I do love leggings as I find them really comfortable to wear in the house but I do also wear them outside but make sure that I am wearing something long on the top. I actually bought these Asda crop leggings from Ebay and paid just £1.95. I have looked online and saw that these leggings are around 7 and as these were new without tags I was very pleased with this purchase.
These leggings are black as are most of my pairs and they are 95 per cent viscose and 5 per cent elastane which gives them their stretch. You can also get them in white and grey. They have the usual elasticated waist which is about an inch which is very comfortable. I am probably between sizes 16-18 with leggings and these are a size 18 so are a comfortable fit for me to lounge round in. They look and feel quite thick and there are no thin areas even around the parts which are taking the most strain.
The length of these leggings is perfect for me and they do come to just past my knees and I think that leggings can be flattering for any shape or size if you dress them up with a suitable long top and I think they can make you look slimmer than jeans or trousers.
I wash these leggings at 30 degrees and then dry them on the clothes airer but you can also tumble dry them. They don't take long to dry and they don't need any ironing, they have not faded or bobbled and still look as good as new. If I wear them for a few days the knees do bag a little bit but as soon as I wash them they go back to their original shape. I think they can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion and are very versatile and I think I got a fabulous buy with these and will continue to search Ebay for more bargains.
~*~*~* WHY I BOUGHT THESE LEGGINGS *~*~*~
I bought these cropped leggings around two months ago now because I wanted something to wear under my maxi skirt to stop my thighs rubbing together and to hold my belly in a little bit - I've gained a little weight in the past six months or so and felt too self conscious without something on under my skirt despite the length of it.
~*~*~* PRICE *~*~*~
The retail price for these cropped leggings is £6 which is good value in my opinion and I was happy to pay this price as they were excactly what I wanted.
~*~*~* STYLE *~*~*~
Obviously these are really basic and nothing too fashionable or eye-catching, they're just plain cropped leggings which come just below my knees. I like the length of these as some cropped leggings come to my lower calfs as I'm petite, and I prefer the shorter length of these. The leggings are available in a few different colours in-store however online only the black colour is available. I have them in black as I have got a black maxi skirt and didn't want a brighter colour showing through, and also black is versatile enough to wear with any coloured top.
~*~*~* HOW I WEAR THEM *~*~*
As I've said above I bought these to wear under my maxi skirt which I do regularly but I have also been wearing them just with a vest recently as it has been so hot and these are nice and lightweight - much more lightweight than jeans and they're obviously cooler than full length leggings. I do feel a bit self conscious in them as they show off my lower legs which I don't like, but its been so hot that I haven't really cared too much about how I look just lately as long as I'm comfortable and cool.
~*~*~* COMFORT *~*~*~
These are really comfortable as they fit me well and don't dig into my stomach or feel too tight as the material is nice and stretchy. The material is soft, smooth and lightweight and they are a lot more comfortable than tight trousers like jeans and chinos. The material is made from cotton & they're 4% elastane. I like that the percentage of elastane is low as some brands of leggings with higher percentages of elastane lose their shape really quickly but these still fit me properly after two months, they've not gone baggy around the knees or waist or around the ankles.
~*~*~* OVERALL *~*~*~
I definitely recommend these cropped leggings. They're lightweight, comfortable and they're reasonably priced too. They're basic but they look nice enough and I feel comfortable in them. They've been ideal to just stick on with a vest for the past couple of days in the thirty degree heat as they're lightweight, and they're great as a base layer too under my maxi skirt. They're decent quality too and after 2 months of regular wear they're still looking in decent condition apart from some slight bobbling but they've not gone see through or lost their shape just yet.
(Available sizes: 8-24)
Five out of five stars.
Asda cropped leggings
I bought a few pairs of these when visiting Asda with my step daughter to buy a few clothes for her work. We were going on holiday and I love legging as they are so comfortable yet look quite smart with the right top. I have a variety of longish tops that cover my bottom and look good with leggings so a combination of these and a few different coloured leggings can take me most places on holiday.
I find leggings are comfortable to wear whether cold or hot. In hot weather as my thighs are not so slender they stop the tops of my legs sticking together and getting sweaty. They are no hotter than shorts and can be worn with longer tops that are loose and cool.
The other reason I take a few pairs of legging when travelling is that they take up almost no room in the suitcase or bag and they need absolutely no ironing at all either. I can swap leggings and tops and create different outfits that take me from casual to quite dressy so easily.
I don't usually go for the lighter colours so brown, black and dark blue are the variants I choose but they also come in white and other colours.
They are available in sizes 8 up to 24 and I find that they are a pretty true fit for my size and the waistband is not too tight. To be honest a size bigger doesn't matter too much either, they just don't get so stretched over the knee and the fabric is not so stretched either. They are made from 96% cotton and 4% elastane so cool because of the cotton and stretchy with the elastane but quite firm too so they don't bag too much after a few hours of wear.
I chose black in these leggings as a lot of mine are as I find it goes with everything. They don't show the dirt but sadly they do attract lots of white cat hair which seems to be my accessory of choice for most occasions!
I wear these mostly with flipflops when travelling but have got away with wearing them with crocs and obviously posher sandals look good too.
When we were in Las Vegas I lived in these cropped leggings as they were perfect for the hot weather and looked smart enough with a nice top to wear in the evening as well as all day.
I have found that these wash brilliantly in the machine and they have not pilled at all. They have stayed their true shape and still pretty unfluffed. They also coped with being dried in a drier when we stayed in Las Vegas but I don't own a drier so it was only while we were away that they suffered that abuse. I usually just dry mine on the line outside or over a radiator in the weather we have been 'enjoying' recently.
