So, remember when I told you I ordered the Hudson “jeggings”? You thought I was kidding didn’t you….
Well, they’re here!! First, I’m not sure you can call them “jeggings” as they’re not denim – they’re 90% cotton 10% spandex – they’re more like a pant-like legging. But they’re totally shaped like jeans, and they fit like jeans – including the little bit of waist-gap LOL. Honestly, I’m not sure what jeggings are supposed to be – are they just super-skinny jeans? or are they like these Hudson’s? Jean-styling, without the denim material? Whatever…
Those of you who follow me on twitter probably saw my “they’re here” tweet; the package from Shopbop arrived just after I had finished eating a TON of chips & salsa (and half a chocolate chip cookie), so I was not looking forward to trying these on. And D’uh, I HAVE to try them on the moment they arrive!!! The kicker is, that even though I was bloated and stuffed, they still fit me wonderfully, and didn’t make me feel like a sausage stuffed into a too small casing. They may make me LOOK like that, but that’s another story LOL!!
I like them a lot. I have a hard time getting past the fact that they’re so comfortable…but they’re also a great fit. I love that they’re better at “holding” everything in than regular leggings, and I feel like the heavier material makes them look a bit more appropriate as “pants” or for wearing under tunics. BUT, I still have some issues with my legs. I mean, my legs are my legs, they’ve always been very difficult for me to deal with, and now, they’re especially flabby. Leggings/tights/Jeggings do not leave anything to the imagination (like denim does) so all my curves are out for the world to see…
And I think I might be getting okay with that 🙂
What do you think?
Hudson Collin Leggings from Shopbop
James Perse deep-v tunic
Details on sizing/fit/etc., for the Hudsons: I took a 32, which is my normal denim size, and they fit me perfectly except for about an inch gap in the waist – which I can handle. They’re also VERY long, I have them tucked under here, but may decide to get them hemmed. Oh, and they do have the signature Hudson flap pockets, which are a little much for my already big butt, but I don’t planning on showing it at all, so I think it’s all good…
In comparison, I tried on these Joe’s Jeans leggings yesterday at Anthropologie and can’t really say they’re any better or worse than these – I think they would be a great substitute actually. They were a little shorter, no flap pockets, and they are about $20 cheaper. They have less cotton in them also…which I think makes them more snug.