I feel self-conscious in tight legging pants but I think they are my best bet for comfort while working out and hiking. Can you help me find a pair I'll like?
For reference, I am 5', 36-27-40. I like the regular, loose shorts and snug t-shirt combo for my body, but my inner thighs get chafed and I'm always having to pull the legs down and fuss with the waist and stuff. Really quite annoying. I do have a longer pair of tight shorts (basically and probably exactly these
) that are really comfortable and stay put. But I feel self-conscious in them because they make my legs look stumpy and the fabric shows all my thigh ripplage.
I think I could be ok with a snug pair of exercise leggings if they were longer (capri or full length), slimming, and made of a fabric that smoothes/disguises cellulite (this is key). Do such pants exist? Do I want compression? I would greatly appreciate your recommendations of pants that do these things!
Note 1: At the gym, I mainly run/walk on the treadmill and do some lifting.
Note 2: I thought skorts would be what I would want (for hiking, at least), but I have yet to find one that fit my waist-to-hip ratio well, aren't too long on me and whose legs don't roll up. If you have found one that you think may work I'd love to hear about it!