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quick - leather look skinnies, yay or nay? I'm 38

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superdeeduper Wed 31-Oct-12 14:34:58

Will I look like mutton or rocking the pleather? I've just had some delivered from Asos, sorry cant link from phone. They are basically leather look skinnies but flat fronted and zip up the back. Just tried them on and they look ok. Not too tight that my fanjo is on display for all to see but not looking too saggy either.

Had it in my head that I would wear these with black heels and a blouse type thing which would cover my bottom. Im 5ft 6 and between 10-12. However I am 38!!! Am I kidding myself on?? Needed a killer outfit for Sat and dont really do dresses. Usually wear black skinnies or cigarette pants and wanted something a bit different.

If this turns into a yay, then can anyone recommed the type of top I should be wearing?? Or is it going to be a case of go direct to jail, do not pass go and do not collect £200?

MaureenLove Wed 31-Oct-12 14:45:06

i dont see why not - sound nice.

bishboschone Wed 31-Oct-12 14:46:47

I'm thinking of a pair and I'm your age . Slim but curvy and short .. I'm not sure if I can pull it off but I like the look. No boobs on display I think is the key to not looking cheap .

LeChatRouge Wed 31-Oct-12 14:50:00

Anyone who has seen me on the boards knows I will say a big yes!

Have a look on this lovely blog, she is very stylish and cleverly wears leather with lots of items dressing it up and down. You may have to trawl back through some pages, but she has the Zara leather trousers that she rocks.

fromparistoberlin Wed 31-Oct-12 14:58:56

wear them, I got some but major camel footage sadly

i want!

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 31-Oct-12 15:06:56

Definitely get them - as long as the rest of you is toned down I think they look great.

Hopefully Wed 31-Oct-12 15:13:53

Sounds awesome. I would go for dressed down with not-too-high-heels and a not-too-dressy t-shirt if you're feeling worried, but I bet they look brilliant.

I have just ordered my umpteenth pair of leather leggings to try - I think they have to be right when they're (ridiculously £££) real leather, but I think there are so many outfit possibilities when they're right!

Chat thanks for blog link, looks like an interesting one.

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 31-Oct-12 15:21:08

Hopefully - have you tried the topshop oxblood ones for cheapy option?

Hopefully Wed 31-Oct-12 15:25:38

No, haven't seen them - no sign of them on the website (or, more likely, I am being thick). I have just re-ordered some Drome ones from Matches (with a discount code) that I sent back earlier in the year because I wanted ones with finished bottom hems and they have a side zip. I am resigned to getting them finished now, and if the zip breaks I will just kick up an almighty fuss!

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 31-Oct-12 15:37:55

Oh they must have sold out but were these but in a very dark oxblood.

Hopefully Wed 31-Oct-12 16:17:19

Oh, they might have been good. Ho hum. Hopefully the Drome ones will be suitably amazing...

MaureenLove Wed 31-Oct-12 16:51:21

or you get some from primark for 6 $

leather might be pushing it though

noddyholder Wed 31-Oct-12 16:57:31

Its a thigh thing not an age thing judging by some of the sights I have seen in them here

superdeeduper Wed 31-Oct-12 17:38:45

Aww thanks guys. The ones from Asos arent that different from the Topshop ones. Playing it safe with black though.
Do you think black suede wedges would look ok? Or would it have to be heels? Oh and thanks for the blog link x

LeChatRouge Wed 31-Oct-12 17:56:05

For me, I would want the 'daintyness' of the heels to balance the rockiness of the leather. Combined with your longer length bottom covering blouse type thing, I think the heels will be lovely. Will the trousers be full length or stop short, more 7/8 length?

But, try them with both, simple all suede black wedges might work too.

superdeeduper Wed 31-Oct-12 18:03:36

Brilliant way to describe it Lechat, the "daintiness". I know what you mean and its great advice. Trousers are full length. Now all I need is the top and I have my outfit for Saturday night!!

iamabadger Wed 31-Oct-12 18:04:54

They sound lovely. Are they from ASOS own brand? I've been after some for ages.

superdeeduper Wed 31-Oct-12 19:11:49

Yes, they are called high shine leather look skinny trousers. Sorry not sure if I can link on my phone

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