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Old 05-14-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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I once saw a lady at a theme park who had an enormous lower body: huge ankles, calves, bum, belly. The weirdest, most shocking aspect about her was that her upper body was tiny! I felt very sorry for the lady.

Look, what you are describing is your humble spot. You are semi-satisfied with everything else given to you at birth--right? So why sweat one spot of self-perceived imperfection? Like others have said, you could have no calves at all due to disease, accident, birth defect, etc., etc. Show those healthy calves off!
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Sugarland
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My idea of big calves is Britney Spears and I think she has really nice legs.
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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I have a coworker, he is a body builder. His body is very muscular, looks AWESOME.

He said he hates his calves, they are too thin.

Now that he says it, I keep looking at his calves.

People always find something to complain about. Calves are not on your upper body, you can hide them easily if you don't like them. I don't like mine either, I have cankles but oh well. Nothing I can do about it, no workout makes the shape change.
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Middle Earth
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When I look at my calves, they look normal to me, but trying on boots tells me otherwise. I have never owned a good pair of stylish boots because they're either too tight on me or too high. I'm short and even when I was less than 100 lbs, they still didn't fit me. Fortunately, I like spring and summer fashion more, and can embrace my other assets. Too bad I live in a state with 6+ months of winter.

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Old 05-15-2015, 09:46 AM
 
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Would be interested to see a picture of your calves in relation to your ankles. Just from your description, it hard to tell if you're being overly self conscious or not.
I happen to think muscular calves on a woman is kind of sexy. Probably no reason to be self conscious at all.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:52 AM
 
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I have big calves. At least to me. I get compliments on them all the time--guys ask me if I lift heavy, because my butt and calves are big and proportioned well together--in other words I don't have stick legs and a big ghetto booty like Kim K. My calves look strong and I look like I'm fit and in shape.

I don't like my calves though--I'll be honest.

I find that wearing nice heeled sandals or pumps and wearing dresses that stop at mid thigh and show off my entire leg that my calves don't look as big. I don't wear knee length dresses--I feel like it almost makes my calves more distinguishable.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:10 AM
 
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I have big calves. At least to me. I get compliments on them all the time--guys ask me if I lift heavy, because my butt and calves are big and proportioned well together--in other words I don't have stick legs and a big ghetto booty like Kim K. My calves look strong and I look like I'm fit and in shape.

I don't like my calves though--I'll be honest.

I find that wearing nice heeled sandals or pumps and wearing dresses that stop at mid thigh and show off my entire leg that my calves don't look as big. I don't wear knee length dresses--I feel like it almost makes my calves more distinguishable.
I bet they look fine if they're muscular and shapely. The only time they look strange to me is if they're "big" and out of shape, and by "big" they're not necessarily big. They may just have a "meatier" look to them. I don't usually see that on women who work out though.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:56 AM
 
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As long as I can fit my middle finger and thumb around my lady's ankles I'm good
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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As long as I can fit my middle finger and thumb around my lady's ankles I'm good
you must have a super slim lady or long fingers
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:14 PM
 
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you must have a super slim lady or long fingers
Yea, I probably have bigger than average hands/fingers.
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