I've got flabby upper legs, is there a...
I've got flabby upper legs, is there a short that compresses the whole upper leg that comes in a size S or M?
I'm sure you would look great in anything! But the way compression works, it can be tough on many body types. LG has redesigned a few compression pieces that are specific to the female anatomy over the males. Check out the LG neo power fit short: http://www.realcyclist.com/louis-garneau-neo-power-fit-short-womens The "half-moon" compression panel on the outside vs the full-wrap compression on most shorts works better with a females legs. You might also look into the Fit Sensors: http://www.realcyclist.com/louis-garneau-fit-sensor-7.5-wsf-short-womens
Let me know if you have questions between these two.
I am not (not yet!) a "lean, mean cycling machine", but I've just got the 'neo power-fit' short, and can say they fit great...not too tight/binding (I'm a street size 10/12, 5'6",and can wear the XL with no problems...no leg-grippers on these, either, and they will ride up a bit, but because they're a bit longer, it's not as much a problem as it would be if they were shorter. Hope this can still help!
F.Y.I. 'Realcyclist.com is basically no longer...as an alternative to B.C., go to Competitvecyclist.com, for most of the same, and for alternate views of products.