I’m not over-exaggerating when I say we’ve seen the Spanx faux leather leggings EVERYWHERE. On influencers, on blogs, in ads, on Pinterest. They usually retail for $98 or over $100 for the moto version. Before buying my first pair of Spanx, I’d never spent more than $30-40 on leggings. I’m not a leggings fan, so I never justified the price. I often looked at them online and said, why $100 for a pair of leggings?
After giving birth a second time, as you may now, I found myself with a saggy belly. That changed the way I looked at clothes, especially pants and the way they fit around my waist. I started investing in jeans. I LOVE jeans and have learned to live with less quantity for better quality. But leggings? I wasn’t there yet.
The thing is, that even though I didn’t wear leggings that much, I still needed a pair that fit me right. That helped me control my belly but not create a muffin top, which believe me, is so easy when you have a soft belly. One day I got one good pair that was more expensive than usual for me, but I loved it. It ended up sending the other leggings I had to the back of my closet.
Like jeans, I understood that it was better to have one pair of good leggings than many not-so-good ones. So, on a random afternoon during one of those Shopbop sales, I decided to go for them and see for myself. Two years later I’m here writing about them. Especially about the newer style: the moto.
The Spanx Faux Leather Leggings Waistband is Magic
The waistband is what makes these leggings gold. It conceals the tummy without giving a muffin top. The back hits a little lower and gives the illusion of a perkier behind. It also avoids the pulling that causes leggings to roll down.
Moto Leggings: Petite vs Regular
After two years of the plain version, I decided to get the moto one. I didn’t want to get them because I’m petite. You see those moto details? Well they clearly define where your knees go, and I was afraid they would just hit in all the wrong places. That is — until, they made the petite version. That’s when I said ‘I’m ready for another pair of leggings!’
See how the knee placement hits lower on the regular length. I thought it would bother me a lot, and it did. The difference is about 1″.
The difference is big. So for those of us who don’t like the bunching at the ankles, the petite length can be really amazing.
Are the Faux Leather Leggings Worth the Hype?
Yes, I love the Spanx faux leather leggings. The power waistband, the no seam on the front (aka no camel toe), and the quality make them worth it. Even if I don’t wear them very often, they are the ones I reach for when I do. Apart from my workout leggings, I only have two pairs of leggings, and that’s enough for me.
Something about the leather look is that it’s just the look. They don’t feel like leather. There’s a finish on the fabric that gives it a leathery shine. I wear them whenever I want to wear real leggings but also look stylish. I have other faux-leather leggings that feel and look more like leather for other occasions.
Do you have Spanx leggings or have you been unsure about them?
Chao, chao. Julieta
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