For today’s review, we decided to cover one of the most popular topics in our Facebook Group – Leggings. We tried on several different brands to give you our honest opinions on each. Scroll below and check out some of these styles!
Irina is wearing: Commando Moto Leggings
I have to say that Commando leggings are worth every penny. This particular pair looked very much like real leather. They really hold you in in all the right places and fit like a glove. I like that the ankle is not too tight and that you don’t feel hot in them.
I also love the pencil skirts by the same brand.
However, I also tried on a patent leather pair by Commando and didn’t like it at all. They didn’t have enough stretch so even Size L was hard to get into and they were too plastic-y for my taste. They also squeak when you walk :))
Sizing: I am usually between M and L for bottoms and for Commando I had to go with L. They are very stretchy but also offer a rather firm fit, so it’s best to size up.
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Irina is wearing Military Style Spanx Leggings (available in Plus Size and Petite!)
Spanx are one of the most popular brands of leggings, and rightfully so. They can be a bit pricey but often go on sale. They are pretty thin yet sturdy, offer a great fit and control and almost feel like a second skin.
Sizing: Their sizing is a bit more generous than Commando, and in this case I was able to fit into a size M. They also offer Long and Petite length as well as plus sizes!
Best Places to shop for Spanx:
One of the companies often recommended by our contributor Luba and other group members at EasilyDressed Facebook Group, Koral is a high end brand of leggings that’s perfect for an active lifestyle. They are smooth, form fitting and super comfortable.
Sizing: If you are in between sizes, it’s best to size up!
Irina is wearing High Waist Fleece Lined Leggings by 90 Degree
90 Degree by Reflex
For an inexpensive pair of warm, on-the-run type of leggings, 90 Degrees are my first choice. They are incredibly comfortable and cozy – I can wear them all day long and not want to take them off. They are fleece lined and keep you warm even when it’s bitterly cold. Yet you don’t feel like you’re in a steam sauna when you wear them indoors. And they are priced under $30!
Sizing: generously sized, if you are in between sizes – go with the smaller one!
Irina is wearing Swim Leggings by Platinum Sun
I work out outdoors when weather permits, and this is my go-to brand for sport leggings. They are moisture-wicking, stretchy, pleasant to wear and come with UPF50+ protection and a cell phone pocket that keep your electronics from falling out even when you’re doing a headstand!
Sizing: True to their size chart. I am wearing a size M here.
Special offer: Use code SAVE10 to get 10% any order at Platinum Sun
Irina is wearing “The Amazon Leggings” by Ginasy
The Amazon Leggings
One of the most popular items in our Facebook Group, the “Amazon Leggings” by Ginasy are truly amazing. For a bargain price of $30 you get an excellent fit and comfort, a sturdy pair of leggings that’s machine washable and an instantly cool looking outfit no matter what you pair them with! This has been my best purchase in 2019 and I’m planning to get other colors in 2020!
Sizing: These can run big, so best to size down. I’m wearing a size M
Rebecca is wearing Alo Yoga leggings
Recommended by our contributor Rebecca, Alo Yoga leggings come in so many prints and colors – there’s definitely something for everyone! They are a comfortable fit both for everyday and gym.
Sizing: true to size
I discovered leggings while looking for something that will keep me from freezing in the winter and this bargain-priced pair by GAP were a perfect solution. They are fleece lined with a faux leather finish, so you can stay stylish even when the weather is less than pleasant.
Sizing: Size down for best fit, they run big!
Luba is wearing Sparkle Pair by Beyond Yoga
Another recommendation from Luba, Beyond Yoga leggings aren’t only practical, but they are pretty to look at. Look at all that sparkle – that alone would make me want to go to the gym every morning!
Sizing: True to size
Irina is wearing Yoga Pants by The Upside
This pair is more of a yoga pant but with a leggings fit. They are incredibly lightweight, thin yet durable and stretchy. Another pair I simply didn’t want to take off. They have a drawstring waist so they won’t slide down and a stretchy ankle so they won’t be too tight.
Sizing: They are true to size. However, I went with size L in this case to make them more comfortable for workouts.
Irina is wearing Fleece Lined Leggings by Plush
Last but not least is Plush, a brand I’ve been recommending for years. I believe every fashionista in a cold climate should own a pair. Plush makes uber-comfortable, fleece lined leggings that can withstand any kind of chill or wind!
Sizing: Size up in these for best fit!