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Last week ‘Not a Cowgirl’ left a great comment with a personal story regarding her bow legs surgery.

I think this story really helps understand the meaning of going through a bow legs surgery, and I personally wanted to read more about this after reading this comment. So…I’ve decided to share a link to her blog, where you can see pictures of the bow legs before and after and read more about her bow legs story –

In addition, I wanted to thank all of you for sharing your experience! Most people that visit this site suffer from bow legs and are looking for answers and your stories are important.

Don’t forget to read the comment and add your own –

Have a great weekend!



Halloween is coming!

I’ve been looking for some Halloween costumes that will make my body look great.

Whenever I went to the stores to search for costumes, they all had the same short and sexy costumes that are not ideal for my bow legs… well, I haven’t given up so easily! I found some online stores with a wide selection of costumes that to my opinion can look great on bow legs!

Here are the costumes I liked:

Addams Family Morticia

Addams Family Morticia Adult Costume

Sandy From Grease

Sandys Deluxe Leather Jacket Adult Costume

Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel Elite Adult Costume

Renaissance Girl

2 Pc Renaissance Girl Adult

Luscious Leopard

Luscious Leopard Adult Costume

Egyptian Dancer

Egyptian Dancer Adult Costume

Online costumes stores:


Good luck finding the best one for you!


Bow legs correction

Posted by: Shelley in Categories: Bow Legs.
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I found this video today on YouTube. In this video you can find some information on bow legs correction treatment.

Personally, I don’t think I’ll ever do the surgery (unless I have to of course), but I hope this helps anyone who is considering it.

— Shelley


I’ve found some nice links today to some more information regarding adults with bow legs:

Please write a comment/add a new post to the forum if there’s something you think this blog should cover as well regarding bow legs. I will try to find the relevant information if relevant.

– Shelley


If you have bow legs, and especially if you are a women, you probably went many times to the shoe stores looking for the perfect boots that will make your legs look straight and pretty when you wear short skirts…but when you finally find a pair of boots you like and you try them on, you realize that they are so tight on the leg that your bow legs outline is shown…! I know this happened to me so many times that at one stage I thought about giving up on boots 🙁

Although searching for the shoes is hard, there are many boots, sandals and shoes that will look good on curved bow legs!

Here is what I think:

What NOT to wear:

  • Shoes/Boots that are tight and emphasis the bow legs outline
  • Sandals with high straps – in many cases it “cuts” your bow legs in the middle, making it look shorter and curved.

What to Wear:

  • High Heels Sandals – it can make your legs look longer and less bowed.
  • Loose Boots – make sure that they are loose on top, and are not tight
  • Any shoe that is not high on the leg (i.e. not a boot and not with high straps) with heels might look good.
  • Special Accessories for Bow Legs – Insoles, Bow legs correctors

Where to get such shoes?

Many stores have fashionable shoes that will look good on bow legs; you just need to remember the guidelines of what to wear and what not.


I’m usually talking about adults with bow legs, but today I’ve decided to write about children with bow legs. I think that if parents would have paid more attention to their child’s bow legs, in many cases this deformity could have been treated.


I’ve searched the web looking for information regarding bow legs. It seems that all (or almost all) children are born with bow legs (Genu Varum), and as they grow the legs get straiten (when the child is about 3 years old.)

In some cases the bow legs shape persists. A possible cause is if the child is sick or suffers from a condition that makes the bones soft and therefore the legs stay bowed, such as rickets (but since I’m not a doctor, I really recommend going to the doctor to check this.)


When I five years old I walked with my feet pointing in. My parents took me to the Doctor (orthopedist) who gave me shoes that were connected by an iron brace to wear at night. He thought it was too late to fix the shape of the legs, but this could change the way I stand. I think that overall this helped my posture, as I no longer stand with my feet pointing in.
I’ve been told that the solution to “permanent” bow legs for kids back when I was a child was to put a cast on the child’s legs to straiten them. I don’t know if today they are using the same methods, or if it works.


Bow legs might be very frustrating when you are older and start noticing them, so if this could be treated in small children, why not give it a try?


I’ve been searching for a long time for a place that sells shoes for bow legs, and today I finally found a website that sells High-Sandals for Bowlegs.

I cannot recommend as I haven’t tried them myself, but if you bought it or going to please leave a comment.


I found this on YouTube today, this is an interview with someone who had the bow legs correction surgery with “Ilizarov-Veklich” apparatus. I think that this is a very helpful video for anyone who is interested in the surgery.
He said in the interview that he did it for cosmetic reasons, and I can really relate to that.

Part 1:

Part 2:

I must say that the “Ilizarov-Veklich” apparatus looks to me less frightening than the regular “Ilizarov” apparatus I read about…

I’d like to hear what you thought about this, so please leave comments 🙂

– Videos were taken from


If you have o-legs/bow legs, you’re probably not comfortable wearing short pants or skirts, especially if you are a woman. The most annoying thing is that wearing short skirts makes you feel uncomfortable because you are afraid that everyone would notice your legs…even in gym class you wear long pants because you think it looks better…Well, there are solutions for this when it comes to what you wear (!!!), and here is my advice:

No: Pants that end just above your knees. These pants might emphasize the shape of your legs, and this is exactly what you want to avoid!

Yes:  Pants that will allow you to show your legs and no one will notice the o shape.

  • Wearing pants that end just bellow you knee (3/4 pants and tights)
  • Long pants that are NOT tight
  • Very short pants

Things you can wear: