Many women with large thighs avoid leg exercises for fear of adding inches to their legs. What they don't consider is that exercise burns fat, and that fat, not muscle, is the culprit when it comes to thunder thighs. Strong, muscular legs are lean and shapely. Fat legs are, well, the opposite.
Below are some exercises that use stretching and body weight only — the same moves that give dancers those enviable gams. You can use a chair, a counter, a table or any other stable structure for balance. Add some good cardiovascular exercise, such as walking or jogging, and a low-fat diet, and you should be on your way to looking great in those skinny jeans.