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where is the best place to get decent leggings?

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cocobongo Mon 02-Apr-12 22:15:05

and don't say leggings are naff! with my corned beef legs, i cannot go bare legged in summer, so need something for the one month of the year in which i can't wear my 40 denier black opaque tights!

so, where is the best place to buy leggings that won't go that horrible thin way or go all wrinkly?

culturevulture Mon 02-Apr-12 22:16:25

I have found Boden leggings to be far superior to any others. I've had two pairs that I've worn almost daily for the past year grin and they are still good as new

cocobongo Mon 02-Apr-12 22:23:20

i saw a link to some boden ones, but they seemed really strange at the bum. though maybe different to the ones you've got.

Gillybobs Mon 02-Apr-12 22:24:35

Mint Velvet. Unquestionably the most fantastic leggings Ive ever bought. Deep waistband you can wear flat (so sort of highwaisted) or fold over. Tiny bit of ruching at ankle, really thick cotton. £15 but there are often 20% off codes around

Dawndonna Mon 02-Apr-12 22:59:10

I too live in Boden leggings, and as I've said before, I'm not a Boden gal! They fit well, wash really well, don't go baggy at the bum or knees and are plenty long enough.

1gglePiggle Mon 02-Apr-12 23:02:51

Warehouse ones are good. Top shop, river island ones are thin, go baggy and get holes in quickly.

SeasonOfTheWitch Mon 02-Apr-12 23:32:19

You MUST listen to gillybobs and get the Mint Velvet ones - best leggings in the world. <almost tempted to get gavel out>

ilove Mon 02-Apr-12 23:37:33

link to the mint velvet ones?

SeasonOfTheWitch Mon 02-Apr-12 23:47:20

what's the magic word? smile

Pinot Tue 03-Apr-12 10:14:01

Link please and thanks smile

ilove Tue 03-Apr-12 16:33:45


Clure Tue 03-Apr-12 16:38:14

I think the £4 shape wear ones from primark are fabby

netbook Tue 03-Apr-12 18:00:46

Clure, don't you find them a bit shiney?

SeasonOfTheWitch Tue 03-Apr-12 18:36:10

voila: the HG of leggings:

you WILL love them and replace a repeat order. i've got the slate (grey) and the chocolate ones. the navy are so dark they're basically black.

btw, any finders fee is due to gilly not me

Gillybobs Tue 03-Apr-12 18:37:07

mint velvet leggings first four styles

Pinot Tue 03-Apr-12 18:43:07

Thanks! smile

I am such a sheep!

TrueRomance28 Tue 03-Apr-12 19:46:24

I quite like topshop ones, they've always lasted me well.

Miss Selfridge however is definitely to be avoided, unless you want a hole in the bum after one wear!! Very embarrasing!

Spookey80 Tue 03-Apr-12 19:56:08

White stuff?! I've just invested in two pairs for 30quid and they are fab! I even got a compliment from someone "ooo nice leggings".
I got charcoal and ink.

ObviouslyOblivious Tue 03-Apr-12 19:58:11

Me too Spooky grin

HeeHeeHeeBum Tue 03-Apr-12 21:27:26

Just bought the mint velvet ones. They are luffly smile

cocobongo Tue 03-Apr-12 21:29:23

thanks for the tips- think i will try the mint velvet ones out. don't know if i am yet ready for boden......

Clure Tue 03-Apr-12 22:12:48

netbook, I likey shiny!!

Raeray Tue 03-Apr-12 22:13:53

Can I ask a question about boden? What is fit/sizing like? - is it generous, skimpy or just normal?! I'm a size 22/24 will the size 22 leggings fit or will they roll down annoyingly and I will have to got around hoiking them up all day?!! Thanks in advancegrin

culturevulture Wed 04-Apr-12 21:41:23

I am a size 16 but found their leggings generous so have recently bought a pair of size 14 and these fit very well.

Iambaboon Wed 04-Apr-12 21:47:18

I've got mint velvet ones and within 25 steps they're hanging down a la m c hammer. Seriously drive me mad, I've been known to year them off and shout. They're shite and I bought two pairs and took the labels off before the problem became apparent

American apparel ones are the best by a country mile

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