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Leggings that will hold me in a bit

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BatCrapCrazy Fri 22-Aug-14 18:45:43

I'm on the hunt for nice thickish leggings that are high on the waist and are forgiving, maybe even hold in the flab a bit. I'm far from huge (size 10-12) and am 5ft 11. I know leggings can be frowned upon on mumsnet but I'm a TA and need something practical and comfy to wear day to day in work.

Thanking you all in advance smile

DoloresGove Fri 22-Aug-14 19:21:23

Try Mint Velvet.

readyforno2 Fri 22-Aug-14 19:28:07

I usually get them in costco, I have three or four pairs. I love them

Shopaccordingly Fri 22-Aug-14 19:29:07

Yes, Mint Velvet, wide thick smoothing waistband!

readyforno2 Fri 22-Aug-14 19:30:06

Sorry, just realised they've none in stock blush

Shia Fri 22-Aug-14 20:07:59

I recently bought high waisted leggings/jeggings for £12.99 in h&m.

They give a lovely streamlined shape. Can't link at the moment as on my phone.

Bluebell79 Fri 22-Aug-14 22:32:45

The mint velvet ones are great but didn't wash well.

MintChocAddict Fri 22-Aug-14 22:46:21

I got a pair from Henry Holland at Debenhams last year and they are fab. Really thick and hold in all the right places. Don't know your chances of getting them now but might be worth having a look at his stuff on the off chance there's something similar.

Greengardenpixie Fri 22-Aug-14 23:31:50

Next! I have been wearing them for years. They have got a bit thinner but they make your legs look great!!

Shia Fri 22-Aug-14 23:44:42

I can't link to them because my iPad automatically goes to the mobile site.

Here is a screenshot

They look fab on.

CheesyBadger Fri 22-Aug-14 23:49:11

Definitely Next, the ones with the run down the side. I call them my corset trousers!

CheesyBadger Fri 22-Aug-14 23:49:27

Rib not run!

Floisme Sat 23-Aug-14 00:13:40

TK Maxx sometimes have Spanx leggings which are wonderful and make me feel like I have the body of a movie star. But they are definitely more like footless tights and not to be worn as trousers!

goodasitgets Sat 23-Aug-14 01:51:28

Second flexees. They're usually on eBay or amazon smile
I live in mine

ThisOnesForYou Sat 23-Aug-14 08:40:53

Sainsburys do a nice pair of leggings with a thick waistband (sits on your waist too). I think they're called 'luxury leggings' and cost about £10.

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Sat 23-Aug-14 08:47:06

Maiden form ones. They sell them in costco but if not ebay usually comes up trumps. I really rate the Biden and the m&s £10 ones but they aren't shape wear. The maiden form ones are.

imip Sat 23-Aug-14 08:51:45

American apparel. They have a super thick waist band that folds down.


BatCrapCrazy Sat 23-Aug-14 10:59:45

Thank you for all your suggestions smile I have ordered a pair from next. Will keep an eye out in sainsbos aswell. Thanks so much

Germgirl Sat 23-Aug-14 11:16:15

Definitely try Sainos. They have 25% off at the moment too.
Make sure you get the ones that are one to a pack, not the double pack ones.
They really are great, and they do different leg lengths too. The sizes come up big so you might be best going for a size 8.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 23-Aug-14 11:17:21

Which Next ones are they? Is it the ponte knit?

Greengardenpixie Sat 23-Aug-14 11:34:00

I think they are the wow leggings..i posted a link. See above! smile

Greengardenpixie Sat 23-Aug-14 11:34:41

Black Wow Lift And Shape Leggings from next at £20

Yeahyeahyeahs Wed 03-Sep-14 09:20:39

The Next Wow leggings are the best- they really do hold in all the wobbly bits and don't lose their shape at all.

temporaryusername Wed 03-Sep-14 22:04:33

It sounds like you've found some good ones, but just wanted to say these might suit you, they are really long on me at 5'4 so could be good. I know there is a slightly dodgy review but mine show no signs of coming apart yet!

ilovekittycats Thu 04-Sep-14 22:28:30

Are the Next leggings a bit shiny? It looks a bit like it in the photo?

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