Happy Fall! With cooler temperatures, comes my need to wear comfy Black clothing. This includes lots of variations of Black leggings. Thankfully, the trends for the upcoming season include Leather pants and leggings. The trend has been taken a step further by Spanx who makes a high-waisted faux Leather version that contours your stomach and thighs.
I’ve been on a search to find a good dupe for these leggings since I think paying $80 for a pair of leggings is a bit excessive. Fortunately, this trend has been hitting all the retail mall stores, so the leggings are easy to find. My goal was to find ones that were less than $50 and fit similarly to the Spanx version.
My first trial included the faux Leather leggings from Loft: Loft faux Leather leggings. I wish I had read the reviews before buying them because pretty much all of them said that they fit poorly and had a fuzzy material inside. I think this was meant to be warm but it made it so they were unbreathable. I decided to return them but they looked comparable to the Spanx ones.
I happened to stop into Express because I saw they had leggings in their windows and found this version: Express high-waisted Vegan Leather leggings. I liked the material a lot better than the Loft ones and they fit more similarly to the Spanx version since they were high-waisted. I think these are the best dupes I’ve found so far.
From my searches, I’ve found a few others that people recommend:
Target: Wild Fable leggings
Nordstrom: Nordstrom brand faux Leather leggings
Macy’s: Bar III faux-leather leggings
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