Rated 5 out of 5Â by riskanti Petite or bust!
These are great leggings in that they are thicker than regular leggings or yoga pants, but not as thick as jeggings... Though the price ends up being high (particularly if, like me, you have to phone the 800 number and orderâ€”S&H killed me), these are great quality and will look great with flats, knee-high boots, dressed up a bit, dressed down, etc. I basically got them for the thickness of the material. The detailing along the seams makes them look a little like riding crops, which is kind of cool. The wide waistband is nice, and they don't ride up or down. I'm 5'3'', 135 lbs., and ordered the medium in PETITEâ€”the regular mediums were almost 2" too long for me and a bit baggy in the knees. But the petite size fits like a dream.
October 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by ktdid Cute and comfortable, but shrink like crazy
As many reviewers have noted, these initially run large. I usually wear a 6 or M in bottoms and I bought a S. However, after following the washing instructions on the care tag stating to "machine wash cold, tumble dry low", they are now 3" shorter than when I purchased them and significantly tighter. Since I am 5'7" with a 33" inseam, you might be able to see why this is a problem for me. For this price they should not shrink this much, or the washing instructions should say "hang to dry". If you plan on putting these in the dryer, go with your normal size and wash them once before wearing. I'm going to have to try and return them since they are no longer wearable.
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by lrmarie Love!
I love these leggings so much, I bought them in both colors - they are exactly what I have been looking for!
Another reviewer said it perfectly - these are a nice heavy weight (read....not see-through in the butt when you bend over) without being jegging-material-heavy. They have a high waist with a thick band that is snug without being too constricting. The jodpur-like design isn't overly obvious but does take them a notch over basic leggings (the extra detail does make it a big snug around the calves)..
Quick Stats: 5'6", 130 lbs, left over baby tummy, high waist, skinny legs, pants size 28. I was waffling between the small and x-small - went with the x-small because I was afraid they would stretch/get baggy in the butt. I am happy to report that they only stretch a smidge and as a result are still pretty snug across my legs and hips. Had I known that, I probably would have gone with the small, but I am still very happy with them. The waist band is borderline too tight but because it is higher, I have been able to avoid the dreaded muffin-top. I did not find the crotch to be too tight but I am shorter than the other reviewer. Length wise, I have a extra inch or so at the bottom that doesn't bunch up unattractively - they are pretty much the perfect length for my height.
I have worn these about 8 or 9 times (look great with boots!) - the seams are all holding up and I have not noticed any pilling. Buy these, they are lovely - I usually do not spend this much on leggings but these were worth every penny!!! If you have a tummy or bigger calves - try a few sizes - the thicker material does not have as much give as a basic legging.
October 17, 2013