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Is your brain lying about your body size?

Is your brain lying about your body size?

Do you think you are huge or hideous?  Neurologically, women tend to overestimate the size of their bodies, thinking they are larger and fatter than they actually are.

That's me on the left in the sumo suit...

I used to THINK and FEEL my body was this big. It sounds silly when you see me in a fake sumo suit! but that was the image I carried around in my mind of what my body looked like to others (huge and fat and yuk).

The sad reality is, many women feel the same. Does this make you think about the image of your body that you carry around in your mind... is it time to upgrade your mind photo?

The second photo (me wearing white jeans) was taken on the same day as the sumo photo, many years ago. And I honestly thought I looked HUGE and hideous in this photo! I'm smiling in this photo, but inside I'm feeling so horrible and just dying for the photo to be over! See how I hold that glass in front of my belly? I'm desperately trying to hide it!  I wanted to be in the back row, but these guys were so polite they wanted us girls to stand in the front. I was so self conscious and behind that smile I was freaking out. 

Fast forward through years and years of learning to love my shape, I can now see how beautiful and perfect I was back then and now. I had spent so many hours a day depressed and down about my body instead of enjoying it! I made it my mission to change this. There were a few stages to this and I won't cover them all in this post, but...first, I had to change my mind about my body.

I needed to release the criticisms from others about my body, that I carried with me from childhood. The criticisers were gone, but my mind kept them active and played them daily.

I also had to replace the false and exaggerated image that my mind had been attached to, with a realistic, kinder version. That was my key to learning to love my body... 

I replaced this image each year with a slightly more positive, realistic one. I did this by asking trusted friends to show me pictures in magazines of the body they felt looked like mine. I was so shocked by what they chose and argued with them that they were not being truthful. Some even went to the extreme of asking complete strangers to prove they weren't just being"nice". It really helped me see myself in a new way. Eventually I didn't need friends or strangers to tell me what I looked like. I slowly stripped away the pounds and kilos my mind had added to my reflection in the mirror and started seeing the real me. 

It changed my life and freed me to be happier and kinder to myself. It allowed me to heal myself from so much body hate. I found my worth. Every woman (and man) deserves to find their worth.  (The 3rd photo - this is how I see myself today). 

So MY WISH for today is...if you have an outdated image of your body in your mind, please be kind and replace it with one that is full of honour, respect and gratitude to the Goddess that you are! 

Please share this with friends and encourage each other to see your Goddess, embrace your shape and know you are amazing!

Miss Monroes - Empowering women to grow in confidence, see and feel their unique beauty and spread body kindness. 

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Sizing Chart




Size Guide
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Miss Monroes, Lingerie for Thighs are designed to fit comfortable and snug, without the pressure of slim wear. 

  • The 4 way stretch of this high tech breathable fabric means that it will stretch with your body. 
  • The gorgeous lace trim on the leg should hug your thigh to keep them in place and not pinch or be too tight.
  • There may be slight differences in the stretchiness of each type of lace trim.  If you feel your thigh shape needs a little extra room, go up a size.**   : )
**If you are unsure, buy the next size up and if it’s not right,
we are happy to exchange or refund (check our refund policy here).

If you are in between sizes follow this table:
For best results, select the size range you are closest too. 
  • For example if you are in between sizes 14 and 16, yet closer to 16, select size 16-18. (Remember size is just a number!)
  • In between size 14-16, but you are closer to a size 14? (choose Size 12-14) 
  • If you are truly in-between sizes (e.g. size 11) then use your judgement on whether you think you need a little more give around the leg and lace trim... and select the next size up or down accordingly.

 At the moment, our
 sizes are based on Australian Standard sizing and don't yet have the specific plus+ sizing applied, so will run smaller than plus sizes. 
I can understand your concern ladies, I would hate to invest in quality lingerie and not have it do the job! Especially from a fellow luscious thighed sister I know the pain! Rest assured Lingerie For Thighs cater to all body shapes and sizes and we also understand that everyone's fit and body shape will be different.  If you would like to try before you buy, you are more than welcome to come and try for yourself at the markets we visit several times a year (join our Facebook page for posts about these events). Or take the plunge and purchase a pair to try on at home and if you need to adjust the size or return them, I offer a 30 day return policy!
You can also contact me to ask specific questions at info@missmonroes.com.au.

Waist Rise: 

There are two waist rise options for preference and comfort (Low and Mid Rise).
Please check the image of our models above to help you compare waist rises,
then refer to the chart for waist measurements.

Leg Length:
The longer length sits approx. mid thigh (on a taller frame) 
and just below mid thigh (on a petite frame).

If in doubt and you want maximum coverage for thigh chafing,
start with our mid thigh length.

Mid Leg
Is approx. 18cm from inseam. (Measure from the top of the inside leg at crotch).
Note: This differs slightly on each body shape.
Short Leg:
Is approx. 15cm from inseam. (Measure from the top of the inside leg at crotch).
Note: This differs slightly on each body shape.

Need a longer or shorter length? Need a higher waist? 

Please let us know using our contact us page…. your request counts!  
We will release these styles sooner if we get enough interest. :)