“ Brand: Dorothy Perkins „
Most of the jeans I buy are from Dorothy Perkins and for the last few years now I have repeatedly bought their Bailey Superskinny jeans in a variety of colours apart from the usual denim, as I find they fit me perfectly and I love the style and quality.
My daughter also buys the jeans too and then last year she showed me her new Eden 'Jeggings' from Dorothy Perkins, which on first glance I thought were another pair of jeans, until she explained they were in fact jeggings.
I had heard of jeggings prior to this and knew that they were leggings which actually look like jeans. However, they weren't something I was particularly keen to try. I am not a big leggings fan to be honest and prefer my jeans, but on seeing my daughter wearing her new jeggings, I had to admit they did look nice and actually looked like a pair of superskinny jeans. She explained they were really comfortable and I decided next time I was in Dorothy Perkins I would try some on.
A few weeks later I did try on some Eden Jeggings in Dorothy Perkins and although there were a few different shades to choose from, black was my preference.
These Eden Jeggings are described as ultra soft. They are 67% Cotton, 31% Polyester and 2% Elastane and fully machine washable.
I was impressed by the quality of these jeggings as they aren't as thin as leggings. In fact they are just like the Superskinny jeans I often buy and are also styled like the jeans, with pockets and a waistband and front pleat where the zip would be if they were actually jeans. The only difference is that they are not jeans of course and you simply pull them on without any zips or buttons to fasten.
Right away as I was pulling the jeggings on they felt so comfortable and once on, I thought they looked really smart. Ideal I thought for those uncomfortable days when I may feel bloated or be suffering with cramp. I purchased the black pair I tried on and was very happy with them. At £20 I think they are great value for money.
What I also like about these jeggings is that they come in the various leg length sizes too just like the jeans, so you can select your dress size then choose, short, regular or long leg length, to ensure the perfect fit.
These Eden jeggings are also available in various shades which change during the year depending on the season. Dorothy Perkins often have sales too and online offers which means you can often buy these for less than £20 too. I recently bought another black pair with a charcoal grey pattern on them for just £12 and they look great to go out in with a black top and boots. They are one of my wardrobe favourites at the moment and so comfortable too. They look good to go out in with a nice top, but also are ideal to wear with a long jumper or comfy top when just slobbing around in the house and as I mentioned before, I find these are more comfortable to wear than jeans when I am suffering with cramp.
I haven't had any issue with these jeggings going out of shape either and find they wash well and retain their shape perfectly. Although my plain black jeggings faded a little after a few months, I find this happens with all black jeans I have purchased and so have come to expect it. I still have had great value for money out of them and simply replace them when they become too faded.
My daughter owns a few pairs of these jeggings too in blue, wine and plum shades and she is equally as happy as I am. I still purchase the Superskinny jeans too but I will also be purchasing more of these jeggings. Even if like me you are not a fan of leggings, then I would suggest trying a pair of these Eden jeggings on and you may find you are as pleasantly surprised as I was.
Visit www.dorothyperkins.com or a branch of Dorothy Perkins or Outfit for more info and to purchase.
Happy to recommend!
I bought these jeggings a couple of months ago from Dorothy Perkins and I have worn them quite a few times since then. They come in various colours - black, blue, brown, grey, red, green, wine ie burgundy, ginger, purple and so on. Mine are the black but I did like the look of some of the other colours. They come in a full range of sizes from 6 to 22 and you can also get them in different leg lengths, short, regular and tall, which is a big advantage for me as I often need a shorter leg length. I find they are quite true to size, or maybe ever so slightly generously sized if anything.
I really like the look and feel of these jeggings. They are soft and stretchy, but the material is quite substantial and thick so they don't just look like leggings. I don't like wearing leggings as trousers on their own (I wear them under short dresses usually) as they are a bit too flimsy and can be a bit see through. These jeggings don't have that problem at all. Mine are a true black and not see through in the slightest. They are about as thick as normal skinny jeans, just softer and stretchier than most of the jeans I wear. As they are so stretchy they fit really well and are skin tight. The advantage for me is that they don't go baggy in any areas while wearing, even after repeated washing and wearing. Some other jeans always tend to go baggy around my knees which is really annoying, but these don't. Also the fact they are that tight means they are easy to tuck into ankle boots or any boots without bits of slightly loose jean getting in the way and having to be awkwardly shoved in!
Mine have not faded at all through washing and I find they dry quite quickly - definitely quicker than jeans.
They don't have any zips or fastenings and are just pulled up and down, making them very quick and easy to throw on, but they do have a design to them that makes it look like they do have fastenings.
As they are skin tight and fairly thick I find this makes them pretty warm to wear, certainly much much warmer than leggings. I wore these on Saturday night when I was out watching the fireworks on Blackheath and wondering around Greenwich in the evening and I wasn't too cold in these whereas one of my friends in leggings was freezing!
They are easy to wear with anything really but my favourite is to just wear them with a t shirt and cardigan, and usually converse or ballet flats. I think they can be made to look a bit smarter than jeans, as some of the colours like black grey and burgundy can be a bit smarter than typical denim.
Overall these are a grey practical comfy pair of trousers that I would recommend as something to have in your wardrobe as they will come in quite handy and I think the quality is decent for £23.