The most comfortable outfit we can think of without wearing sweatpants and a hoodie, has to be black leggings with a long tank and sweater over it. The problem? Those darn leggings are see through most of the time! We have gone through so many tights, trying to find the right ones (without spending SO much money). The more expensive ones are probably a lot thicker and more comfortable to wear in public, but as we are not made of money- when we have 60 bucks, it is not leggings we are looking to spend money on.
We have tried Simply Vera Vera Wang Solid Leggings, from Kohl’s. These were definitely one of our favorites. When we first bought these and tried them on, they were PERFECT. The cost- around $17 bucks when they are on sale. Not too bad! Simply Vera leggings have an elastic waist, that you cannot see in the picture below.
“I especially like the Capri Leggings. The only issue I had with the longer ones, was that the waist is SO high! They always cover my belly button, plus a few more inches above that! That muffin top really shows (-_-). LOL. But they really are so comfortable. Great for wearing either length under jeans in the winter.” -N
Our mother is the most honest critic we have. When she said these tights were just right because you could not see through them, we were in… until 5 or 6 washes later… They wore away really fast, and we were seeing things people in public did not need to see. In which case, we threw them into our pajama pile and bought new ones. We bought a few new leggings but instead of washing them with our regular loads, we have been washing them with our delicate wash to see if it’ll last longer. So far… so good.
Realizing we needed to try another brand as well, we went for capri leggings from Lauren Conrad’s collection, also at Kohl’s. (Obviously, we have a thing for Kohl’s. Don’t judge.) We could not find these specific ones on the site, but they now have the LC Lauren Conrad Solid Leggings. Currently, these are selling for $10. Great deal for the price! The ones we had bought, were extremely soft and light. We are betting the longer ones are probably very similar. Instantly saw through these though. Wearing the right kind of undergarments would help with not showing what strangers should not get a peek at!
Lastly, while shopping at BJ’s Wholesale Club (another fave), we walked past leggings, on sale. We decided to take a took at them, of course they felt super comfortable, and there were TWO in one pack! It felt like we hit the jackpot. Immediately bought 2 packs. THESE LEGGINGS ARE SO INCREDIBLY COZY!
Unfortunately, after an hour of searching, we were unable to find them anywhere on the internet to share with you all. WOMP WOMP. We’ll be on the lookout and let you all know if we find them again. The only thing on the leggings themselves is, “Mind Body Soul.” The waist does not have elastic on it so that they do not squeeze and show areas you are trying to hide (for me at least -N). If you wear black or nude underwear, you cannot see a single thing. Perfection. They hug your legs in all the right places, keep you warm and look great.
The search for a more perfect legging for a reasonable price continues though. We know a lot of people are against wearing tights in public, but we can’t help it if they’re the best lazy clothes.
Do you think it is acceptable to wear leggings in public? What brands have you found to be best?
Have an amazing weekend, friends!
PS- New legging suggestions for 2015!