I never wear skirts or dresses so I own a lot of pairs of jeans and leggings. I buy my jeans mainly from River Island and my leggings at new look or river island also. I recently was in Asda and saw that they sold plain black leggings. The price was great compared to other shops like New Look which are ridiculously priced for what they are. They last just as long if not longer. I got 2 pairs. The size which I got fit me perfectly. It wasn't too tight and was made of a much softer and more comfortable material than New look leggings. These leggings stay black unlike others which fade after washing them a fair amount if times. I have had these for a while now and have bought a few more pairs since. They last ages and are amazing quality for the low cost. The price of these are amazing, I would recommend these leggings to anybody that does not want to spend loads on a simple piece of clothing. These leggings are the littlest bit thicker than most other pairs too. This means that I do not have to wear 2 pairs of leggings at the one time, they are thick and warm anyway. Primark leggings are about the same price if not more expensive and are absolutely terrible quality! They are see through and thin. They are not flattering at all like these leggings are. I rate these a 5/5 for sure, they are amazing quality for an even better price!
I wear leggings more than any other item of clothing but I always find it difficult to find a good quality and well fitting pair. When I recently needed a new pair of leggings I was advised to try George at Asda, even though I doubted the quality of a supermarket brand would suit me. When I went to my local store I could see that these leggings were very popular since there were hardly any left on the rail. At only £6 a pair I could understand why people would buy these!
I recommend trying the leggings on if your local store has a changing room. Although I take a size 10 in every other store I've tried, I ended up having to buy a size 12 in the Asda range, so they generally have a smaller fit. I have muscular legs and a small waist so I often have trouble finding leggings that fit both on the legs and the waist. These leggings gently hug the shape of my body all over though and I would describe them as a perfect fit.
The leggings I bought were black. The cotton and elastine mix material is thick and not see through with the colour of the fabric being deep and not bleeding too much over time after washing. Mine have gradually gotten a little grayer over time though but the quality of colour is still acceptable. The seams are well sewn with strong stitching that does not give, even in areas of strain such as on the thighs or over the crotch seam.
The length of the leggings is perfect for me as they end at the ankle with no bagginess nor do they ride up during wear. The elasticated waist is very comfortable and allows them to sit well on the body. The leggings can be worn in a variety of ways including under tunics or dresses or as exercise pants.
The leggings are machine washable and I have found that they are exceptionally well designed and long lasting for an item of clothing that is so inexpensive. In fact, I've purchased leggings from designer stores like Topshop and the George leggings are just as good.
I would recommend trying these George leggings if they are an item of clothing you wear regularly. They are cheap, well designed, fit well and are long lasting. You can buy them in Asda stores with a George outlet or online from Asda Direct.
My legs were dancing for joy when leggings came back into fashion. Being of the "apple" shape, they had considerably helped me through the nineties, as I could hang out skinny legs, whilst covering the bumpy top half with a nice long top.
I spend very little time and not a lot of money shopping for clothes on the whole - I find I am either in my uniform or jammies these days - but otherwise I like a tunic top, leggings and boots.
I've many clothes from Asda - there is one within walking distance from where I work. The quality and price are fine for my needs, and one thing I buy quite often are these leggings.
They are quite simple - in plain black with an elasticated waistband, and made of 96% Cotton, 4% Elastane. They are available in sizes 8 - 18 and are priced at just £6 a pair.
Right Leg - The Things I like about these
They are really comfortable and very elastically - I would be a size 12 in a trouser but I buy a 10 because my legs are very thin (pity the rest doesn't match!). I like them to be tight on the leg but there is still enough "give" in the elastic waist. My legs are quite short, but I like to have plenty of length so I can tuck the leggings well into my socks as I absolutely hate the horrible chill when a little bit of skin gets exposed! The waistband is nice and high too, so I can tuck all of me in - before covering the result with my long top. They wash really well - I just sling them into a regular 30 degree cotton cycle then tumble or dry on the radiator. Even after plenty of washes they still retain plenty of elasticity and black colour.
Wrong Leg - The Things I don't like
At £6 a pair you know you're not going to get great quality. I find that although the colour and the elastic are fine, the material itself thins out after lots of washing. After a while they almost begin to look see-through, and though they don't go baggy, they do become a tad transparent. Mind you with a long top, long boots and short legs there's little actual legging to be seen. They are also quite easy to pluck or put holes in them - I'll often wear boots with buckles or studs, and I find if I sit crossed legged or on my feet, I'll easily put a hole through the thin material.
