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  1. #1
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    Default Breeches for super thin legs?

    I am in need of some new riding breeches to wear for everyday riding. I have had the same ones since I was 16. I am now 30. Problem is I am a slender girl with super tiny legs and all the breeches I try have too much material from the knee down. I am 5ft 4in so kids wont work. I would love to know of any brands that may work for me. Thanks for any help!



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    Try Equine Couture
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    Have you tried kids breeches? I only ask because I'm 5'1'' and the kids breeches I have tried on are still quite long on me - not any shorter than the adult versions (in a larger kids size versus small adult size.)

    ETA: Plus you can usually get away with breeches being a little short because you are putting them in tall boots.
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    I second Equine Couture for slimmer builds.



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    Third Equine Couture! I am not heavy/thick-legged by ANY means but i can barely get the dang things over my calves!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rel6 View Post
    Have you tried kids breeches? I only ask because I'm 5'1'' and the kids breeches I have tried on are still quite long on me - not any shorter than the adult versions (in a larger kids size versus small adult size.)

    ETA: Plus you can usually get away with breeches being a little short because you are putting them in tall boots.
    The knee patch becomes a concern for adults trying to fit into kids.
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    In terms of show breeches, I found pikeur to run a little slimmer. Equine Couture runs really small in the thigh.
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    Another Equine Couture suggestion. I actually just said something to DH last night when I got home from the barn about how much I like them b/c they actually fit my legs!
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    I agree with everyone on the EC - I'm a 13" calf and can barely get the dang things past my calf. I think I got them on once and it started popping the stitching out of the knee patch. Was a little bit depressing, actually!



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    Echoing the suggestion to try kids. Am 5'4" and about 100lbs and wear TS kids size 14 breeches. Just make sure you get something with a little stretch.



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    And you purchase ladies size correct?



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    Agree! I just went through this, also. I bought some Baker breeches by Equine Couture and love everything about them. HOWEVER..they said they "run small" so suggested I get a 26 over a 24, which is my size. Nope, they run true to size the 26 fits exactly as a 26 should so I am all cinched up with a belt, LOL. Next time I will just buy my size. I adore the fabric too. For outside the show ring I just bought some Tuff Riders in a 24L, they are snug, long enough, and look great. I got the taupe which is more of a mocha in full seat and even then they were only $59 and they wash up awesome. The knee patch maybe around $40 or so. So these are 2 definite brands to look at for skinny legs The Tuff Riders fit better on the waist, the Baker/Couture run a little bigger in the hip however a belt will handle that...



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    You might try the new Tredstep breeches. They run very slender through the leg and have a silky stretch panel in the lower leg instead of velcro that you can never get snug enough and then you end up with an uncomfortable lump!



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