(on me, these are about 3 inches above my belly button)
Girlfriend Collective Compressive high-rise leggings | small, 23 3/4″ inseam
Random tank top that says “Barre Babe” 🙂
Melissa X Baja East slides
my bra is C9 from Target and at least five years old…
(I literally just got home from Pure Barre, drank my smoothie and took this picture…it’s my “uniform” for PB every morning)
I got my first pair of Girlfriend Collective leggings when they were offering them for just shipping & handling, back when they first launched. Which was such a great idea BTW, because it gave me the chance to try them for such a great price, and now that I know I love them, I will re-purchase ONLY Girlfriend Collective leggings from now on. Oh, and they’re absolutely worth full price.
If you’re not a regular reader, or relatively new, you may not know that I’ve done Pure Barre for a little over six years and I go to class at least 5 days a week. I have five pairs of leggings and rotate them continuously; I don’t need more than that. I expect my leggings to last at least three years with 1x/week wears and washes.
I started out wearing Lululemon leggings and then switched to Alo a couple years in and now still have 4 pairs of Alo leggings in rotation, plus this Girlfriend Collective pair (I had to give away my original pair because they were too big – still in great condition though, after two years+ of heavy use). My Alo leggings are still in amazing condition also (they’re each several years old) but two pairs are just too big on me generally, and I’ll be replacing them over time with more GC leggings instead of more Alo.
At first, these leggings are tough to get on, so much you’ll think they won’t fit, but they will! And then once you get them on, they soften/loosen up and become super-comfortable. It’s REALLY important not to get them too big because they’ll tend to slip and sag with wear and use. I like heavy compression, which is why I really love these, but I see they’ve introduced a new lighter, less compressive legging that you might like better if you don’t like such a girdle-like feel haha.
The GC leggings are a bit thicker than my Alo ones, and feel like they’re a little “hotter” generally. But that makes them 100% opaque too. Not that I’ve tried any other colors to test that out (I don’t wear underwear with ANY of my leggings) because while I love their other colors and am tempted, I can’t deal with visible crotch sweat. That shit is real ladies. Black hides everything…
I also LOVE the super-high rise on these, and will probably stick with that, but they do have a lower rise if you’re not a big fan.
I mean, these are pretty much the perfect leggings if you ask me, and I’ve tried them all. The best thing is that they’re made from nylon from recycled plastic bottles, but they also fit REALLY well. Oh, and they are truly inclusive, going from size XXS to XXXL and are available in three different lengths.
I do NOT wear these other than for Pure Barre because for one thing, I keep my workout wardrobe and “real-life” wardrobe separate, never to mix LOL. And if I’m going to wear leggings with a tunic or sweater or something, I want them to be DARKEST black and EXTRA matte, not slick at all, so I generally stick with mostly cotton for leggings to wear “out.” I may consider getting a second pair of these to wear “out” for fall/winter though, because I like them so much.
Who else has tried Girlfriend Collective leggings? or any of their other items? What did you think?