I think at the end of the day you get what you pay for - they don't last long and soon end up tied in a series of knots to become a doggy tug-of-war game. I suppose I could invest in more expensive, better quality leggings and get more longevity - but I'm so clumsy (especially trying to prove that I can still do a full Lotus after a few shandies) I'd probably end up puncturing a good pair with protruding decorations on my boots eventually anyway.
They are perfectly adequate for me, and if you have similar needs and a small clothing budget, yes I would recommend them, and because Asda is so handy I will buy again - but don't expect great quality and you'll not be disappointed.
Thanks for reading.
When leggings came back into fashion I will admit that I was very very reluctant to purchase any. This was mainly because I remember my mum wearing hardly anything but leggings in the early 90s and I didn't want to end up dressing like my mum just yet. But just like any fashion trend no matter how much I try and fight the temptation to follow it I gave it and eventually purchased some leggings. Although I now have several pairs of leggings with some being more expensive than others when shopping in Asda a few weeks ago I found myself purchasing another pair in lieu of the winter months approaching as this is when I tend to wear my leggings the most.
Asda like most large supermarkets have stocked a clothing range for several years now. The range has the 'George' branding and consists of a range of reasonably priced clothing for adults and children. As I work close to an Asda store I will often pop in for a browse on my lunch break and will find myself in the clothing section. I will admit that most items are not to my taste but every so often something will catch my eye and for basic items such as underwear, nightwear they have good ranges for great prices. So when I spotted the full length leggings priced at just £6.00 per pair I thought it was too much of a bargain to miss.
I purchased the leggings in Black but they were also available at the time in Navy too. I purchased a size 8 but they are available in sizes 8-24. The leggings as stated are full length, have an elasticated waistband and comprise of 96% Cotton and 4% Elastane.
The leggings are machine washable and I have found that mine have washed brilliantly. I normally wash them on 30 degrees as part of a dark load and air dry them and have not experienced any colour loss or shrinkage at all. My leggings have been washed many times and they are still in excellent condition.
As far as wear goes then these leggings are very comfortable indeed, as they are made from mainly cotton they are quite soft to the touch they are also quite thick so they are not in any way see threw which is a pet hate of mine when it comes to leggings. I mainly wear leggings during the winter months with a longer jumper/top and my Ugg boots and when worn this way these leggings are warm and cosy. But I have also worn them with a tunic style top and sandals or ballet style shoes which has also worked well and made the leggings really versatile for summer and winter wear.
Overall I have been really impressed with these leggings they are comfortable, versatile, wash well and are excellent value. Once my leggings have started to wear I will certainly be looking to purchase another pair.
Asda George full length leggings
On days when I find the time to laze around the house I love to be comfortable and my favourite house bound item of clothing (other than my PJ's) has to be a comfy pair of leggings paired with a slouchy top.
The Asda George full length leggings come in black or navy (there may be other colours but our local Asda doesn't sell anything other than black or navy) and I own both. The black is a nice dark black and doesn't appear see- through or like a pair of tights and the same can be said for the navy. The leggings do have a bit of a shine to them and are not all that matt looking. They are simply a basic, no frills, and bog standard pair of full length leggings. But, if you are much taller than me (5 foot 4 feet) then the regular size might be a little on the shorter side.
The only small niggle I have with the Asda leggings is that they are not high waisted enough for me, I much prefer the overall shape of Next leggings. I do find that I feel like I have to pull up the George leggings more than I would like too. I also don't find that they tend to last as long as some of the other leggings that I have owned or that they wash as well, but then the Asda George full length leggings only retail for £6 a pair and do come in a good range of sizes.
From me the Asda George full length leggings get a three out of five star rating - they are a cheap and somewhat cheerful pair of leggings, but they just aren't my favourite brand.
When the leggings craze started quite a few years ago, I bought a couple of pairs of leggings in Primark, to see whether I liked wearing them or not, plus I wasn't sure how long the trend would last, so didn't want to put a lot of money into them. After wearing the Primark ones for quite a few years, signs of wear and tear were beginning to show but I would say I got my money's worth. I don't get shopping as much as I used to given I have a little girl, so I tend to do a lot of shopping online, and find Asda clothing to be very good, plus they have a store not that far as well, which I like to visit. I have always been happy with the quality of their clothes before, so I had no hesitation in buying a pair of these black full length leggings for £6 back around easter time.
I find for work, navy and black leggings can be quite a staple part of my wardrobe, worn with boots in the winter and ballet pumps in the summer. They are comfy for lounging around and for work, and it is lovely to curl up on the sofa with them and you almost feel like you are wearing pyjamas as they are so comfortable to wear, and these leggings fit the bill for this. I picked size 10 in these leggings although I tend to vary between 8 and a 10, but since leggings tend to be fitted, I didn't want to end up with them digging into my waist, and size 10 was perfect. It does have an elasticated wasitband, however, it still is fitted at the waist. These leggings are made of 96% cotton so they are comfy as I said and soft to touch, and most importantly they wash very very well, keeping their shape and length. I would say however that I am a reasonable height and these are a good length on me, if not longer than necessary, so if you are on the short side, these may be longer that expected.
