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I've just bought a pair of ankle boots and am looking for some leggings/jeggings to wear with them. There are so many different styles of both in M and S it's difficult to know what to choose. To be honest I can't see much difference between them. This will be a big change for me as I usually wear bootcut jeans. I'm 65 and size 10 and am worried that I may look like 'mutton dressed up as lamb' - please reassure me that I will look ok.
What the others said. Also check your reflection from behind in the mirror. I tried the M&S ones on they looked fine at the front but from behind it looked like I had terrible cellulite. Not sure how because cellulite is about the only affliction I don't suffer from.
Sainsburys have cord lehgings but I'm not sure what they look like on, lots of colours. I have the dreaded jeggings, they are actually denim rather than material made to look like it . I like them because it gives a neater line under my jumpers.
Well, I've done it! Bought some leggings (£7.50 ones from M & S) and a tunic also from M & S. Don't know how to link, but for those of you who want to know what it looks like, it is the 'Bold stripe brushed jersey tunic'. code no. T412795A. I love the tunic , but not so sure about the leggings - a big change from always wearing boot cut trousers! I'll just have to take the plunge and wear them out somewhere.
Yes I feel better , more dressed , in treggings rather than leggings that I tend to save for evenings out. DP do super soft treggings . I am 60 and wear mine with tunics or wooly dresses and ballet flats or ankle boots .
thanks for telling me about treggings. I'm really confused about leggings/jeggings/treggings. Anyone explain the difference to me? As I said earlier they all look very much the same to me. There are thicker leggings which look like some of the jeggings I have seen so it's all a bit of a mystery to me.
Leggings are the thinnest - personally I'm only happy wearing those with tunics/long tops in summer, except maybe round the house. For now, they're too cold and lightweight looking.
But there are some thicker leggings-type 'bottoms'. My personal favourite, if i want something that's thicker and more trouser-like than leggings, but not jeans-like, are these - thick Ponte jersey which are quite warm, and can be worn with winter tunics when thin leggings would look silly:
Treggings can be all sorts of things - it is confusing, I agree. Different retailers use it different ways. I think the ones in M and S on the whole look like thinner, less good quality, jeggings (see below).
Jeggings look like close-fitting skinny jeans but in a thinner material (usually - as someone has said, there are cord ones in M and S but these are pretty thin) and, again usually, are cheaper than jeans.
M and S jeggings have loads of fans on here - there's a long recent thread. I don't like them personally, because i have a large body and long slim legs and anything that fits me round the hips looks unflatteringly baggy on the legs. Also, at my age and size, I prefer to spend the money on one pair of good quality skinny jeans than several pairs of M and S jeggings.
But that's just me. I'm sure lots of people look great in them and they'd be worth you at least trying next to see if you like them.