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  • Embarassing question

    What are the best breeches to help hide the dreaded "C" as in cellulite??? Also, I will definitely be wearing spanx underneath as well.

  • #2
    The thicker cotton breeches, instead of the nylon-y microfiber ones, seem to be more flattering. However, the cotton breeches do seem to wear a bit faster.

    If you just need schooling breeches, darker colors also show less.
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    • #3
      For schooling, Irideon Issentials are a good choice. Kerrits microfiber as well as do the Ovation Euroweave (which you could show in as well).

      I find that sometimes thicker cotton are not the way to go-- the above suggestions are all far from thick cotton.

      For showing, TS 4 ways are fine. Ariats I think tend to show cellulite the most.

      Watch with the spanx type stuff-- they will make a line where the "support" part ends. With the above choices-- I think all looks fine without something like spanx.


      • #4
        The TS Supreme Hunter 4 ways are the worst. They are soo clingy. 2 ways are better. The TS cotton schooling breeches are good too.


        • #5

          1. Spanx
          2. I think the TS two-ways are a lot worse than the 4-ways. Regardless I think it's better to get them a little baggier in the thigh and buttock area(and have the waist taken in), get a size bigger if you need to.


          • #6
            Tailored Sportsman Royal Hunters (the 2-way stretch ones). I find the looser fit hides more than any of the 4-way stretch brand breeches do!


            • #7
              Hmmm . . . as usual, it looks like you are going to get a wide variety of opinions! Maybe it depends on what area you need help hiding?


              • Original Poster

                I need show breeches...thigh coverage....


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dapple Dawn Farm View Post
                  I need show breeches...thigh coverage....
                  In your case I would still recommend the Tailored Sportsman Royal Hunters (the 2-way stretch). IMO, They have a looser fit through the buttocks and thighs, but they don't do too much to hide a pudgy tummy. I guess that's where your Spanx might help me!


                  • #10
                    Ah the dreaded culliulite! bah, hate the stuff but unfortunatly as I am a normal woman, I have it! LOL

                    I tend not to worry about it with my regular Ariat breeches, but with my white Pikeurs it's definatley noticible so I wear down to the ankles, Spanx type underwear. It really smooths everything out & also cuts down on visible pany line too!
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                    • Original Poster

                      Yup, I do wear the ankle length Spanx...I don't need VPL adding to the issue...


                      • #12
                        The Ariat Pro Circuits are a little more forgiving in fit for anybody with curves, at least on me. Little thicker fabric and not so much stretch hde more.

                        The higher end breeches seem to do a better job-sorry.
                        When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

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                        • #13
                          I think you may find that fit & fabric matter more than the brand, or at least that has been my experience. I really like the microfiber fabrics like the one used in the higher end Pikeur breeches - my euroseat Ciara's are my favorite, and have a very flattering cut, IMO. If you want something less pricey, I've also had very good luck with the Equine Couture F3 breeches sold by Smartpak. I originally bought them to school in, but they are so comfortable and flattering that I've also shown in them. They are cut a bit more generous in the waist than my TS breeches, and don't get that baggy look to the rear end that you see sometimes with the TS models.
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                          • #14
                            I love my Ariats - I don't think they show the cottage cheese nearly as much as most of the others. They also fit my curves well. Also, going with a darker color (khaki instead of tan) helps in the camoflauge department. I even go Spanx-less.
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                            • Original Poster

                              Sooo...how dark can I go and still be "show appropriate"?


                              • #16
                                This is one of the reasons why RUST is making a comeback!


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by gottagrey View Post
                                  This is one of the reasons why RUST is making a comeback!
                                  Very true.

                                  With a firm support garment underneath, you shouldn't be able to see anything.


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Ah, now I get all the rust threads lately...makes sense


                                    • #19
                                      and just to add ... add CLA and L-Carnitine to your diet. If you'd like some more info, PM me and anyone else for that matter

                                      just thought i'd let you guys konw.


                                      • #20
                                        I know there are multiple shades of beige in each line, too. Ariat comes in (depeding on the model) fawn, khaki and beige. Beige is the lightest color, but all three would be ok in the show ring. TS beige is darker than their tan.
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