Control top legging with lace
These Leggings Certainly are NOT Pants
I purchased these leggings after reading their description expecting a nicely-weighted opaque pair of stretchy tight pants with a snug upper portion to hold me in and a cute lace detail at the ankle. These leggings do fit those expectations, but they are more like a super-opaque pair of footless tights than soft spandex legging that I am used to. These go perfectly under dresses and boots, but understand that the material they are made out of is clingy and resemble hosiery more than knit pants. Therefore, please do not wear them with anything shorter than mid-thigh length; they do not provide that level of coverage. The control top is nice and snug to smooth me out, but my complaint is with the waist band which is less "giving" than the material of the control-top portion and stuck into my stomach almost negating the purpose of the control top. I will keep them and continue to wear them under dresses for the winter, but I would consider another style if you are interested in wearing them under tunics and shirts or if you have a thicker midsection due to the waistband.
November 22, 2013
After purchasing legging in all the wrong places, I found the exact right pair at my Lane Bryant store. Fit is perfect! Never should have shopped anywhere else!
November 19, 2013
So I've never worn leggings before so I really don't have anything to compare these to, but I love them! They are comfortable and the control top really flattens my stomach and smooths out any lumps or bumps. The one issue I have with them is that they do seem a bit short. I'm only 5' 4" and they just barely come to my ankles, But they are really stretchy, so they might be fine on taller women.
October 17, 2013