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Old 12-20-11, 11:44 AM   #1
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Long tights on short legs

Riding tights and long exercise pants in general don't seem to be made in multiple lengths and are often not of a design that appears easy to hem up. Since I have ffairly short legs, I've just been trying to roll them or fold them over to not look too dorky, but was wondering if anyone had some better suggestions.
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Get some tights that are 3/4 cut?
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Make an extra fold at the ankle. It'll double or triple the layers of fabric in an area that benefits from the extra warmth.
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Buy the appropriate kids size (if possible). They are shorter per waist size.
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wear knee warmers instead? They might cover the whole leg, and if not, pair them up with black socks that will leave no skin exposed.

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Short tights on long legs

Sorry, but I have the opposite problem. I have Pearl Izumi AmFib tights and I wish they would make an extra-long version.
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Sorry, but I have the opposite problem. I have Pearl Izumi AmFib tights and I wish they would make an extra-long version.
would long socks cover it or no?
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Some useful suggestions. Thanks.
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