The other thing I really like about these leggings is the thickness of them. One of the pairs I previously had from Primark was very very thin and I sometimes had to wear tights underneath if it was a really cold winter day, however that is not the case with these leggings. Although I only got them at Easter time, and haven't worn them in the winter yet, there is a thickness with the material and they feel warm when they are on, so I have no doubt that these will be fine for the winter.
All in all, you can't go wrong with £6 for leggings that are nice to wear, comfy, warm and wash well. Why pay any more?!
I wear leggings a lot in my day to day life. I wear them to work some days and I also wear them around the house and even for nights out sometimes. I think that they are a versatile item of clothing that looks smart and is comfortable to wear. They can also look slobby but I think this is more to do with what you wear them with and also when they lose their shape.
These Asda leggings I bought because I really liked the feel and look of them on the hanger in the shop but they weren't that good of a buy as they ended up not washing very well and losing their shape which made them look a bit slob like instead of sleek and sexy when I paired them with black ankle boots and a black t-shirt.
They were only £6 but then so are the New Look ones which I think are vastly superior to these. The colour was lovely and dark on the hanger and I felt that they were really soft so I thought that they would be comfortable to wear and they were but only for the first couple of washes.
After being washed a couple of times the leggings lost their jet black look and started looking washed out and became a bit tatty looking. They also didn't keep their shape and started to sag a little bit round the bum and on the knees.
Also the material on these was already really thin to start with and I noticed that on the areas that stretched the most (my bum) these were practically transparent. Now I know that leggings usually do go a bit thinner on these areas but not usually to this extent. I still wore them because I was wearing them with a long t-shirt but it is something to keep in mind before buying them.
I usually like George clothing but this time they let me down and I only got a few wears out of the leggings before I had to bin them or else start to resemble some kind of hobo.
Apart from during our recent hot weather I tend to live in leggings as they are so comfortable and practical, easy to wash and go with a variety of tops, long sweaters and long shirts that I own which means they can be dressed up or down. However, during my last 'big wash' I noticed that a couple of pairs of leggings were not only slightly faded but also needed stitching between the legs and upper thigh areas.
I have made poor purchases in the past when it comes to buying leggings - either the seams did not last, or they were too thin and more like tights, or those that faded fairly quickly - so this time I did some research as money is very tight. I was surprised at the choice and price of leggings in the various shops I went to eg Peacocks, Next, Store 21, Primark etc but could not find what I was looking for at the right price. I just needed a pair of black, fairly thick, ankle length ones which did not cost the earth and those sold individually rather than in multipacks. I did not think this would be a problem but found disadvantages with every pair I looked at.
I decided to give up the idea and nipped into Asda to buy a few bits and bobs then found myself in the clothing department. I always forget that George at Asda do some great clothes and I soon found exactly what I was looking for for just £6. Their ankle length leggings seemed to come in size 8 to 26 and I have found their sizing to be true as far as I'm concerned.
I bought them about 10 weeks ago and have been back to buy another pair because they are so good. They are nice and soft and the label tells me they are 96% cotton and 4% elastane which means they have a good amount of stress yet they are breathable. Despite being washed dozens of times (I use a gentle cycle on my washer) they have retained their shape remarkably well and as far as I can tell the colour has remained a true black.
Furthermore, having checked the seams, there is no sign of weak stitching or 'thin' areas around the bum and upper thighs. I cannot see any signs of bobbling either which is good because they still look (almost) new despite the number of times I have worn them.
I am really pleased with these black leggings because they fit well, the quality is good and they only cost £6.
A few months ago I was staying at a friends house for the weekend when the pair of leggings I had taken with me fell apart. I needed something quickly and the only clothes shop in the town was an ASDA so I rushed in he and grabbed a pair of leggings.
The material on these leggings are lovely and soft and the leggings fitted really well. The only issue being tha these were the most see through pair I have ever owned. I know leggings are not renowned for their covering abilities but compared to others I have tried these were really poor. Not only that within maybe ten wears these had come out in holes, so although they last the weekend they didn't last much longer.
These fit me quite well. But was very disappointed as most leggings suck you in a bit and these didn't. I know they are not shape wear but I did want something more. These were true to size and the 16 leggings fit me perfectly.
