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Leggings and winter footwear

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DunderMifflin Sat 07-Nov-09 21:07:34

I bought a lovely sweater dress from H&M today (plum coloured with a v-neck) now I need some help with what to put with it!

My legs aren't too bad but I'd feel a bit wrong wearing it with just tights - if I wanted to wear it to a party could I do heels and leggings?!

I've got some chunky heels that go well with it but am not sure whether leggings would be appropriate?

I haven't worn leggings since the 80's so it feels a bit strange to be considering them again..!

tulpe Sat 07-Nov-09 22:56:04

I wear heels and leggings with sweater dresses (and other dresses). My key deciding factor is that the leggings must have a little "ruching" (sp??) around the ankle. A little "crinkling", if you will.

I find it gives a certain edginess/cool factor to the look rather than "look at these leggings which I have managed to squeeze my post-natal body in to and which are just about long enough"

My second option is leggings, sweater dress and ankle boots.

I too hadn't worn leggings since 86-ish (aside from brief grunge flirtation as <<ahem>> "mature" student in 90's). Can I recommend Top Shop extra long legging, please. Ultra soft (despite numerous washes), retains colour (I have navy and black), thick and flattering.

Squishabelle Sat 07-Nov-09 23:08:57

I bought the Top Shop extra long leggings recently and they are horrid. They bag horribly within seconds of being put on. Dd has found this too. She says they were never like this - she reckons they have changed recently. Her old pairs keep their shape but she hates her recently bought ones.

tulpe Sun 08-Nov-09 00:19:40

Oh no, Squishabelle - that is very bad news indeed about Top Shop leggings. I bought mine last December and they really are very good quality. They don't need replacing yet but shall not be hurrying to TS when they do, by your estimation.

nappyaddict Sun 08-Nov-09 01:43:33

George leggings are really thick and keep their shape and are only a fiver!

monkeysmama Sun 08-Nov-09 08:59:16

American Apparel leggings are brilliant. Keep shape, bit higher at waist so they hold in muffins & worth the extra money. Wide range of colours too.

spugs Sun 08-Nov-09 11:31:38

Dorothy perkins leggings are good as are nexts jeggings. I wear them with leather boots or ugg type boots. Only wear heels with them if im going out.

MrsSeanBean Sun 08-Nov-09 11:39:49

Where did you get your American Apparel leggings Monkeysmama? I like the sound of them.

Will see if they have a website but I like to 'view' / try before buying, (especially for something as potentially disastrous as leggings!)

marthastewart Sun 08-Nov-09 17:45:46

Hey there - would totally second the American Apparel choice - am a huge fan of their clothes. The leggings are a little bit more expensive than other shops but do wash very wellno baggy knees etc and not shiny. They also have gorgeous high waisted ones as somebody else has mentioned.

They do have a website full of nubile young things !! - but work checking out for a look before you buy

Good luck

DunderMifflin Sun 08-Nov-09 20:15:46

Thanks everyone - I'm going to have a look at AA's website and will get some leggings to wear with heels and pride!!

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