*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*
MANY of you requested a few picks for quality leggings, so here we go:
HUE Ultra Leggings with Wide Waistband – was $36, now $33.50
While I don’t own this exact pair of HUE leggings, I’ll tell you this: Most of my pairs are from Old Navy and Target, and are all bagging at the knee after less than two years of wear. My HUE pairs? Still in great shape after two years of wear. The style shown above includes a wide waistband, which I personally adore, so I’m calling them a good bet! Available in sizes XS – XL.
Miraclebody by Miraclesuit Basic Ponte Leggings – was $96, now $67.20
So here’s what I’ve learned: If you’re looking for warm, sturdy, high-quality leggings that won’t bag or sag and never show your skintone through the cloth, what you’re really looking for is skinny ponte pants. Or ponte leggings, like these. Ponte isn’t as cheap as the spandex/cotton blends, but it lasts longer, looks better, and keeps you warmer. This pair has a high waist and slim leg, and is available in sizes 2 – 16.
Smartwool Midweight Natural Rise Bottom – was $80, now $61.99
This is a risky pick, I know, since this legging is technically a base layer. But I’m putting it out there for a few reasons: Smartwool makes great stuff, these leggings are 100% merino which means they’ll be incredibly warm, and they receive rave user reviews. Does anyone own these babies? Are they too thin for legging use? Available in XS – XL.
(Can you tell I’m SCRAMBLING? I’d actually love some input on sources for great leggings from you folks! Please share!)
Other not-currently-on-sale resources for quality leggings:
- Eileen Fisher – They will not be cheap, but they will be fabulously made.
- Athleta – My impression is that athletic leggings may have a higher nylon/spandex content, but they are built for constant, hard use. The Finesse Legging sounds like a good bet, and it comes in petite, tall, and plus sizes.
- Nordstrom – From athletic brands to plus sizes, there’s a ton to choose from. See especially offerings from Wolford.
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