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I've been convinced. So tell me about leggings

(8 Posts)
bleh Wed 22-Jul-09 13:42:36

Despite resisting for years, I have now succomb and would like to get some. I'm late 20s, I have decent legs (lots of walking and climbing stairs) and am a size 10.

So, where to buy? What length? and if I could look this fabulous in them I would be very happy

countryhousehotel Wed 22-Jul-09 13:56:34

They are fantastic. I succumbed after reading an article in The Times a few weeks ago about how they are chic and look fabulous under all sorts of things including wrap dresses etc however old / big you are! I've been living in them for weeks under shirt dresses, smock dresses, wrap dresses etc.

Personally, being shortish and a classic english pear shape I favour full length rather than cropped as they elongate the leg and are more flattering to my shape. I've had loads of compliments when I've teamed them with wrap / shirt dresses - a couple of friends raced out to buy themselves some too! I'm 40 and don't have great legs so they are a lifesaver if you don't want to wear tights and/or high heels which was the most flattering way for me to wear dresses, until i discovered leggings as i can now wear dresses with leggings and flats.

I've looked at American Apparel, Top Shop, Falke and Tchibo. M&S do good ones too. All good but different (fabrics, price etc - some do different denier like Tchibo).

SetSquare Wed 22-Jul-09 13:57:13

i think the leegin and dress thing is a bit pregnancy tbh and a bit of a mess

cheesesarnie Wed 22-Jul-09 21:21:46

i got mine in topshop and theyre petite so went for full length rather than cropped.

why did you link that picture-i want that coat and ive spent 3 days convincing myself i do not need another coat!!

bleh Thu 23-Jul-09 11:49:47

Actually, the coat in the picture was from TopShop (circa 2007).

I now have leggings from TopShop, full length ones. Will start thinking of outfits to put them with today.

missmelly Thu 23-Jul-09 12:00:19

just make sure they're thick ones! have seen a lot of ladies out and about with thin leggings on and you can see flesh underneath and they just look wrong!

CybilLiberty Thu 23-Jul-09 12:01:28

Wear half decent shoes (like the girl in the picture)

cheesesarnie Sat 25-Jul-09 12:28:16

wow- i love that coat.

yes leggings need to be thick enough!

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