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Leggings - where to get the best ones?

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IamNotDarling Sun 20-Nov-16 17:50:15

I'm bored of wearing jeans and waist length tops all the time so thought I'd give leggings and long layers a go. Plus, I've just had gynae surgery and my tummy is still a bit swollen.

I read the Boden leggings reviews when I was shopping the other day and popped some in my basket. I've worn them today and despite going a size up for comfort (wear a 14 so got a 16), I could see my skin though them on my thighs sitting down and they've bobbled at the crotch. Nice and soft though, but not what I expected. They seem more like 90 denier tights.

So where should I be looking for good quality leggings or should o just stick with jeans? Thanks.

Middleoftheroad Sun 20-Nov-16 17:58:37

I have just bought aome navy cord lwggings from Sainsbury's. They are v comfy, generously sized and £14 I think. They are thick too.

Previously I have bought thicker black leggings with a nice texture from Miss Selfridge and Tesco. I've had them for 5 years now.

Middleoftheroad Sun 20-Nov-16 18:00:43

I really do need to put my glasses on for typing sorry.

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Bananalanacake Sun 20-Nov-16 18:05:41

M&S for thermal leggings, really comfy and warm, about 16 or 18 pounds.

IamNotDarling Sun 20-Nov-16 19:17:52

I like the sound of thermal ones!

chloechloe Sun 20-Nov-16 19:18:01

They're expensive but French Connection usually do nice thick leggings that you don't have to worry about going see-through.

Thatwaslulu Sun 20-Nov-16 19:20:40

Matalan. They are fab and really cheap, but don't go see through.

Statelychangers Sun 20-Nov-16 19:29:38

Gapfit cotton leggings are brilliant - flat seamed and with the 40% discount floating around, they are very good value.

IamNotDarling Sun 20-Nov-16 20:16:43

Love the suggestions, thank you!

Leggings for children rarely go see though, I wonder why adult leggings do? hmm

Middleoftheroad Sun 20-Nov-16 21:50:02

Their legs are skinnier than mine grin

applesareredandgreen Sun 20-Nov-16 22:16:26

I have Next ponte leggings £18. They are thick and warm and not bobbled yet. Nice and comfy and don't fall down like some cheaper leggings. Definitely not see-thru.

Katinkka Sun 20-Nov-16 23:11:12

Seasalt sea legs leggings are the ones I wear. I like them.

GardenGeek Sun 20-Nov-16 23:14:56

I actually religiously buy primark lycra ones. They are the best quality I have found and actually the cheapest so win win there!

GardenGeek Sun 20-Nov-16 23:15:47

Btw they are not thick cottony ones, they are super opaque stretchy whip your thighs in lycra ones with a slight sheen.

ElspethFlashman Sun 20-Nov-16 23:17:48

Primark also have fleece lined leggings.

As opaque as it gets and so toasty!

JustSpeakSense Sun 20-Nov-16 23:22:32

Next, they are fab. I find primark leggings are see through.

Piglet208 Sun 20-Nov-16 23:36:49

Another vote for the Next Ponte leggings. They are really dense and not see through at all.

GinAndPhonics Sun 20-Nov-16 23:42:03

Mint Velvet. Read about them on here a few weeks ago and they're the best I've ever found. Nice and thick but also super stretchy. They also have a panel that pulls your tummy in slightly. And only £15!

ColdCottage Mon 21-Nov-16 00:01:02

I buy mine from decathlon. £3.50 a pair, thicker as meant for exercise.

They have a tiny logo in the same colour as the leggings very near the top so never seen (unless you are one of those odd people who wear leggings with tops that don't at least cover your bum #wholeotherthread).

I've got them in black, blue, grey, pink (just for Pilates) and a dark plum colour.

Piehunter Mon 21-Nov-16 00:07:25

I love the sainsburys modal luxury leggings, they're £10 a pair, have a deeper waistband which is fab for any bloating/sore stomach issues and are thick, last forever, washing well with no bobbling.

polyhymnia Mon 21-Nov-16 00:08:02


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