Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wardrobe Staple

Just a quick post to tell you about a wardrobe staple I discovered when in Barcelona this summer.

Ever worn these?

Hue Denim Leggings - This is the curvy style, but there are numerous styles and washes to choose from...
Alas, they don't come with that ass.

At any rate, I found these at El Corte Ingles, a mid-range Spanish department store (which is so much better than any mid-range Canadian department store), having never noticed them in Canada before. I decided, since I've been doing the skinnies since @ 1978, that I might as well give them a try. I mean, at 50 bucks (style and vendor depending), they cost much less than a pair of yoga pants from Lulu Lemon.

I can tell you, having now bought 2 additional pairs (available at the Bay), in diff washes but still skinny, that these things save my butt multiple times a week. First off, they're freakin' leggings, so I feel like I'm wearing pajamas. Secondly, the rise is high, so I don't get muffin top. Thirdly, the proprietary stretch denim, used to make these things, is totally awesome. They're both denim and leggings all at the same time - but they look 100 per cent like jeans. And finally, you can wear all of your long-ish figure skimming tops minus the ruinous look of a belt.

You will never find less pricey, more comfortable pants than these. And they're chic with your boots!

Really, just go out and buy them and then tell me what you think.

4 comments:

  1. These sound totally up my alley! No fabric to stretchy, no pull on jean too high for me! ;)

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  2. I want to try them on. Maybe next time income down to the big city you can take this country bumpkin on a shopping trip?

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  3. It seems you haven't experienced the delight of watching the, "They're JEANS! They're LEGGINGS! They're JEGGINGS!!" infomercials that used to run every 10 minutes on American TV. The commercials, and the jeggings, were so unavoidable that it was assumed that the entire world was also sharing in the joy of this new product.
    I have a blue jean pair, a pair that look like faded black jeans, and a pair that look like paisley blue jeans.
    The trend is going strong in Europe with more colors, prints and patterns so I figure there is at least a few more years to enjoy my jeggings.

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  4. Len's Mills had a sign out about Hue leggings. Sadly all the denim ones were sized for twigs, but I am currently wearing a pair of velour Hue leggings and they sure are comfortable. I don't think they are leaving the house much, but they were also $20.

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