I’ve had plenty of leggings that have passed this initial cuteness test, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll wear them regularly in my rotation. So many things can go wrong with leggings and I think that’s why they can have a bad reputation. They can be too tight and show underwear, they can be too low and create a muffin top, they can ride up at the ankles, or bunch up at the knees, leaving you with legs that resemble elephant skin. So just passing the initial test isn’t saying a whole lot but, fortunately, these exceeded all of my legging expectations.
Besides getting compliments at the club, these are functional workout pants. I’m on the shorter side and the Size 1 S/M (0-8) fit me perfectly. I didn’t have to wiggle into them like some pants I own and once these are on the honestly feel like a second skin. They are comfortable, cover what needs to be covered and are just plain fun. Their logo on the back is reflective, it blends in, but shines when necessary. The seams are flat, so they don’t rub along runs and the material is moisture wicking so they can take a serious sweat session and some.
With my runs, lifting weights and doing Pilates, the material never stretched out, like other pants I’ve bought. They didn’t hold smells, which is another pet peeve with workout clothes. I ran them through the wash with all my other stuff and line dried them, just to be on the safe side. They haven’t faded or shrunk and look exactly the same as the day I tore open the package. These really feel like a second skin, but look so much better. I think they are pretty true to size and sizes range from small through extra-extra large (0-20).
I’ve already been perusing the Dona Jo website, trying to narrow down my wish list. Orders over $99 offer free shipping and they have a complete page of sale items. Sign up here for a 15% discount on your first order. Their leggings vary in price from $57 (on sale) to $72 and they also offer other activewear, including running skirts and sports bras, all with some serious pizzazz. If you want a little color in your closet, check these out. I’m more likely to get out for a workout if I’m excited with my gear and the Dona Jo leggings definitely have me excited.