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Can fat women wear leggings?

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Picante Fri 23-Oct-09 09:35:17

And if so, what do I they wear them with?

EyeballsintheSky Fri 23-Oct-09 09:44:27

I wear them round the house but never out. I am properly fat with legs to match though not size 16 sort of fat. Wish I could wear them, bought a lovely leggingy top yesterday

thelunar66 Fri 23-Oct-09 09:45:30


EccentricaGallumbats Fri 23-Oct-09 09:46:59


mimsum Fri 23-Oct-09 09:47:27

sorry, but no ... frankly no-one should wear them except under-18 twiglets

LouIsAWeetbixKid Fri 23-Oct-09 09:48:46

I am a size 18/20 and wear them. But I wear them with a skirt and flats or boots. No different to tights really. Would never ever wear them as just leggings on their own. I would scare myself. God knows what the general public would think!
Oh and don't wear the short calf length ones. They make you look HUGE.

BunnyLebowski Fri 23-Oct-09 09:49:19

Another no. It looks shocking.

Mind you I hate them on anyone even under 18 twiglets grin

HoleyGhoulie Fri 23-Oct-09 09:50:58

Yes. But they shouldn't.

hf128219 Fri 23-Oct-09 09:53:10


ChairmumMiaow Fri 23-Oct-09 09:53:54

I hate leggings generally.

However I am an 18-20 and wear them under skirts and with boots like Lou. No different to tights as she said. They stay up much better too, and are warmer

I hate that there are so many young girls walking around who are not fat, but squeezed into leggings, especially those denim-look ones - UGH!

TrillianSlasher Fri 23-Oct-09 09:54:49

If you would wear a skirt that showed your legs then you could wear leggings.

Oh, and make sure they fit, and aren't stretched so thin that you can see flesh tones between the weave of the fabric.

fishie Fri 23-Oct-09 09:55:14

of course you can, blimey what are you supposed to wear, a kaftan? a nice velour tracksuit? but agree, full length and arse covered with a nice tunic.

i have just noticed boden have some in the preview, i should think they are fairly sturdy but wouldn't come till january. you want a good thick jersey. i got some from next and the spring went very quickly so try to find more expensive ones if you can.

EyeballsintheSky Fri 23-Oct-09 09:55:22

Ugh 'denim' leggings should really be banned, they look absolutely ridiculous on anyone. Horrible vile things.

teameric Fri 23-Oct-09 09:56:15

depends how fat you mean. I'm a size 14/16 and wear mine with a dress or long tunic top and boots, but then my legs aren't really that fat, it's mostly my big gut that I have to try and hide blush, agree with Lou though the calf length ones are a big no no, on anyone I think!

NancyBotwin Fri 23-Oct-09 09:57:23

I saw someone who was rather erm horizontally challenged wearing leggings recently... admittedly I only saw her from behind which was possibly not the best angle but I did have an impulse to tap her on the shoulder and say that just because something is in fashion does not mean it is compulsory to wear it....

The leggings were stretched so much that they only came to her knees so there was a gap between them and her boots, she had some sort of longish top on but it was not long enough iyswim....

OrmIrian Fri 23-Oct-09 09:58:53

Course they can. Especially with a tunic/dress sort of thing. My somewhat rotund SIL came over on Saturday wearing black leggings and a sort of tunic jobbie. Looked great TBH.

purplepeony Fri 23-Oct-09 09:59:23

Yes if they want to look ridiculous, no if they want to look presentable.

teameric Fri 23-Oct-09 10:00:17

I have a lovely pair of denim leggings from Dotty P's everyone thinks they are skinny jeans.
again would only wear them with a long top though.

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Fri 23-Oct-09 10:09:56

surely this comes back down to the definition of what "fat women" is..

I am an apple shape, good shaped legs, small bum, BIG tummy and boobs. (size 16)

I have avoided leggins but am feeling more and more tempted as the winter comes, I think they would be warmer than tights.

notsoteenagemum Fri 23-Oct-09 10:10:14

If you wear tights then you can wear leggings.
Also Jeggings tend to fit better than skinny jeans if you have a large waist but skinny calves and ankles like meblush

boodeniites Fri 23-Oct-09 10:37:46

i am fat and i wouldnt they didnt look good on me first time around when i was a size 10/12 i am now 18 usually i prefer wide legged jeans etc they balance me out and make my waist smaller

Picante Fri 23-Oct-09 12:23:05

Thanks! Won't be getting those then!!

TanyaBranning Fri 23-Oct-09 12:25:35

Yes. Leggings with a knee-length dress would look fine on a larger lady. A short dress or one of those long tops might not look so great, but sod it. Skinny minnies with no arses wear tight jeans, which I personally think looks dreadful, but nobody pours scorn on them, do they?

Wear what you want!

The fashion police don't actually exist you know wink.

Picante Fri 23-Oct-09 12:30:51

Well I'm tall and fat so I guess that's slightly better - was thinking of a tunic dress over the top?

crankytwanky Fri 23-Oct-09 12:33:35

With a long top or dress, of course, but anyone over size 12 wearing just leggings runs the very real risk of a gargantuan camel-toe.

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