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Of late I haven't been buying many new pieces of clothing. In recent months I have gained a bit of weight and let myself go a bit because of that. Don't get me wrong I still had a few key pieces of clothing, I wouldn't of been out meeting the love of my life if I hadn't of but then when I started dating him properly and going to meetings and appointments due to ill health I did feel the need to buy a few more bits and bobs clothing wise.
I have never really been an avid shopper at New Look till recently. It was actually a really fashion conscious mate of mine who works there that made me think about the next time I was in town I would go see if she was about for a chat and a nosey and I really hadn't been in there in years and really liked the layout of the store, the prices and the fact they had plenty of choice.
I am a big fan of leggings because of the whole weight gain/loss thing. I can gain weight fast, lose it reasonably fast too due to my eating disorder so tight fitting clothing can become tight and uncomfortable or loose and looking like stuff hangs off my frame so elasticated leggings suit me just fine and of course as most of us ladies know we can of course dress them up or down...so versatile they are.
Now there was a few denim look leggings on offer, in different sizes and shapes as well as colour. I went for mine in the 'Tall' option though they were also available in regular and petite sizing and I went for the navy option and I only saw them in sizes 8-16, I went for the 12 in these.
So in appearance they are very simple. They are a nice shade of navy blue with contracting orange stitching around the slightly elasticated waist band with the shape of the top of the jeans designed to look like where the zip is on usual jeans, still in the orange stitching and then that stitching also goes around the base of each leg too. There is no need to wear a belt with these, so there is no hoops on the leggings which gives these a very sleek appearance.
These are made from 95% Viscose and 5% Elastane so they are smooth, warm and stretchy on. They don't look bulky because they aren't and in my view they are very slimming indeed.
I can dress mine up or down, usually though I simply wear a nice jumper or a sloppy t-shirt with them and I'm warm and comfortable in them at all times and the waist band doesn't dig into me or get scrunched up.
They are easy to wash, usually I put them in a 30c wash if not really dirty and they are tumble dry safe however because they are lightweight I simply pop them on an airer and they dry within a couple of hours anyway, on a nice day less than that on my outside washing liineand the best bit? Well you can iron them if you want to but because they are stretchy I don't bother and the creases fall out!
I really, really like these. I hate clothes that feel tight and restricting and these really are not and remain stylish too. I have had no problems with these stretching or fading over time (even though I wash them after every wear no matter the time I have worn them for!) and although I get a little sag at my knees throughout a days wear it isn't unsightly and through washing they ping back into shape beautifully.
I paid just £9.99 for my denim look leggings and feel that they really were a huge bargain and I don't hesitate in recommending them to any woman after a bit of style and a bit of comfort, and they're great for them 'fat' days so many of us moan we have!
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I'm reviewing my New Look Denim Jeggings.
They cost me £12.99 in New Look around April.
I confess to a liking for leggings in general and they suit my lifestyle at present .
Normally I would balk at paying the full price for something like this and tend to rummage the sales rails, but having seen the quality of these in the store I reckoned they were good value. I was right.
***WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE***
In a nut shell they look like extremely tight jeans, but only from a distance, but to be honest really tight jeans are a thing of my past ,so that wasn't one of my deciding factors when buying them.
They are the usual denim colour ,the mid blue rather than the light or dark navy blue.
When I bought these there were no other colour choices available in my local store.
They are double stitched all over in the golden yellow thread used on proper jeans, and the stitching is also used to give the impression of the item having pockets. The pretend pockets are also on the back butt cheeks, and the waistband also has the bright stitching so that there is an appearance of a 'proper' waistband'.
The front has stitching in place that makes them look like there is a zip on them too. There isn't. They are pull-on and with an elasticated waistband.
***USING and MY OPINION***
I love these. I've worn them constantly over the summer, other than during the heat wave when I lived in shorts and airy skirts .
