In 2012 Bahar and Nese posted about their hunt for the perfect leggings. More than 2 years later this post still recieves the most traffic via search engines out of all of WLB. So since I found a new pair that I like, I thought I’d put in my two cents.
First off I’ve been on a continuous search for the Mind Body and Soul leggings that Bahar, Nese and a bunch of commentors seem to like, but I still haven’t been able to find them. I’ve heard that every so often they show up at Khols or BJ’s, but they go super quickly. Be sure to scoop up a pair if you ever see them!
So onto the new find…. I got a little tip that Target had come out with a new product via Spanx and they got AMAZING reviews online. Like any good blogger I figured it was worth a try. They’re a little more pricy than I’d like ($30 each), but I have to admit that they’re pretty darn wonderful. They are a a true black and completely opaque- no worries about giving a surprise show or a preview of my knee when I bend and move (though I sized up for comfort and security). I also love that they have a control-top high waist. Not like those fat sucking stockings, but smooth and flexible like Spanx is known for. It gives me a little extra protection and confidence.
They are soooo comfortable I keep looking for excuses to wear them. Luckily almost everything counts as a good excuse.
Cozy day at home? Yep.
Heading to bed? Duh.
Found a long sweater? Sure.
Long car ride? Of course.
Heading to walmart?….why not?
Now if you’re looking for something even thicker? I also wear the heck out of my Gigi pants from JCrew Factory. I bought them a few years ago during one of their 50% off sales and it was definitely worth it. They have pockets and a zipper and they are thick enough to count as pants, but don’t be fooled- I’ve slept in them more than once. They aren’t your traditional cheap-o leggings, but they are great for playing pretend all day. (They are also currently on sale! and IMO, they run true to size)
I know these options aren’t as inexpensive as some other options, but in my experience they’ve both been great investments and they have heald up through many washings! That being said, I’m always looking for new, more cost effective options. If you have any suggestions, spill!