Long-johns under clothes?

make-up junkie

I remember wearing long-johns as a kid during the winter and a few yrs ago when I attempted to try snowboarding. But now that it's starting to go in the minuses I'm seriously thinking of breaking some out!

Instead of real long-johns I want to wear tights but I hate how bulky they feel under skinny jeans :( What do you guys do to keep warm without looking and feeling bulky?
Dec 15, 2009 @ 04:16 pm

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Would love to know as well!

I've been wondering the same thing! Can't wait to see some replies here.

Last year was the first year I wore long-johns, since I had to walk to the metro everyday to get to work (I used to have a car before moving to Montreal...and had no need with a car starter..oh how I miss that! lol). I never wore skinny jeans then, so I didn't have a problem, you couldn't tell I was wearing long-johns at all under my jeans and dress pants.

I really need something to keep my legs warm this year!
Dec 15, 2009 @ 08:15 pm
make-up junkie

what would be cool...

is if jean companies made a thin lining in jeans for winter like they do for baby jeans haha.
Dec 16, 2009 @ 11:17 am

they do make jeans like that....

....but they are ugly. I have seen them out there.....
Dec 16, 2009 @ 12:06 pm

I use layers

I wear a thin legging underneath it helps. Especially when the cold wind is blowing.
Dec 16, 2009 @ 01:55 pm
make-up junkie


I've never seen jeans that have the lining. I'm not talking about a fleece/jogging material as the lining haha. Something similar to a tight but maybe a bit thicker.
Dec 16, 2009 @ 03:06 pm

under armour of course....

I wear under armour....under my sweaters, pants, skirts....its functional, thin and WARM....

(but it's a bit expensive)
Dec 17, 2009 @ 03:01 pm

layers are always the best!

I'd recommend wearing a thin legging and tall boots. Make sure
your boots have a real liner and not just leather because it will be even
colder against the skin. I've also worn knee socks before and then switch
when I get in the office to ankle socks. I don't do well with the cold,
so bought wind resistant thin jacket to wear under my more stylish wool jacket.
The extra layer makes a world of difference! Another thing I'd
recommend would be the half ear muffs (ie. 180's) because they keep you warm,
but don't flatten your hair for work.

Dec 22, 2009 @ 12:29 pm


A tip from my coworker: Pantyhose! I have been wearing pantyhose for a week now and it definitely makes a big difference. You are not toasty warm but the wind and cold temperature becomes tolerable.

My coworker told me to cut off the feets (of an old pair of pantyhose w/ runs) b/c your feet sweats in the pantyhose and then your feet will freeze.

But I've been wearing my pantyhose with the feets and they are ok. Good enough for my 1 hour bus ride to/from work. :)
Dec 24, 2009 @ 02:28 pm
Ali de Bold

silk long johns

I am always freezing in winter and one year someone bought me silk long johns. I think they were from Eddie Bauer or something, but you can get them other places. Because they are silk, they are very thin/sheer, breathable and warm. It's amazing how something so fine can keep you warm. This is something you won't notice under clothes, but it makes a difference for keeping you toasty :)
Dec 25, 2009 @ 11:13 am
Hot Cuppa

thigh-high socks

After years of silk and wooly long johns over-riding my lowrise jeans, I happened upon a secret-weapon answer to the problem of needing extra layers but not wanting the extra bulk at the waistline. Thigh-high socks! I think these type of socks are actually meant for tarty young teens to wear under their school uniform skirts (ha!) but they have become my go-to choice in winter because they're warm and wooly, but only go to the top of my legs without bulking up and over at the waist. Add a pair of panyhose underneath for the most magical combination.

Dec 29, 2009 @ 01:25 pm

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