The fabric is really dense in them which adds to the proper jeans look. I've never noticed any of that thinning at the knees that you get when you pull on cheap thin leggings .
The waistband is comfortably placed so that when I bend forward there is no bum-crack on display. Yes, they do ride down slightly if you bend excessively low, but not enough to cause embarrassment (if you bought the correct size) .
The fabric is 70% Cotton, 25% Polyester, 5% Elastane.....which is about the right content mix to suit me. I dislike polyester as a rule and am wary of clothes containing it, but I knew from the feel of these in-store that the polyester was over ridden by the cotton content and they'd therefore be comfortable.
It's nice that when wearing skimpy shorter summer tops the intricate stitching on these gave the illusion of my wearing 'proper' jeans and I think that gave a slimming effect, whereas plain unadorned fabric tends to make you look bigger.
I also really like the fact that these are jeggings rather than leggings and therefore they come right down to the ankle and give a sleeker look. Capri length leggings are OK, but they can look overly casual and sometimes downright sloppy on me.
In fact the bottom of these fall nicely over the ankles skimming the instep.
I've worn these with trainers and with sandals and either way they look neat and these would look fab tucked into high boots or ankle boots.
I've lost count how often these have been washed, but they seem to be in every medium colours (30 degree) wash I do and yet they are still looking good . No ironing needed....YAY! There is a tiny area of bobbling, but it was caused by a brush with velcro and any fabric doing that comes off worst.
I bought these in size 14 and I must admit they are snug on me, but then New Look clothing tends to be small sizing, so if you are a generous 14 then best try the size 16 if available.
However, to their credit the high cotton content makes these very comfortable even when snug-fitting.
They look great, wash well, have worn well over time.......so, any faults ?
Yes, one minor one. At least one real pocket would be good. Just for keys or a mobile. Yes I know things in pockets ruin the line of clothing, but I think in this case it could be forgiven and would be appreciated. The fabric is quality enough to re-shape in the wash, so a pocket would not ruin the jeggings.
Other than that minor quibble I'm very pleased with these and would recommend them. I'm debating on the stars though.
I was going to deduct one star because of the pocket issue, but that would be unfair when they are clearly not jeans, but rather embellished leggings and leggings don't have pockets as a rule.........So 5 stars it is.
Thank you for reading~~~myloh.
I bought these jeggings because I was running very low on leggings (a staple of my wardrobe) the really cheap ones never seem to last very long. These cost me £9.99, more expensive than Primark of course but surprisingly good value, I have seen these types of jeggings for a lot more in other shops. I tried them on in the changing room and they were a snug but flattering fit. There is no bagginess around the knee and they I would say these are true to size. I also noticed that these are available in tall sizes too.
These are made from 70% Cotton, 25% Polyester, 5% Elastane (from the label) they have a soft but sturdy feel to them and plenty of stretch for the fitted look they are meant to have. There was a darker and lighter shade available, both colours were blue like denim, I chose the darker ones. They're very dark and the New Look website calls them black but they aren't what I would call black at all, just a very dark denim colour.
These jeggings aren't just denim coloured leggings, the stitching is in that light brown colour that is used on jeans. The stitching goes down the sides of these and around the hems in a double stitch, like on jeans. This same jeans-style stitching is at the top of the jeggings and in the shape of the part on jeans that covers the zip. These do look like jeans from a bit of a distance although you can tell they are not jeans when you actually look at them because of the fabric. On some slightly more expensive jeggings, I have seen them with read pockets and a real zip which I think can make jeggings look better sometimes. These don't have that which make them good for a smooth look, long tops cover that area of the jeans anyway. They're a lot more comfortable than jeans though, the elasticated waistband is quite high (of course, this depends on your height and shape) which I like because the top looks smoother and neater over them.
