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Leather look coated leggings/skinnies

(22 Posts)
hellswelshy Sun 08-Nov-15 20:17:13

I'm putting together an outfit (in my head so far) for an upcoming night out which happens to be my birthday! On another thread I asked for suggestions as I'll be in Amsterdam so wanted something laid back but smartish! I've got a grey draped front top and now I'm wondering about coated leggings or similar to add bit of interest. BUT do you need to be v skinny for these? I'm size 14/16.

Fuzzballs Sun 08-Nov-15 20:24:53

I am a 12-14 and tried some coated skinnies. They weren't terrible but my arse is larger than I would like and I just felt the slight shininess drew attention to it.

Cherrypie32 Sun 08-Nov-15 20:25:39

Following to hear of sucess stories wearing these in this size!!

MrsWhirling Sun 08-Nov-15 21:21:17

I have some that a love! I always wear with jumper or top which cover bottom though. I think unless you are Kendall Jenner you should cover bottom when wearing them. I got mine from Asos. I'm 5ft and size 12. Fave outfit at the mo is them, ankle boots and fine knit grey jumper. Go for it x

MsBojangles Sun 08-Nov-15 21:26:35

The ones in New Look are surprising flattering.

Fuzzballs Sun 08-Nov-15 21:26:58

I agree In principle about the longer tops but it doesn't always work. For me it just makes my hips look wider an I look bigger than I am

Bunbaker Sun 08-Nov-15 21:28:39

I'm struggling to think that anyone larger than a size 8 or 10 would look good in them. I think shiny clothes are not very forgiving. Sorry, not what you wanted to hear.



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Fuzzballs Sun 08-Nov-15 21:31:11

I think I agree bunbaker but surely those pics are size 16-18??

BrendaandEddie Sun 08-Nov-15 21:46:36

new look

the skinny ones

RonaldMcDonald Sun 08-Nov-15 21:59:45

got some from next. size down. v nice

quirkychick Sun 08-Nov-15 22:06:09

I was going to say New Look too! Coated skinnies, flattering and comfortable. Unlike H&M pleather leggings which were muffintastic and very uncomfortable!

Bunbaker Sun 08-Nov-15 22:27:45

I have no idea what a size 18 looks like Fuzzballs. I was just trying to show how I thought they might look.

Runningupthathill82 Mon 09-Nov-15 08:40:35

I think that tight, shiny clothes are very unflattering on most people over a size 10. Bunbaker's pics are testament to that. But if you love them, go for it anyway.

lurkingfromhome Mon 09-Nov-15 08:42:19

New Look high-waisted skinny coated. They are bloody brilliant and less than £25. Just wear a longer top to do a layering thing (long tight vest first then drapey top of your choice on top). Job's a good 'un.

BrendaandEddie Mon 09-Nov-15 08:44:45

Depends how fat your legs are.

hellswelshy Mon 09-Nov-15 09:03:40

Thanks for all the replies! My legs and bum are good but tummy round. I think longer tops and layering a good plan. I'm going to try on a few pairs - will report back and let you know...either they will look as awesome as in my mind or the upcoming 40th has triggered a midlife. ... grin

lurkingfromhome Mon 09-Nov-15 09:26:35

Yes, do report back! I bet they look awesome. I am the same shape as you and rely on layering a lot to cover that troublesome middle section grin

BrendaandEddie Mon 09-Nov-15 11:26:47

the skinny new look ones are out of stock

and size UP ( ime only) if you get them

CruCru Mon 09-Nov-15 11:52:50

I bought these in berry after a recommendation on here. I am a size 18/20 and wear them with a long tunic.

I'm sure they would look better if I were very slim but, frankly, most clothes would. It's why models are thin.

CruCru Mon 09-Nov-15 11:53:20

I have slimmish legs but a fat tummy.

BrendaandEddie Mon 09-Nov-15 11:56:30

Gah. Berry all sold out now.

biscuitkumquat Mon 09-Nov-15 12:03:46

I've got 2 pairs of these from Very.

They are incredibly flattering, and the high waist is a life saver!

I'm a 12/14, and got the 12's, and they fit really well, and don't go baggy over the evening.

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