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i like leggings

(39 Posts)
stitchtime Sat 11-Jul-09 13:08:11

maybe the style police will shoot me. but i like leggings. if you have nice legs, which are easily acheivable, if you do a minimal amount of excercies, then they look good with a longish t shirt, or short mini dress.
and they are a lot more comfortable than jeans, or shorts, or skirts.

MrsSeanBean Sat 11-Jul-09 13:27:48

I suppose they can sometimes work in a footless tights sort of way. Only if worn under a very long tunic or dress though.

southeastastra Sat 11-Jul-09 13:28:42

nah boring

noddyholder Sat 11-Jul-09 13:29:20

I think they can look nice if they are quite sheer like mrs sb says in a footless tights way with a really nice dress.But as an alternative to trousers unless you have a perfect body they look horrendous.

mrsmaidamess Sat 11-Jul-09 13:31:40

I have a less than perfect body but good legs. And leggings have added to my wardrobe more combinations to outfits than trousers would. Altho they are becoming ubiquitous.

Lulumama Sat 11-Jul-09 13:33:06

i swore never to wear them as i am on the porky side, although legs are pretty decent , but after 80s party debacle with leggings, i said never again

however, have rececntly rediscovered them

with shirt dress or a long tunic, i look slimmer in leggings than jeans.

but never without something covering bum, hips and thighs

mrsmaidamess Sat 11-Jul-09 13:35:14

Yes always keep rump covered

noddyholder Sat 11-Jul-09 13:35:38 Nice quite elegant

Lulumama Sat 11-Jul-09 13:36:46

oh, i like that look, noddy!

noddyholder Sat 11-Jul-09 13:42:17

They are pretty instead of tights.

mrsmaidamess Sat 11-Jul-09 13:43:12

Oh lord every teenage girl where I live has those feet missing tights on. Its a bit hot for that non? better in autumn.

Lulumama Sat 11-Jul-09 13:46:00

not seen them before.

Simples Sat 11-Jul-09 13:47:43

I do think they are odd on a sumers day though.

and relentless somwwhat

mrsmaidamess Sat 11-Jul-09 13:51:04

noddy what did you type into get that picture?

noddyholder Sat 11-Jul-09 13:52:19

I have some very fine ones with the toes and heels cut out in black and a dark aubergine pair.Lovely with floaty dress and heels.I wish I could wear the leggings as trousers but although I have good legs I wore them last time round and think they look terrible unless v toned.maybe ok in wither with longish jumper and long boots

noddyholder Sat 11-Jul-09 13:52:38


paisleyleaf Sat 11-Jul-09 13:57:35

I've been umming and ahhing about footless tights recently
I got some knee high boots last autumn and rediscovered a load of clothes (knee length skirts and dresses) that I couldn't wear before - but looked good with the boots.
I've been wondering if footless tights would do the same for me....or if I'm barking up the wrong tree.
I see them looking bad more often than good - like women have forgotten to put their skirt/dress on and are just in a top/tshirt with the leggings.
And I don't really have a dancer's physique.

Simples Sat 11-Jul-09 14:47:05

i dont like the footy ones with glads

v odd

mrsmaidamess Sat 11-Jul-09 15:44:44

I think they only work with Dolly shoes

mumofmaniacs Sat 11-Jul-09 15:46:59

Me too stitchtime smile

cheesesarnie Sat 11-Jul-09 15:50:14

i finally decided to try leggings not so long ago and was suprised at how nice they can still look smart in leggings.and they are very comfy!defiantly only to be worn with something to cover your bum though!

brimfull Sat 11-Jul-09 15:56:36

i like leggins to just below knee with tuunic

i am alas too old i think to pull it off

mrsmaidamess Sat 11-Jul-09 15:57:06


brimfull Sat 11-Jul-09 15:57:47


mrsmaidamess Sat 11-Jul-09 16:21:52

I repeat, nonsense.

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