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Faux leather leggings recommendations

(28 Posts)
zippyswife Wed 27-Sep-17 20:56:27

Looking for an inexpensive comfy pair that don't bag and keep their shape. I don't want to spend tonnes as I'm not sure if I can really pull off the look. Want to wear them casual with a jumper and trainers.

I tried a pair on in next which seemed ok but not that comfortable. Any ideas?

zippyswife Thu 28-Sep-17 07:56:47

Is the fact that there's no response indicative that this is a naff question. Maybe I should step away from the pvc!!!!

Kochicoo Thu 28-Sep-17 16:03:22

I thought I'd tentatively try these out by getting some cheap ones from eBay. I got some surplus stock New Look ones. I have to say I'm not convinced by them. If I stood completely still in them, they might be ok but I'm not sure I'd trust them not to split , make me really hot and just look a bit cheap.

I've decided coated/waxed skinny jeans might be the way forward. Someone on the recent real leather leggings thread recommended the H&M ones but they're sold out. I might go back to eBay. I think with their majority cotton mix they've got to be better than just wearing pure PU, right?

Anyway, sorry no actual recommendation but i reckon in the absence of splurging on real leather, the waxed/coated jeans will look and feel better.

inthekitchensink Thu 28-Sep-17 16:07:43

Just bought the mint velvet ones - the faux leather leggings for £80, not the leather trousers for £300+ and they’re lovely.

user1483390742 Thu 28-Sep-17 20:44:04

Got a great pair in Tescos for £16! Plum, skinny and very cool... i even wore them to a Jesus and Mary Chain gig and got lots of comments!smile

zippyswife Thu 28-Sep-17 21:14:13

Thanks for the responses.

I don't suppose you could link the tescos ones?

Chocolateteabag Thu 28-Sep-17 21:44:34

I have a pair from M&S from last year - they were £30 (but got 20% off)

I'm a size 10/12 - but I have a pair in size 8 as size 10 was weirdly baggy. They are ok - but do slide down a bit. Not got baggy at all though and wash easily

Cherrypie32 Thu 28-Sep-17 22:03:01

Next ones are fab

user1483390742 Thu 28-Sep-17 22:45:30
If that doesn't work just search f &f trousers and filter colour purple! Happy wearing! smile

user1483390742 Thu 28-Sep-17 22:46:40

And i only went in for bread and milk! X

Peppermeant Fri 29-Sep-17 00:52:55

I searched for these before and ended up.with a pair of coated skinnies which were fab at the time but have gradually lost their coating and now just look black hmm

Hopefully Fri 29-Sep-17 05:24:07

I've just ordered these Spanx ones in burgundy (also available in black) which I have high hopes for. Hoping they will have a somewhat Spanx effect too.

Those Tesco ones look great!

imjessie Fri 29-Sep-17 06:23:52

I love my coated jeans , in my opinion they are much more flattering . H and m are the best but they are in most of the shops at the mo .

imjessie Fri 29-Sep-17 06:25:39

Tesco have those in black too, I bought them last year but found them a bit thin for my big bum . They would be fab on someone with a looser knitted jumper !

Temporaryanonymity Fri 29-Sep-17 06:26:19

I got mine from Primark last year. They are brilliant.

ChinUpChestOut Fri 29-Sep-17 10:02:31

I'm very late to the (faux) leather legging bandwagon. I've only just lost 2 stone, so it would not have been a good look with my previously ginormous thighs. But now I'm less pear-shaped, I really want to try these. I've bought a pair of coated skinnies from Massimo Dutti and I really like them - smarter than jeans, but still informal.

I cannot bring myself to spend £300+ on a pair of leather leggings but I'm happy to spend up to £50ish on faux leather, if they really fit well and don't bag. I've looked at the Mint Velvet ones and they're very legging - I don't want to wear something that looks like a shiny pair of tights. Ideally, they'd be a bit more substantial than that. Does anyone have any other recommendations?

SecretSleeper Fri 29-Sep-17 10:35:14

hopefully please report back on the Spanx ones! Have looked at them before...

zippyswife Fri 29-Sep-17 11:47:44

Just ordered the tescos ones in black. I went for regular length. Im 5 8" but I wanted a bit of a gap- want to wear them with trainers. Not sure if I'm actually to old for all this malarkey!

Mumsnut Sat 30-Sep-17 15:50:35

In case this is of any interest ... Spanx faux leather with 20% off via Shopbop

Hopefully Sun 01-Oct-17 12:42:20

Spanx leggings report: AWESOME. Nice and holdy inny, very high waist so no muffin top. Don’t look like leather particularly, more like a cross between leather and suede, but they do look ace on. Will probably also order in the navy.

Hopefully Sun 01-Oct-17 12:42:56

They also aren’t going to fool anyone that they are real. But I think they are good in their own right, if that makes sense.

zippyswife Wed 04-Oct-17 11:34:54

Well the tescos ones at £16 are great I think. I’ll report back once I’ve washed them and worn them a bit more. But at the moment they look good and are very comfy.

zippyswife Wed 04-Oct-17 11:35:09

Thanks for the recommendation!

Looby4 Thu 05-Oct-17 06:56:03

@Hopefully - how did the sizing come up on the Spanx - I'm a 10 - should I get S or M do you think?

AnonymousTomato Thu 05-Oct-17 20:59:28

Ive bought the Tesco ones but I’m not loving them. They seem to have lots o weird excess material. I bought a size 6 and 8 but neither really fit.

I’m going to try th Spanx ones. Any other recommendations?

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