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Alternative to leggings but smarter

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Dancergirl Wed 12-Mar-14 14:05:48

I like to wear a nice top for evening out, sometimes with skinny jeans but I prefer black on my bottom half.

Does anyone have any suggestions for some sort of fitted black trousers that are smarter than leggings?

Cocolepew Wed 12-Mar-14 14:08:20

Sainsbury's and, H &M have nice cigarette type trousers in at the moment. Only seen them hanging up though ..

Dancergirl Wed 12-Mar-14 14:17:09

Are they actually trousers though? I like the fit and feel of leggings, it's just cotton/lycra isn't very smart!

Cocolepew Wed 12-Mar-14 14:24:52

Yes they are.

TheWiseOldElf Wed 12-Mar-14 15:41:38

I have these which I bought as a smart alternative to leggings. They've gone up in price since I got them though and they're dry clean only which isn't ideal. Jigsaw do a similar style as well but the price is similar. The fabric is ponte which is what makes them a bit more structured and smarter. I think M&S and Next both did ponte leggings in the autumn/winter if you want a less pricey version. Not sure if they're still around now.

Alternatively Topshop have a reasonable selection of treggings which I haven't tried personally but are meant to be a mix of trouser and leggings and I presume therefore smarter.

Or you could go for a good quality pair of leggings? People seem to speak very highly of Boden leggings on here.

Funnyfoot Wed 12-Mar-14 15:50:36

I was the same OP.

For a smarter alternative I wear These

They come in all kinds of colours and fabrics.

OhTheDrama Wed 12-Mar-14 18:46:26

What about these?

ErrolTheDragon Wed 12-Mar-14 18:55:28

>sometimes with skinny jeans but I prefer black on my bottom half.

why not black skinny jeans then (my DD's lower half of choice at the moment)

AllFurCoat Wed 12-Mar-14 19:08:17

I've got some black jeans from topshop, they're Leigh ones. They feel just like leggings and are so comfortable, but look smarter and more like jeans. They're about £40, but well worth it - I look shocking in normal black trousers, but I love how these look! They're smart enough for me to wear to work!

TheJumped Wed 12-Mar-14 19:34:03

Black skinnies!

I have some from Primark and pretty much always wear them for a night out. I do need a new pair though, they've lasted brilliantly, no bagging but they've faded a bit and for £7 I won't be faffing around dyeing them. Add high heels from M and S in various colours, and whatever top and necklace I've recently bought.

However - I have also bought M and S 5 pocket jeggings in a dark indigo denim, and I suspect they might be my new go-to dark skinnyfying bottom half, they're amazing. Highly, highly, recommend. Just perfect dark superskinnies, my holy grail and I've tried everything in Selfridges denim clinic thingy.

BodminPill Wed 12-Mar-14 20:22:12

You need THESE ULTRA Skinny Pants from Gap

Super stretchy like leggings, but much thicker fabric and seamed like trousers (in fact have a seam down the back for interest) and are suuuuper comfy. I have 2 pairs.

Dancergirl Wed 12-Mar-14 20:38:15

I like those bodmin how does the length come up? I normally go for petite but they haven't got my size! Wondering whether to try the regular length.

angeltulips Wed 12-Mar-14 20:40:17

Acne do excellent skinny trousers in lots of different fabrics - I have a black woollen pair with a side zip and ankle zips, and a royal blue cotton pair w a side zip

Also look at wax coated jeans - loads about at the moment and they look v smart.

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BodminPill Thu 13-Mar-14 05:48:56

I'd say that they are cropped. I'm 5'7" and the regular length hits above my ankle. Prob about 28" inside leg.

emsyj Thu 13-Mar-14 08:34:02

I've got the Dorothy Perkins superskinny trousers - they're great. And only £20! I wear them with a nice top for the evening too. They are totally stretchy and fitted like leggings, but made from a different fabric (bengaline I think?) and have a waistband with belt loops.

Dancergirl Thu 13-Mar-14 09:20:27

Thanks all, great suggestions! Spoilt for choice now. Like the DP ones.

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