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MrsBucketxx Mon 30-Sep-13 09:35:08

In really liking the ones in the shops atm, but im a bit scared of looking like dorian from birds of a feather.

Worth buying or not?

frankietwospots Mon 30-Sep-13 09:44:42

Yes! I bought the PU front panel ones from Next (ok, so not real leather) and they are fab!

I got a size 8 and they are just right.

Think you have to dress them down though...think long chunky knit or a simple long Breton. I would have to have something that covers my bum as I don't like leggings worn as trousers. Still a bit puzzled about what to wear on my feet though so have ordered the Clarks Chorus Voice snakeskin heels which I will wear loads anyway.

dexter73 Mon 30-Sep-13 09:57:25

I think they look good with slouchy jumpers. I would go for ankle boots rather than a court shoe.

Tigermax Mon 30-Sep-13 12:24:53

I've been trying on loads recently. They look soooo good dressed down with ankle boots and slouchy tops, or with a vest and simple blazer I think. However, I have yet to find an affordable pair that don't make me look fat. And I'm a skinny link. They add so much bulk. I've totally ruled out lined trousers and I'm not that keen on the leggings variety. So far £900 J Brand skinnies perfect, but I've not really got that budget. Be really interested to know if anyone finds any flattering varieties that don't completely break the bank grin If you do then go for it!

LividofLondon Mon 30-Sep-13 13:28:15

One thing that always springs to mind when I see leather trousers is how do people keep them clean? I mean, a sweaty gusset in machine washable items is easily remedied, but what state would leather trousers be in after a while?! hmm

bunnymother Mon 30-Sep-13 14:04:14

I'm going for pleather, and the Warehouse ones look good. Topshop ones are usually really good, too, albeit too high waisted for me (I'm either adjusting or abandoning mine for this reason)

MrsBucketxx Mon 30-Sep-13 14:45:37

Ok looked in more depth and it will be pleather, wow real is v v pricey.

Im going to get some now.

noddyholder Mon 30-Sep-13 14:49:48

To avoid the dorian/loose women look dress down and no other glitz or sparkle ANYWHERE on your person! Low key hair and make up too. I think the older you are the harder it is esp as you see young girls everywhere in them looking amazing and kind of casual. They are a bit xmas office do if you get it wrong

noddyholder Mon 30-Sep-13 14:54:53

just no

noddyholder Mon 30-Sep-13 14:56:49


BetsyBidwell Mon 30-Sep-13 14:56:51

i think they are already de riguer going out trousers. THere will be like an army of shiny legged women whereever you go.
I had some coated ones last year and H said they were just too try hard

BetsyBidwell Mon 30-Sep-13 14:57:16

you cant wear leather trousers with clarks heels


noddyholder Mon 30-Sep-13 14:57:22

the coated ones look good after a few washes though.

noddyholder Mon 30-Sep-13 14:57:35

clarks heels hahahaha

BetsyBidwell Mon 30-Sep-13 14:58:55

unless you are radically bohemian or under 30 Its a no from me

BetsyBidwell Mon 30-Sep-13 14:59:53

just bad

BetsyBidwell Mon 30-Sep-13 15:00:18


noddyholder Mon 30-Sep-13 15:00:33

I think if you are tall slim and spectacular looking naturally you can wear at any age BUT you have to outshine them iykwim and not the other way round. SOmehow on people who really suit them they don't really stand out

BetsyBidwell Mon 30-Sep-13 15:00:47

even Klum - NO

noddyholder Mon 30-Sep-13 15:00:57

agree both horrendous!

BetsyBidwell Mon 30-Sep-13 15:01:04


Mumraathenoisylion Mon 30-Sep-13 15:01:10

I disagree on the Clarkes heels, saw that particular pair in person yesterday and they are really lovely.

BetsyBidwell Mon 30-Sep-13 15:01:51

no times twenty

BetsyBidwell Mon 30-Sep-13 15:02:27

they are too mumsy

ok for work - not le soir

noddyholder Mon 30-Sep-13 15:02:49


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