The one good thing about them is they were not too long like most leggings are we're just the right length.
These were just standard black leggings, not much more to say here. But black does go with everything.
Price and Availability
I purchased mine for £6 and these can be bought from ASDA online or in store. I will not be buying these again, but for a cheap bargain whilst away from home they were not too bad.
I have purchased pairs of these leggings in the past, and I could swear that the material has changed, so I am going to write about my most recent purchase of the leggings (about two weeks ago). I am a size 16, but lost weight due to a dieting plan, so decided to buy some budget leggings temporarily. I was astonished by the price of the leggings (£6), I can honestly say that I have never seen them that cheap anywhere, and did the good old once over quality check in the store, they SEEMED to be fine. However, I was mistaken. I purchased a size 16 in the leggings and when I got them home, realised they were too small, so had to return them to get a larger size. These were baggier, but did not have much of a bigger waist. Anyway, I settled for them in the hope the waist band would become less tight after a few washes. The leggings did loosen and get baggier, but only on the legs and not the waist. A few days later I then noticed that the leggings had a hole in the seams, and a very small hole in the leg. Although technically they were faulty, I didn't take them back to ASDA because they were faulty. I have recently since, had to purchase some more leggings from a store elsewhere. The quality is not brilliant, and I would reccommend spending a bit more money if you want a decent pair of leggings.
I have a wardrobe filled up to the brim with different pairs of leggings, all in slightly different styles and shapes for different occasions, but I kicked myself when I came across these George leggings in my local ASDA store the other day, because they are basically a 'does everything in one' pair of leggings!
Although these leggings are basic in design - black and full length - they look equally good under either a dress or on their own with a daytime top and the one thing I love about these particular leggings is that they have a matte finish, instead of a sheer look that some other leggings have, which helps to not show your underwear! I like the fact that the waistband is very prominent, and has a really good elasticised fit around your waist, no matter if the leggings are bought in size 8 or size 28, a good range of sizes from George. These are an absolute essential for winter as they keep your legs super cosy and retain all heat because they are made of quite a thick material, but not too thick, so they can still be worn under dresses or even other bottoms.
I wore these for my DofE expedition and thought they suited perfectly! They keep me cosy and warm through minus temperatures and weren't even fazed by the prickly thorns we had to trek through, leaving no holes, rips or bobbles. This is definitely a sign of good quality material. My most liked quality about them is that they don't slip and slide all over your legs like some other leggings do, they have a snug fit, and stay on your legs and waist no matter how much you wriggle about. Saying that, they are perfectly easy to just slip on in the morning, and even though snug, they aren't tight in the slightest.
At £6 for these great leggings, it's definitely a price I would pay again and will end up doing because i'll be stocking up on these leggings for winter!
I think everybody needs a pair of these leggings, especially for winter and the cold temperatures. I'll be buying another pair of these leggings and would definitely recommend them to a friend, especially at only £6 for a pair and the variety of sizes they come in!
I usually shop at asda most weeks for my food shopping and I try to resist going upstairs to look at the clothing as I always find something I like to buy. This time I needed new leggings as my old leggings were starting to bobble and loose their shape.
I managed to find leggings I liked, they were plain black and full lengthened just what I need for winter. They only cost £7.00! Most leggings I have bought cost a lot more so I was a bit sceptical to try them but I did and will be heading back to asda for more.
I bought the black leggings and they were very black in colour, they feel like good quality as they were quite thick material and the material felt smooth and soft to touch. They have a elasticated waist band on them for extra comfort. The seams on the leggings are barely noticeable and the leggings have Lycra in them which makes them suitable for any body shape.
I found the leggings wash well on a cold temperature in the wash, they reshape well after a wash and look like new. I have had mine for a few months now and they have not faded or started to bobble at all. They feel very comfy to wear and are perfect to wear with my jumper dresses and boots, to me they are a every day essential for my wardrobe and are just as good quality leggings as others I have paid more money for from new-look and jane norman. I have since bought a few more pairs from asda as I was very impressed with the leggings.
I practically live in leggings, very rarely wearing jeans or any other bottoms simply because I find leggings so convienient.
These leggings from George at Asda are priced at a brilliant £6, they come in a great range of sizes from 8-24.
My son who is 10 years old even has a pair of these in a size 8 to wear under his rugby stuff for when it is cold!
I have bought them in three different sizes, 12, 14 & 16 and have about 12 pairs of these if not more, I am a size 12-14 and the size 12's offer a really comfortable fit, the 14's are a little looser but not by much and I bought the size 16 pair when I was pregnant but these are much too big so are now used for when I am decorating!
These legging wash and wear really well and can also be tumbled dried.
