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HVV Stylist Answers: 'What clothes should I wear if I have thick calves?'

03 January 2017



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Question: What clothes should I wear if I have thick calves?

(Calves refer to the back portion of the lower leg.)



1. Maxis are a great option. Full-length dresses will help to elongate your look and create a long/lean visual line.

2. Draw the eye upward. Choose dresses with embellishments (or other interesting details) near the neckline/bust.

3. Dresses ending below the calf/near the ankle are great for work too. They allow for mobility and look presentable.

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For skirts, we suggest 3 different lengths:

1. Long/maxi skirts 

2. Mini skirts (i.e. hemline above the knee)

3. Midi skirts that end below the widest part of your calf (i.e. hemline ending at your ankles).

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 For pants on the other hand:

1. Avoid skinny/tight pants or jeans. These will cling to your skin and accentuate the shape of your calves.

Instead, you should try pants that skim your legs without a narrowing silhouette.

2. Straight or boot-cut (slight flare at the calves down) style trousers will also work for you.

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On top of the above, you may also want to consider...

- clothes that flare towards at the bottom (e.g. a fuller/flare skirt will make your legs look slimmer).

- statement jewellery such as necklaces and earrings to help draw attention upwards.

- dark tights /hoisery with matching coloured shoes (e.g. black tights with black flats) to create a 'monochrome' leg that is long and lean.

 - jumpsuits with great legroom:

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