These jeggings are made from quite a thick fabric, I think this is a sign of quality, I have always found the really cheap ones to be too thin which either means they will be see through or they will rip easily or both! Something that I really like about these jeggings is that even though they have plenty of stretch, they keep their shape. I have worn and washed these a fair few times and they haven't became shapeless or worn out, they still look how they are supposed to.
I would recommend these because they're good quality, they last well and they look good.
I bought these again from the online store a month ot so ago and these have become a real wardrobe staple that work particularly well with longer tops. I really don't like jeans I find them uncomfortable and as I have an hourglass figure I always feel part of me is neglected. Here is my review:
These are made to look like a pair of stonewashed jeans and have a term up at the ankles. The stitching is also set to look like jeans and although close up you would know what these were from a distance they look just like any other jean.
Quality and fit
I live in leggings and find that after two or three dozen wears and washes they tend to go at the inner thigh or just lose their shape. This has not happened with these meaning even now these fit perfectly with no sagging. I also need a product that is going to hold my tummy in a little bit and these certainly do that, giving me a much cleaner line under my top. They also go past my waist giving me a little control there too.
This material is viscose with lots of stretch and its is opaque. Although I personally wouldn't wear a shorter top with these it could definitely be done without showing your entire bottom as would happen with other peices that are similar. This is not my first pair of jeggings from new look and I found the others to be just as good.
I bought a size 16 and these fitted me perfectly.
Price and Availability
Again these can be found from new look online or instore but there is much more choice online. These cost me £9.99, which for the wear I am getting is amazing. They also were delivered to my door within three working days and I believe they come in a number of washes and affects.
So in conclusion I will definitely be buying them again - if I don't get too distracted by all the pretty dresses on the way.
I had been meaning to buy a new pair of jeggings for a while because the pair that I already had were about 2 years old & looking very worse for wear!
I decided a couple of weeks ago while out shopping to try New Look's jeggings because their clothes are really affordable as well as good quality in most cases.
New Look's jeggings vary quite a bit in price depending on the colour and style, with plain & basic ones at £9.99 to £12.99 & ones with detailing or a high waist or bright colour at about £20.
At first I was going to get a pair of the basic ones, but I was unimpressed by the detailing and they didn't actually look much like jeans at all so in the end I got a pair of the slightly more expensive ones (£12.99) which unlike the basic ones have pocket and button detailing.
These look a lot more like denim and I got them in navy, but there are a few other colours to choose from which are different shades of blue. The jeggings feel just like leggings but with a different sort of texture (not as smooth) and they are soft, comfortable and stretchy. They are made from 59% cotton, 40% polyester and 1% elastane.
The jeggings are lightweight but have a bit of thickness to them so they do keep my legs reasonably warm, but in winter they wouldn't be wearable unless I wore another pair of leggings underneath and they are definitely more suited to the warmer weather in my opinion. The jeggings are easy to just slip on and are comfortable, they aren't quite as adjustable as your average pair of leggings because they feel a bit tighter, but they're still comfortable and don't leave me feeling restricted or anything.
The jeggings do fit well, however for some reason they are a little baggy around my bum and crotch area! They're also starting to go baggy around the knees, and aren't that well fitting around my ankles. This isn't that noticeable though and it doesn't look like a fashion disaster or anything. I am 5 foot 2 and find them to be jus the right length, they're no where near as long as my other pair of jeggings.
They fit well around my stomach as the waist is elasticated, although unlike a normal pair of jeans they don't hold my stomach in, so I feel a bit self conscious that I look a couple of months pregnant while wearing them! A long top sorts this out, though.
The jeggings are very casual and easy to style, I mainly wear them with converse, flats, pixie boots and a jumper, cardigan, vest or some other basic top.
The jeggings do look like jeans and I like how they make my legs look a little bit slimmer - although they don't hold me in at the waist, they're quite flattering in my opinion and I don't feel self conscious when wearing them like I sometimes do in real skinny jeans, mainly because when real jeans are really tight they sometimes feel like they might rip or something but these don't.
