Want to know more about size and fit on our leggings. Confused about differences between the various styles? Read on for everything you need to know (and scroll down for photos of our samples) so you can pick your perfect legging!
All three are made from the same buttery-soft polyester/spandex blend, which begins white and has our design sublimation-printed onto the fabric before it’s cut and sewn into the final product.
The main differences are in the waistband, and the seam finishing. The regular leggings have a 1 1/4″ waistband that is reinforced inside with a comfortable elastic. The yoga leggings have a wider waistband and a much higher overall waist/rise as a result, and no elastic (though the waistband fabric is doubled over on all styles for a supportive fit. The plus size leggings strike a balance between these, sporting a wider/higher waistband reinforced at the top with 1 1/4″ elastic inside.
As for seams, the regular and plus size leggings have standard seaming, while the yoga leggings have flat seaming with a decorative cover stitch in black or white (on our Strohm leggings it’s black).
Cool, but are they see-through?
Generally, no. These are designed to stretch, so the best way to get a fit you’re happy with is to compare the size chart measurements with those of some leggings you currently own. If you find yourself wavering between two sizes, it’s probably best to go up, as this will keep the extreme stretching to a minimum.
Because the sublimation printing is done on white fabric, this white can start to show through the more the fabric stretches. When this starts to get extreme (mostly at the bent knee), it can look like you’re seeing through the leggings when you’re not. Again, sizing to minimize stretch will help this immensely.
When testing the leggings, Nyx found that they tended to show the bump of underwear seams a little more prominently than some of her other yoga leggings, but remedied this easily by pairing them with thongs or underwear that was seamless/flat-seamed. Sizing up could also help address this (Nyx tested a M and probably could have gone with L just as comfortably).
What size should I get?
As mentioned above, your best fit will come from comparing the chart measurements to those of an existing pair of leggings whose fit works for you. If you are debating between the yoga and regular leggings, please note that there are some minor differences in the measurements between sizes (though in general you will probably choose the same size in both pairs).
At the time we ordered samples for testing, Nyx was wearing about a size 6/8 in jeans and ordered a M in each variety. She was generally happy with this fit, and also felt that a L probably would have worked as well (if not even slightly better).