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    Shoes....you guys had to bring up shoes....YUCK!

    Haha. I (generally) wear a normal width, but my feet are so low-volume that the only shoes that fit me correctly are my chacos - cinched as tight as they go.

    Oh. And my favorite jeans just fell apart. So now I get to go jeans shopping again too. Time to play the big-butt-thin-waist-athletic-thighs game again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malkin View Post
    Discussions like this always leave me wondering if there is any configuration of woman who can consistently find clothes that fit off the rack and just what that woman might look like.
    Given how clothes fit me I have decided that she has legs that are 2" longer, torso that is an inch or two shorter, a thicker waist, but smaller butt and thighs and 1 cup size smaller boobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jessmarimba View Post
    Oh. And my favorite jeans just fell apart. So now I get to go jeans shopping again too. Time to play the big-butt-thin-waist-athletic-thighs game again.
    I just went through this. I stumbled across some junior's relaxed fit boot-cut jeans on Sierra Trading Post that actually fit women with thighs bigger around than beer bottles, and without being huge in the waist.

    This is my current clothing pet peeve....smaller sizes that are cut for little waif girls, not powerful athletic women with leg and butt muscles.

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    Becky, what jeans are they if I may ask? I have big thighs for the rest of my frame and hate jeans shopping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
    Given how clothes fit me I have decided that she has legs that are 2" longer, torso that is an inch or two shorter, a thicker waist, but smaller butt and thighs and 1 cup size smaller boobs.
    This is correct, except that she has 1 cup size larger boobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
    Given how clothes fit me I have decided that she has legs that are 2" longer, torso that is an inch or two shorter, a thicker waist, but smaller butt and thighs and 1 cup size smaller boobs.
    And no muscle on her arms.
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    Lisa, I had that problem with a cotton hoodie thing I bought from Target a few years ago. XL for someone who weighs 140lbs at nearly 5'7"?

    I hate buying dress shoes because I have flippers for feet (and my right is nearly a half-size bigger than my left) and if they fit width-wise across the ball of my foot, they're way to wide in the heel. (Maybe I'm actually a duck...?)

    As long as my legs are (my legs and torso need different bike sizes!), the woman that most clothes are designed for must have legs that are even longer! And she must not have fat or muscle on her legs either. That is the only explanation I have for why I can't find capris that don't look like my pants have shrunk in the dryer (rather than mid-calf where I'd like), or those shorts that are cut exactly like the top half of a regular pair of pants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indysteel View Post
    Becky, what jeans are they if I may ask? I have big thighs for the rest of my frame and hate jeans shopping.
    Cruel Girl relaxed-fit Britany jeans. They also make a slim fit in the same style...caveat emptor.

    I stumbled across them by dumb luck, honestly. Another woman wrote in her review that they fit her athletic thighs and butt, despite being juniors, so I took a gamble and lucked out.

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    I don't think Medium is average, just somewhere between Small and Large, whatever that may mean.
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    Does anyone know of any GOOD thick padded cycling shorts that fit small? I got the Pearl Izumi sugar short in size small, but they're too big! I have to return them to TE but not sure what to replace them with and don't want to have to keep sending them back...getting desperate to be riding with a new pair! I need the thigh area to fit snug and the padding not to droop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejellybean View Post
    Does anyone know of any GOOD thick padded cycling shorts that fit small? I got the Pearl Izumi sugar short in size small, but they're too big! I have to return them to TE but not sure what to replace them with and don't want to have to keep sending them back...getting desperate to be riding with a new pair! I need the thigh area to fit snug and the padding not to droop!
    Pick up the phone and call TE! Seriously - this is the kind of question they'll be able to answer in a heart beat - and probably much more correctly than any of us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    The thing is, I am not an average-sized woman! Why is everything I wear a medium?

    Isn't 'medium' considered average?

    Hmmm....
    You'd think, but it all seems very arbitrary to me as to where they draw those lines (whoever "they" are). I wear anything from a medium (shorts, some jerseys) to an XL (some jerseys).
    (and I feel your pain on the bikes...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejellybean View Post
    Does anyone know of any GOOD thick padded cycling shorts that fit small? I got the Pearl Izumi sugar short in size small, but they're too big! I have to return them to TE but not sure what to replace them with and don't want to have to keep sending them back...getting desperate to be riding with a new pair! I need the thigh area to fit snug and the padding not to droop!
    I'd suggest the Sugoi RS short in an XS, but I've heard of some quality control issues of late with the short. I second the suggestion to call TE. They really know their products, and are more than happy to help.
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    Also, the Shebeest S Pro shorts in x-small are perfect for me. Nice huge flat waist, too. I also have the Terry Bellas, which are longer and heavier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejellybean View Post
    Does anyone know of any GOOD thick padded cycling shorts that fit small? I got the Pearl Izumi sugar short in size small, but they're too big! I have to return them to TE but not sure what to replace them with and don't want to have to keep sending them back...getting desperate to be riding with a new pair! I need the thigh area to fit snug and the padding not to droop!
    Sounds like you need XS. I am partial to Sugoi shorts, but everyone is built differently, and shorts change from model year to model year (and mine are all 2+ years old), so I can't give any specific recommendations.
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