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Pleather leggings?

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cardamomginger Sun 21-Dec-14 11:14:18

Inspired by the leather leggings thread started by sun, yet gulping at the prices of real leather leggings, can anyone recommend pleather leggings? I'm 5 ft 7, a size 8, and pear shaped. In jeans I am a 25-27, depending on cut and brand.

I occasionally follow Bum40 Lady and her trials and tribulations with pleatehr leggings make them sound to be one of the hardest garments to get right in terms of fit, durability (hers seem to split at the seam) and not going baggy. Is this right?

Also, I am 43. I am deluding myself... Is this going to be my version of a red convertible sports car....?

BelindaAllWorkedOut Sun 21-Dec-14 11:19:31

I have 2 pairs from H&M, which fit me better than my TopShop ones (although they are slightly better quality)


BelindaAllWorkedOut Sun 21-Dec-14 11:21:32

Plus these

They have lots of others. I like them, as a look.

pictish Sun 21-Dec-14 11:22:23

No...just no. I have seen a couple of people wearing them, and I'm afraid to say I do not think they look good, but rather odd and "what's wrong with her legs?...Oh it's wet look leggings...righto."

makingdoo Sun 21-Dec-14 11:23:31

I bought a pair in New Look last week and I'm very impressed as they where under £20!

They are pleather at the front and then a thick stretchy material at the back. They are also high waisted which suits my size 12-14 figure. They are very comfy to wear.

pictish Sun 21-Dec-14 11:24:33

Ack - the ones that are half pleather, half lycra are even worse.
Sorry guys - they look awful.

pictish Sun 21-Dec-14 11:26:34

It's a bad fashion. A look-back-and-cringe one.
Don't do it to yourself. Really.

cardamomginger Sun 21-Dec-14 11:34:17

Pictish - grin. I'm wondering about the cringe factor!
Thanks Belinda and Making.

pictish Sun 21-Dec-14 11:39:26

Honestly - I am seldom moved to air a negative opinion on people's personal taste in clothes, as I feel that people should wear whatever they fancy, and to hang with age appropriateness and so on...

But on this one I must firmly state no. I don't know what people who wear these leggings see when they put them on, but I am certain it is not what I see when I look at them.
They are nasty.

cardamomginger Sun 21-Dec-14 11:40:36


BelindaAllWorkedOut Sun 21-Dec-14 11:44:40

I disagree. They are not nasty. Also, the pleather ones are polyutherane, which means that they have a vinyl coating, giving them a matte appearance. Some of them are hard to tell from leather.

Wet look leggings are, a bit like what Olivia Newton John wore in Grease. They are shiny polyester. Totally different look, and definitely quite nasty.

BelindaAllWorkedOut Sun 21-Dec-14 11:47:52

Exhibits A, B and C

cardamomginger Sun 21-Dec-14 11:51:38

Belinda - me like!!! Are they random anonymous pictures, or of specific products?

pictish Sun 21-Dec-14 11:54:12

Yes...and that reed thin airbrushed model is an excellent representation of how they actually look on real people.

Let me assure you - they do not look like that on you.

pictish Sun 21-Dec-14 11:55:03

Or, in fact, anyone.

noddyholder Sun 21-Dec-14 11:56:53

I have a pair of coated jeggings £16 from peacocks and have people asking me all the time where I got my leather skinnies! best ones I have ever had or seen

noddyholder Sun 21-Dec-14 11:58:46

They look like that on me and loads of people I see

noddyholder Sun 21-Dec-14 11:59:42 better irl very matt and natural looking and really comfy not too much give more like skinnies than leggings

BelindaAllWorkedOut Sun 21-Dec-14 12:10:29

Cardamom they are Pinterest pics. Here's how the H&M £15 ones look on me. Will I look back and cringe? Maybe. But life's too short to be too tasteful all the time smile

noddyholder Sun 21-Dec-14 12:15:46

They look great on you and they are not bad taste at all!

dexter73 Sun 21-Dec-14 12:17:11

You look awesome Belinda! I might have to sneak a quick trip to H&M tomorrow!

cardamomginger Sun 21-Dec-14 12:19:56

Wow Belinda!! Think I will be paying a visit to H&M too grin.

BelindaAllWorkedOut Sun 21-Dec-14 12:21:51

Thanks, Noddy. Let's just say, though, that I don't exactly look like that right this minute grin.

MeganChips Sun 21-Dec-14 12:22:28

They look great on you.

I like them as a look but on me I'd be scared of looking like a guest on Loose Women.

BelindaAllWorkedOut Sun 21-Dec-14 12:24:07

Thanks Dexter and Cardamom, too. They are from the Divided section, and are a small cut. I'm wearing a size 10 and couldn't go down a size if my life depended on it. They have quite a few diff ones in H&M, all cut differently.

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