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It's a debate as old as time: Should you wear leggings as pants?
Leggings have been a mainstay in our wardrobes since our early Abercrombie & Fitch-filled adolescences, and some would argue that those rose-tinted memories are exactly where our legging obsessions should remain.
And while there may be grounds to keep the athleisure staple inside the four walls of a gym or on the couch, its faux-leather counterpart is a celebrity-loved trend worthy of the outside world.
As versatile as denim and stylish as leather trousers, faux-leather leggings have become vital members of our fall wardrobes. Paired with an oversized sweater and chunky combat boots, they lend a hand to an off-duty Gigi Hadid-inspired look. Alternatively, dress them up à la Olivia Palermo with a pair of brogues or loafers and a button-down blouse for an edgy take on work attire.
Our faux-leather favourite: Spanx's faux-leather leggings (Shop here in Canada, here in U.S.), which are a Nordstrom bestseller with more than 3,400 reviews. The best-selling style has a perfect leather finish while retaining the flattering control design Spanx has been made famous for.
"[They are] the best leggings to ever be made," says one Nordstrom shopper. "If you want the go-to leggings of the season and year, you need these leggings!! I can't say enough about these!! Please get them, you will be so sorry if you don't! They fit like a glove!"
"[A] high-quality legging," writes another Nordstrom shopper. "Purchased both the large and XL because I wasn't sure which would fit and wanted to get at anniversary pricing. I wear a 12. The large, which is size 10-12, was too tight. The XL, which is 14-16, fits perfectly. My stomach is where I am a full 12. I recommend sizing up if you have a belly as well. Those with flat stomachs can follow the sizing chart. The material is high quality, and it holds you in all the right spots. These look great dressed up with booties or heels and a long tunic."
The high-rise style is designed with Spanx's signature Power Waistband to control and shape problem areas such as the stomach, thighs, hips, and rear.
"Seriously. I will never buy another pair of real or faux leather leggings," writes one reviewer. "These make your legs look great, suck in any lower belly fat, and hold your booty up! [...] Magic pants!"
"These are some of the most comfortable leggings I own, and I have pairs that cost almost twice as much as these," echos another user. "I love that they're supportive around the waist but are seamless and don't dig in! They make your backside looks incredible and fit like a glove! The inside is almost like velour, very soft, yet the hug around your legs keeps you warm without overheating."
Legging envy? Upgrade your wardrobe today and grab Spanx's best-selling faux-leather leggings from Nordstrom for year-long style.