Where can I get a nice skirt made of leggings material?

(40 Posts)
plipplops Mon 14-Oct-13 09:28:52

I've seen other people wearing leggings and skirts made out of the same material and I want to give it a try - where can I get some that are decent quality and not too expensive?

GobblersKnob Wed 16-Oct-13 18:57:44

I have several h and m ones, some are years old, they wash and wear brilliantly. Mine never ride up, the trick is to buy them big, I am a 12 and buy 18-20 grin

I like the Whistles ones but yes, they do get shorter as the day goes on! I have been known to go out in a size 8 H&M one though and I'm a 12, so disagree re sizing up.

The Whistles ones are thicker fabric and suck one much in better than the H&M ones.

ShreddedHoops Wed 16-Oct-13 19:27:51

I have the H and M one in midi length and mini and it's nice but nothing like as good quality as the Topshop one, which is double layered. The DP one is also double layered but again not as good quality. The Topshop one's only about £25 so splash out, mine is black and the maternity version but I still wear it now. Haven't tried Whistles but £££.

The Topshop double layered ones are good but I haven't seen short versions of them, just midi and maxi.

GobblersKnob Wed 16-Oct-13 20:37:41

But it's the getting them big that stops them riding up. They are just a really stretchy tube of fabric, I could easily wiggle into a S or probably even an XS but then they would ride, the first one I bought was a S and drove me crazy trying to disapear up my legs, hence the discovery of getting them far too big, they still fit perfectly.

Tights are the same, if you buy them huge they don't fall down.

MollyRoses Wed 16-Oct-13 20:38:00

I size down and buy the smallest size possible (I'm c.size 10)for the H&M ones or they look baggy and weird on me

The teeny tiny stolen from dd1 size 8 one didn't ride up tbh. Then again, it was probably so tight that it couldn't actually move! grin

batterylow Wed 16-Oct-13 21:25:20

Please tell me what tops you are wearing with these? I want to try the topshop one but worried it won't look right or be too clingy.

MollyRoses Wed 16-Oct-13 21:51:54

I wear tons of different things - normally one of those floaty blouses with a jacket/blazer or sometimes a massive jumper. They are a very blank canvas bottom

Snowlike Thu 17-Oct-13 06:39:10

I wear slouchy jumpers, boyfriend t shirts, basically something non fitted and usually boots - chunky boots so the whole effect isn't too siren.

GobblersKnob Thu 17-Oct-13 07:04:21

Worried now that the 18-20 fit me so well......grin

I wear the same as Snowlike on my top half and big boots or converse.

Forgot that also these Uniqlo body warmers are great for the purpose, plus they are super warm and the long one will go to under/over your boobs (depending on how tall you are) so is a great extra layer.

Sadly provides zilch holding in qualities though, if that is something you are looking for.

AmethystMoon Thu 17-Oct-13 07:08:58

If anyone is thinking about the Whistles one (as the quality is fab) I can report that the longer length one does not ride up. It's very comfy, flattering and stays where it should smile

Snowlike Thu 17-Oct-13 08:43:39

With the whistles one - sizing is very generous, size down.

batterylow Thu 17-Oct-13 19:24:26

Thanks so seems I need to put similar tops to the ones I would wear with skinny jeans perhaps.

AftonCooper Thu 17-Oct-13 21:59:21

I have H&M and Primark just below the knee skirts, haven't worn either yet though and have had both for over a year! I want the All Saints combo ElizabethBathory linked to.

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