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leggings under a skirt - what do you reckon ?

(38 Posts)
doughnuts Fri 29-Jun-07 16:33:55

...or are leggings not a good look - definitely not worn on their own,I hasten to add.

cornsilk Fri 29-Jun-07 16:35:54

Depends if you can carry it off or not!

toesh Fri 29-Jun-07 16:36:59

definitely a good look if you have passed the age to wear mini skirts 'au natural' (as i have sadly....)

meandmyflyingmachine Fri 29-Jun-07 16:37:56

Could look fab, could look awful.

MamaG Fri 29-Jun-07 16:39:11

not unless aged under 13

doughnuts Fri 29-Jun-07 16:40:00

toesh,that's what I was thinking - was toying with them under a denim skirt. One of my friends is joyfully embracing the return of the legging but she is quite a flamboyant dresser - I think it's because I remember wearing footless tights the first time round as a groovy art student (bought from the Dance Centre in Covent Garden as I recall - we were cool !)

toesh Fri 29-Jun-07 16:40:22

ahm mamaG, surely not?
- skulks away to clear wardrobe

MamaG Fri 29-Jun-07 16:40:44

i wont budge on this

Mellin Fri 29-Jun-07 16:40:46

Only if you are 14 and have twig legs

toesh Fri 29-Jun-07 16:41:47

go for it doughnuts - there will be at least two of us pretending to be under 13

WigWamBam Fri 29-Jun-07 16:44:11

On a six year old ... great.
On a teenager with skinny legs up to her armpits ... great.
On anyone else ... not so great.
On a woman over a certain age (and a certain waist size) ... mutton dressed as lamb.

doughnuts Fri 29-Jun-07 16:44:56

how about leggings with crocs ?

MamaG Fri 29-Jun-07 16:45:37


mslucy Fri 29-Jun-07 16:46:35


embrace the legging.

perfect under a skirt/dress/whatever.

you can sit like a bloke and not worry that your pants are on show.

and they're warm.

and cheap.

hurrah for the legging

KristinaM Fri 29-Jun-07 16:47:19

wigwambam is right

FluffyMummy123 Fri 29-Jun-07 16:47:53

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puppydavies Fri 29-Jun-07 16:48:14

is fine imo - i never stopped tbh been wearing them with little dresses longer than care to remember...

toesh Fri 29-Jun-07 16:48:49

hmmm.....less sure about that one doughnuts.

But if you like the outfit on yourself, then you should go ahead and wear whatever, because you will feel nice and have more confidence. No matter what we wear, there will always be people who think and those that think

JodieG1 Fri 29-Jun-07 16:50:02

I don't like anything over trousers or leggings, looks stupid imo.

toesh Fri 29-Jun-07 16:52:06

oooh, JodieG1, wash out your mouth...aghast.

doughnuts Fri 29-Jun-07 16:56:10

I was joking about the crocs !

JodieG1 Fri 29-Jun-07 16:56:11

Hehe I've just never liked that look.

toesh Fri 29-Jun-07 17:14:00

doughnuts...did think you were serious.
as you can see, i have possibly had a few fashion mistakes myself....

i say , all hail mslucy, that's exactly what i would (but didn't) say

MintyDixCharrington Fri 29-Jun-07 17:28:03

actually I think leggings are OK under dresses and skirts IF you have good slim legs without big calves AND you wear flat ballerina-ish shoes or pumps with them (not flipflops) AND the leggings are quite long (ie don't end on the knee)

But the effect is always a bit boho

Which is not necessarily bad

magnolia1 Fri 29-Jun-07 17:38:31

I have been toying with the idea myself but you lot have made my mind up

I will just have to wear the mini skirt without

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