Has anyone discovered any fab skinny jeans lately?!

(49 Posts)
fedup21 Fri 03-Jan-14 19:26:42

I have so many pairs (that aren't quite right!) in my wardrobe that it's pitiful! I have tried...

New look
Red Herring
Dorothy Perkins

My favourite ones are great skinnies from M&S-I have two pairs that are stunning and still fit brilliantly but have been knackered by clawy kittens so don't look great now! They have also been discontinued so I can't replace them-grrrrr!

I am a size 12 and don't like v low or v high rise (9 inches is just right!) and have v skinny legs! That's the main problem I have with all my unworn pairs-they are too big round the calf or go baggy on the knee within the hour.

Please tell me I will find another pair! I am so cross that I found some brilliant ones then they go and stop making them!

Mintymoomoo Fri 03-Jan-14 19:32:14

I also have very thin legs and I love the topshop Leigh, they are super skinny and also a lovely soft fabric they are about £40, I also wear the new look super Skinnys (must be the super Skinnys) they are £20

blackandwhiteandredallover Fri 03-Jan-14 19:35:39

I like Gap legging jeans, as well as good old Baxters from Topshop.

I remember reading good things about the Cherry jeans from Oasis too..?

dexter73 Fri 03-Jan-14 19:39:43

Levis for me, always.

fedup21 Fri 03-Jan-14 19:40:18

Ooh, that's a few to try, thank you! I have Top Shop Jamie-are the Leigh different?

FunnyLittleFrog Fri 03-Jan-14 19:42:24

I'm a 10-12 with skinny legs and Oasis Jade super-skinny are my favourites. Oasis Cherry are good too but more of a straight-leg jean than skinny.

southeastastra Fri 03-Jan-14 19:43:16

i think you have to find your 'brand' jeans the fit really well all the time.

mine are Zara and i have about 1000 pairs from there, sale on too atm.

Flukewoman Fri 03-Jan-14 19:44:10

Fed up I have three pairs of the M&S indigo jeggings, which I adore. Are they the same you have? I was gutted when they were discontinued but DM found out that they have a few pairs left online and bought me another pair. Not my ideal colour but I may dye them.

They have lasted so well. Can't believe they are discontinued - but then M&S doesn't believe in its 20-something market does it!

RIZZ0 Fri 03-Jan-14 19:53:02

New look Supersoft Skinny Jeans are good, I have an Olive-y pair and they're really comfy.


Catswiththumbs Fri 03-Jan-14 19:57:02

I was going to say Topshop Jamie jeans. They are meant to be high waist, but on my body shape they aren't. I don't even look at other jeans. just have Jamie in every colour
Topshop Baxter- too low, baggy on the ankles
Topshop Leigh- too thin
new look- not denim enough
River island- too low
Zara- too low

haven't tried anywhere else tbh

plentyofsoap Fri 03-Jan-14 19:57:12

Found some by chance in Dorothy perkins. They are high waisted Indigo jeans and were reduced from 28 to about 17. Although I am not that short I have quite short legs so grest in that I could order the length.
They have not gone baggy either.

PiperChapman Fri 03-Jan-14 20:00:26

Kin by John lewis. Amazing!

nipersvest Fri 03-Jan-14 20:01:03

i am a recent levi convert, slight curve slim leg fit like a glove. was lucky enough to find some half price so i bought 2 pairs blush

fedup21 Fri 03-Jan-14 20:03:12

They weren't the M&S jeggings though I bought two paid of those before I realised they went baggy on my knees! I think I have very pointy knees!

I will go and try some Top Shop ones on tomorrow-are the Leigh ones super skinny for v. skinny legs and don't sag on the knee? (Asks hopefully!)

Hashtag1 Fri 03-Jan-14 20:06:21

Top shop Leigh are brill! I have no hips and skinny calves and athletic things and they are the best fit on me.

Flukewoman Fri 03-Jan-14 20:26:30

Ah! I sized down in the M&S ones and the result was no baggy knees!

fedup21 Fri 03-Jan-14 20:29:19

I did, too-I sized down to a 10 in the M&S jeggings-still had baggy knees!! Boo!

myalias Fri 03-Jan-14 21:14:41

Oasis Jade super skinny are a perfect fit round the waist, not too low rise or high rise.

Plumpysoft Fri 03-Jan-14 22:42:34

Primark skinny high waisted

Mintymoomoo Fri 03-Jan-14 22:58:46

OP yes topshop leigh are different to Jamie, for me I prefer the leigh

AllOverIt Fri 03-Jan-14 23:02:53

Which Top Shop skinnies are good for curvy figures? I have small waist, large arse and thighs.

Beaverfeaver Fri 03-Jan-14 23:53:43

I got some great ones from fat face in the sale

namechange74 Fri 03-Jan-14 23:57:04

AllOver try Baxters from TS

fedup21 Sat 04-Jan-14 12:12:17

I hadn't thought of Fat Face; I have loads of tops and dresses from there but no bottoms!

Would their skinny jeans be tight on little legs, do you think? Do they not go baggy on the knees?

