Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Shopping Haul: Petite Legging + Jegging Review

Curvy, Petite Outfit Ideas | Professional and Casual-Chic Fashion and Style Inspiration | Shopping Haul: Petite Legging + Jegging Review
Hi Ladies,
Golden leaves, apple cider, jeans and leggings - that's what I think of when I think of fall. :) My street is lined with lovely trees, Starbucks has brought back their fall menu and I've got a drawer full of petite-length leggings. To me, that's a perfect way to start the season!
Since I"m 5'2" (not 6 feet tall as most legging designers seem to think I should be), I wanted to get a length that wouldn't puddle around my ankles. However, I couldn't find any at the mall. Thankfully, we have the internet and a quick visit to the online sites of Old Navy, The Limited, GAP and Ann Taylor solved my problem! As soon as I got my boxes, Minnie hopped in to inspect them, and then we settle down to write this review...

Curvy, Petite Outfit Ideas | Professional and Casual-Chic Fashion and Style Inspiration | ann taylor legging review
  • Material: This pair from Ann Taylor is made out of great, heavy, stretchy material. Perfect for a true fall or winter, but a little hot for the 80 degree weather we've been having in California. (Not see through.)
  • Fit: As with most leggings, I would size down from what you would wear in regular pants. These stretch a lot.
  • Overall: On me, I'm not crazy about this cropped look, but I think they may work for someone else. Especially if you wear them with boots. You won't get all that bulk in the ankle area.
 **GAP had a similar cropped legging with a side zipper. They were a little cheaper (I spent about $31) and fit the same as the Ann Taylor pair. You can purchase them here*** 
Curvy, Petite Outfit Ideas | Professional and Casual-Chic Fashion and Style Inspiration | gap jegging review
  • Material: These jeggings from the GAP are stretchy, but substantial and a little darker in real life.
  • Fit: Size down. During the day, the stretched a bit in the waist, so I did have to pull them up a few times. As for the length, they sold out of the petites by the time I placed my order, so you may not need to alter yours if you can get the petite length.
  • Overall: A keeper!

Curvy, Petite Outfit Ideas | Professional and Casual-Chic Fashion and Style Inspiration | old navy legging review
  • Material: These gray leggings from Old Navy are made out of a heavy, substantial, stretchy material. (Not see through.)
  • Fit: A little snug in the waist, but the next size up was huge all over. Size down. 
  • Overall: Great price and a great, inexpensive alternative to the Ann Taylor pair. (They also come in black.)

  • Material: A thinner, cotton blend than all the other pairs. Kinda your typical legging material. (A little sheer.)
  • Fit: Size down 2 sizes. On me, the L Petite had extra material in the leg.
  • Overall: I love these! The length is a little longer than my leg, so it scrunches nicely. Plus, they are light-weight enough to wear during the Indian summer.

Lastly,  I want to share one of my favorite things to wear under leggings. These boyshorts from Soma have a vanishing edge, so there is very minimal VPL. Plus they are super comfy! (I would love to say that there is no VPL, but I gotta be honest - I have never found anything that completely gets rid of it.) :) 

Soma Intimates • Vanishing Edge Microfiber Boyshort •  $15.00–16.00

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this review. If you have any ideas for making my reviews more useful (or leggings/ jeggings to recommend)...please let me know!

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  1. Very good reviews girlie! Especially the denim jeggings, super cute! Hey Minnie!

  2. Love your reviews! Great insight and helpful tips.
    Red Reticule

  3. mmmmm.... Minnie Minnie Minnie! So cute so cute so cute.

    I like your reviews! They are very thorough, detailed, and honest. Those denim leggings are really nice. Thanks for the vanishing boy short suggestion. I am always on the lookout to eliminate VPL.

    Your new place sounds really nice with the lovely trees. We are looking to move to another apartment and I've found that a nice street with trees is really important!


    1. Yeah, I never knew how much i missed trees until I moved out here. Glad you found a nice place :) I'm glad I kept the denim leggings...everyone seems to like those the best :)

  4. I actually like the ones from Ann Taylor! I don't think they're too short & definitely great for boots! I'll have to try the Soma boy shorts. Do they ride? I have a pair that roll up as I walk, so annoying! Great reviews girl!

    Xo Miriam

    1. They can ride a bit....I gotta be honest. :) I kept the ones from Ann Taylor and you know what...I decided to crop them a little more...good call :)

  5. Great reviews! I really like the look of The Limited leggings.

  6. I love wearing leggings in the fall too! Great review! Wonderful to find so many awesome petite bloggers online! :)

    ~ Teresa

    1. I's great to meet you! Thanks for your feedback and we'll have to keep in touch :)

  7. Now I'm not much of a leggings person, but great review- I particualry like the attention you have paid to fits, I find size charts are still to generic and not necessarily a true indication of actual fit, knowing whether to go up or down a size in a brand is great!

    Sah xx

    1. I know...its so hard to know what size to order when you shop online...sigh. Glad you found it useful though!


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