Obviously these need no ironing so that alone makes me like them even better as I hate ironing.
These are obviously available in Asda and I have found Asda ones to last well and be of good quality. They feel nice against my skin, have not stretched or bagged or got fluffed after many a wash. I can't remember the exact rice these were but they were a lot less than a fiver, more like £3 so maybe they were on sale when I bought them and well worth the price I felt.
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One of the reasons for the popularity of leggings is their comfort and secondly their versatility when it comes to wearing them: winter/summer, with pumps/with boots etc etc. Most of my leggings are full length but I have two pairs of cropped leggings from the George range at Asda, which are currently on sale for £6, but I didn't pay this for either pair of leggings. During my pregnancy, I picked up a pair of these white cropped leggings for £2 in a bigger size than I usually wear and I wore these a lot in my last couple of months of pregnancy when it was coming into the summer and I was generally a lot warmer with my own constant hot water bottle. I also own a black pair of these cropped leggings in my usual size, which cost me £1, as I picked them up out of season in an Asda sale. Even then, I would pay £6 for these leggings as I think in comparison to some high street shops, this is a very reasonable price given the quality you get.
These leggings are a very comfortable fit, although now that I have had my little girl, I no longer wear my white leggings as they were bought in a bigger size to allow for a growing bump. My black crop leggings however are a great fit, and what I like is that they aren't thin. These leggings are made predominantly of cotton and are thicker than some of the usual paper thin leggings. My leggings sit at just the right length on my leg, just under my knee, which means that when I wear them under a long tunic or under a denim skirt, they look just the right length, to let my legs get a little sun (if there is any!) but at the same time, allow me to wear my summery clothes in slightly cooler summer days and also dresses down a summer dress so I can wear it during the daytime.
During the summer months when I wear these crop leggings, I wash them numerous times, and I have been impressed with how well they have kept their shape and the material is still in great condition.
All in all, I would highly recommend these leggings for the summer. They really are a versatile style of clothing and ideal for when you want to get your summer clothes on but it maybe isn't warm enough to go without tights etc. Great price for a great quality pair of cropped leggings.
I seem to live in cropped leggings when the weather is slightly warmer and when I spotted these white cropped leggings in my local Asda on sale for only £2 I snapped them up. You can't really go wrong for just £2.
The leggings had a full price of £6 and being from George, are online available to purchase either in store or online. I don't think they are selling them at the moment due to the season but they usually have the same basic leggings on sale every year at the right time.
The leggings come in sizes 8 all the way up to 24 so you are bound to find your size without any problems. They are made from 96% cotton and 4% elastane, I find they have the same material as most of my other leggings and are quite stretchy so that they are easy to put on, then they cling to your legs like all other leggings. The leggings I have are white in colour but they are normally available to purchase in black when the summer season kicks in.
The white colour is nice, I find that it does have a bit of a see through quality about it but it isn't anything major. If you are wearing dark underwear underneath then it's bound to be seen if you are wearing a short top but nothing else is visible under the leggings. I always team leggings with long line tops or short dresses anyway so don't really have to worry that much.
As these are cropped leggings, I find them great to wear in the summer. They look great with flat shoes, flip flops or wedges so they are very versatile. I'm a shortie at only 5ft tall, the leggings do sit quite far down my leg when I've just put them on but I tend to pull them up my legs a little bit so they don't look stupid. When I pull them up I find that the stretchy material does cling to my leg so I don't have to worry about the legs falling back down again!
I wash my leggings on a 40 degree wash and let them air dry, although they are tumble dryer safe I don't know how well they handle this as I don't use mine. I find that they wash really well and the white colour hasn't faded any more than when I first bought them.
I'd definitely recommend these cropped leggings from George. At full price they offer great value for money and on sale they are an absolute steal. They are well made, versatile and keep the good condition after many uses.
If ever you read any of my clothing reviews you will now be very well aware that I have an obsession with buying undies and leggings! I am unable to resist spending my money on this stuff in my local supermarkets which is where I end up purchasing alot of my clothes from as I don't really have any good shops anywhere near where I live sadly!
Leggings I find to be really comfortable usually. My weight goes up and down as I have an eating disorder and I also find them to be very versatile and it has to be said I own loads and loads of pairs, in different styles, lengths and colours!
Me though, well I usually opt for a safe black or dark coloured option but with summer fast approaching and men strolling round half naked outside my window (I live by the beach by the way lol) I decided it was time to lighten up my act a little when I spotted these in my local Asda store only avaiable in this particular style in white costing a mere £6.00 a pair I decided to snap them up and revamp my look lol!
They come in sizes 8-24 and are made from 96% Cotton, 4% Elastane and are fully machine washable and tumble dry safe. They are stretchy, not too thick and smooth with a cotton feeling all over them and a slightly elasticated and not too thick waistband which sits flat of course against your waist. They are a cropped legging to so on my 5.8 frame they rest against my calfs so depending on your height really is where they come to of course.
Comfrotable, well made with double seam stitching in most places I do like the turn up bottoms they have and the fact that the seams are straight on the sides of the legs which is important as being white in colour they are highly visible.
However these are rather see-through and unattractive in my opinion. If you have any weight on you at all they are not really going to be very flattering and I can see through these rather alot. I can combat that by wearing long line tops however do be careful with the underwear you wear with these or you may flash more than you think!
These remind me of granny thermals to look at however easy to look after they are, I have had no problems with washing and/or drying them at all so no colour fade or them going out of shape or anything like that and they do feel nice and comfy on however I don't like the see-throughness of these and think they look a bit old fashioned on sadly!
Available from Asda stores and from Asdadirect.com.