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To ask who makes THE best black leggings?

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Woowoowoowoo Thu 23-Jan-14 19:42:19

I'm going through a phase where I just feel like jeans encase my flab and make me feel quite repulsive.

Soo...while on a diet I'm on a mission to find the best black leggings. And tunic tops?

RudolphtheRedknowsraindear Sat 25-Jan-14 19:32:40

I'm 5ft 8in & wearing a pair of Sainsbury's leggings right now! I love 'em!

Mim78 Sat 25-Jan-14 19:32:17

Boden for me. Quite thick which is good imp

MintyChops Sat 25-Jan-14 19:26:39

Shockers is right, Braintree and Seasalt do lovely tunics....

maddy68 Sat 25-Jan-14 18:21:47

Primark! The shaper ones. £4. They hold you in The only ones I will wear

Woowoowoowoo Sat 25-Jan-14 17:30:57

Off to Sainburys. Will report back.

Shockers Sat 25-Jan-14 16:02:42

I wear leggings and tunics for work and the best leggings I've found are from Monsoon. They're thick and they have a really wide waistband that holds my tummy firmly.

For tunics, I like Braintree, Great Plains, Joules and Seasalt.

I think leggings can look quite smart with a tunic and nice boots, as long as your top covers your bum!

Hunfriend Sat 25-Jan-14 15:57:36

Uniqlo - Their trouser leggings are much better than leggings.
They are a nice thick fabric than doesn't bag, they are nicely cut and structured and don't go see through.
DD 20 saw mine and went straight out and got some.
I have grey, navy, and dark denim.

I do have some Sainsburys leggings as well - they tend to be worn on days when Im not going out of the house though.

kelper Sat 25-Jan-14 15:55:32

I bought some spanx footless tights in tk maxx, they are really thick so can be worn as leggings and they're brilliant! God knows how much they cost from spanx but I paid £8 in tk maxx.
I also second m&s indigo, I'm 5'8" and they are at my ankles.
Next are ok but not very thick.

sobbingmummy Sat 25-Jan-14 15:54:05

Woowoo, they are thicker and much better quality so ideal for being at home with children as the knees and bottom don't go all baggy.
They are also very stretchy which makes them just as comfortable as leggins. HTH

Nottalotta Sat 25-Jan-14 15:45:37

Next are nice but come up too short on me - not so bad but then the ankle bit is actually too wide so they look odd if not worn with boots. I'm not overly tall 5'7.

Topshop leggings are fab but a bit 'hipster'

I am def checking sainsbury out!

Woowoowoowoo Sat 25-Jan-14 15:42:36

Sobbing I'm on the floor a lot with the kids - are the thicker trouser types as comfy?

sobbingmummy Sat 25-Jan-14 15:14:35

Leggins need to be banned.

Go to Zara and buy some trouser style leggins. Much thicker material and they suck you in.

member Sat 25-Jan-14 15:13:58

Boden have been best for me to date but haven't bought any for ages so hope they haven't changed. They are not see through & although in certain lights you can see a teeny bit of sheen from the lycra, they don't look mega shiny/synthetic. The black also keep their colour well.

jeanmiguelfangio Sat 25-Jan-14 15:12:43

I have new look ones, soft and they do different lengths too. Not see thru and comfy

BikeRunSki Sat 25-Jan-14 15:00:14

That's a nice low environmental impact plan Bedsheets

Woowoowoowoo Sat 25-Jan-14 13:11:02

Oooh must get to Sainsburys!

simonthedog Sat 25-Jan-14 11:12:36

I bought the Sainsburys luxury leggings yesterday. They are lovely and come in long length! I will be going back for more.

Bedsheets4knickers Fri 24-Jan-14 16:54:52

I'm in matalan at the mo. Cheap enough to buy a new pair every six weeks and don't go baggy x

Woowoowoowoo Fri 24-Jan-14 12:13:36

Who'd have ever thought leggings would become such a wardrobe staple.

Halfling Fri 24-Jan-14 10:20:22

Boden Leggings are the best by far.

M&S is a well deserving second.

Latara Fri 24-Jan-14 10:16:05

Sainsbury's black leggings are good. £10 for 2 pairs.

I wear them under short skirts / dresses; long jumpers; or to the gym.

OTheHugeManatee Fri 24-Jan-14 10:15:01

American Apparel make the best ones, IMO. Last for ages and not see-through, unlike every other legging I've ever tried.

Alwayscheerful Fri 24-Jan-14 10:13:38

I like the sainsburys £10 leggings, the Boden leggings are very thin in comparison.

joydivisionovengloves Fri 24-Jan-14 10:12:00

Boden leggings last for years

Nancy66 Fri 24-Jan-14 10:05:52

It's all about the elastine/lycra content. Don't buy any with less than 8%

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