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AIBU to wear leggings all the time are they flatering or silly i tried jeans dont fit

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tinkbig Mon 05-Sep-11 11:41:53


i tired jeans on 12s to big and 10s too small at waist

do you wear leggings?

do you wear them with tops that cover bum or not

i am slim 5ft1and 8st

Callisto Mon 05-Sep-11 11:44:24

Leggings are awful on anyone of any age and any figure.

You obviously haven't tried many pairs of jeans on either - all brands fit differently.

worraliberty Mon 05-Sep-11 11:44:32

I wear leggings with tops that cover the bum. I'm 5ft 3" and a size 8/10

I find with jeans, 8 is too small and 10 is too big on the waist so I wear a thin belt...problem solved.

Tee2072 Mon 05-Sep-11 11:44:59

I wear them if I have a shirt/tunic top on that covers my bottom. In fact I am wearing a pair today with one of my husbands huge shirts (he's 6'2" I'm 5'2" grin) as all my jeans are in the wash and we are staying home waiting for the Virgin Media person to show up!

Rowena8482 Mon 05-Sep-11 11:48:38

I wear leggings sometimes, but I am ginormously fat and find them comfortable. I am past caring whether they are flattering or not, they go round me and keep the flab from waving in the breeze.

ScarletLady01 Mon 05-Sep-11 11:50:55

I wear leggings a lot. Usually as an alternative to tights if it's a bit chilly. I wouldn't inflict my bare milk bottles on anyone. I even have jeggings and leather look ones shock horror

Couldn't give two hoots what anyone thinks grin

eurochick Mon 05-Sep-11 11:50:58

I like leggings in the winter with a long jumper/dress that covers the bum and boots.

I like jeans too. I am a perfect size 11 and it's a nightmare to find anything to fit me. I do have jeans that fit well but it took me weeks to find them. Just go and try some more on if you want to wear jeans..

Scheherezade Mon 05-Sep-11 11:53:50

I hate trousers - they just don't suit my figure at all (slim but hourglass).

Leggings with boots and a top to cover the bum = heaven grin

Cocoflower Mon 05-Sep-11 11:54:26

Are you sure they are as flattering as you think... my friend wears them a lot... I think she should stop. Especially after the lovley sight of her bending over a seeing a nice hole.

Cocoflower Mon 05-Sep-11 11:55:07


I mean a hole in the leggings!

Insomnia11 Mon 05-Sep-11 11:57:32

I think leggings suit lots of people of all shapes and sizes. Saying they don't suit anyone is as nonsensical as saying jeans don't suit anyone.

ScarletLady01 Mon 05-Sep-11 11:57:48


Sorry Cocoflower that made me snort.

OracleInaCoracle Mon 05-Sep-11 11:58:55

You mnay find the style and beauty section more helpful, there are lots of posts in there about this along with links.

OracleInaCoracle Mon 05-Sep-11 11:58:56

You mnay find the style and beauty section more helpful, there are lots of posts in there about this along with links.

Insomnia11 Mon 05-Sep-11 12:00:23

You could also trying buying from stores that sell jeans by the waist and inside leg measurement rather than "size 12". Men's trousers are sold like that.

KAZAMM Mon 05-Sep-11 12:02:48

grin at coco. That made me laugh.

LeQueen Mon 05-Sep-11 12:12:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Callisto Mon 05-Sep-11 12:20:04

Insomnia - nonsensical I may be, but I find leggings hideous on whoever wears them. Even my 6yo DD (who looks good in whatever she flings on) looks awful in leggings. They are the most unflattering and cheap-looking form of clothing ever invented.

TrainingJedi Mon 05-Sep-11 12:22:23

coco - that is the funniest post I have ever read on here grin

Cocoflower Mon 05-Sep-11 12:23:35


mummymccar Mon 05-Sep-11 12:40:26

Have you tried H&M? I could never, ever find jeans for the same 'too big in 12 but too small at tummy for 10' reason but H&M fit perfectly.

tinkbig Mon 05-Sep-11 12:44:39

i am a sucker for comfort
find leggings so comfortable

LittleMissFlustered Mon 05-Sep-11 12:51:57

Leggings are just thick hosiery, or alternative pyjama bottoms.

ScarletLady01 Mon 05-Sep-11 13:13:54

It takes all sorts and wouldn't do for us all to like the same blah blah (insert more cliches here).

I personally think leggings can look awful, but they can be worn well. I love my style and don't really mind if others don't. I dress for me, not other people.

I HATE ugg (and similar) boots, but tons of people love them.

minxofmancunia Mon 05-Sep-11 13:33:46

You have to be very careful with leggings, I wear them with floaty dresses in summer and knitted dresses and boots in winter but not as an alternative to trousers with a top. Even if tops are past the bum unless they are a decent few inches past leggings look awful.

Tops that only meet the waist band of leggings make me feel physically sick, no word of a lie, the wearer might as well be naked, it's like wearing tights with no dress/skirt over the top.

You have to buy decent quality as well, tops shop thick enough and keep their shape, bought some tesco ones the other day, big mistake, thin material and baggy knees immediately.

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