Guest post submitted by CY customer Mindy B.
The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler. I’m slowly starting to pack away the shorts and tee-shirts for the return of my cardigans, sweatshirts, denim, and leggings. Yes...leggings and joggers. I always look forward to this time of year. I love the feel of a cool fall breeze, bonfires, hayrides, and trips to the apple orchard. As fall recently just began, I long for the days when I can dress in my comfortable attire for running errands, shuttling my children to and from school, and lounging at home. I also strive to put together outfits for my work with children which are comfortable yet professional.
I am always on the lookout for fall attire that leaves me feeling put together and polished. It’s the little things that bring me joy, and those are such things as long sweatshirts, leggings, and a cute tennis shoe to tie the outfit together. I’ve purchased many leggings or joggers throughout the years; but, had never yet tried Spanx leggings. I had heard the reviews of people loving the pants, and how they appreciated their shaping capabilities, but had just never taken the time to order a pair. I’m not sure why I hadn’t taken the time to do so, but I decided that this would be the year. With more time at home this past year and anticipating more to come in the upcoming months, I was excited to expand my wardrobe.
I was very excited to learn that Confidentially Yours recently started carrying Spanx leggings. I’m always happy to support a local business with my purchases, and my love of comfortable clothing is real. When I set out on a dreary fall morning to purchase my leggings, I was greeted by cheerful staff when I arrived at the store. A wide selection of patterns and sizes were available for me to choose from. I have a tendency to go for more basic styles with my pants, because I often wear colorful, printed tops. There were black faux leather leggings, black camouflage leggings, green camouflage leggings, and plain “very black” leggings available for me to choose from. The leggings were available in sizes XS - 3X. I grabbed a few pairs of leggings to try on, and luckily, I found that the pair that fit me the best were in my typical size. I love when that happens. They were easy to slip on and stayed put when I gave them the “dressing room trial.” I jumped up and down a few times and danced (thankfully behind the closed door because no one needs to see that). When the leggings felt comfortable and also passed my fitting room test, I decided to purchase them. I was in and out of the store in about fifteen minutes with new attire in hand. I was also happy to be able to add a few more bra bucks to my customer shopping account because I’m working towards that free bra (yes….FREE). If you haven’t signed up to earn bra bucks, make sure that you do because there are some pretty good rewards available.
At home, I found a tunic length sweatshirt to wear with my leggings and decided to wear them the next day. I loved the way that the leggings felt on. I’ve worn many Spanx products in my lifetime, and these leggings did not feel as constricting as other shapewear products that I’ve worn. They also were not loose fitting, but seemed to give support in all of the areas that I desired extra shaping. I would not describe the fit as tight as athletic leggings that you might be familiar with, but I would describe it as more of “a just right hug.” The leggings are made of nylon and spandex which makes them flexible and moveable. I also have a long torso, so I was very happy to note that the leggings hit at and cover my waistline. When I took the leggings off for the day, I threw them right in the washing machine (turned inside out) on cold to wear again the next day.
I’m very happy that I decided to make 2020 the year that I purchased a pair of Spanx leggings. In the short time that I have owned them, they have already gotten a lot of use. I love the fact that leggings can be dressed up or down depending on what you put with them. Pair your leggings with a long cardigan or tunic length blouse, and you can be ready for a day at the office. Try a pair of pumps and some fancy jewelry, and the leggings could be ready for a night out on the town. Or, try my favorite….a tunic length sweatshirt and fun athletic shoes make for a comfortable and polished look for errands, car trips, or days around the house.
As I had eyed the green camouflage leggings inside Confidentially Yours, I have a feeling that I just might be making a trip back before too long in order to make those another part of my fall wardrobe. The black leggings definitely exceeded my expectations which makes me eager to return to purchase another pair. I think that you’ll find that Spanx leggings may just become the new foundation that you never knew you were missing in your fall wardrobe.