They are quite long in length and as I am only 5ft they do kind of ruffle around my ankle but not too badly, they are so comfortable and look great with flats/sandals/boots.
Throughout the summer months I wore them with long vests and now during the winter and last winter they are worn with long jumpers etc.
They are adequatly stretchy but then cling to your legs as leggings should.
Considering I wash and wear my leggings pretty much everyday they don't really show any signs of fading although I do have one pair that do seem to have lost more colour than the others!
Not only are they great to wear alone, they are also brilliant for underneath jeans or other trousers on wintery days.
For £6 these are a staple part of my wardrobe.
These leggings are excellent value and of good quality, I own about 5 pairs! I wear them with a long top or dress.
I bought them in a size 10 and they are true to size. They are a nice length and are long enough to cover my ankle ( I am 164 cm tall). They look good with flat pumps or with socks tucked into boots. They are quite thick and feel like they are good quality. They are good to wear in winter as they are thicker and warmer than most tights.
They have washed well and haven't gone baggy at the knees unlike other leggings that I have. They do seem to have faded a bit, but I would expect that with anything after I have worn them so much. The fact that they are so cheap means that they can easily be replaced! So far I haven't managed to make any of them shrink, although I do not risk putting them in the dryer.
This review will be on Asda (George) leggings and will be my own experience plus that of my niece whose opinion may be second hand for the review but will also help with my own opinion. I'll be looking at the basic legging in black, although I will mention options, as I'm sure that if asked for a separate category Dooyoo would say there is one already on site.
I've been wearing leggings for about twenty years now and even though I'm nearing sixty I still like to choose fashionable clothes. I like leggings because they are just so versatile. They are comfortable under long jumpers, dresses and tops. I've worn pairs instead of tights with a dress or skirt on cold winter days. I slop around the house in them and have even worn a pair to bed once when I forgot my Jim-jams. I discovered the George make about four years ago and really wouldn't buy them from anywhere else unless they stopped making the larger sizes. My weight fluctuates from a size 16 up to a 20, so it's vital I have a range of sizes. I usually buy a size under my jean size as the leggings are generous, so it's great that these go from size 8 right up to a size 24.
As mentioned I'm talking about the basic full-length leggings, which are £6 to buy and have been that price for a while now. They are available in black but there has recently been an addition to the range in the colour gray which might interest those who like a change of colour. These are 96% cotton and 4% elastane which make them nice and stretchy but they soon go back to normal size after wearing if you choose the correct size. You can also buy similar leggings in cropped styles, ones with buttons at the ankle and even ribbed ones. The make is similar with the button detail as a fashion extra.
On a first wear they feel quite tight and snug around the waist, tapering nicely to my ankles, as I'm five feet six inches. I've tried some from Peacocks and the fit is nowhere near as good, with the fabric feeling thinner and the legs tend to pool around the ankles. As I have a long body as well as long legs (I'm a 30 inch inside leg) you would expect them to be a poor fit, but the George leggings fit really well. After wearing I wash them in luke-warm soapy water and they soon go back to the original shape. Depending on how much I wear them I find a pair lasts me about 6 months to 9 months after which they do lose shape. These are so cheap it's a bargain to buy a few pairs at one go.
Recently my 40-year-old niece visited me for a long stay and as she is diabetic her weight and size makes choosing clothes difficult for her. She's just less than five feet tall and wears size 22 in leggings, which she has been buying from Peacocks or Evans when she could afford them. The Evans make were very similar to the George so I suggested she try a pair of mine to see if the leg length would be okay. Obviously the size 20 was a bit small, but since they stretched more across her stomach and hips the leg length was fine. We decided to buy her a pair to see how she got on with them and she's been wearing them ever since. I was surprised that they weren't too long on her and thought it worth a mention. I would expect this to be suitable for pregnant women as well since they do stretch well across the tummy.
I'm really pleased with mine and a bonus is that you can order these for just £2.95 postage. The Asda site is easy to use and it is also a good idea to see if the size you want is in stock before ordering or going into the shop. Since I haven't got my bus pass yet I have to pay £2.75 in bus fare and that's using a day pass. I live in a city and the nearest Asda is about two miles away. I can walk it on a good day, but why bother when I can get my parcel sent within two days?
Washing them is easy and they can be machine-washed. I just prefer to hand-wash mine as I have always found anything with Elastane in it is better hand-washed. They don't fade with washing either. With winter almost on our doorstep, what better way to keep warm and stay fashionable than with these leggings, especially since the new fashion is back to my teen years with the mini dresses all the rage at the moment?
Definitely recommended by me.
I hope you find this useful.
©Lisa Fuller. 2011.