The jeggings wash well, they haven't faded or lost their shape in the 3 or so weeks I have had them which i think is good because I've worn them almost everyday they've been washed several times. There's no bobbling at all and none of the detailing has become tatty looking or anything.
I got these in my usual size twelve and they come in sizes 6 to 16. I highly reccomend them & will be buying a pair in a different colour next time I'm in new look.
I purchased these jeggings as an act of curiosity really. I have seen people wearing them and wanted to see what the huge thing was about them. I purchased a size 10 and wore a white top and shirt and I love the look instantly! I love wearing leggings as it is but I was getting bored with the black look all the time. So if you are like me and enjoy wearing leggings but want a twist to them then I suggest buying these! I wear everything with them and also unlike some leggins they aren't see-through so you can wear a t shirt without showing the world what knickers you are wearing.
Advantages: Comfortable, breathable, go with any top as they are pretty much jeans and best of all you can walk normally without the "stiff" feeling of jeans.
Disadvantages:They do tend to stretch. I bought a size 10 which is what I normally am, but I have found they have stretched after washing so I recommend buying the size smaller.
8 years ago, if my friends would have told me that our most worn item would be a pair of legging then I would have laughed. But now, legging are the staple of many girl's wardrobe with jeans being the lesser popular choice. Hence, the jegging, with the denim look but the legging fit, in a word brilliant.
The product- New Look have improved the quality of their products in recent years and a pair of jegging from New Look will last you much longer than a lot of other brands, however if you wear this product over a period of time you will definetly notice that the stretch will wear out, leaving that desired tight effect unattainable.
The look- Jeggings will defeinetly not be going out of fashion any time soom and these look great if you dress them down with flats or dress them up with a pair of heels as shown in the picture above.
The price- Ver reasonable considering how often you may find you wear them and how versatile they are. As with leggings they dont last forever, like a good pair of jeans would, but this is to be expected considering the price.
I bought these jeans a few weeks ago to wear with long jumpers in winter. They were true to size and I bought a size 10. They look very stylish and almost like skinny jeans, but without the hassle of wriggling into skinny jeans and the discomfort. They were stretchy and extremely comfortable to wear all day long. My friends complimented them and have gone out to buy their own. Even my boyfriend approved and passed the 'does my bum look big in this test' with a slight drool.
They would also be suitable to wear with a glitzy top for a meal out with the boyfriend or night out on the tiles.
The shape is good and the product washes well without losing the shape or shrinking. Even better, they don't crumple and crease when drying and can be worn without ironing! I would definitely recommend this product and am very pleased with it.
I Love new look but find some of their clothes quiet pricey and so tend to shop there when they have sales on and that is where I purchased my leggings from for a reasonable £12.99. They are made from cotton yet look like denim which means they are comfy but yet still look fashionable.
I found these leggings to be true to size I purchased a size 12 and they fit perfectly. They are easy to get on and sit correctly meaning they look great but feel like I am in my pyjamas. My leggings are full length so they keep my legs nice and warm and as they are elasticised are very easy to get on and off.
My leggings have a small zip on the bottom of each leg which add a nice bit of detail and although I don't use them the zip has come off through washing this is not noticeable unless up close and does not really effect the wear of the leggings overall.
They wash really well do not stretch and hold their colour very well. I find with some leggings after the first wash they become baggy and loose and the knees but these are perfect and are very well made. I have had mine for around 12 months now and they are still going well. They have had a lot of wear and still are showing no signs of aging which I think is brilliant.
I've heard great things about the new denim invention - "Jeggings" so to be honest I was expecting something amazing. Yes I had seen them. Pre pubesent teens are rocking them out as if they were trousers. Not a great look! For a slim, model-esque type girl, I can see how they could work. For me? A curvy size 12, not so much. They are ill-fitting and just plain unattractive. I felt totally uncomfortable from the moment I stepped into these 'jeggings'. Quality wise didn't match up to price whatsoever. For the price I would have paid, I could have bought a decent pair of (well fitting) actual jeans. And let's be honest, who doesn't love a new pair of jeans.