MadBusLady Sat 04-Jan-14 14:26:06

Another Oasis fan here! I have tree trunk legs though so the Cherry are like skinnies on me. I have one pair of the Jade but can only wear them with long tops to avoid parsnipage.

fedup21 Sat 04-Jan-14 14:36:20

What are the Jade ones like, madbuslady? High/low rise? Soft/stiff? Very tight?

blackandwhiteandredallover Sat 04-Jan-14 16:38:45

Actually I have some fab skinny cords from fat face, I practically live in them

AllOverIt Sun 05-Jan-14 07:40:05

Thanks name change

ChablisLover Sun 05-Jan-14 10:52:12

Vero moda wonder jeggings,

High waisted to hold in tummy and don't go baggy at the knees

fedup21 Sun 05-Jan-14 20:08:41

I'd never heard of Vero Moda; are they a bit posh? I've looked them up and there's one at Westfields so will have to pay a visit soon! Are they tight in skinny legs?!! If you're a size 12, you wouldn't measure the knee for me, would you?!

ChablisLover Sun 05-Jan-14 20:41:27

I'll hunt out a tape measure.

I'm a size 12 and bought the size 29

Don't think they are posh at all - got them for €35 on a trip to dublin but there are some on eBay from as little as £9.99 ( though not in a 29 or 30)

Is quite a common High street brand in Ireland - think its Danish. Some lovely things at a reasonable price

BellaVita Sun 05-Jan-14 20:42:55

Zara all the way.

Mycatistoosexy Sun 05-Jan-14 20:43:19

Denim company. Only ones that accommodate my
Bum but are skinny enough on my legs!

ChablisLover Mon 06-Jan-14 18:14:30

Fed up

The knee on the vero moda is approx 12 inches but the rise is approx 12 inches so quite high waisted


AndTwoBits Mon 06-Jan-14 18:48:28

I adore the vero mode nm exclusive skinny jeans. I am a size 12 and wear size 30/34. They never bag at the knees and are high enough to hide a tummy but not so high they are frumpy. Ill try link to the ones i have, they're in grey but i have just ordered the blue too.


WhereIsMyHat Mon 06-Jan-14 19:43:08

If it helps, they stock vero moda in bentalls in Kingston if that's close to you OP?

Laska42 Mon 06-Jan-14 19:44:59

I got some really nice black ones in the Monsoon sale today for £22.50 they say slim but are skinny on me ....i'm a sz 10 . also igot the short even though im 5'6" and would usually have regular - they are plenty long enough

LovelyWeatherForDucks Mon 06-Jan-14 19:46:50

I've just discovered Gap Forever Stretch - they come in S/M/L and are mega stretchy, fit in the right places and haven't yet gone baggy after wearing or washing like some do. I love them! Fab fit on me (skinny legs and bum but chunky waist) and my best friend (curvier).

I got some Matalan ones last week for £14, not too bad at all for the price- haven't gone saggy on the knees at all, no builders bum but not high waisted either. The waist isn't nice enough to have shirts tucked in, but perfect for slouchy tees, etc.

I've recently bought some Dr Denim skinnies (Scandi brand) and I've been really, really pleased with them. They keep their shape, are nice and skinny and have a decent high rise. Highly recommend.

Cheesyslice Mon 06-Jan-14 20:09:24

Another Topshop Leigh fan. They're amazing.

HuiledOlive Mon 06-Jan-14 20:21:13

Baxters and Boden ones are good. I'm not a massive Boden fan but the skinnies are v good (quite high rise so no muffinage)

OrangeFizz99 Mon 06-Jan-14 21:09:16

Ahem, Johnnie B, as in boden teenager ones are the best I've tried for ages. Got them in the sale.

fedup21 Mon 06-Jan-14 21:30:56

Ooh, lots to try! What size Johnnie B ones would you reckon might fit a size 12?!

citruslemon Tue 07-Jan-14 01:24:53

Went shopping with this exact mission today! Size 12 super skinny from River Island at £35, totally fab.

Binkybix Tue 07-Jan-14 07:59:52

I find Leigh's really saggy!

fedup21 Tue 07-Jan-14 08:29:24

Citrus lemon-would you be kind enough to measure across one of the knees of your new super skinny size 12 jeans for me? I want something tight on the knee!!

fedup21 Tue 07-Jan-14 22:11:12

Skinny jeans update:

Today, I went shopping and tried on super skinnies/skinnies by Oasis, Red Herring, New Look, Top Shop, River Island and Dorothy Perkins. They are all tooooo big in the leg! The 12 fits fine in every shop around the waist, hips and thigh, but they are just too big around the knee and below. It's frustrating as I know jeans have existed that fit me perfectly-why did M+S have to stop making them! Their website says that they only make Limited stuff on a limited basis (doh) so that they are more unique and nobody else will be wearing the same jeans as you. BUT if they make a good pair of jeans, it makes sense to keep making them-I couldn't care less if the whole world had the same pair! A bit different with dresses and tops, I know, but jeans!!??

I also ordered a pair of Boden Johnnie B waist 32R (going on reviews I'd found). They looked promising, but were too big all over so I have sent them back for the 30R, fingers crossed...

Weelady77 Tue 07-Jan-14 22:18:11

I love river islands skinny jeans but there jeggings are great too

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