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Is there such a thing as flared (bootcut style) leggings?

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RenterNomad Thu 20-Jun-13 13:20:48

BIL's GF is pregnant, so I'm hoping to have a wedding to go to soon. grin I've got rather a flattering beaded linen kaftan top, which is long enough that I need to wear trousers, as I'd just look massive otherwvery well-endowed and still bf).

Bootcut jeans do suit me, but obviously aren't for a wedding. Does anyone know of any jersey leggings, beaded or not (I can do that), or even jeggings which play down the jeans side (no denimy stitching).

Ideally in navy, though other jewel colours wpuld work, or I could try dyeing white ones.

Without you Viper Mavens, I shall have to make some! shock

LackaDAISYcal Thu 20-Jun-13 13:23:24

I've got a black pair that I got in M&S a few years ago; they are a thicker jersey type material though.

Would you not be better with some straight legged ones though; would look dressier I think?

MaryKatharine Thu 20-Jun-13 13:34:26

I've got some yoga pants like that fom sweaty Betty but nt sure they're smart enough for a wedding.
I think M&S do a smarter version in quite a few colours.

SofaCanary Thu 20-Jun-13 13:34:33

I used to have some like that, from Sweaty Betty I think.

Amazinggg Thu 20-Jun-13 13:39:12

I don't think leggings are very appropriate for a wedding, sorry, and the idea of bootcut leggings is straight out of the 90s.

[viper] Sorry.

RenterNomad Thu 20-Jun-13 14:46:59

Not even beaded, Amazinggg blush

lackaDAISYcal, I reckon straight-legged ones would make me look rather heavier round the thighs and middle, sort of the reason I don't wear skinny jeans.

Agggh! What goes with a kaftan/tunic, then?

I'll have a look at SweatyBetty, thanks MaryKatharine and SofaCanary

AmazingBouncingFerret Thu 20-Jun-13 14:50:14

I was just going to say I had several pairs in 1996!



You are very organised, buying your wedding outfit when the couple aren't even engaged yet.

pookamoo Thu 20-Jun-13 14:52:55


I must live under a rock

pookamoo Thu 20-Jun-13 14:53:52

Ditto postman
What makes you think they will even get married?

swooosh Thu 20-Jun-13 14:54:20

Yoga pants!

I'm calling joke thread on this and the Charlie and the Crocolate Factory one.

RenterNomad Thu 20-Jun-13 17:55:09

If they don't get married, at least I will have a nice outfit for a change. Not sure whether there will be a christening, as the families cross the Catholic/Orthodox divide. And the preponderance of forriners surely means I'll get away with things now beyond the pale in the UK?!

pookamoo, I imagined the beaded bit would be backed by interlining, so a more structured flare than just jersey. No?

themaltesecat Thu 20-Jun-13 18:20:17

The first sentence alone makes me suspect this thread is dodgy, too, but:

Bootleg leggings: I wore them to a school disco in 1998. Never since. Hideous, hideous things.

bishboschone Thu 20-Jun-13 18:21:12

M and s do them. My mum has some

snozzlemaid Thu 20-Jun-13 18:24:29

Christ, I hope no one bought a wedding outfit when I got pregnant. That was 16 years ago and still not married.

RenterNomad Thu 20-Jun-13 18:48:57

In linen, then? It's just that linen trousers are generally so wide at the top of the leg that I''m going to look terrible with such a top.

M and s do them. My mum has some

Ouch. Actually, not that ouch. I thought S&B mavens were very hot on what suits someone, rather than what's fashionable/accepted. Witness the bra intervention threads.

Why is this a joke thread?

pookamoo Thu 20-Jun-13 19:15:58

I'm thinking joke.

What I meant by my previous comment was that I have never seen beaded leggings anywhere (bootcut or not) and had I missed something very odd ?

RenterNomad Thu 20-Jun-13 19:33:46

Have you seen everything there is to see, pookamoo?

It's not a joke thread, but I guess I'm going to have to make them myself (unless Sweat Betty/M&S suggestions pan out).

Thanks, all. smile

CreatureRetorts Thu 20-Jun-13 19:38:13

Why not get some smart cigarette style trousers?
What is your body shape? Are you sure about the kaftan? If you're large of nork, I can't see how it would work.
Surely fitted top and full A line skirt would balance you out better?

pookamoo Thu 20-Jun-13 19:54:41

No, I'm sure I haven't. And I am the last person to give s&b advice <looks at own clothes>

I just thought that you came here asking "Is there such a thing" and the answer seems to be "no".

In my limited experience it seems that all the shops everywhere have the same stuff in them anyway. Beaded leggings don't seem to feature anywhere, so yes, I guess you will have to make them, if that is what you really want to have. smile

I can however see your BIL's DP coming on here soon saying "AIBU to think it slightly odd that DP's SIL is buying a wedding outfit and we're not even engaged yet"... which will be a whole other thread! grin And I mean that lightheartedly.

RenterNomad Fri 21-Jun-13 10:33:51

Oh, I'm not telling the family about the wedding outfit! Just MN ("Family" omerta instead of simple discretion grin)

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