trousers that are a bit like really thick leggings?

(31 Posts)
newdocket Sat 24-Sep-16 09:42:48

Help! I've got a long-standing problem with one of my knees and it means I really struggle with what to wear on my bottom half. I can't wear jeans as thick fabric without give presses against my knee and really hurts it. I've resorted to wearing jogging bottoms and harem pants and sometimes culottes but am starting to tire of the look and would also like to be able to look a bit smarter. Does anyone know of any trousers that are relatively form-fitting but in a thicker-than-leggings fabric that also has give?

Not much to ask I know!
TIA

poorandpissedoff Sat 24-Sep-16 09:45:18

My work trousers are 'bengaline' trousers (no idea either!) which means they're stretchy as anything, fit like leggings, but look like work trousers!

poorandpissedoff Sat 24-Sep-16 09:46:10

m.newlook.com/shop/womens/trousers/black-zip-pocket-bengaline-slim-leg-trousers_378987501?extcam=UK_PPC_PLA_3789895_CR_40006485154_DV_m_PPI_105647057074&tmcampid=155&tmad=c&tmplaceref=UK_PPC_PLA_3789895_CR_40006485154_DV_m_PPI_105647057074&gclid=CKnl0djOp88CFZIaGwod8aoEEA

newdocket Sat 24-Sep-16 09:49:28

oooh, they look good, thanks

WicksEnd Sat 24-Sep-16 09:56:41

Have a look at uniqlo. I have some work trousers from there that have an elastic acted waist, sounds awful but you can't tell, they're trouser material.
I also have some of their jeggings which are really soft cotton with a bit of stretch.

newdocket Sat 24-Sep-16 09:59:21

Just found uniqlo ones actually. they look good. do you have the leggings trousers?

Ratley Sat 24-Sep-16 10:00:31

I am always looking for something like this.
No, in fact I want leggings like they were the first time round - actual trousers not the weird halfway house they are now.

LIZS Sat 24-Sep-16 10:02:36

I've had 2 pairs of the uniqlo ones, sizes are variable but very comfy.

newdocket Sat 24-Sep-16 10:04:20

I think I'm going to try a pair of the uniqlo ones, they are on offer at the moment, only 14.99! i am a size 10, do you think i would be an s or an m?

acurtis1234 Sat 24-Sep-16 10:05:26

Look for stretch gaberdine, double knit or stretch jersey or ponte. Its matte, and thicker than normal legging material, and will possibly give a smarter look than you're after, but lots of shops sell leggings or skinny trousers made from it.

Joseph sell the ultimate version but mega ££££ (although look on The Outnet if you're willing to spend £100odd)

Pricey but will last forever, great for work and also dressed down:
www.winserlondon.com/miracle-collection/miracle-legging.html

Also have these, also great quality and a bargain if your size:
www.meandem.com/super-stretch-gabardine-legging-aw14

I can't be bothered to look for links, but I know Gap, Banana Republic, White Company and M&S all do similar, not all leggings, some made like a jegging.

TwoWeeksInCyprus Sat 24-Sep-16 10:07:01

I have these jeans from M&S and they're so stretchy and comfy that they feel like you're wearing leggings. But they look nice and smart too.
www.marksandspencer.com/sculpt-and-lift-straight-leg-denim-jeans/p/p22434096?image=SD_01_T57_6365_XU_X_EC_90&color=INDIGOMIX&prevPage=srp&pdpredirect

pollyblack Sat 24-Sep-16 10:08:11

H&m superstretch trousers. They're just glorified and more socially acceptable leggings.

FurryDogMother Sat 24-Sep-16 10:09:44

They're leggings, but in a lovely thick trouser like material - Bonmarché Ponte treggings - I love them. Not in the slightest bit see through, and pretty hard-wearing, too.

FrustratedFrugal Sat 24-Sep-16 12:52:31

I have similar knee / peroneal nerve problems and H&M superstretch trousers are the biz. Nice colors too.

Shockers Sat 24-Sep-16 12:54:41

Monsoon do great thick leggings.

FrustratedFrugal Sat 24-Sep-16 12:58:17

Oh, and I size up: I'm normally 10/12 but buy 14/16. A selection here, the khaki ones are my faves this year.

newdocket Sat 24-Sep-16 14:48:10

thanks all. i will have a browse and see what i can find

MeadowHay Sat 24-Sep-16 19:43:48

My mum has some great navy ones from M&S and the other day I saw some lovely black ones in New Look if that's of an help.

SpeckledyBanana Sat 24-Sep-16 19:46:55

I've just bought some Sainsburys TU black ponte trousers, £18 then 25% off. They look like smart tapered trousers but they feel soft and stretchy. Any good?

AtleastitsnotMonday Sat 24-Sep-16 20:53:29

I've got two pairs from Zara I wear them to work they look smart, really thick and the most comfortable trousers I own.

ginorwine Sat 24-Sep-16 21:22:57

Cos have some amazing ones - really thick fabric and hi stretch / Lycra content

NeverNic Sat 24-Sep-16 22:13:59

I have loads from previous years from Next, New Look, Zara and Topshop. Next ones have probably been the best as they have stayed smarter for longer.

NeverNic Sat 24-Sep-16 22:16:25

These look closest to what I have. m.next.co.uk/g642126s4#702885

Very soft, but don't sag.

PaperdollCartoon Sat 24-Sep-16 23:39:29

Thanks for this, I clearly need something close to leggings that would be work appropriate. I have curvy legs and trousers are a nightmare.

SueTrinder Sat 24-Sep-16 23:56:39

I've got Gap bistretch ankle skimmers that are incredibly comfortable. A mix of cotton and elastane so very similar to leggings but hold you in a bit more. Very smart for work.

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