I love leggings. I live in them (along with my trusted jeans). As a mum, there are three things you've got to consider when
dressing up getting changed:
- Something that's practical enough to run behind a toddler in, yet stylish enough to the point of looking presentable and remotely in fashion
- Covers the pregnancy fat (it doesn't matter if your baby is now 4 years old and the fat is because of pizzas and cake – sshhh…)
Besides, leggings can be worn through the year, whatever the season, so that's another plus point.
So when UKTights got in touch regarding reviewing their leggings, I couldn't resist; after all, a girl/ mum can never have enough of them!
I chose 3 pairs from their range of leggings, each a bit different, and here's what I thought about each.
Hue Cuffed Essential Denim Skimmer Leggings
These come in three colours – Black, Filament Grey and Vintage Pink. I chose the pink because these are essentially casual summer leggings, and the pink adds the perfect summery look.
I like that although they look like trousers, they are stretchy and extremely comfortable. The cropped length with the cuffed bottom adds an element of style while the faux zip and front pockets make it look less like leggings and more like jeans. The back has functional pockets so that's a thumbs up for me.
Andrea Bucci Thermal Opaque Leggings
There are two things that I absolutely love about these leggings – the fact that they are fleece lined (perfect for winter) and opaque, which means I can wear them as bottoms (with a jumper) and not as something underneath a skirt!
The 200 denier makes them thick enough to be opaque and warm, and the soft fleece lining gives that cosy feeling of comfort even in the chill. And at the price I got them for, these are a must-have winter essential!
Silky 200 Denier Fleece Leggings
As I mentioned before, I practically live in leggings, and black ones are the most practical (they go with all colours and black is a safe colour to wear for a mum!!!). So as my third pick, I chose the Silky 200 Denier Fleece Leggings because again, the 200 denier means they are not too transparent (although being slightly thinner than the Andrea Bucci ones, they are a tad see-through at the butt and upper thighs) and still warm enough for Autumn or a colder Spring evening. Their anti-moisture technology traps in the warmth without making them feel too stuffy. Meanwhile, the fleece makes them feel soft to the skin on the inside, while the silky feel gives them that shine on the outside.
Best worn with a long top/ cardigan or a tunic.
Disclosure: I was sent these items to review; but as always, all opinions are entirely my own.
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