“ Brand: Next / Type: Button Hem Leggings „
It took me a while to come around to the leggings trend, after seeing so many bad examples of how NOT to wear leggings on badly dressed girls around town. Eventually I realised that if they are worn with the right outfits they can be incredibly versatile and practical. These Button Hem Leggings are available from Next in their high street stores, via mail order catalogue, or online at www.next.co.uk and they cost £16.00.
These Black Button Hem Leggings looks practically the same as most other ordinary black leggings, but they do have a neat little detail over the ankle area. Along the outer edge seam there is a row of four stud buttons that adds some extra interest to this otherwise plain item. I like how the buttons look as they are a minimal detail but it adds to the overall look of the item and makes them appear a bit nicer then a pair of plain leggings in my opinion. The buttons are actually functional as well as being there for the look, and you can open them and wear the leggings with a bit of a slit at the bottom if you want to, although I have always kept them buttoned up as I prefer this and think it looks neater.
The leggings are stated as being full length, but I find that on me they only just come down and cover over the ankles, and I had expected them to be just a little bit longer. I have a 32" leg measurement and these leggings fit me just about right, so I'd say if you need clothes to have a longer leg length then it may be best to avoid these, although for most people I think they would fit just fine. The leggings have a nice close fit that really hugs your curves and they have a bit of stretch to them which makes them very comfortable to wear.
The material is made from 96% Viscose and 4% Elastene. This mix feels soft against the skin and is very comfortable to wear. I have been wearing my leggings for a few months now and I am impressed with how well the material has handled, it is still in great condition and has retained its look with no signs of stretching or the dreaded saggy area over the knees.
I think these leggings are a highly versatile piece of clothing and I like to wear them as part of a layered look. They go well with plenty of my skirts, dresses and long tunic tops and I have managed to incorporate them into many different outfits. The classic black colour means that I can wear them with pretty much anything. I have worn these leggings all through the summer and they are still carrying me through autumn and into winter. I like how the button detail is on display when I wear these leggings with my low flat ballet pump shoes, and the buttons also peep out of the top of my ankle boots which looks cute. Even when I have worn these leggings tucked down inside boots, the buttons have never rubbed against my legs and they are a great practical item.
These leggings are machine washable at 40 degrees which is great as I much prefer easy care items if it's something that I will want to wear and wash frequently. I put these in the washing machine on my normal washing cycle at 30 degrees they don't need ironing afterwards as the stretchy fabric does not crease. There are no signs of wear after several months of using them and I am pleased with this as I feel it justifies the price that I paid for them.
Overall, I would definitely recommend these Next Black Button Hem Leggings as I love their simple look, they go with everything, and they are made of a comfortable, hardwearing fabric. I'm really happy with my purchase and I think they're great value for money considering how many times I've worn them already.