“ Brand: H&M / Type: Leggings „
I love leggings and I practically live in them!
Leopard print leggings used to be a staple in my wardrobe and at 1 point I had about five pairs, now the trend has died down a bit though I only have 1 pair and don't wear them that much anymore but now and again I will wear them.
I got the pair that i have had for the past few months from the H&M website at the end of last year and paid £7.99 for them which is quite cheap for a pair of patterned leggings and usually you'd pay that for a pair of plain black leggings so they're good value and cheaper than the new look and top shop alternatives.
The leggings are full length (ankle length) and are a bit long for me so get wrinkled around my ankles and knees (Im 5 foot 2) they don't come in any other lengths but they could be adjusted if you wanted and seeing as they are so cheap they could be experimented with and really jazzed up with diamantes and stuff if you want to look chav-tastic!
When I first started wearing leapord print leggings everyone was wearing them so I didn't feel out of place, now that they're not as on trend though I don't wear them out in public as often, I prefer wearing them around the house.
Round the house I will just wear a big hoodie with them or a tee shirt/vest if i know no one will see (i dont like wearing short tops with leggings) and in my opinion they can't be dressed up. I've seen girls go clubbing wearing them with a bra top but I (personally) don't think they look right when worn like that, they're best suited to just being worn casually.
The leggings have the usual leapord print design which looks quite realistic, the detailing is good and the colour isn't faded after a few months of having them, I have washed them a lot of times and the colour doesn't look washed out although it isn't as strong as it was when I first got them. The material is thin and light weight, it's polyester and elastase.
Over time the leggings have started to become a bit bobbled especially on the inner legs for some reason, they also have lost their shape a little but still fit well, I have them in a size 12 which is my usual size and they fit well without being baggy around my knees & ankles. They cling to my body like all leggings do so if you're self conscious of your bum and legs like I am make sure you wear a really long top or a dress over the top, especially because dark undies show through a bit!
The leggings are cheap and quite good quality, they look nice on so I'd recommend them. They come in sizes 8 to 16 and have a comfortable elasticised waist which hasn't lost its elasticity yet.
I really like H&M leggings and I have quite a few pairs from there. I normally buy the plain, dark coloured leggings, however on a recent shopping trip my sister convinced me to get these leopard print leggings when we were browsing in H&M. I have to be honest and say that I probably thought that I wouldn't wear them, and they'd just become just another impulse purchase, however I have had loads of wear out of these leopard print leggings and I actually really love them.
These were £7.99. The leggings come in sizes 8 through to 16. The sizing is pretty spot on, I bought my regular size which fits perfectly. The leggings have a fair amount of stretch in them, so the size 16 would also probably fit a size 18 as well. They are full length or ankle length leggings on me, and I'm 5'4'' to 5'5''. The leg length is perfect and there's no sagging or rouching anywhere i.e. the Nora Batty look!
The material of these leggings is 95% polyester, and 5% elastane, and they are more of a thinner tights fabric, feel and look, rather than the thicker cotton leggings look. I think that the polyester fabric helps to ensure that the legs don't rouch or sag, and they also look like they would easily stretch to fit someone with longer legs too. The only thing that I would point out is that the more the leggings need to stretch (so for someone with longer or fatter legs that would need to stretch the material more when they wear them), the more transparent the fabric becomes, and the leggings become more of a sheer finish. I guess that you could solve this by going up a size though if you didn't want them to be quite as sheer.
The waistband on these is really wide, again more like a pair of tights, and this makes them really comfortable on. They stay up, and they stay in place all day, I've had other leggings that can start to slip down and go baggy at the knees as the day wears on, but these don't do that.
These are machine washable at 30 degrees, I actually wash them at 40 degrees on an easy care wash and they have been fine. I've also put these in the dryer a number of times with no problems whatsoever. They haven't lost any of their colour, the leopard print hasn't faded or blurred at all, they haven't bobbled or pilled, and they haven't shrunk, stretched, or gone out of shape at all.
The leopard print pattern on the leggings is in various shades of brown, and it's a medium sized leopard pattern. The leggings have a slight sheen finish to them, and this helps to make them suitable to dress up or down. I normally wear these with a long black top, or with a short black skirt. I normally wear these with black boots as I think that on me the leopard print looks better if it's just half or maybe two thirds of my legs that you can see. You can easily make these the focal point of your outfit, or not, depending what you choose to wear them with.
These are really decent quality leggings, with a funky leopard print. They wash well, they wear well, and I'd definitely recommend them.