Besides “What nail color is that” and “Where is that shirt from”, the most asked question on my Instagram page is “How do the SPANX faux leather leggings fit? Since they are a pricer pair of leggings, I get it. You really want to know if they are worth it or not before you spend the money.
Well, let me tell you, they are worth EVERY penny.
(Also before we get into it let me tell you, this is NOT a sponsored post. I did receive the SPANX Mama leggings c/o Red Dress Boutique but the faux leather ones I purchased on my own. I wanted to address your questions about them all in one spot so that you all had a reference to go to if you were thinking about purchasing them and just in case I can’t get to all of your DMs).
Are they worth $98?
Yes, yes and yes again.
Once you get these leggings and wear them a couple of times, you will look at your $20 leggings and laugh. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still wear some of my $20 leggings around the house on lazy days, but if I’m headed out the door, I’m wearing the Spanxs.
The material of these leggings is thicker and you can feel that they are well made. Not only that, they suck you in. Who doesn’t want that?! They are high rise (goodbye post baby flab) and overall just make you look and feel like a million bucks…so $98 is SO worth it.
Do they run true to size?
Personally, I sized up a size (and not because I’m pregnant – all of my legging pant sizes have stayed the same under the bump). If you look at the over 1K reviews online, many people sized up. Since they are a tighter legging (they have to suck you in somehow), the medium fit best for me – I’m usually a small. Also, I’m 5’4 and I don’t have to roll them up or cuff them at the bottom.
Do they look really “plastic”?
One of my least favorite things about leather leggings is when they look really fake and like cheap plastic. These ones do not look that way at all in real life. They look like nice, real leather – not too shiny or fake looking.
What’s the difference between the Spanx Nordstrom version & the Target version?
I’ve had a couple of you message me, asking me what the difference was between the Target Spanx faux leather leggings & the regular ones (besides the $60 price difference). So, I ordered the Target version so that I could see for myself and let you know. To me, they didn’t fit as well and they didn’t feel as thick and well made. They did look exactly the same, real like leather wise, but they didn’t feel the same on the skin. The band that goes around your belly also felt different, not as fitting and flattering.
I’m pregnant. Should I get the Faux Leather Leggings or the Mama Maternity leggings?
I wore the faux leather leggings until I was about 7 months pregnant (under my bump) until they became a little bit too tight around the bottom of my bump. Then I got the Mama Maternity leggings and almost cried because they were so comfortable. SO, if you are pregnant, I would say invest in the maternity ones as you could wear them throughout your entire pregnancy AND after. They stretch to go over the bump and are a thicker material so you feel sucked in without it being too tight on the bump.
I also own 3 pairs of just the regular Spanx leggings and absolutely LOVE them! They are my go-to black leggings as they suck you in, are high waisted and don’t fall down! (I also size up one in these and wear a medium).
Hoping this post answers all your SPANX questions!
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