Leggings: The Beginning of an Addiction


I'd kept it a secret for a while now, but despite my strong-willed distaste for leggings as pants in the past, I've given in. I've crossed over to the dark side. That said, if I'm going to wear leggings as pants, I'm going to do it right. I'll only wear leggings with dresses or tunics that cover my "bathing suit parts" (sorry for my 4th-grader-at-summer-camp language). And none of that transparent $5.00 Forever 21 crap. Since I've embraced this new found love I've been essentially living in my old pair of black Under Armour athletic leggings. They're thick enough to be worn in the unusually frigid Southern winter weather. They're also thick enough to be completely opaque, even when stretched thin. One thing they aren't, however, is matte. They've got a very sportsy sheen to them, which is nice, but I'm really on the hunt for a pair of nice matte leggings at this point, and I'm ready to lay down the cash for them. I've done my fair share of research and so far my favorite semi-reasonably priced pairs are the following:

 Left: Matte Black Leggings - Black Milk - $40
Right: Wunder Under Pant - Lululemon Athletica - $78

Both sets of leggings have pretty good reviews, but I've found more rave reviews on the Lululemon pair, which are designed for everything from yoga to the gym to real life (because exercise is not real). They're kind of costly, but about as costly as an averagely priced pair of jeans. Lululemon recently restocked their leggings in my size, so I think I'm going to go for it.

Of course, I could always just skip black matte and go with these Galaxy leggings from Black Milk:

It's just a thought. I do, after all, need something to wear to Lady Gaga in Nashville come April.

(Images from Black Milk and Lululemon)

1 remark

A styleZ said...

Lulu's wonder unders..are the best! I live in them...with a tunic a cropped blazer and boots:

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