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    11-04-2010, 05:04 PM
Green Broke
leggings as breeches?

Soo my trainer wanted me to buy some stretchy pants for my lessons..said to get some from walmart so I went there and I found some for $5 and they are leggings that look like jeans..pockets in back,fake zipper thing and fake pockets up front. Dark Denim color. I thought that these would work untill I find some breeches. They are tight to the skin but are stretchy and you can move and bend in them. What do you think?

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    11-04-2010, 05:10 PM
I do remember similar thread while back so you may want to search for it. I think many people complained about leggings for some reason (I think they don't hold up well or something). Personally I use all old pants for riding (so I don't have to wash my breeches every couple days), and they work just fine (not fancy, of course, but still comfortable). So I'd say "why not?".
    11-04-2010, 05:15 PM
Green Broke
I would rather skinny jeans over leggings if I wasnt wearing breeches.

1.) leggings would show more...uhmm...everything that a curvy girl doesnt want to show.
2.) jeans would hold up longer.
    11-04-2010, 05:16 PM
I use leggings for my daily riding wear. I buy them on the "Sale" rack at Walmart and use the hell out of them all summer. That way, I can save my good tights and breeches for shows and comps, and use my leggings for my everyday riding.

I love them! They are cool, you don't get super hot in them. They work great IMO, and I love using them. I even find a bunch at Salvation Army cheap, cheap.

My closet if full of them.
    11-04-2010, 05:27 PM
Green Broke
I have hips and muscular legs...not no petite gal here. I just have to wear special underwear with the leggings,lol....don't want underwear lines or bulk with these babies!
I had on my skinnies at my lesson and they were comfy but she also has really expensive saddles and may not want to ruin them!..i just douns out denium can be harsh on saddles.
These are cheaper than jeans and my jeans are already getting worn out cause I work with the horses so much..-sigh-...poor jeans. At our salvation army we don't have much of anything besides 80's clothing,lol. Retirement town.

The only thing I'm worried about is the leggings sliding at my waist cause I they don't have belt loops. Any ideas besides duct tape,jk jk...I guess wear a longer shirt.
I plan on getting some breeches sometime but I want to go to a place that sells them here to try them on. I looked up online a size 34 fits like a 13/14....well I only wear that size if they are low risers..most my jeans are 9-10..the leggins are size large since they are low...soooo it depends,ya know..just want to be sure that I know what size in breeches I wear cause some look itty bitty and some don't.
    11-04-2010, 05:27 PM
I can see countless crotch holes. O:

Jeans are my favourite.. but I have a pair of riding tights with knee patches. They were like $25. Not flattering, but functional. I need nice jods with knee patches for shows.. between a slick saddleseat saddle and a slick set of pants, it's a wonder how I managed to stay on!

Riding tights are a little thicker than normal tights. I think mine are polyester, but they make bamboo, which breathes well.
    11-04-2010, 05:31 PM
Before I got my riding pants I used leggings. They work fine but the seams on the inside start to wear after a while, that was really the only bad part but I definetly prefer riding in jeans more than leggings
    11-04-2010, 05:33 PM
Green Broke
Thanks for the advice guys...is there any site I can look at riding tights for now? I am on a serious budget cause of the holidays.
    11-04-2010, 05:51 PM
Green Broke
I guess cowboys didnt realize that jeans would ruin saddles...

Some girls at my barn ride in jogging pants, which really is just a looser form of tights.

As for tights fitting, buy them the correct size and they shouldnt slide down.
    11-04-2010, 07:34 PM
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