I popped over to my local lingerie shop to stock up on some new Hanky Panky thongs for fall (What, TMI? We’re all friends here!) and I spotted the new Spanx faux leather leggings on the owner. Instantly I was all What are those fabulous things you are wearing? because they looked amazing on her. Turns out, they looked amazing on me too (if I do say so myself) and well, I’m in love.
I’m probably the last person on earth to learn that Spanx makes leggings, but that’s probably because I’m not really a Spanx wearer, unlike every other woman I know. However they really scored this season in particular with especially stylish looks, so I was more than happy to plunk down a decent chunk of change to get them on my body. Especially considering since I bought them, I pretty much have not taken them off.
The faux leather leggings (at top) are pretty amazing to wear under tunics or long sweaters, or hey, if you’re feeling a little daring, shorter sweaters too. After all, they are Spanx which means they hold you in
As a very tall girl–I’m almost six-foot–they fit right down to my ankles. Which means if you’re average height, you might find them a wee bit long. Not to worry though, because our editor Liz loves them too, and says you can scrunch them up a bit or even tuck them into your boots and you’re good to go.
While I didn’t purchase the Spanx denim leggings myself (or the Spanx twill leggings), I now know why they’re so popular. Super versatile that give you a little extra coverage and suck-in-age (is that a word?) is a sweet combination. Considering I’ve been living in my pair for the past few weeks, they’ve earned a permanent place in my wardrobe.
You can purchase the new Spanx faux leather leggings at Nordstrom. Cool Mom Picks is a reward style affiliate.