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Breeches for super thin legs?

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  • 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!

  • #2
    Try Equine Couture
    If we have to nail on talent, it's not talent.
    Founder, Higher Standards Leather Care Addicts Anonymous


    • #3
      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.


      • #4
        I second Equine Couture for slimmer builds.


        • #5
          Third Equine Couture! I am not heavy/thick-legged by ANY means but i can barely get the dang things over my calves!
          Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique



          • #6
            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.
            If we have to nail on talent, it's not talent.
            Founder, Higher Standards Leather Care Addicts Anonymous


            • #7
              In terms of show breeches, I found pikeur to run a little slimmer. Equine Couture runs really small in the thigh.


              • #8
                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!
                "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"


                • #9
                  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!


                  • #10
                    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.


                    • Original Poster

                      And you purchase ladies size correct?


                      • #12
                        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...


                        • #13
                          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!