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I am about 5 or 10 years behind the times but I have finally embraced wearing leggings and skinny jeans!  Haha!  🙂  I have always thought that they make me look shorter and squatter than when wearing bootcut or flared pants, but I have now changed my opinion.

I decided to check out 3 pairs of univerally praised leggings: the Hue Ultra Wide Waistband leggings, Hue Super Smooth Denim Leggings and the Zella Live In leggings.

I loved both the Hue Ultra Wide Waistband and the Zella Live In leggings.  Was not a fan of the Hue denim leggings.

Hue Ultra Wide Waistband Leggings

The Hue Ultra Wide Waistband leggings were so comfy.  I tried on the XS and they were a little long for me (I’m 5’1) but the waistband and legs fit well (I typically wear 24 or 25 in jeans). I will need to get them hemmed since I don’t like the scrunched look at the bottom.  The leggings were a nice matte fabric and most importantly, not sheer!

The rise was mid-rise for me.  I measured them to be a 9″ rise in the center.

Zella Live In Leggings

I had tried the Zella Live In capri length a few years ago and I own several pairs for lounging around the house and working out.  I decided to get a pair of the full length for winter time.

These are also very matte and not sheer at all.  I tried on the XXS and the XS and I preferred the fit of the XS.  The XXS was just a little too snug and felt a little like compression socks!  Haha!  I measured the difference between the XXS and the XS while laying the 2 pairs flat, and in the legs, they are about 1 cm smaller throughout the leg.  The waist and length were exactly the same.

The Zella leggings are a lower rise than the Hue leggings.  I measured them to be a 7″ rise in the center. The fabric is slightly thicker weight than the Hue leggings.  Like the Hue leggings, these will need to be hemmed.

I think the Zella leggings could be worn outside of being active, but the inside seam is a little more of a prominent flat lock seam than the Hue leggings.

Hue Denim Leggings

I tried the Hue denim leggings on in the store.  These ran really small!  I tried an XS and couldn’t get them on my legs at all and sized up to S for a comfortable fit.  However, the main reason I didn’t like them was the fit was very saggy in the crotch area. I wonder if this is because I had to size up?  In any case, I wasn’t a big fan of the fit.


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