men..........

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