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Old     (trayson)      Join Date: May 2013 Location: Vancouver WA       08-08-2013, 11:15 AM Reply   
Okay, my wife is in her 40's and has curves. She's typically a size 8 (sometimes a 10 in some brands). She's got hips and thighs, and yes she has a waist. She's not a stick figure. She's only about 5'2" so short legs are a reality for her...

So, we've been trying to find her some women's board shorts that are a longer length (who needs to feel self conscious about showing more thigh than necessary).

The perfect board short would be something cute in blue, white, or pink. and be a longer length and amazing would be something with the new 4-way stretch fabric. But we're having a tough time finding something. She got a cool pair of Volcom's that were advertised as 2 way stretch in size 11, but the damn things ran so small that she couldn't get them up over her hips.

Talk about frustrating. It seems like all the board shorts out there are either uber-short boyshorts or made for women that have no shape. I am a rockstar of a supportive husband, but the cuts of the shorts she's been trying and the numbers printed on the size tag certainly take a toll on her self esteem.

Has anyone found anything that I could point her towards? She is finally getting out to try wakesurfing and I've got her hooked up with some cute rashguards and a nice Roxy wetsuit jacket. But having some boardshorts to wear would be really nice. Let's face it, if I had to ride in a speedo, I'd feel really self conscious! So why should she have to ride with only a swimsuit covering her below the waist!

as a point of reference, here's a pic. She's the one in all black.


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