My leggings make me look like The Saggy Baggy Elephant
December 6, 2011 5:50 PM Subscribe
I love wearing the boots/skirts/leggings or tights combo in the wintertime. I also am all over the place for work - sitting down, standing up, kneeling, crouching, you name it - and I'm incredibly hard on my clothes. Can you recommend a brand of leggings or tights or similar garments that will stand up to lots of abuse and not bag at the knees after 20 min?
posted by Knicke to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (18 answers total) 38 users marked this as a favorite
The above pretty much covers it. I wear leggings or tights and boots at least 3 days out of 5 in the winter, but the tights and leggings I have are getting runs and/or baggy at the knee earlier than I would like. I'm willing to shell out a decent amount for these items provided they last me more than one (6 month long) central NY winter.
Yes, I hand-wash the ones I have and am careful about pulling them on. But I'm a children's librarian and end up kneeling or crouching down at least once a day - most days I'm up and down and all over the place. I've yet to find tights than can hold up to this abuse or leggings that don't look like crap after several washes/wears.
Color/fabric requirements: I don't really care much about fabric (thick is better than thin), and if I can only find these miraculous garments in plain black so be it (but other fun colors would be a plus). Durability is by far the most important issue.
So - do such leggings or tights exist? Or am I doomed to dress in khakis and cardigans forever?