These leggings reminded me alot of the knock off I-Phones. They are not the same no matter how much they claim to be. I would have felt alot more at home in a pair of actual leggins or actual jeans. I don't see why both had to be combined as it does not work. It didn't look good on me, it didn't look good on those pre teen girls and to be honest if Heidi Klum walked in wearing a pair, they wouldn't look good on her. They just plain don't work!!!!
These leggings look just like skinny jeans when they are on. I do not personally like leggings as an item of clothing to go with a top because I think they are just like thick tights but these leggings do not look like that. These are an exception to my rule.
They are reasonably priced and feel really comfy when you wear them. The only problem I have with them is that they are not jeans so they don't have the handy pockets that come with jeans for you to put your phone and money in.
They also come in different lengths to suit each individual which means they won't look like the are bunched up at the bottom or like they are just that little bit too short.
At £12.99 a pair, every girl should have a pair in their wardrobe for if they want to have a lazy day around the house and be comfy.
I have had these leggings for 3 years and they are still in really good condition. They haven't gone baggy around the knees, they haven't lost their shape, they haven't got white broken elastic strings along the seams even after 3 years!
So considering the price and how long they've lasted these are amazingly good value.
They make such a good alternative to skinny jeans because they allow you to bend your knees!
I would say that the elastic waistband is maybe a bit too tight and can give love handles but this may be because I squeeze myself into a size 6 when really I'm nearer an 8. Because they're leggings as well they can also give the occasional camel toe but again that could be because i'm wearing a small size.
The leggings wash well, they haven't lost their shape or faded and really good value. I would recommend.
I am a big fan of skinny jeans but I have always found that they dig in around the waist and are generally uncomfortable. I bought these denim look leggings and they are a great alternative to skinny denim jeans. The fit is tighter but also more flexible. I found that with skinny jeans after a while they become a bit loose around the knee and start to crease. However the elastcity in the denim look leggings means they stay tight around the knees. I find them great for when I want to wear boots as with some denim jeans, when you tuck them into boots, they fold just above the boot and it looks strange. With the denim look leggings this does not happen and they don't fold when you tuck them into boots. They are softer than real denim, more lightweight and comfortable. They look like denim , you can only tell the difference whem you touch them and notice they are softer than usual. They accentuate the shape of your legs and, because of their elasticity, hold everything in around the bum and tummy at the top. I found the tightness and dark colour slimmed my legs. I would definitely recommend them.
I am the proud owner of several pairs of New Look Denim look leggings and have them in different styles and colours. My favourite is the indigo full length pair, which I think goes with absolutely everything! They are so versatile and paired with the long length blouses that are all the rage at the moment, they look so effortlessly fabulous. I think the New Look denim leggings are an absolute bargain, considering they have lasted the distance and have gone through multiple washes in the washing machine. I have also found that the leggings are a good substitute whilst you're looking for the perfect jeans- which can be an total chore to find the right fit! These leggings are not only much more comfortable than jeans but are much more affordable, which means you don't have to feel guilty for buying that extra pair! All in all, I am very pleased with the quality of these leggings and have recommended them over other brands to my friends and family.
I think that, for a high street brand, New Look on a whole do fast fashion very well. They always seem to have their finger on the pulse in regards to getting the lastest fashions to the buyer asap, and they do copy the trends extremely well. Having said all of this, I recently bought a pair of denim look leggins from New Look and was very dissapointed. They did not fit at all well, they were very tight in the leg, and very baggy around the crotch, which as all us ladies know is not only uncomfortable but also not very attractive looking AT ALL. I had worn then for a matter of hours and they already started to lose their shape, and became very baggy around the knee and bottom. And after a couple of washes they have already started to fade, making them look very tatty. I was not impressed.