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New Look Ankle Leggings
Member Name: cyberem78
New Look Ankle Leggings
Date: 22/08/13, updated on 22/08/13 (47 review reads)
Advantages: Material is thick and of a good quality.
Disadvantages: Mine are a little too long.
I used to shop in New Look quite often but as I got older I started to feel that perhaps the overall vibe of the clothes was too young for me and stopped going in as often. I'm a mystery shopper, though, and I recently had the chance to go to my local New Look store and buy something for free. I couldn't turn that offer down! I was given a budget of £8 and I really didn't want to spend much more. When I saw these ankle length leggings for £7.99 I thought they'd be the perfect choice. I used to wear leggings only for doing exercise in but I gradually came to realise that you can get leggings in lots of different types of materials and colours. They look great on their own or with dresses/tunics or skirts and most importantly they feel so comfortable! I've therefore been a bit of a legging convert for the past couple of years and I now feel I'm an authority on whether a certain brand of leggings is of a good quality or not! I've bought leggings from many brands including Joules, Peacocks, White Stuff, Primark, Marks and Spencers, TU, George at Asda and more. This is how the New Look leggings compare....
Firstly, you can get these leggings in a few different colours. I got the black but you can also get navy blue and a maroon colour. When I was in store they had hardly any leggings left on the shelf so I assume they are quite popular. New Look staff can order from other stores if you can't find your size. You can also get these online.
I am 5'6 tall and usually take a size 10 on the bottom half. I usually wear 31 inch length trousers. The size 10 in these leggings are a good fit for me. They are snug but not tight around the waist. They work well on muscular legs as they have good stretch and aren't too narrow. The only thing is they are a tiny bit too long. I wouldn't say they are so long that it put me off buying them at all but there is a slight wrinkle around the ankle. I know some people actually wear them like this as a fashion statement though. I don't think it's really noticeable on me and it doesn't feel uncomfortable or anything but they are a tad longer in leg length than most of the leggings I own.
When leggings are a bit cheaper in price like this I expect the material to be a bit thin and see-through but the material on these is thick and you can't see through to your underwear or see shades of skin in places where the fabric stretches. The fabric is viscose and elastine. The degree of stretch in the leggings means they are easy to put on and they sit snugly on your body shape, whatever that might be!
The elasticated waistband has a lot of give in it and the actual waistband level feels appropriate - not too high like Simon Cowell pants or too low that you feel your knickers are showing! The seam around the crotch is strong and well stitched.
The colour of the leggings is deep and bold and has remained so despite me having worn and washed these (a care label is attached to the inside seam) many times now. I'm very pleased with their durability so far. I'm also pleased by how strong the material is. I have pet dogs and often either get a claw put through my leggings or when I'm out walking I get snagged on a thorn bush and a hole is torn into the leggings. However, these New Look leggings have yet to succumb to such fate despite getting a lot thrown at them!
As mentioned I like to wear these in many ways. When wearing under a tunic they feel like a second skin and aren't bulky or too thick. I think these are the type of leggings that you can wear all year around too. I've been wearing them on hot and cold days and they are always comfortable. You could very well wear these leggings for just jogging or doing something like yoga as they are flexible but clingy to the skin.
I would certainly buy another pair of these leggings as I feel they are really good quality and excellent value and I would recommend them to anyone. However I would recommend trying them on prior to buying if you are able as, like I said, they might be more suited for the longer legged Maria Sharapova types rather than for anyone with very short pins. Discovering these leggings has made me want to revisit New Look again though to see if they have more good quality wardrobe staples on offer.
Summary: A great price for good quality leggings.
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